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Friday, 7 June 2013

The growth of The World Health Organisation, scientific evidence purveyors, neurons and frogs

I listened to Anti Nanny with Ravengrim episode 32

Ravengrim said something that resonated with me. She asked if The World Health Organisation, that once dug wells for those in need of water, or worked at stamping out Malaria in Africa, still did such things. Those were the things she remembered them doing. I do too. It was a wonderful group of concerned people "doing good". 

Nowadays, I think of them as interfering busybodies forcing countries to do their bidding, meddling in herbal medicines, clamping down on small businesses, warning us of imaginary global pandemics, insisting on vaccinations, collaborating with big Pharma and most of all Tobacco Control. I think of them as having World Governance.

So have they changed or have I just got old and cynical?

The World Health Organisation was established by the new United Nations after the war, in place of the Health Organisation of the old League of Nations."Its first priorities were to control the spread of malaria, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted infections, and to improve maternal and child health, nutrition and environmental hygiene. Its first legislative act was concerning the compilation of accurate statistics on the spread and morbidity of disease"

Thats what I remember it to be doing.

But in 1974, it partnered with The World Bank, The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),  and the United Nations Development Programme.

It started to grow in power and influence. In the 1980's, 1990's  it entered the "lifestyle" arena - and that's the annoying part for libertarians. It started to address the problem of tobacco smoking. At first it suggested - then it directed.

Now " The WHO and the World Bank constitute the core team responsible for administering the International Health Partnership (IHP+). The IHP+ is a group of partner governments, development agencies, civil society and others committed to improving the health of citizens in developing countries. Partners work together to put international principles for aid effectiveness and development cooperation into practice in the health sector."

It has partners  - partners that collaborate. That's the secret. It's partners are like the neurons in the World Brain, triggering action in the World Body.

It has a massive data handling sector and influences World Action via publications advancing its power. 

(You needn't read this if not interested but I include it to make my point - Wikipedia information )

My point is that The WHO has grown! Just look how it has GROWN!

With such neuronal pathways lighting up the World Brain, they have done amazing work in getting action happening on all kinds of levels.

So what's the trouble? Why do they make me cynical?  Well, they are AUTHORITY. Every country uses their data in creating legislation that binds people up, removes spontaneity, reduces personal liberty.

The influence of the WHO has grown, as the idea of scientific evidence has grown. It is a vast scientific evidence purveyor. I find The WHO unsettling by that power. It indirectly governs the World.  And I wonder if, for all the good it does us living in it's world health laboratory, that we aren't like frogs on the slab, who are made to move by the electricity in the prod controlled by THEM. That's what I don't like.