The progressive political class’ unquestioning adherence to the United Nations fixation on man-made global warming as the existential threat of the era can be viewed now as being at the expense of considering an actual global scourge such as the present Coronavirus one.
Why was it that the United Nations agency World Health Organisation started talking about the insurgent virus at the same time as everyone else?
Why is it that western governments even now are so frightened to support Taiwan’s membership of the World Health Organisation?
Taiwan, otherwise known as the Republic of China, has long warned of the vulnerability of mainland southern China to exactly the type of contemporary plague as the Corona virus.
Taiwan has long run a campaign for admission to WHO just because it is in such a favourable position to give early warning of these outbreaks.
Its membership of WHO is consistently vetoed by China.
OECD governments meanwhile are loath to admit the way in which United Nations spun them into a near-total preoccupation with global warming, currently encoded as climate change.
Global warming/climate change with its refrain of being caused by developed nations in a few short years became the catch-all cause of western political thought and it also doubled as the central mechanism for the United Nations purpose of transferring wealth from the developed nations to the undeveloped ones.
The extent to which the United Nations focus on the theoretical catastrophe posed by “climate change” to the exclusion of the actual threat gathering in China in the form of the Coronavirus contributed to the present plague will never be known.
Now that the actual threat has made itself manifest the governmental sectors and their accompanying media which became drawn into the United Nations-encouraged climate hysteria, are naturally reluctant to admit their cupidity.
This school room climate exciteability peaked at United Nations in New York last year and a channel for amends exists in the form of UN member nations to insist that Taiwan becomes a member of the World Health Organisation.
These governments lulled into compliant complicity by the feel-good climate panic must recognise that they comprehend the current existential, as they would describe it, threat and they must do this by replacing their climate clamour with one to admit Taiwan to the World Health Organisation.
Curiously China will not be the only obstacle to this.
0pposition will come from the Western progressive political class that became so invested in climate change and the United Nations version of it that any renunciation of it, however, partial is seen as threatening their very existence.
United Nations meanwhile will similarly stonewall about its failure to give early warning of the mystery illness and its contagion capability just because this very contagion exposes the flaws in its bedrock globalisation doctrine.
Neither will the English-language media, notably the public broadcasting systems, question for example how the World Health Organisation, based as it is in Switzerland, ground zero for international pharmacy, failed to at least identify the inherent danger of a concentration of pharmaceutical production in vulnerable countries.
The Coronavirus outbreak and the failure of United Nations and its agencies to give adequate early warning of it now illuminates the perils of unquestioning devotion by the political class to a monolithic transnational body such as United Nations.
This type of unquestioning faith has been particularly evident in the anglosphere in Australasia where in the past decade entire general elections have been pivoted on a perceived climate threat and where the oldest-established media chain, Fairfax, has outlawed any material running contrary to United Nations doctrines on climate.