When it comes to meritless organizations, the United Nations sits smugly in the top tier. This group of dedicated globalists is packed with “progressive” bureaucrats who mostly detest capitalism, love red tape, fawn over dictators, and collect big salaries.
So it comes as no surprise this week that one of the U.N.’s agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), has announced yet another blast at Western culture. WHO has classified “Burnout Syndrome” as a disease. It will now be included in WHO’s International Classification of Diseases as an “official medical diagnosis”.
Yes, that’s right, workplace stress is now a medical disease. But dig beneath the surface and we find there is more to it. The U.N. has found another way to slam capitalism.
WHO is considered by the left as an agent of globalization. You see, the WHO’s clever motive with Burnout Syndrome is to blame capitalist employers and the “oppressive” capitalist workplace for birthing a disease which is “afflicting” the workers in Western cultures. “The WHO has become obsessed with western lifestyles at the expense of more serious health matters in the developing world”, says economist Chris Snowden.
The message WHO wants to send to burnout “victims” is, “It’s not your fault, American citizens. Your bosses are overworking you and they’re making you sick. You’re being taken advantage of.” That’s a Leninist concept straight out of the globalist progressive playbook.
This whole business of workplace burnout is controversial. There is no consensus on the diagnosis.
For four decades, medical professionals and leaders have espoused differing viewpoints or fought over how to define the stress disorder, and some are dismissing the concept altogether. In fact, for many in the field, burnout is an “occupational phenomenon”, not a disease. The former CEO of Yahoo! has stated that she does not believe work causes burnout: “A lot of people work really hard for decades and decades, like Winston Churchill and Einstein. Burnout is all about resentment” when you don’t get what you want or your manager tells you your personal performance is not meeting standards.
The WHO is beleaguered because its cumbersome bureaucracy is much too slow to respond to crises, as happened in the 2014 Ebola outbreak. In true leftist fashion, WHO has been accused of spreading fear, such as when it announced a list of 989 things “likely to cause cancer”. WHO seems to be more concerned with climate change and expanding Obamacare than concentrating on infectious diseases.
What should we as Americans do about a highly politicized, global health group based in Geneva which has lost its rudder and become somewhat toxic to the health of the American Way?
Well, we start by calling their hand when they do things that undermine Western values. We follow that up by questioning the amount of revenue the U.S. pays them (about $300 million each year) even when WHO misbehaves and spends money unwisely: case on point, spending $200 million annually on travel expenses, more than it spends to combat tuberculosis, AIDS/HIV, mental health problems and malaria combined. Also, a third of its budget goes for salaries, management and administration.
What you just read is only one of the dozens of such cosmocracy efforts continuously underway around the globe by world-government advocates, to quietly nibble away at America’s cultural foundations, and undermine our national ethos and traditions.
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