FELDSTED – We are up to our armpits in alligators, and leaders want to plan for the future before sorting out the colossal mess they have made at home
It seems that G-7 leaders are capable of slapstick comedy.
They are still clinging to policies that failed to contain coronavirus, have not recovered from the virus, and have not begun to rebuild devastated economies.
The WHO secretary-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has a questionable past as a shill for dictators and a close alliance with China, so he is not an ideal guide for G-7 leaders. Moreover, Tedros ignored warnings about how contagious the coronavirus was and refused to eliminate international travel to contain the virus.
In March 2020, Tedros did a 180-degree turn and went from assuring us there was little danger to issuing alarms that coronavirus was very dangerous and required drastic action for containment. It was too late to prevent an epidemic from becoming a pandemic, and I suspect that was deliberate.
If we step back for a moment, the G-7 leaders are up to their eyes in the global warming and climate change alarmism that has not affected our climate for decades. Global warming is barely measurable. The only failures are missing silly carbon reduction targets nations have created for themselves. That should have had severe negative results but did not. No explanations are forthcoming.
The coronavirus containment plan was the same doomsday alarmism and assurances that we could contain the virus if we locked down businesses and people. It worked – in a couple of nations that closed borders and shut down early, preventing import of the virus.
G-7 nations did not escape.
We are up to our armpits in alligators, and leaders want to plan for the future before sorting out the colossal mess they have made at home. Until they have fully restored our freedoms and rights and rebuilt our economy to ramp up our GDP and achieve full employment, they cannot understand the factors that affect a plan to avoid another pandemic.
Tedros’s whining about the unfairness of the race to immunize is tiresome, typical socialist crap that fails to recognize G-7 nations funded the development of vaccines. Without that initiative, there would be no way to counter coronavirus.
If Tedros and his ilk have their way and impoverish first-world nations to make the world fairer, the next pandemic will kill off a significant portion of the world’s population. Destroying our economies puts us on the road to slavery.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to focus full attention on restoring our freedoms and rights and creating a business climate that allows entrepreneurs to thrive.|
The alternative is to resign as PM and join Mark Carney and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). That way, we rid ourselves of two pieces of useless baggage.
JOHN FELSTED … is a political commentator, consultant, and strategist. He makes his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.