One of the dangers of having an IQ way off in the stratosphere is that the average American is literally mentally retarded compared to you, and because they can’t understand how you made all your money, they assume you must be some kind of evil witch, out to do them harm.

If Bill Gates’s IQ is anywhere near as high as the SAT measured it (IQ 170), then Bill Gates is to the U.S. population as the average American is to the Downs Syndrome population.

If the average American woke up to find the rest of the country had Downs Syndrome, they would understand what it’s like to be Bill Gates. They would easily become the richest person without even trying, but they would soon encounter jealousy and resentment (as Bill Gates faced when the justice department attacked Microsoft in the 1990s) and if they tried to help the masses, it might backfire spectacularly.

The New York Times writes:

Mr. Gates, 64, the Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist, has now become the star of an explosion of conspiracy theories about the coronavirus outbreak. In posts on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, he is being falsely portrayed as the creator of Covid-19, as a profiteer from a virus vaccine, and as part of a dastardly plot to use the illness to cull or surveil the global population…

…Misinformation about Mr. Gates is now the most widespread of all coronavirus falsehoods tracked by Zignal Labs, a media analysis company. The misinformation includes more than 16,000 posts on Facebook this year about Mr. Gates and the virus that were liked and commented on nearly 900,000 times, according to a New York Times analysis. On YouTube, the 10 most popular videos spreading lies about Mr. Gates posted in March and April were viewed almost five million times.

…Mr. Gates, who is worth more than $100 billion, has effectively assumed the role occupied by George Soros, the billionaire financier and Democratic donor who has been a villain for the right. That makes Mr. Gates the latest individual — along with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading U.S. infectious disease expert — to be ensnared in the flow of right-wing punditry that has denigrated those who appear at odds with Mr. Trump on the virus…

…His disdain for Mr. Trump, whom he has met several times, has also become public. In 2018, footage surfaced of Mr. Gates recounting how Mr. Trump needed help distinguishing H.I.V., which refers to the human immunodeficiency virus and causes AIDS, from HPV, which is the human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted infection.

“Both times he wanted to know if there was a difference between H.I.V. and HPV, so I was able to explain that those are rarely confused with each other,” Mr. Gates said to laughter in comments to his foundation.