Monckton's Mexican Missive

From Nopenhagen to Yes We Cancun

by Christopher Monckton

Thanks to Wikileaks, everyone here in the Mañana Republic of Mexico now knows just how much bullying and arm-twisting the administration of Barack Obama in the United States applied to various countries around the world so that they would (and did) sign up to the Copenhagen climate accord.

Without that pressure, nothing at all would have happened at Copenhagen this time last year, and “the Process” – the interminable round of flatulent annual climate conferences in exotic locations at taxpayers’ expense – would have tipped into the gulch forever.

The hard Left has learned the hard way that democracies do not welcome it and, in the end, will reject it. So the climate extremists have abandoned last year’s attempt, in the now-defunct September 15 Copenhagen Treaty draft, to install overnight an unelected world government consisting only of themselves, with unlimited powers of taxation, economic and environmental regulation without representation, as well as control of all formerly free markets worldwide, all in the name of Saving The Planet (which, of course, was triumphantly Saved 2000 years ago and does not need to be Saved again).

Instead, the Martini Marxists dancing the night away doing the Cancun Can-Can with the 25 pneumatic bunny girls in the newly-opened Playboy Casino on the ocean-front strip in Cancun have decided to copy the bureaucrats of the European Union, whose crafty, crabwise coup d’etat over the last three or four decades has transferred all real political power, little by little, treaty by treaty, to the dismal dictatorship of Brussels.

Though there is a toothless democratic fig-leaf in the shape of the European “Parliament”, all decisions in the EU are in fact taken by a couple of dozen faceless, overpaid Kommissars (that is the official German mot juste for them) – faceless because they meet behind closed doors and then emerge to promulgate their “Directives”: on average, one every three hours, day and night, Sundays and holidays included, 365 days a year, 366 days on leap-years.

In Europe, democracy has gone. Perma-Socialism has quietly supplanted it. If demolishing democracy worked there, the enviro-zombs’ reasoning goes, it will work on a worldwide scale, if only the crumbling pretext for global tyranny – the supposed need to prevent catastrophic “global warming” – can be kept going for long enough even though most ordinary voters (in those nations lucky enough to have them) have seen through the scam long since.

The Process works like this. A multitude of long, inspissate, obfuscatory, obnubilating, obscurantist draft agreements are circulated, always a day or two late for delegates to find out what they have actually agreed to. The daily timetables for the various “working” sessions of the conference are never available until breakfast-time on the day, allowing no scope for planning the day. By these means, most delegates are kept permanently and completely in the dark.

Here is a typical paragraph from one of these leaden documents:

“The SBSTA welcomed the report (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.10) on the second workshop of the work programme on revising the “Guidelines for the preparation of national communications by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention Part I: UNFCCC reporting guidelines on annual inventories” (hereinafter referred to as the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines), held in Bonn, Germany, from 3 to 4 November 2010, which was organized by the secretariat as requested by the SBSTA at its thirtieth session.”

Try to read several hundred pages of this stuff. It simply isn’t possible. And that, of course, is the idea. This is the Mushroom-Growers’ Management Method writ large: keep them in the dark and feed them plenty of sh*t.

What these ramblings conceal is the remarkably rapid rate at which dozens – no, hundreds – of new bureaucracies are being created as The Process grinds on. As anyone at the Playboy Casino will tell you, “somebody gotta pay for all those lights.” And that somebody is you, gentle taxpayer. No one has yet managed to discover just how much these hundreds of new supranational climate-change bureaucracies are costing us. That is an international state secret – until Wikileaks gets hold of the figures, of course.

h/t to the Science and Public Policy Institute.

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TomRude

Indeed European bureaucrats will receive their pay raise this year while French civil servants won’t. Already warmist scientists are appointed to solid positions -such as Sciences Academy- just in case…

TheFlyingOrc

Seems a bit sensationalistic. And, even as a religious person, I really wish he had kept the Christ allusion out of it, as it allows those whose religion is environmentalism to call him a “Religious nut”.
Doesn’t mean every word isn’t true, but the hyperbolic nature of the statements weakens it, in my opinion.

Jimmy Haigh

“Mañana Republic” – being pretty fluent in Spanish – I like it.
El calimentando del mundo?

Chas

🙂

OldOne

“(which, of course, was triumphantly Saved 2000 years ago and does not need to be Saved again)” … Priceless!!!

latitude

Odd that you have to blackmail and bribe other countries to take our money…
..of course, that also means that the people running those countries have to
give up power
oh well….

Steve in SC

Martini Marxists.
Apt description indeed.
Perhaps “Corrupt Martini Marxists” would be better.

AleaJactaEst

Yes your Lordship, but how do we wrestle the power from the cold grey hands of these autocrats? My vote in May didn’t work.
I exercised my right and voted for and got my choice of Government (just) but at the cost of having an Environment Secretary who’s redder than Komrade Millibrain ever was in the same position.
Now the correctly coloured party is in Government it still wields absolutely no power or effects any change to which I voted them in to execute on my behalf.
Out of the frying pan into the fire.

dbleader61
Edward Bancroft

Very colourful article article, Monckton, but apart from telling us that our climate science has long been hijacked for political purposes, do you have a plan for de-bureaucratising the subject, so that at last the science can be foremost and we can get off the tax and cant treadmill?

I’ve repeatedly said that only the free spirited people of America (i.e. most of you) can reverse this insanity. Come on you Yanks, show the World the way!

James Barker

Would anyone ever expect an Honest Martini Marxist?

Mark

I agree with the TheFlyingOrc, lets keep the religious stuff out of here. I don’t have any use for organized religion and making these kinds of references just reinforces the notion that climate skeptics are just raving Christian Fundamentalist Crazies!

Manfred

we are obviously much closer to loosing our world as we know it
than previously thought.

Ray

I always enjoy reading from Lord Monckton. My vocabulary always gets richer.
Like the great Rex Murphy has suggested, the climate scientist at Cancun are turning into “Cleavage Researchers”.

OldOne

Orc,
That’s Monckton’s style. Inhofe can be more diplomatic.
Re: the Christ allusion, I respectfully disagree. While he could have said something wry like it had been saved at the last few COPs, I think he said what he did to hold up a mirror so they would see that what they’re preaching IS religion, with its own brand of salvation.

Jimmy Haigh


Sorry – I can’t help but think of my musical hero – here is is ‘Echoes of Spain’.

Jimmy Haigh

TheFlyingOrc says:
December 6, 2010 at 11:10 am
I agree. We don’t need God on our side – only the weak do.

Luis Dias

(which, of course, was triumphantly Saved 2000 years ago and does not need to be Saved again)

Ahahahah! Monckton really knows how to entertain…

DBD

martini marxist=gucci socialist:)

jack morrow

I might vote different than those at the Cancun conference, but I think I would enjoy the party.

AleaJactaEst says:
December 6, 2010 at 11:24 am (Edit)
Yes your Lordship, but how do we wrestle the power from the cold grey hands of these autocrats? My vote in May didn’t work.

I suspect we will have to eject them from their offices, into the road.

Kate

OK, Monckton, you want some from WikiLeaks?
How about this…
WikiLeaks cables: US pressured UN climate chief to bar Iranian from job
Rajendra Pachauri denies helping Washington block scientist from senior post on intergovernmental climate body
• Cables reveal how US manipulated climate accord
• Lifting the lid on America’s secret climate tactics
…There now follows a detailed description on all the political backstabbing and not-so “diplomatic” maneuvering around who was appointed to which position at the IPCC you can read about here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/dec/06/wikileaks-rajenendra-pachauri-iran-un-climate

pyromancer76

Too many people seem not to have got Moncton’s point except OldOne. With tongue in cheek he is saying give unto god (religion) that which is god’s and give unto governments that belongs to them. Enough of “saving” humankind with their fascist plans and bureaucratic controls. Tis is not their responsibility.
Yes, the next step is what action do “we” take to pry their bony hands from the reigns of power and strings of the purse. I do believe that once again it will be the U.S. in the lead and the first step must be to get our own fiscal house in order (more teaparty that recognizes that not only conservatives and libertarians are active, but former Democrats and Independents — we are all sick of this Demo-Repub mess).
As part of that effort, we must decline our membership in the U.N., give its headquarters to some deserving nation, and begin to offer foreign aid only to those countries that have representative democracies or are willing (with proof) to work on that development. I wonder how much we would save? Does anyone have those numbers?
Thanks, Christopher Moncton, for being there all the way through.

Fred

Martini Marxists, 1st cousin to a Tequila Technocrat.
When life gives you lemons, bust out the Tequila . . .
This time around I think the US is actually smartened up and is using Cancun/COP16 to poke China in its imperialist eye.
Same/same for the Japanese.

R. de Haan

In the mean time:
British Elderly riding the bus all say to stay warm
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/215510/Britain-is-freezing-to-death
Obama made “Big Mistake” on Climate Bill
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-05/obama-made-big-mistake-on-climate-bill-turner-says-update1-.html
I think we have to start kicking some ass at both sides of the Atlantic.

Jimmy Haigh

tallbloke says:
December 6, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Monroe

Bravo!………and funny

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1DandyTroll

Chapter 1 verse 1 of the climate hippie religion bible in Googlianish:
La Unión Europea se creó en la sangre. Luego vino la sangrienta eurócratas muertos vivientes y nos chingó fuera de nuestro dinero duramente ganado. Y para salvarnos de los desastres climáticos llegaron los hippies pseudo científico climático y sopló humo de hachís hasta el culo colectivo y nos robó ciego. Y en esa realidad de color inducidos que se aparearon.
Brotado hizo el Mannians para mostrar al mundo distópico los maravillosos colores de la utopía de la realidad hippie Algorian.

Darrin

Unfortunatly we can’t directly eject most of these bureaucrats (at least here in the U.S.). What we can do is replace elected officials who do believe in CAGW with those that strongly disagree. Those newly elected officials can then appoint department heads who have the power to hire and fire said bureauctats.
That’s what lots of people don’t get. The real power for the elected top dog is the power of appointment. A governor or president can ask, suggest, threaten and cajole the legislature but can’t make laws themselves. What they can do is put in department heads that agree with them who then make the rules (ie EPA).

Yup Christopher the greens are loving the mushrooms a wee too much of late, little do they realize being anti-co2 is being anti-green and anti-life as co2 is a key essential nutrient to the carbon based life cycle on earth and the more co2 in the atmosphere the better many species of plants will grow, faster and bigger, and that extra green is good for the plants, the planet and thus humans in more ways than one. The positive story of co2 needs to be told.

Joe V

Brilliant . Why did it take so long for the Monckton prose to get flowing, this time ‘though ? We’re already what, almost a week into the Conference and kept waiting for it’s whole raison d’etre . Monckton’s missives.
Not getting distracted by the temptions of this years somewhat more exotic venue , one hopes.

EthicallyCivil

Orwell’s “On Politics and The English Language” should be required reading.
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/orwell46.htm
When the writing is that obscure (c.f. the Cancunism cited), watch the pea under the thimble very, very carefully.

R. de Haan says:
December 6, 2010 at 12:09 pm
From the link you gave:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to start regulating carbon from power plants and oil refiners starting in January.

Curiousgeorge

God, I love his oratory skills. The man deserves a statue of stature somewhere. 🙂

theduke

Jimmy Haigh says:
December 6, 2010 at 11:40 am
TheFlyingOrc says:
December 6, 2010 at 11:10 am
I agree. We don’t need God on our side – only the weak do.
———————————————————————————–
Cmon, guys. Has it come to this? That people can no longer even mention their Christian faith in passing? And in light-hearted fashion at that? When you start imposing those kind of restrictions you are doing the work of the politically correct for them.

dwright

Monckton delivered a well placed Missile , IMHO
Kudos to you Sir.
[d]

D. King

Bob(Sceptical Redcoat) says:
December 6, 2010 at 11:31 am
“…Come on you Yanks, show the World the way!”
Stay tuned Bob, November was the warm up.
The House changes hands in January.

Engchamp

I wish that I had the vocabulary and linguistic expertise to orate as does Christopher Monckton.
Having just seen a few of You-tube’s recordings of CM, I am equally amazed at his knowledge, memory recall and ability to get the point across, in a way that any of us (who are at least literate, and speak English) can understand.
He also underlines the fact that one does not have to be a professor in order to attempt to understand climate science, if one can call it that. I am not suggesting that CM understands the multiple variables that are integral with climate science, but he certainly comprehends data, and how statistics are manipulated.
I have commented before on the injustice of unelected bureaucracy especially within the EU and UN, and can only commend CM for reinforcing and enriching my personal antipathy toward the potential oligarchy at present debauching in Mexico, and not at their own expense.
I am now aware of the faint effluvium of porcine flatulence, as far as 55degN.

Slightly off topic, but you gotta chuckle:
Hugo Chavez: Climate change ‘due to criminal capitalism’
http://news.scotsman.com/news/Hugo-Chavez-Climate-change-39due.6650851.jp?CommentPage=1&CommentPageLength=1000

that was impressive! for a minute i thought i was reading one Mark Steyn’s very funny and informative pieces. (this is meant as a compliment to Monckton in case that is not clear).

Michael

Lets take a look at a whole bunch of losers who lost a bunch of mony on the carbon(CO2) credit scam.
Thanks to all of us for our efforts to cost a whole bunch of bozos a whole lot of money, then causing them to lose all the proceeds from that scam.
“BISMARCK, N.D. — A national program that paid farmers millions of dollars for reducing greenhouse gasses has fizzled amid uncertainty about U.S. climate legislation, stopped paying dividends and will no longer taken enrollment after this year, the president of the group running it said.
The North Dakota Farmers Union awarded farmers carbon dioxide credits for using techniques that reduced emissions of carbon and other gasses tied to global warming and distributed the proceeds when those credits were sold to businesses, cities and others. About 3,900 farmers and ranchers from 40 states have earned about $7.4 million through the program since it started in 2006.
But carbon credits that fetched up to $7 a metric ton a few years ago are now nearly worthless, said Robert Carlson, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union. The group has 6 million tons worth of credits that have gone unsold, and while it will continue to try to sell those, no new credits will be issued after this year, Carlson said.
The program based in Jamestown is the largest of about a dozen similar carbon credit programs nationwide that cater solely to farmers and ranchers. Those other programs are facing the same difficulties, said Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union in Washington and a former North Dakota agriculture commissioner.”
Carbon Credit Programs For Farmers Fail Without Climate Bill
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/06/carbon-credit-programs-fo_n_792424.html#comments

Steve in SC says:
December 6, 2010 at 11:21 am
> Martini Marxists.
> Apt description indeed.
> Perhaps “Corrupt Martini Marxists” would be better.
Not alliterative enough. How about Marinated Martini Marxists?
I’m surprised The Viscount has so little of substance to report. Sounds like there may be nothing going except congratulating the authors of bureaucratic tomes like “Guidelines for the preparation of national communications by Parties …” for their dedication.
I think I’d rather hear some Vogon poetry.
Oh – B Ark! That’s what triggered the Vogon thought.
Is Cop-16 only attended by the B Ark folks? And is it COP-16 or Cop-16?
(If you don’t understand the reference, see http://everything2.com/title/B+Ark )

RockyRoad

Those that would take umbrage at Monckton’s use of a religious one-liner need to read Al Gore’s book An Inconvenient Truth, for in it he insists it is the earth’s population’s religious responsibility (stewardship, actually) to save the planet from Anthropogenic Catastrophic Global Warming Disaster Climate Change Weirding Destruction (or whatever it is they’re calling it now).
Go ahead–I’m sure you’ve all been itching to read it.

Jeremy

Europe needs a 2nd amendment.
No, I’m not kidding.

OldOne

Curiousgeorge,
Me too. Probably practiced on a soapbox at Speakers Corner when he was growing up.

Engchamp

Mr Bancroft says:-
“Very colourful article article, Monckton, but apart from telling us that our climate science has long been hijacked for political purposes, do you have a plan for de-bureaucratising the subject, so that at last the science can be foremost and we can get off the tax and cant treadmill?”
But that is exactly what Christopher Monckton is doing. By advertising what is wrong with the AGW mob, he is exposing the real reason behind this “cant treadmill”.
Deny the mob their climate computer models, the massive funding behind them and their pedantic, sycophantic political backing, then, and only then may we be able to make any real sense of climate.
Google ‘green-agenda’, or ‘club of rome’, and you may get the gist.

TheFlyingOrc

Well, my point was only that he was giving his opponents ammunition. I’m a religious man myself, I’m just speaking towards how some people will take it.

Kate

This is a list of new recipients of federal climate change money. Does anyone see anything interesting?
http://www.energy.gov/news/documents/2011_INCITE_Fact_Sheets.pdf
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