In honor of The Fourth of July, I’m going to blog about something serious, something that affects our country.
Recently, I saw a documentary on how Bill Gates was once again giving away hundreds of millions to help people in a foreign country. This time it was India, which is one of his favorite pits to toss money into.
Gates often gives without thinking about the negative consequences of his aid. Case in point: saving millions of newborns in India with a portable incubator. While it sounds nice in theory, the people of India are already swimming in fetid squalor due to over-population. Adding more people to the mix will only make the place more squalid. Did he not see Slumdog Millionaire? Wanna help India? Provide them with birth control.
While it’s nice to help others, America needs help right now. Bill Gates gives away 75% of his foundation’s money to other countries, and only 25% to America. It should be the other way around.
One of the goals of his charity in America is to help kids gain “access to information technology” and he donates millions to computer science departments. That’s self-serving. In other countries he’s all about saving lives, but here he is ensuring a new generation is hooked on computers and, hence, Microsoft products. He’s feeding the addiction. He’s no better than a tobacco company or a crack dealer.
Gates scoffs at the notion his foundation’s money would be better spent in America, asking, “The question is, are human lives of equal value?”
The answer is: “No, Bill. Human lives shouldn’t be of equal value to Microsoft and you.“ Why?
Because—Bill Gates—you wouldn’t be where you are today if it weren’t for America.
You were raised in this great country where generations before you worked their asses off to lay down the foundation. You benefited from the best private education our country had to offer at Lakeside School. You were allowed to play on MIT’s computers as a teen so you could hone your computer skills. You were fortunate to be born here, at that time frame, to wealthy parents who gave you the nurturing environment which allowed you to do whatever you wanted. You didn’t have to lay down rail-road tracks, dig ditches, or toil in a coal-mine. You were able to fritter away the hours playing around with computer code—all thanks to America.
And if all that wasn’t enough, we made you rich. Americans bought your Microsoft products, not people in India, not people in the Sudan.
You aren’t self-made. You are American made.
You owe us.
Here are some things that could use an infusion of hundreds of millions of your foundation’s cash:
-Pay for dental and medical care for our poor and unemployed
-How about specially equipped houses for all our wounded soldiers? You know, those people who sacrificed so you could enjoy the freedom to become rich as shit?
-Subsidize small American businesses so jobs can be created that will help our economy
and the list goes on…
Bill, stop trying to impress your liberal friends with your good deeds to impoverished nations, and start doing something for the country that made you what you are today. Show some gratitude, you ungrateful POS.
Actions speak louder than words. (Not that I’ve ever heard you express any gratitude towards America.) It’s time to start giving back to AMERICA. When everything here is fixed, you can go save the rest of the world.