Forbes has just conducted an interview with Bill Gates titled “Bill Gates Reveals: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Aims To Run For Just 25 More Years.” However, it was a bit odd as Gates said something in his interview which was shocking and could have been the opening statement that you'd think anyone would have asked him on, but Forbes simply did not seem to consider it as a side note.
Gates is still concerned about the political polarization that is sweeping the U.S., which he believes is not likely to happen in the near-term. “I admit that political polarization may bring it all to an end, we're going to have a hung election and a civil war,” Gates told reporters. “I have no expertise in that, I'm not going to divert my money to that because I wouldn't know how to spend it.”
Notice that it's a declarative sentence and not “I think or it might be.” He's stating it as if it's reality. He doesn't specify what he bases it on. He must think it's quite serious since he claims that “it may bring it all to an end.” Instead of saying the things he'd do to reduce the polarization that he believes will bring the world to an end, he claims that he's not planning to invest any money into “that,” like it's an investment opportunity that isn't something he wants to be involved with. If you were to believe that the world was coming to an end, what would be your response? Gates is, however, planning to invest his money into efforts to end “the diseases that make the world inequitable, to bring those largely to an end.” Gates has also become the biggest landowner across the United States, which doesn't make sense to real farmers such as Will Harris.
Of course, Gates' remarks sparked an outpouring of reactions via social networks, especially because Gates “predicted” the pandemic in 2015. Gates was also vocal about conspiracy theories and misinformation regarding himself in his Forbes interview. If he believed that it was a way to reduce the speculation surrounding his character, he began to agitate a bit by making that statement and a bit of thinking that he was saying the silent part loudly and pondering the direction we might be headed.
Some believed his remarks were a signal that Democrats realize they were likely to lose and will not accept the fact that they will lose. We've seen the chaos that they're experiencing right now due to an attack on their opponents and there's no doubt that if they do lose, the commotion will take place on a massive scale. The events we've witnessed so far may be a bit calm in comparison to what they might accomplish if they lose.