JohnB Posted December 27, 2020 Share Posted December 27, 2020 David Icke and many in the field of conspiracy research seem to think that Bill Gates is a sociopath. Indeed, Icke has said that Bill Gates "belongs in jail for crimes against humanity." I must admit I haven't researched much about Bill Gates, his life or his "agenda". I only know that he is one of the world's richest people, and that conspiracy researchers/theorists don't like him because he has a plan to "vaccinate the world's population" and that these vaccines will allegedly contain microchips "to control people". From what I've seen of Bill Gates in videos etc (and I admit what I've seen isn't extensive), he comes across as the archetypal nerd. People known as nerds or geeks are often on or near the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum. Narcissism, obsessiveness and an impaired sense of empathy are features of this, as is an "over-emphasis" on logic. HOWEVER, this does not mean that people on (or near - the cut-off point is somewhat arbitrary) the autistic spectrum have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) or that they have zero empathy. Empathy is impaired but not absent, and people can be narcissistic without it being extreme enough to warrant a diagnosis of NPD. My basic point is this: Whether we agree with Bill Gates or not, and even if his plans would be disastrous for humanity if carried out, by calling him a sociopath and saying he should be in jail for "crimes against humanity", are we demonising a well-meaning nerd? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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