Whom The Gods Wish To Destroy

Chris Snowdon:

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’ … “

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16 Responses to Whom The Gods Wish To Destroy

  1. Smoking Lamp says:

    The FCTC has become quite the totalitarian project. They certainly don’t want any dissent or scrutiny about their policy. That raise great suspicion about the data upon which they base their prohibitionist dogma. (Especially on light of bother censorship and suppression of the Boffetta study on second hand smoke). The lies and anti-democratic collusion needs to be exposed!

  2. jaxthefirst says:

    Surely the FCTC aren’t actually doing themselves any favours here. Quite apart from the arrogant attitude that only a small handful of them will make all the decisions and then just expect everyone else to do as they say, is it not obvious to them that pretty much all governments all around the world – whether they have an interest in tobacco production or not – are pretty much all absolutely taken in by the anti-tobacco message and thus could raise some good questions about how they tackle smoking and smoking rates, but in a planned way which protects their interests, if any, in tobacco production – thus actually assisting, rather than hindering, the FCTC’s Great Plan for a Tobacco-Free World? Surely to sweep such very real considerations under the carpet as if they don’t really exist just means that those countries, when faced with the very real problems which the FCTC’s proposals will inevitably cause, will simply be, at best, reluctant, or at worst, unable, to implement them?

    Also, with the excessively high rates of taxation placed on tobacco in virtually every country in the world now, it could be said that virtually every government in every country has, to some degree, a “vested interest” in the tobacco industry, because so many of them – like ours – are mow so highly dependent upon tobacco tax as a lucrative source of income. In fact, if they really want to ban the representatives of any country who gleans any form of benefit from tobacco, they’re going to end up banning virtually everyone – and those who have followed the FCTC’s instructions most diligently, like Australia and the UK and the US, who have obediently slapped tax upon tax upon tax on tobacco over the years, just as instructed by the FCTC themselves, should, strictly speaking, be the first ones on the list to be excluded, because they are making the most money from it. Now, there’s irony for you!

    But I think it’s good that they are withdrawing closer and closer into themselves. The fewer people get to hear (or report on) their insane meanderings, the greater the chances are that, eventually, everyone will simply cease to realise they even exist. The way it’s going, the FCTC may very well become a classic case of an organisation which, literally, disappears up its own backside. Which, to my mind, is precisely the best place for it.

  3. Manfred says:

    “…like Australia and the UK and the US…”

    Somehow the sycophantic UN adoring New Zealand who lap-up the Progressive Precautionary Post-Modern Science peddled by the WHO risk mongers and UNFCCC Climate Scientivists and who aim to be the first country to be ‘smoke-free’ by 2025, is possibly the worst of the crowd of jack-booted, goose stepping Health SS. They’re quite likely to be chairing the New Delhi Meeting.

    It is ironic though. India take a dim view of UN eco-marxist NGO’s like Greenpus for example. Perhaps the ban on New Delhi emanations is as much to protect themselves from being forcibly and rapidly removed by the Indian Government? At the same time the location allows them to meet off the grid and out of direct sight. Whichever way one looks at it, it is nefarious, counter-democratic and pure Orwell. They are weaving the very rope required to hang themselves.

    • Clicky says:

    • Joe L. says:

      It’s refreshing to see that even in the current anti-smoking / smokerphobic climate that smoking still prevails as a symbol of freedom.

      In fact, the BBC went so far as to call smoking a “basic right” (emphasis mine):

      Residents in the northern Syrian city of Manbij have been celebrating new freedoms after being liberated from the rule of so-called Islamic State.

      They have poured into the streets enjoying basic rights they had been denied for two years, including shaving off their beards and smoking.

      IS conflict: Manbij residents celebrate liberation

      • nisakiman says:

        Those were my thoughts exactly when I read the news report. How refreshing that it was actually reported. The Beeb would normally exclude the bit about smoking as ‘irrelevant’.

  4. harleyrider1978 says:

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  6. Roobeedoo2 says:

    ‘Some of the largest targeted sectors are pawn shops, tobacco outlets, gun dealers, and check-cashing services. There are reasons these businesses are listed as “unsavory.”’

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-12/obamas-operation-choke-point-unbridled-abuse-executive-power-completely-outside-rule

  7. nisakiman says:

    An interesting article I just came across, which I will link here without comment:

    http://www.beextrahealthynow.net/tobacco-a-forgotten-healing-plant/

  8. beobrigitte says:

    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.
    WHO could EVER forget tobacco control in Moscow lamenting that “smoking kills” whilst ignoring an ongoing EBOLA EPIDEMIA ?

    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.
    I so wish they’d ban England or any other tobacco control non-conforming country. At least we’d have governments to be proud of.

    “This conference will add further misery to the poor Indian tobacco farmer,” he declared. “We appeal to the government of India that Indian farmers must be part of the official delegation of [the FCTC convention], or else it would put livelihood of millions at risk without any public health benefit.”
    So, according to the WHO it’s fine that people starve to death. As long as they don’t smoke or work for the industry they seek to destroy for simply whining: ‘I hate smoking’.

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