Tedros, Bill Gates are bad news

The grandees like Tedros and Gates may masquerade as the saviors of mankind, but in reality they want to undermine the freedoms

Ravi Shanker Kapoor |

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

There is a proverb in Punjabi, ‘Murda bole, kaffan paade,’ which roughly translates into: if a bad man says or does anything, it will be bad. World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ recent statement, that the coronavirus pandemic won’t be the last one, is an example.

Tedros says that attempts to improve human health are doomed without tackling the two-pronged issue of climate change and animal welfare. “History tells us that this will not be the last pandemic, and epidemics are a fact of life… The pandemic has highlighted the intimate links between the health of humans, animals and planet… Any efforts to improve human health are doomed unless they address the critical interface between humans and animals, and the existential threat of climate change that’s making our earth less habitable,” he said.

In this case, climate change is a red herring, for everybody knows that the real culprits are Tedros’ masters in Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping and China Communist Party (CCP) bosses willfully spread the coronavirus, transforming an endemic into a pandemic. Tedros’ WHO colluded in this endeavor. And now Tedros is finding red herrings to divert attention from his masters’ and his own culpability.

Another chap highlighting the truth of the Punjabi proverb is Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. He believes that there is a possibility of “the worst of the pandemic” in the next four to six months. “Sadly, the next four to six months could be the worst of the pandemic. The IHME (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) forecast shows over 200,000 additional deaths. If we would follow the rules, in terms of wearing masks and not mixing, we could avoid a large percentage of those deaths,” Gates told CNN a few days ago.

He is among the self-appointed redeemers of mankind who want to control people by thrusting a list of prescriptions and proscriptions; the coronavirus pandemic has given an excuse to subject lesser mortals like us with oppressive rules and regulations, with diktats over social gatherings and public behavior. The grandees all over the world like to extend the duration of their diktats. Paraphrasing David Horowitz, we can say that inside every redeemer there is a tyrant screaming to come out.

Evidently, Gates wants the illiberal, oppressive fiats pertaining to masks, social gatherings, etc., to continue for a longer period. He may be speaking for the self-appointed deliverers of mankind. It needs to be mentioned here that the restrictions all over the world are only for people like us, not for those who enjoy power and pelf. In the United States, the liberal politicians who imposed draconian rules on others were seen flouting them. Similarly, scamsters in Mumbai were seen getting special exemptions during the hard lockdown.

The grandees like Tedros and Gates may masquerade as the saviors of mankind, but in reality they want to undermine the freedoms—like the rights to livelihood, movement, and assembly—that the world has come to regard as givens. They are bad news; this is why whenever they say something, it is frightening.

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