You have to give Russel Norman credit: ¬†he’s managed to make us forget just for a moment that the Greens are nothing but a collection of flat earth idiots. ¬†To a person, they tend to be single issue nutters that identify with the Greens because they are the party that provides a home for them (although Labour has been creeping in on that territory)
Steffan Browning is the Green MP that got in because of the final count of special votes. ¬†It cost National its outright majority. ¬†This is what we got for our money:
Prime Minister John Key has dismissed a Green MP’s suggestion that health officials should consider homeopathic remedies to treat the deadly Ebola virus as “barking mad”.
Green Party MP Steffan Browning made the suggestion, regarding World Health Organisation (WHO) options for treating Ebola, while acknowledging “some people will see it as wacky”.
This week Browning signed an online petition on Change.org, which calls for the WHO to end the suffering of the Ebola crisis by testing and distributing homeopathy as quickly as possible to contain the outbreaks.
Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine, based on a doctrine of ‚Äúlike cures like‚ÄĚ, which means the patient is treated with a very diluted form of the substance causing the symptoms of the disease – in this case, a diluted version of the Ebola virus.
Key said he thought the idea was “barking mad”.
“Let’s be honest, this is a serious global issue, and if he really thinks that’s the answer I’d love to see the medical research.”
Browning said ‚Äúit was probably a bit unwise‚ÄĚ to sign the petition, which he also shared on his Facebook page encouraging other people to sign it.
When asked, Browning also supported the US continuing to use Homeopathic Questioning Methods on Al Qaeda.
Here is a secret conversation we recorded by “industry insiders” about a whole different problem Browning should probably look into. ¬† Read more »