By all accounts, Bill Gates has all of the standard credentials for a card carrying globalist. He’s incredibly wealthy, promotes globalism and denigrates nationalism, he has suggested that socialism can fight climate change, and has repeatedly called for a reduction of the global population. He’s an “insider” through and through, so when he makes a public statement, you know that you’re receiving an insight into what the globalist elites are thinking about.
Which makes his latest statement all the more surprising, because Bill Gates is now questioning globalist orthodoxy. He’s suggesting that European countries should be tightening their borders now.
In an interview with the German Welt am Sonntag newspaper, Gates said massive population growth in Africa will result in “enormous [migratory] pressure” on Europe unless countries increase overseas development aid payments.
Praising Germany having achieved its commitment to devote 0.7 per cent of GDP to foreign aid as “phenomenal”, the 61-year-old called on “other European nations to follow its example”.
But Gates also spoke of a dilemma caused by ‘the German attitude to refugees’, referring to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open Europe’s borders to illegal migrants arriving from the third world.
“On the one hand you want to demonstrate generosity and take in refugees, but the more generous you are, the more word gets around about this — which in turn motivates more people to leave Africa,” Gates told the Sunday newspaper.
“Germany cannot possibly take in the huge, massive number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe.”
Because of this, Gates stressed that “Europe must make it more difficult for Africans to reach the continent via the current transit routes”.
We have to ask ourselves, does this represent a major shift in the way globalists view immigration? And if so, why would this shift occur?
If I were to guess, it has nothing to do with the fact that mass migration is ruining Europe and Western civilization. The globalists have always advocated for the disintegration of Western values and borders. It has to do with the indirect results of mass immigration.
The refugee crisis is what has spurred the most resistance to globalism in recent years. It has ignited countless nationalistic political parties in Europe. It has contributed to Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the slow motion fracturing of the EU.
What Bill Gates is saying, is a sign that the globalist may have realized that they’ve made a fatal mistake. By promoting open borders, they’ve sown the seeds for their own destruction. Their decision to allow millions of refugees into Europe has solidified populist conservative movements across the West that threaten to dethrone them. Now they’re trying to close this can of worms.
Unfortunately for them and us, it may to be too late.