Good piece by Dick Puddlecote on the Wild West of Public Health:
They squeal that industry is not transparent but considering groups like ASH have been in receipt of taxpayer funding for over 40 years, why are they excluded from Freedom of Information legislation? Seeing as they take billions of our taxes and play fast and loose with the truth regularly, who regulates their output? Why can’t we request to see minutes of their meetings? Who do you complain to when they lie? There’s the Charity Commission but they only look into compliance, who looks at whether their pronouncements are factually correct instead of the customary blizzard of half-truths and cleverly-worded mendacity?
ASH, and others like them, bang on about organisations like the IEA not disclosing their funders but they are voluntary donations from businesses and private individuals, ASH – and hundreds of other NGO which have followed their lead – uses OUR money and uses it to manipulate the government that handed it to them, but they are effectively accountable to no-one. They are also immune to the usual rules of competitive tendering for public contracts.
In short, the entire ‘public health’ movement – both nationally and globally – is a gargantuan deceitful tax-sucking gravy train. Firing off wilfully mendacious research, reports and studies on a whim; entirely unaccountable; and completely unregulated.
The whole lot should be closed down. ASH is a cancer on society. And it’s part of a global cancer of non-governmental or supranational organisations that has been proliferating across the world for the past half century or more.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is one such supranational organisation, and is itself an agency of the United Nations, which is another supranational organisation. The WHO used to concern itself with communicable diseases like malaria. Now it seems to be unable to cope with epidemics like the Ebola and Zika epidemics, and instead concentrates its efforts against the likes of an entirely imaginary smoking ‘epidemic’, while holding secret conferences in places like Moscow or New Delhi. What started out as something perfectly reasonable has become completely deranged.
I don’t know why this has happened. Perhaps it’s simply that these sorts of organisations attract the sort of people who are less interested in medicine (or whatever the organisation is concerned with) than they are in climbing to the top of organisations. Over several decades these highly paid bureaucrats gradually lose touch with the original purpose of the organisation, and start inventing their own new purposes (e.g. stamping out smoking). Out of this Tobacco Control, ASH, and all the rest of them have gradually evolved and mutated into the cancers now metastasising across the world.
Hopefully Donald Trump will start taking an axe to some of these organisations.
In a sign of what’s to come for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), President Donald Trump told pharmaceutical company CEOs Tuesday that his administration will be “cutting regulations at a level no one has ever seen before.”
Between 75% and 80% of all FDA regulations will be eliminated…
This is not a drill – a bill has been drafted to “completely abolish” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Penned by freshman GOP lawmaker Matt Gaetz of Florida, the bill will aim to entirely dismantle the EPA – the organization responsible for mitigating against pollution, dangerous climate change, and the destruction of America’s public land – before the end of 2018.
Although it is currently being written up and has not even reached the House of Representatives, an email obtained by the Huffington Post reveals that Gaetz is looking for co-sponsors for the bill. In it, he claims that “the American people are drowning in rules and regulations promulgated by unelected bureaucrats, and the Environmental Protection Agency has become an extraordinary offender.”
Thanks to Donald Trump, the United Nations may now be facing its greatest existential crisis. According to some reports, there exist draft executive orders reducing US funding to the United Nations and other international organizations by at least 40% overall. That would reshape the organization, whose aim is world peace and international cooperation, unalterably.
These are all just rumours at the moment. Any attempt to slash the funding of any of these organisations would undoubtedly evoke howls and screams of protest, and comparisons of Trump with Genghis Khan/Hitler/Antichrist.
But that seems to happen when Trump does anything at all, as far as I can see. So why not just abolish them all?