This morning stocks were down about 300 points, and rumor has it that it’s because of the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates.
I said, “conspiracy theorists will be next, fielding even more rumors, and they lived up to that expectation. I find it silly that these people have such strong emotions about Bill Gates but have no qualms of using Microsoft products, designed in part by Gates, on their computers.
If you haven’t been following the growing saga of QAnons and Anti-Vaxxers beliefs about Bill Gates, here ya go….
“Gates became a central focus of anti-vaxxers and QAnon conspiracists over the last 12 months as part of a baseless claim that he engineered the COVID-19 pandemic to create a demand for vaccines into which he had placed a biometric microchip in order to control the world’s population.
As a result, Gates’ impending divorce sparked a number of questions about what it all means for the plan to retake control from the deep state. Thankfully, QAnon supporters were not short of outrageous conspiracies about the divorce.
The dominant theory being shared by QAnon followers is that the divorce is the result of Melinda Gates actually being a man.
“The current version of ‘Melinda’ Gates is a dude, change my mind,” one comment in the popular “We The Media” channel on Telegram read, above a picture of Melinda Gates. In fact the idea that Melinda Gates had been somehow replaced by a male clone has been widely shared in QAnon circles for some time already.
Many posters picked up on a claim that Melinda Gates was leaving her husband for a “real doctor” sharing a meme showing a version of the Pretty Woman poster with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts replaced by Anthony Fauci and Melinda Gates.
On Gab, Telegram and the GreatAwakening, posters shared the theory that the divorce was simply a ruse to protect the couple’s vast fortune—despite the fact that the Gateses have pledged to give away half of their wealth before they die.
But QAnon followers claim that the former, and (in their belief, future) president, Trump will return to seek revenge for the supposed crimes perpetrated by Gates, the Democrats and Hollywood elite.
Others shared a video from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has long made deranged claims about Gates. In his most recent video, Jones claims Melinda Gates left her husband because she figures out that he was going to “kill more people than Hitler.”
But ultimately, the timing of the Gates divorce is seen as part of the grand scheme to distract from the audit taking place in Maricopa County, the results of which QAnon followers falsely claim will deliver Trump back to power.”