Friday, December 24, 2021

Bill Gates Advocates Vaccine Censorship

I used to think that Bill Gates was a trustworthy source, on subjects like vaccines. Yes, he is invested in vaccines, but he has so much money that he can say whatever he thinks.

Now he advocates censorship, in his annual letter:

I believe that governments need to regulate what you can and can’t use social media for. In the United States, this topic has raised a lot of free speech questions. But the reality is that our government already has all sorts of norms around communication.

You can’t slander someone or trick them out of their money by promising something you don’t deliver on. Network TV shows can’t show explicit sex scenes or use certain profane language before 10 p.m. in case children are watching. These rules exist to protect people. So why couldn’t our government create new rules to protect them from the most tangible harms created by social media? They wouldn’t be easy to enforce, and we’d need public debate about exactly where the lines should be, but this is doable and really important to get done. A video falsely claiming that the COVID-19 vaccine makes you infertile should not be allowed to spread widely under the guise of being news.

Men only advocate censorship to suppress truths, not lies.

The covid vaccines have had adverse effects in many people. For most people, the benefits appear to outweigh the risks. But we can only assess those risks if we have open access to info on the subject.

Gates says that there should be laws prohibiting communication of covid vaccine ill effects.

You might say that we don't know if the vaccine caused the adverse effects, in most cases. That is true. But the vast majority of communication platforms are dominated by vaccine advocates who are able to get the safety evidence out to everyone. Wanting to suppress minority views about unproven risks can only have one explanation -- that Gates and others believe that the stupid public needs to be tricked into getting vaccines.

Once we know that they believe in outlawing info about adverse effects, how can we ever believe their safety evidence? The same reasoning would lead them to doctor the evidence in favor of what they want to trick you to doing.

CNN News reports:

A sixth child has died in hospital after a bouncy castle was lifted into the air at a school event in Australia late last week, police said Sunday.
Wow, 6 kids dead from a bouncy castle! This makes bouncy castles appear more dangerous than covid, to little kids. If Gates were as invested in bouncy castles as he is in vaccines, would he be lobbying for laws to suppress this news?

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