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Do you think Bill Gates said vaccinations would help reduce the population?

Asked by Aster (18860points) January 23rd, 2013

I can post links if anyone doubts he ever said it. How do you feel about it if it’s true? Was it reasonable, scandalous, non-existent or wise counsel from a brilliant mind?

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KNOWITALL's avatar

It seems clear to me that he did. I think he is brilliant, so I’ll go with ‘wise’.

Hmmm, I wonder if anyone ever though perhaps we should stop giving a monetary reward for birthing children via tax breaks?

Clearly, this statement implies that vaccines are a method of population reduction. So is “health care,” which all NaturalNews readers already know to be more of a “sick care” system that actually harms more people than it helps.

Perhaps that’s the whole point of it. Given that vaccines technology help almost no one from a scientific point of view (, it raises the question: For what purpose are vaccines being so heavily pushed in the first place?

Bill Gates seems to be saying that one of the primary purposes is to reduce the global population as a mechanism by which we can reduce CO2 emissions. Once again, watch the video yourself to hear him say it in his own words:

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tedd's avatar

Brilliant minds say crazy things all the time.

Isaac Newton believed alchemy was his primary focus in life, and poisoned the bejesus out of himself with lead and mercury. Not to mention he thought that if he measured mathematical dimensions of the temple of Solomon he could predict the exact date of the apocalypse.

James Watson, cofounder of DNA, literally said at one point that we would be better off if we just admitted blacks aren’t as smart as whites.

@KNOWITALL Vaccines have all but annihilated at least half a dozen diseases in the past 100 years that crippled or killed huge swathes of the population. Small pox, measles, polio, meningitis, etc, etc…... disregarding the hundreds of millions of lives saved from those ailments by vaccines is foolish.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Sorry, not a Big Pharma believer.

tedd's avatar

@KNOWITALL Uhh…. So do you believe someone made up small pox, polio, rubella, malaria, measles, and countless other diseases over the life of man kind…. ingrained them into the very culture of our societies, and then created fake vaccines and stopped the stories starting a few 100 years ago?

Sorry to disappoint you, but vaccines are one of the greatest inventions in human history. This completely baseless attack on them (largely brought out by one massively discredited doctor who admitted to altering his work attributing autism to them) is ridiculous.

Every time you hear about a measles out break or a meningitis outbreak in your area… thank someone who didn’t get vaccinated.

Seek's avatar

As a former vaccine conspiracy theory believer, what @tedd said.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I get what’s required and nothing more, but I don’t have children.

@Seek_Kolinahr What changed your mind, if I may ask?

Seek's avatar

I found exactly what I needed to hear: A comparative study of autism rates in vaccinated vs. non-vaccinated children.

I can’t really say I totally bought the Kool-Aid at any point, but I did play it “safe”. That is, I figured I could always get my son vaccinated if I learned without a doubt I was wrong, but I couldn’t take back the shots after he had gotten them.

Berserker's avatar

All I ever heard him say was that Super Nintendo sucks because it doesn’t have a keyboard. but it does

tedd's avatar

@KNOWITALL @Seek_Kolinahr I wouldn’t presume that big Pharma isn’t trying to put things out there for us to take that we don’t need (see ADHD drugs for example)... but in the case of vaccines, it’s legit. They existed long before big Pharma, and have potentially saved millions upon millions of lives. That’s not to say mistakes won’t be made at some point, but on the whole I trust vaccines and take the chances of mistakes (slim though they may be) over possibly getting some horrible disease any day of the week.

Seek's avatar

@tedd Agreed. I try to avoid chemical medication except when necessary. Even when I had surgery, I only took pain meds when it was completely unbearable otherwise – for the first two days or so post-op. Why train your body to stop producing its own pain-relieving endorphins if you can help it, amirite?

mattbrowne's avatar

Everything that reduces poverty and misery ultimately slows down population growth.

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