Thursday 9 April 2020

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

09 April  2020

W.H.O. Favouring the Chinese – true or false?

[‘Today we act to protect Australia’s “sovereignty”
"What we do today is what governments have always done in such circumstances … today we act to protect Australia's sovereignty,"] Australian PM Scott Morrison on 08 April 2020
I identified with these expressions through my own belief in the Sovereignty of Australia. To the extent I expressly contributed to such Sovereignty, I am part of the government structure and I would take my place when Australia has a need.  On 06 April I shared this with others I consider to be my relatives –under the heading ‘PRORECTING OUR SOVEREIGNTY’ – at

I included the following ‘thanksgiving’ message in the above:

[At the moment – this epidemic is confirming the need to protect our sovereign borders. In Australia for example those who respect as their elders – those who arrived on the first fleet – (for example PM Scott Morrison’s family Elder William Roberts - )who worked hard to make a life for themselves – and to provide refuge to others  - have the protection from infections carried through Cruise ships such as the Ruby Princess. This is the value of Transparency. If that ancestry had been suppressed – it would not have been possible for me to share my own sovereignty through that pathway.]
In turn some others identified with the spirit through Mr Winston Churchill’s speech when Germans seemed to be overpowering the British way of life:
[We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.’ ]
 The above confirms a natural heritage that one invokes beyond time and place borders.  When we are able to so invoke the Spirit from within, it confirms our belief.
I identified with parallel commonness through current values in the case of President Trump criticizing W.H.O. :

[We’re going to put a hold on money spent to the W.H.O. We’re going to put a very powerful hold on it and we’re going to see,” Mr. Trump said during the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House, accusing the organization of having not been aggressive enough in confronting the virus. “They called it wrong. They call it wrong. They really, they missed the call.…..

Mr. Trump unleashed a tirade against the organization on Tuesday, accusing it of acting too slowly to sound the alarm, and of treating the Chinese government too favorably. While the president, who threatened to withhold American funding for the W.H.O., spoke in unusually harsh terms, he was not alone in such criticism.] The New York Times

The W.H.O. chief is reported to have stated:

[Please don’t politicize this virus,” Dr. Tedros said. “If you want to be exploited and you want to have many more body bags, then you do it. If you don’t want many more body bags, then you refrain from politicizing it.]
Again, on 03 April I wrote under the heading ‘W. H. O. COLLUDING WITH SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT?’:

[The Daily News heading ‘WHO Chief lauds Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 response’ did not make sense to me. The report goes as follows:

[The WHO Director General and Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa discussed the latest developments related to the outbreak of COVID-19 during the phone conversation.
In a Twitter message, the WHO Director General said he thanked President Rajapaksa for mobilizing the whole of Government in the fight against the COVID-19.
“I had a good call with @GotabayaR , President of #SriLanka, on #COVID19 today. We discussed health and economic impacts #COVID19 can have on his country and the whole region.”
“I thanked him for mobilizing the whole-of-government in the fight against the #coronavirus. Together!,” he tweeted.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in response, thanked the Director General for his support to Sri Lanka and the immense work being done by the World Health Organization to contain the global pandemic.
He added that the Sri Lankan Government will continue to collaborate with the WHO to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control.]

The above did not make sense to me because President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is not a health expert nor an Economic scientist. As per published figures Sri Lanka is doing 8 times better than China in terms of infections and 16 times better in terms of deaths. But then India is doing 31 times and 45 times better respectively than China.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa tweeted yesterday giving us a clue to his real motive: - ‘Let us show our gratitude to the heroes in the frontline, who are fighting for us.. to keep us safe. Thank you for your selfless service

I am a Sri Lankan by belief and hence when the Sovereignty of Sri Lanka is hurt I feel hurt. Every democratically elected leader has the duty to listen to the Common Sovereign Individual above any outsider during times of Natural Disasters. The Coronavirus has a mind of its own. It can be beaten only by Sovereign force that manifests at the higher level to benefit a group. The essential features are that the fighter needs to be sovereign and the fighter needs to be common to more than her/his own species.

On 31 March 2020, the W.H.O. chief praised a government that had to use the armed forces to keep the citizens at home. The head of that government – released a prisoner who was given the death sentence by the Judiciary. If President Gotabaya Rajapaksa based his decision on his belief – that is the parallel of using Indigenous medicine to cure the global minded Coronavirus.

Yesterday I received from a friend a communication that such Tamil medication based on Turmeric and other medical herbs had cured an Australian Tamil. I related to it but it cannot be shared with fellow Australian Tamils, leave alone non-Tamils. That is the way with Indigenous medicine. W.H.O. was praising a president who is enforcing  his home-remedy against unlawful conduct beyond his sovereign borders which have been clearly stated as Sinhala-Buddhist community borders. The rest is enforcement. Had power been devolved the natural grouping of other communities would have support the majority group.

The Burial or Cremation for Muslims discussion is also highlighting the weak contribution to Sovereignty by the Sinhala-Buddhist community that has become dependent on the Government in return for the Government’s dependence on its votes. W.H.O.’s guidelines were set aside by the Government but its name was used by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to impress this dependent constituency. Like the Coronavirus with its own mind, army rule is spreading including through indoctrination that the army is the sole protector    of Sri Lankans. The LTTE sang that slogan and the Government that sang it louder – won. But they both killed the immunity of Democracy in the citizen who was born with the ability to self-govern – as an individual and/or as a group. One who relies on that becomes a foreigner to anyone who is following in the path of Democracy.

Like different types of fuels  needing different types of engines to work efficiently and naturally – each type of input into a common-looking structure would make the engine naturally efficient or naturally damage the engine if it is not compatible.  If the fuel does not fit the engine then it is better for the contributor to use oil to maintain a part of that engine. That is what Separation of Powers is all about. 

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