Talk of the Zionist-Bolshevik-Masonic-Wall Street conspiracy to take over the world has been muted for the past few years, thank goodness. But Bill Gates & Co seem to be stoking the fires again. According to the London Sunday Times some of America’s best-known billionaires met secretly in New York on May 5 to discuss ways to fix the world through philanthropy. The little tete-a-tete, nicknamed “The Good Club” included David Rockefeller Jr, Warren Buffett, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey. It took place at the home of Sir Paul Nurse, a British Nobel prize laureate and president of Rockefeller University.

Each participant was given 15 minutes to discuss his or her favourite cause, such as supervision of overseas aid spending, setting up rural schools or water systems in developing countries. Bill Gates apparently wanted an “umbrella” as a focus for their efforts. And this, it seems, was a consensus that “population growth would be tackled as a potentially disastrous environmental, social and industrial threat”. The idea on the table was to join forces “to overcome political and religious obstacles to change”. (Hmmm. Wonder who those are!)

The planet’s over-populated future, the Times was told by an anonymous source, is “something so nightmarish that everyone in this group agreed it needs big-brain answers.”

The meeting was so secret that some of the billionaires’ aides were told that they were attending a security briefing. “They wanted to speak rich to rich without worrying anything they said would end up in the newspapers, painting them as an alternative world government,” the Times was told.

This was a bit, um , rich, thought quite a few observers. Here at MercatorNet, Bill Muehlenberg fulminated:

 

‘So how exactly does our alternative world government intend to "overcome political and religious obstacles"? Will Bill Gates apply the ruthless monopolistic business strategies he perfected at Microsoft to reduce the population of developing countries? What pressure will the world’s richest man apply to his opponents to persuade them to follow Netscape into oblivion?’

 

And the producer of the documentary Demographic Winter, Barry McLerran, said that the billionaires didn’t know what they were talking about:

 

"Gates forgot to mention — or perhaps he doesn't know — that birth rates have declined by more than 50% since 1979. In most of the developed world, fertility is well below replacement level… Wherever the world's population caps, with rapidly falling birth rates, it will begin declining shortly thereafter — perhaps as early as 2030, according to the United Nations Population Division. Instead of over-population, the crisis that confronts us in this century will be how to keep economies and nations going in the face of the coming de-population."

"If the 'Good Club' really wants to do good, instead of adding fuel to the fire, it will consider the reality of declining birth rates and their impact on humanity in this century. Then perhaps they'll begin to realize that people are the one irreplaceable resource."

Michael Cook

Michael Cook is the editor of MercatorNet.