Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lord Moncton In Cancun - The Abdication of the West

From Peter Myer's elist:

Excerpt from Lord Moncton In Cancun - The Abdication Of The West From The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, Cancun, Mexico, Dec 9th, 2010, at Rense.com
Bureaucracy: Hundreds of new interlocking bureaucracies answerable to the world-government Secretariat will vastly extend its power and reach. In an explicit mirroring of the European Union's method of enforcing the will of its unelected Kommissars on the groaning peoples of that benighted continent, the civil servants of nation states will come to see themselves as servants of the greater empire of the Secretariat, carrying out its ukases and diktats whatever the will of the nation states' governments.

Many of the new bureaucracies are disguised as "capacity-building in developing countries". This has nothing to do with growing the economies or industries of poorer nations. It turns out to mean the installation of hundreds of bureaucratic offices answerable to the Secretariat in numerous countries around the world. Who pays? You do, gentle taxpayer.

Babylon, Byzantium, the later Ottoman Empire, the formidable bureaucracy of Nazi Germany, the vast empire of 27,000 paper-shufflers at the European Union: add all of these together and multiply by 100 and you still do not reach the sheer size, cost, power and reach of these new subsidiaries of the Secretariat.

And in the Guardian:
(2) Lord Monckton is asked to leave corporate lunch party in Cancun


Monckton crashes Cancún business lunch

Lord Christopher Monckton is asked to leave corporate lunch party after airing his sceptical views on climate change

The Caribbean sun was shining, the talk was of carbon prices, profits and enterprise and 400 of the world's most successful green corporate executives were nibbling salmon and prawns in Cancún's glitzy Ritz Carlton hotel. But then the protest began.

This was not peasant farmers or Greenpeace hanging from the roof, but the impeccably dressed British climate sceptic Lord Christopher Monckton. Holding forth in the centre of the World Climate Summit lunch party, he claimed that man-made climate change was not happening and businesses should hesitate before investing in green energy.

A heated debate on climate change between the Guardian's environment editor John Vidal and Lord Christopher Monckton Link to this audio

Most people steered clear, but Monckton had no hesitation in barging in on conversations, reeling off statistics and arguments that, he said, proved not only that the world was not warming but that "certain newspapers" were not reporting the reality.

But it seems that the man who in Copenhagen last year compared young protesters to Hitler Youth because they gatecrashed a meeting of climate sceptics, had not actually been invited to the largest business conference of the summit that featured Lord Stern, Richard Branson and several Mexican billionaires.

After an hour of tolerating Monckton, the patience of the organisers wore thin. "Who is this man?" asked one American green venture capitalist. "These are weird views," said another. A few minutes later he was asked to leave. Surprisingly, considering Cancún is so close to the US, such climate sceptics have been all but absent at the UN meeting. The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow , a US free-market thinktank that used to take money from oil companies, had a small stand in the non-government group halls, but otherwise it is a sceptic-free zone. Opinions were sharply divided over the reasons for their absence from the public arena. One group of people believe that they have no appetite for a fight and have exhausted themselves; another says that they are holding their guns for better sport later. Both opinions will, of course, be fiercely contested.


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the youtubes of this! Monckton is paying them back for how they treated him at "Hopenhagen"! Ha ha! I don't know what to think about a guy named "Lord", but so far I love what I see about this man...he starts off very polite and then ramps up, pitching their BS right back in their faces!


Niki Raapana said...

Let me know if you find video, I'm on fast wireless and could watch it too! He sounds like a character I'd enjoy watching.

I'm calling our Fred "Sir Fred" now, Personal Guard of the Queen's Underwear. Never actually knew anyone with the label "Lord" in front of their name... just Jesus. :)