Bill Gates just embarrassed himself with this hypocritical claim that will leave you red with rage

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets Bill Gates in Munich, Germany, Feb. 17, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)

When it comes to the Left and climate change, the mantra is “do as I say, not as I do.” 

The radical changes that are pushed by the Left and global elites to “help the environment” are almost never meant for them, just the rest of us. 

And Bill Gates just embarrassed himself with this hypocritical claim that will leave you red with rage.

Every day we are bombarded with dire warnings from actors and actresses, globalist and socialist world leaders, and elitist billionaires.

They tell us if we don’t stop using gas-powered vehicles and stop eating meat, we are going to destroy the world.

When it comes to the climate lobby, it is do as I say not as I do

But over the last several decades, prominent so-called “climate activists,” and elitist celebrities and billionaires have proven that they believe they are too important to heed their own warnings.

Or, that they don’t actually believe any of the warnings they are giving. 

Time after time,  so-called “climate activists,” like Taylor Swift, Al Gore, and John Kerry have been caught poisoning the environment with private jets and private yachts, while they dine on exotic dishes, and thumb their noses at the rest of us. 

This goes directly against their own teachings, which demonize people for using methods of transportation that require fossil fuels. 

The latest climate activist to break his own rules is Bill Gates, who has become a celebrity among the climate-change Left in recent years.

In an interview with the BBC, Bill Gates revealed why he thinks he does not need to follow his own advice about traveling via private jets and yachts. 

In the interview, which aired last Friday, Bill Gates was asked to answer the critics who claim he uses too many private jets. 

“I’m part of the solution”

Gates claimed defensively,  “Not only am I not part of the problem by paying for the offsets, but also through the billions that my Breakthrough Energy Group is spending . . . I’m part of the solution.”

Gates added, “Well, I buy the gold standard, of funding Climeworks, to do direct air capture that far exceeds my family’s carbon footprint.  I spend billions of dollars on . . . climate innovation. So, you know, should I stay at home and not come to Kenya and learn about farming and malaria?” 

In short, Bill Gates believes that he is too important, and too rich, to follow his own rules and advice.

He seems to be saying it’s ok for the rich to use private jets and burn more fossil fuels in a day than the rest of us use in a year – because they donate a lot to climate change organizations.

In other words, only the ultra-rich can violate the rules with impunity.

This sort of smug response by Gates is representative of how many prominent “activists” and celebrities view themselves. 

“Rules for thee, not for me” ought to be Bill Gates’ motto moving forward. 

These smug remarks from Bill Gates are damaging to his cause

The truth is, comments like these from Bill Gates only turn people away from his cause and his message. 

Leading by example is crucial when it comes to important issues and causes, and Bill Gates’s inability to get off of his high horse only serves to hurt his cause. 

Regardless of the issue, people do not like being talked down to or treated like dirt. 

Bill Gates, Taylor Swift, and many other prominent leftists are very talented at talking down to people, proving they either don’t really care about their cause, or don’t care they are raging hypocrites.

If Bill Gates wants people to get serious about using fewer fossil fuels, he should be willing to set an example for his fans to follow. 

Although given Bill Gates’ inflated sense of self, this change will likely not happen any time soon. 

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.