Seattle’s lefty city leaders have become world-famous for branding anything they don’t like as racist. Former mayors, a city attorney, and current city councilmembers believe that cops are racist. Years ago, the city wanted to ban the term “white out” when referring to a product called “Wite-Out.” And, more recently, they deemed brown paper bag, citizen, and even math racist.
But, it seems, the World Health Organization (WHO) is after Seattle’s crown. The latest controversy is over the word “monkeypox.” According to Leslie Eastman at Legal Insurrection, the WHO is succumbing to pressure, not from politicians but from so-called scientists, to change the name because “it’s discriminatory and stigmatizing”–to monkeys?
Over 30 “scientists” told the WHO, renaming the virus is “urgent.”
This is yet another loon-fest from the dingy lab coats at the WHO. Those medical luminaries who’ve squandered the people’s trust by raising being wrong to an art form.
Similarly, the left cried racism when astute people called Covid-19 the “Wuhan Flu” because they believe it’s literally from Wuhan.
WHO’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (the man who proves, just like Biden administration officials, you can screw up royally and not get sacked) announced he’s “working with partners and experts from around the world on changing the name of monkeypox.”
Who are these expert monkeypox name-changers? How hard is it to change a name a virus’ nickname? How about Whitepox? (You know they want to).
Eastman wrote, “There are simply no serious people in charge at WHO.”
TTR Fact Checkers rate this claim: TRUE.
So, how is the word monkeypox racist?
The scientists wrote that though the origin of this outbreak is unknown, “there is an inaccurate narrative linking all cases to Africa,” thus stigmatizing Africans. Who’s narrative?
So, why would the original scientists have named the virus something as outlandish as monkeypox?
Well, “Monkeypox was named because it was first identified in 1958 in colonies of monkeys.”
Tomi Lahren, at FOX News Radio, said, “Despite the best efforts of the liberal media, Americans still don’t seem to be buying into the hysteria of ‘monkeypox.’” Or whatever name they end up calling it.