The WHO’s latest clandestine tobacco control meeting is due to take place in New Delhi in November. Readers may recall that the last shindig (in Moscow) saw a blanket ban on everybody from Interpol to the media – not to mention industry and the public – attending a conference that is paid for by the taxpayer and aims to change government policy.
According to the Huffington Post, the WHO’s paranoid obsession with secrecy and censorship will plumb new depths in India as they intend to ban whole nations from attending.
This reader does indeed remember the WHO Moscow shindig, from which the public were evicted. This time it seems they’re pre-emptively banning entire countries.
Utter insanity. In politics, it is usually the way that large, official agencies take a sober and restrained view of things while extremism breeds at the margins. The opposite is true in ‘public health’ where the WHO attracts the most fanatical and least accountable zealots and it is left to domestic organisations to take the edge off the madness.
It all started with zealots like Gro Harlem Brundtland, who combined antismoking fervour with global warming alarmism, plus a terror of mobile phones stirred in.
It’s probably a good thing that they ban entire countries from attending, because then those countries can simply ignore the WHO, and – better still – tear up any prior agreements they may have with it (e.g. FCTC).
Whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. And in this respect, the WHO is well advanced down that particular path.
On the subject of global warming alarmism, I couldn’t find anything to disagree with in what Mark Steyn had to say in this video earlier this year. For it would seem that the Gods also wish to destroy the global warming alarmists.
14:00 “At the extreme end there is an actual hatred of humanity, and those are the people who say that there are 7 billion people on the planet and our maximum carrying capacity should only be 2 billion… At a slightly less insane level, but related to that, are those who are anti the developed world… and into ‘de-development’ … “