Food hypocrisy

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I asked De Schutter if his time wouldn’t better be spent on calling attention to countries that actually have starving people.

“Globally, 1.3 billion people are overweight or obese,” he responded via his spokesperson, “and this causes a range of diseases such as certain types of cancers, cardio-vascular diseases or (especially) type-2 diabetes that are a huge burden.”

In other words, the hunger expert is not even that interested in hunger, but the opposite. Sure, we should all eat less fries, but do Canadians need a costly UN inquiry to tell us that?

Before Canadians can take De Schutter seriously, they ought to ask him some serious questions about whether his mission is about human rights or a political agenda.

First, consider the origins of the UN’s “right to food” mandate. In voluminous background information provided by De Schutter and his local promoters, there’s no mention that their sponsor was Cuba, a country where some women resort to prostitution for food. De Schutter does not want you to know that Havana’s Communist government created his post, nor that the co-sponsors included China, North Korea, Iran and Zimbabwe.

These and other repressive regimes are seeking a political weapon to attack the West. That is why the first person they chose to fill the post, when it started in 2000, was Jean Ziegler. The former Swiss Socialist politician was a man they could trust: In 1989, he announced to the world the creation of the Muammar Gaddafi Human Rights Prize.

The award spread propaganda for its namesake, and elevated his ideological allies. Recipients include Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. In 2002, the prize went to convicted French Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy — and to Jean Ziegler himself.

From 2000 to 2008, Ziegler’s UN reports and probes turned a blind eye to the world’s hungry. Instead he attacked America, the West, capitalism and Israel. The human rights council applauded him, and repeatedly renewed his mandate. Only because of term limits did they replace him in 2008 with De Schutter, who praises and emulates his predecessor.

6 comments for “Food hypocrisy

  1. Single Acts of Tyranny
    May 21, 2012 at 11:07 am

    This is one of the many reasons we need to leave the UN forthwith.

    • May 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      No, we need to destroy the UN, completely and utterly – a la Sean Gabb and the enemy class.

      • May 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm

        Seconded!

        • dfordoom
          May 22, 2012 at 2:12 am

          Thirded!

  2. john in cheshire
    May 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    If everyone just asked themselves two questions when being preached to : who is telling me this, and why do they want me to know it; then I think most of these quacks would be sidelined as they most certainly deserve to be. Either the minority nutters need to be starved of the oxygen of publicity; and keep living; or they need to be starved of the oxygen.

  3. Greg Tingey
    May 22, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Oh dear NO
    We need to REFORM the UN, and throw lying bastards like Ziegler right out.

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