President Trump’s decision to get the United States out of the World Health Organization (WHO) is an historic measure – and a good one! – that did not catch a fair public opinion attention among us. The news coverage dedicated to this decision – a true and effective step towards a so-urgent and real reform of the institutional framework of the so-called international community- oscillated between pure omission, selective omission and pure scorn.
It is the usual style among European mainstream media: if some decision comes from President Trump, then it can only be negative. It can only be bizarre. It can only be a manifestation of obscurantism compared to the Enlightenment personified by those who “speak up” all the time and on all topics in mainstream media networks.
Let us speak clearly: the WHO has acted recklessly, carelessly and motivated by political criteria, and not technical, at several (crucial) moments during the ongoing fight against this pandemic. Finally, WHO has revealed all the vices of the current multilateral system: we must turn the indecent multilateral system (which we have) into a decent multilateral system (which we want).
The decision to withdraw the USA from the WHO – proclaimed officially by means of notification of withdrawal from the Treaty by the USA, dated 6 July, and submitted to the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, as depositary of the Constitutive Treaty of WHO, all in accordance with international law – is nothing more than the fulfillment of President Trump’s announcement dated of May 29, according to which either the WHO provided all the clarifications and became more competent, or the USA, as the main financier, would leave the Organization.
Among many other reasons, this decision made by Trump Administration was the only logically possible alternative on the table: no onw would understand that the American foreign policy, once oriented to contain the (very dangerous) growth of Communist-Imperialist China – would just continue the business as usual within international organizations to which the USA are a State Member, keep on pursuing the same policy of silence, of nonchalance and of resignation to the political exploitation that the barbaric Beijing regime makes of such organizations. If the course of events is not drastically changed, multilateralism will be no more than Chinese foreign policy by other means.
However, USA withdrawal- contrary to what has been written, said and written – has not been abrupt or hasty: since that 29th May, the American authorities, in conjunction with WHO itself, have been working to safeguard all its commitments to the Organization.
Bear in mind that, since 2001, the United States has contributed more than $ 142 billion to prevention, detection and treatment of diseases as diverse as HIV, malaria, tuberculosis or Ebola, and so many others.
The USA has contributed an average of 10 billion a year to global health, and this year, this budget will not be reduced. On the contrary: US humanitarian aid, in the field of health care, will double this year, precisely to combat the virus that afflicts us.
Let us be crystal clear: being supportive, helping a fight that is shared by many, on a global scale, without borders, nor barriers of any nature, is not synonymous with unlimited injection of money into the WHO so that this organization i sable to pursue, through action and omission, ends outside their “social mission”.
Helping Communist China is not serving humanity: it is collaborating with the most grotesque inhumanity.
The USA, under President Trump’s leadership, does not want to save the health of dysfunctional international organizations at the expense of people’s health – the US prefers, instead, to contribute to foster people’s health, even at the expense of the health of dysfunctional international organizations. .
In these terms, President Trump has already ordered the money that will become available following the departure of the US from WHO continue to be allocated to international humanitarian assistance – such funding will be directed to other worthwhile organizations that promote the provision of health care and assistance to people on a global scale.
Do not forget- because it seems that there are many forgotten, many of them with intentional lack of memory, with severe fault- that the USA, even in times of pandemic, is the country that contributes the most (in some cases, practically isolated) to provide aid to the poorest countries of the poor in combating all kinds of diseases. Were it not for US solidarity, these countries would be in a desperate situation.
Again, the United States leads global humanitarian aid, including global health, with the “All of America” program, aimed at helping individuals in an emergency situation, to make up 40 percent of total health program funding global.
Finally, it should be noted that President Trump’s decision to leave WHO does not mean any isolationist policy or drive, nor is it about selfishness and denial of collective solidarity. Such judgments are nothing more than mantras repeated to exhaustion by those who do not hide their desire to dilute the authority of sovereign states and who live well with barbaric regimes whether in Beijing, Tehran or Caracas.
It is one thing to be an isolationist, which would be a historical error, as past experiences demonstrate; something else – so different! – is to be stupid. There is no act of greater stupidity these days that contribute to the multiplication, growth and imposition of so-called “multilateral” structures that are nothing more than bureaucracies that do not serve (quite the contrary) the ideas of freedom, democracy and personalism humanist.
Confronted with the witdrawal of the USA, WHO has now an unique opportunity to reform, becoming more efficient, more competent and without tropisms for Asian imperialist communist regimes. When it is the Director of WHO himself who seems to swear greater allegiance to China than to WHO itself, how to believe in the Organization and its credibility?
Continuing to contribute to WHO, without criteria or requirement, is just contributing to the inhumanity made in China.
To say that the United States does not care about global health because the USA has decided to leave WHO is a ridiculous lie. In fact, think about our own life: all of us, with a keen sense of humanity and a sense of empathy for others, want to guarantee the best possible life for each and every one of us. We want to ensure that everyone has access to the best healthcare.
However, not all of us are members of the Association for the Friends of Portuguese Hospitals or the League against Cancer or any other organization that works in the field of health care promotion.
Now, does not belonging to those organizations mean that we are “worse people”, more selfish people, people without ethical conscience, isolated from the national community? Of course not. Not all of us wish – or are able- contribute in the same way.
Just as the “best help” is not always the most obvious or most popularsort of aid.
Do not be confused by the propaganda, now dominated by communist China and its tentacles (political and business) among us. In Portugal. In Europe. And, unfortunately, growing in the entire world.
Propaganda and indecent multilateralism are always full of good intentions. However, as we know very well, hell is full of good intentions.
And the good intentions of indecent multilateralism have only created (and fueled) hells all over the world, from Beijing to the devilish Ayatollahs of Tehran.
On the day that WHO again aligns itself with the values of Humanity, freedom, democracy and stop sleeping with the Asian red enemy, the USA will reassess its presence at WHO President Trump has already announced that the U.S. will have no problem re-entering WHO, as long as this is the solution that best defends the promotion, efficiently and competently, of global health. With this US Administration, people are first.
People’s rights are above the privileges of globalist bureaucracies, without values or principles.