Not crazy, but evil
Visiting the Hosanna to Bill and Melinda. Seattle trip, part 3/3.
Hey- My first post in June. Happy Pride Month!
Sorry for the toxic masculinity there. I’ll make that purple flag the banner for this post! That’ll bump me up on the Substack search algorithm; it’s a San Francisco company. (which has me asking, by the way, how long are they gonna put up with all us crime-think bloggers?)
Look! Germany is on board!
And so is the border patrol down in San Diego!
Despite their divorce and Bill’s friendship with Epstein, Bill and Melinda still work together on their eponymous philanthropic foundation. And you can learn all about it for free if you happen to be in Seattle, with nothing better to do.
I wasn’t planning on visiting this place; in fact, I didn’t know it existed, even though it’s been around for years. My one-hour walk had turned into three, and I was hoofing it fast up 5th Ave to get home, but then I saw it, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. It was still May and sadly the pride flags weren’t up yet as per city ordinance, but there were banners that said something like, “Enter curious, leave inspired,” and I couldn’t resist.
In a nutshell, it is, as the subtitle suggests, a paean to all the wonderful things Bill and Melinda are doing to fix the world. There are exhibits of the different foundation charities, a covid timeline, interactive screens (“How would you solve the problem of getting computers to underdeveloped school children?” etc.), and tons of stuff on Africa. Sadly, there is no Epstein Wing dedicated to that special relationship between Billy and Jeffy, nor any mention of Bill’s love of bridge and his fondness for young, Russian bridge players. A room with a mock up of the Lolita Express bedroom where Bill and bridge whiz Mila Antonova may have cavorted would certainly induce me to give a 5-star Trip Advisor rating, but I’ll have to give the place a zero. Here is how other travelers see it:
Google Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars (617 reviews)
Trip Advisor: 4.5 out of 5 stars (707 reviews)
I don’t believe it. I think these Google and Trip Advisor ratings are bogus, just as YouTube and Twitter algorithms can’t be trusted and number of ‘likes’ can’t be believed. If you saw the last exhibit I’ll describe below you wouldn’t believe that only 5 out of 707 people would give this place a hard thumbs down. But then again, those ratings go back many years and that current exhibit wouldn’t have been possible just a few years ago. motus in fine velocior- The craziness is in overdrive and our world would shock people from only 2015.
The chubby people at the front desk were friendly. The blonde whose pronouns I forgot to ask for showed me the way to the first exhibits.
I think she meant “choose not to become a young parent,” after she'd chosen to risk becoming a young parent (parenthood while your body is young and strong- what an irritant!). She’s also conflating abortion with contraception but perhaps those lines are blurred in modern society, where abortion is an adjunct to contraception; “Don’t worry about those expired Trojans, Biff. We can always abort :) .”
This next one prompted me to urge my daughter to consider contraceptives, prior to having sex after giving birth.
Other fun reading at this exhibit:
Because of contraceptives, I was able to:
“Form partnerships at my own speed w/o a biological influence or permanent connections”
“have intimate relationships w/o stress To be able to grow up and figure out myself before being responsible for another human +1”
Because of contraceptives, my life has:
“Been more Free, Love Foucsed, SAFeR. AS A QUeeR PeRSON, It ChANGed My ANd The WORld (insert two heart emojis) ThANKFUl To All Who FOUGh + FiGht FOR it”
“I’m LOVE Being gay and gender fluide in this century”
“Been no Diffrent, I Never used intell Sterilisaton I have 9 children 10 pregnacy one Angel Baby #9 Babys”
That last one is a pinned favorite of the staff at the Gates Discovery Center, who voted it the best for promoting contraception.
I spent some time reading every one of these cards so the rest of the visit was rushed. I only spent a couple minutes in the Africa-is-Wonderful and Let’s Save the World wings. Then I entered the horror house.
Tell you what, I’m gonna spare you and not show any of my pictures of this room. The photos of people of color with their children seemed wholesome and normal- mothers and fathers happy with their beloved little treasures coming into the world. The whites, on the other hand, were freak-show material: misshapen, overweight, androgenous bodies and unhappy, dead expressions.
Above the picture of one freakazoid wearing see-through panties were these words: Motherhood is shorthand for acts that go beyond a gender binary and beyond people who have been pregnant or given birth.
Another sign read: There is a significant lack of representations of queer families and queer parenting, and especially of butch or transmasculine parenting. I want to begin to fill that gap by photographing my own family and telling my own story. Parenting is one of the most amazing, and most challenging, things I have ever done. My daughter calls me ‘Pari.’ As a nonbinary person, I had to create and redefine much of the languagte around parenting to make it work for me and my family.
One photo that I could only stomach for a second was a pregnant woman with a butch haircut sitting on a bed, wearing only some baggy pants. There were scars under her flat chest where it appeared her breasts used to be.
That was quite enough and I got the hell out of there.
Yes, it’s horrible- Bill and Melinda promoting and normalizing this insanity. But they and the rest of the sickening wrecking-crew elite are not so much crazy as evil, in my opinion.
Look at what the governor of New Mexico is up to:
Could this be true?
It’s all quite depressing and for me it didn’t help that I’ve been working on putting together a video on election integrity that will really make you doubt whether any place, including Montana, can count on government that will represent the people.
I suppose the only way out of this is bold action, regardless of what the Gateses and Lujan-Grishams and Montana state legislators are doing.
Each of us can do something. Here’s a little news that might give you some hope:
A kid in high school over in Kellogg, Idaho was part of an assembly where the seniors gave advice to the underclassmen. He goes off his pre-approved address and says, "A guy is male and a girl is female and they're aint any other genders." Ha! The principal didn't let him walk at graduation. Kellogg is only a couple hours away and I’m going to see about interviewing this kid. Courage and boldness are what we need now.
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