Who will rid us of this totalitarian Prince?

clip_image002By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

The Prince of Wales, in aiming to be the end of democracy, may yet be the end of the monarchy. Notwithstanding that Europe’s most climate-skeptical party had just come top in the recent UK elections for the European Parliament, he intervened tendentiously in politics – as he now all too frequently does – to demand no less than an end to capitalism as we know it in the name of Saving The Planet from global warming that has not happened for a decade and a half.

The Prince told a meeting of the overpaid and overfed in London that a “fundamental transformation of global capitalism” was necessary in order to halt “dangerously accelerating climate change” that would “bring us to our own destruction”.

That won’t do. Even if “climate change” were “dangerously accelerating” (which it is not, for nearly all the key global indicators – temperature, sea ice, droughts, floods, hurricanes, rainfall, sunshine – show no exceptional trend), an essential duty of a future constitutional monarch is that on all matters of politics he should, as the ancient Greeks used to put it, keep absolute and holy silence.

All parties represented in the UK Parliament are already squandering tens of billions on addressing a non-problem with expensive non-solutions, such as windmills that cause greater CO2 emissions than they abate, and subsidies to all manner of unnecessary, diamond-encrusted boondoggles to make non-existent global warming go away, and madcap proposals such as the multi-billion-dollar deployment of 1500 Flettner-rigged trimarans with Thom fences on the rotating sail cylinders and power from the twin propellers driving atomizers to turn seawater into cloud condensation nuclei and fling them half a mile into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight back into space.

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Beam me up, Scotty.

It is not the place of the monarchy to take sides in political debates. A monarchy that allows itself to shuffle, mumbling and whining, down into the political arena and to indulge in advocacy for global totalitarianism on the basis of a flimsy and discredited pseudo-scientific pretext is a monarchy that has forfeited its right to rule.

Charles must go. His future, along with that of the thousand-year monarchy, is in the past. It used to be said there would soon be only five kings in the world: spades, hearts, clubs, diamonds, and England. Scrub that last one.

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Charles’ latest speech, whether he knew it or not, was part of a concerted campaign on the part of the international classe politique to persuade the world, with the active assistance of the sycophantic Marxstream media, to agree to a binding treaty by which sovereign nations would abandon their right to set their own environmental policy and allow a vast, entirely unelected international bureaucracy to rule them all.

To all who love democracy, this prospect is terrifying. The increasing brazenness and frequency of the lies being told about the climate, from Prince Charles’ more than usually ridiculous speech to the daftly hysterical climate assessments recently issued by Mr Obama and by Britain’s oldest taxpayer-funded pressure-group, the Royal Society, shows how desperate the totalitarians are to persuade the world to let them establish for the first time a global regime of absolute power wielded by supranational institutions entirely beyond the reach of any electorate.

The Founding Fathers of the United States foresaw many things when, in that long, hot Philadelphia summer, they drew up the Constitution. But they did not foresee that the United States, like many other nations, would come to be governed by people whose personal ambitions lay far beyond her shores, for they are global ambitions.

These global ambitions are not to extend nobly in the international sphere the athletic democracy that is their nation’s great gift to itself and to humanity, but instead to use the motive power of speciously-generated fear and the artifice of international treaty-making with like-minded totalitarians in other nations to bind their successors, and to bind the elected Congress in perpetuity without regard to the changing science or to the changing will of any future electorate.

The draft global climate treaty that failed in Copenhagen in 2009 failed in no small part because details of the draft had become public scant weeks before the conference began. There was a justifiable public outcry against it.

At the Durban climate conference in 2011 a further attempt at introducing a ruthless, intrusive and pernickety regime of global control was made, but again it was exposed publicly, exclusively, and in detail here at WattsUpWithThat. That posting became the most widely-read of some 500,000 on WordPress worldwide on the day of publication.

The junta that furtively directs the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change saw from these examples that conducting its affairs in public, as it is mandated to do, would prevent it from establishing its intended regime of absolute control. For if the mere people knew what it was up to they would not endure it.

At the 2012 climate conference in Doha, when I tried to obtain a draft of the Chairman’s conclusions – an always revealing document previously available at every conference but never reported on by journalists – a smirking clerk told me that no such document existed. The UNFCCC, twice before humiliated when its plans for world domination had been exposed, had scuttled, cockroach-like, underground.

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Monckton of Arabia, Doha, 2012. The camel is the one on the right.

So now it is a race between the slow, inexorable emergence of the truth that the weather does not and will not change at the predicted rate or to the predicted degree and the vast army of princes, potentates, plutocrats, paper-pushers and pusillanimous panty-waists who have long wearied of democracy and have been quietly misusing the treaty-making power and abusing the scientific method with the undeclared but undeniable aim of eradicating all but the appearance of democracy, worldwide.

The day before yesterday, one nation might adopt Fascism, another Socialism, another Communism, another theocracy, another democracy. The systems competed, and democracy prevailed. The day after tomorrow, if the unholy alliance prevails, there will be one system, and no competition.

While competition existed, the totalitarians were seen off. Like it or not, the Berlin Wall came down. Yet they did not accept their defeat. They took over Greenpeace and other environmental groups and turned them into what have become, in all but name, totalitarian front groups whose real aim is not environmental but political.

That aim is the worldwide annihilation of the democratic and capitalist system that, for all its faults, has delivered more happiness and more benefit – in economic terms, more utility – to more people than any other political or economic disposition the world has known.

The Prince of Wales has morphed into just one more dirigiste, etatiste contre-capitaliste. His speech was framed as a warning – and it is just that: a warning that he and his ilk are intending over the next 18 months to bully or badger or bribe the world into ceding all political power by treaty to them and to those whom they approve. Ballot-box? What’s that? Never heard of it.

Consider the following sentence:

“Over the next 18 months, and bearing in mind the urgency of the situation confronting us, the world faces what is probably the last effective window of opportunity to vacate the insidious lure of the ‘last chance saloon’ in order to agree an ambitious, equitable and far-sighted multilateral settlement in the context of the post-2015 sustainable development goals and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.”

Sometimes, mixed metaphors are entertaining. This one is merely leaden. We face (but do not pass through) a window of opportunity, then we vacate a lure (this is entirely without meaning), then we do not call in at the last-chance saloon (surely the Prince’s intention was to visit the last-chance saloon rather than missing the bus and failing to catch the tide?).

His is the bloodless, alien tongue of those who have conceived so total a contempt for democracy that they cannot wait to stifle it under a mountain of treaties and carbon controls and reporting requirements and quotas and taxes and subsidies and regulations and restrictions and Thou-Shalt-Nots.

And the Press will not come to the aid of the people. Before the Second World War, they near-unanimously fawned upon Hitler. After it, they near-unanimously fawned upon Stalin.

Now, they near-unanimously fawn upon the UN, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the European Union, and a Lernaean Hydra of pampered, me-too, supranational bureaucracies whose defining characteristic is that not one of them is answerable either via the ballot-box to any electorate or via the courts to any jurisdiction.

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Patrick Henry

This is a dangerous moment. All that the Founding Fathers of the United States had sought to achieve may very soon be set at naught. The irony is that in the plot to repudiate and repeal freedom and democracy and the cheerful chaos of the market-place the current leadership in the United States has enthusiastically made common cause with the very monarchy that the American Revolution so vigorously sought to supplant.

The year before that great Revolution, in St. John’s Church, Virginia, Patrick Henry cried, “Give me liberty or give me death!” In the coming months, unless we are very careful and very vigilant, it will not be the former.

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NZ Willy

Not to worry, Viscount, the Queen Herself will rid you of the totalitarian prince — by outliving him. Long live King William, who certainly isn’t even half as nutty as his daddy.

bushbunny

Oh, I don’t like the sound of this Lord Monckton. I knew Prince Charles was an organic farmer, and I agree with this myself to improve the soil etc. and crop or livestock production. I think her Majesty might have to shut him up, he is way off track of a constitutional monarchy’s rights to comment on political themes. In someways each country should attempt to improve their landscape where we grow crops etc., and pollution, but should not be under the supervision of others who are foreigners and do not understand our particular environment and micro- climates. Didn’t the Kyoto agreement try to do this?

bushbunny

LOL, Didn’t Henry 11, ask this about Becket? Watch out for the Royal squad who see it as a threat.

The Mighty Quinn

And just the other day, Charley was comparing Putin to Hitler.

@NZ Willy: That was my prediction, too, but even after Prince William succeeds, Charles will be around as a threat to all of us. After all, the Brits want to have a Dan Quayle (or Joe Biden) too.

TobiasN

This is good stuff. And not because of any anti-monarchist sentiment.
18 months tipping point! Equivocated with a ‘probably’ this time.
Could the warmists be any more clueless and pseudoscientific?

William Abbott

Stuart Kings, Execrable Stuart Kings! There were too many named Charles and too many named James. Charles the 3rd and you’re out. I suggest he take the regal name Stewart on his ascension. King Stewart the last. He has the arrogance of James I, the political deftness of Chas I (Charles the short), the wretched private life of Chas. II and the fanaticism of James II.
Please your royal highness, please be quiet, just shut up.

Sobering words.
May we quote them elsewhere?

Where is Oliver Cromwell when we really need him?

Charles is more like a Joker, than a King!

Patrick B

So where’s the green idiot prince today? Flying in a private jet to visit a mansion he owns in Romania. http://actmedia.eu/daily/prince-charles-met-with-villagers-in-valea-zalanului/52409
I’m willing to lend you poor Brits a copy of our Declaration of Independence – you may want to use it with Prince Charley.

The English already solved the “Charles” problem. The modern Charles has already lost his head. What’s past is prologue:
In 1629, he dismissed parliament and resolved to rule alone. He was found guilty and executed on 30 January 1649 outside the Banqueting House on Whitehall, London.
He declared that he had desired the liberty and freedom of the people as much as any, “but I must tell you that their liberty and freedom consists in having government … It is not their having a share in the government; that is nothing appertaining unto them. A subject and a sovereign are clean different things.”[273] At about 2 p.m.,[275] Charles put his head on the block after saying a prayer and signalled the executioner when he was ready by stretching out his hands; he was then beheaded with one clean stroke.[276

He has probably never even met a skeptic, for the bubble he lives in.

Thanks, Christopher, Lord Monckton.
These are certainly interesting times, the red tide is raising and the omens are bad for the people.
We see all over the world the terrible consequences of totalitarianism, but the forces of reason are not asleep, as has been demonstrated: “Europe’s most climate-skeptical party had just come top in the recent UK elections for the European Parliament”.

I knew Prince Charles was an organic farmer
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oh yes, we see him out in the fields every day. Tending the crops, taking them to market, haggling to get the best price. Ever so fine in his chauffeured Bentley, driving round with the turnips and cabbages in the boot.

upcountrywater

Long live the Queen…May you outlive the prince….

dp

Perhaps you could also help unthrone (via impeachment, of course) His Royal Highness Barrack Obama along the way. They appear to be two crackers from the same barrel.

Chad Wozniak

King Henry VIII had syphilis – mayhap Bonnie Prince of Wales Charlie has some organic disorder?
Lord Monckton, your insights are priceless. Yes. Obama, Kerry and company are what we Americans fought a revolution 238 years ago to overthrow – and what we Americans and you Britons stood shoulder to shoulder to crush 70 years ago, and to topple 25 years ago. If only we had once more a Ronald Reagan and an Iron Lady – perhaps the greatest team in defense of freedom ever.
Global warming alarmism is indeed only about totalitarian ambitions; it has never been about the environment, the more so given how anti-environmental all the “green” initiatives are.
I salute you, Lord Monckton, for your commitment to liberty and democracy – and honest science.

@ferberple: Always nice to meet another historian.

It’s hard to believe, but Charles lies almost as much as William Connolley.

bushbunny

Well Cromwell was NOT much better, he ruled as an absolute dictator until his timely death. His son took over and was abolished. I know a bit about this period as one of my very distant ancestors signed Charles I death warrant, a reluctant one admittedly, Symon Mayne. Cromwell wanted to ban Christmas or rather change it, non of the pagan stuff. Christmas puds, etc. Anyway, I don’t think people give Charles POW, much credence, but like his father Prince Phillip suffer from verbal stupid stuff sometimes, that makes one believe that they are out of touch sometimes and should shut up when airing their one sided opinions.

Always nice to meet another historian.
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Sovereigns that forget the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them. A figurehead keeps its head only so long as it remembers it is only a figurehead. Otherwise, in seeking to figure, it risks loosing its head.

Harold

“King Henry VIII had syphilis – mayhap Bonnie Prince of Wales Charlie has some organic disorder?”
Mad sow?

Harold

Again! This time with more tar, feathers, and pitchfork!

Why would he want to do anything that even had a chance of transmitting syphilis?
To get that you have to (1) want to have s. relations with somebody else you know closely.
(2) have somebody else want to have s. relations with you.
Ain’t neither likely. 8<)

Ear heir by written will will wow the numbers into lines of 10 and ear the heir counts the 10’s in his sleep to keep the lay of the lyer in tune with the unkown facts of the will to writ it all down in 97% prose too.
[The mods cannot figure out if anything else but “unknown” is misspelled in the above, but are afraid to touch any of it…. 8<) .mod]

Garfy

He should read the french climatologist ” Marcel Leroux ” – his books have been translated into english –
if any problem, send to Elba island or to Saint Helena

@bushbunny
And my ancestor, Colonel Daniel Axtell, was Captain of the Guard at Charles’s Trial….and ultimately died a traitors death in 1660 after being exempted from Charles II pardon of the Regicides. He also hired Charles executioner. I would recommend an excellent book by British barrister Geoffrey Robinson, “The Tyrannicide Brief”. It may surprise you to see in it a theme of early Republican ideals expressed by Cromwell and his New Model Army..though they hardly lived up to those ideals.
Nice to hear from another ‘Puritan colleague’

have somebody else want to have s. relations with you
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Would this be King Cuckold?

His name in history will be “He who rid of himself”.

norah4you

Isn’t he to be remembered as earlier Prince of Wales been – as his Queen mother’s problematic child not always doing or saying things the way a Royal Prince should?

ImranCan

Unfortuntely for us he is indeed somewhat intellectually challenged. If he wasn’t, he wouldn’t comel up with such garbage. To be honest the best thing would be for him to become king here he will have to do the very thing he does not want to do, which is shut up.

Chad Wozniak

@Alan Poirier, ferdberple –
I, too am a historian (Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara, 1970) – and I’ve found my lifelong reading in the history of past eras to be a powerful reinforcer of my skepticism concerning global warming – to the extent that I can say with confidence that the historical record alone is sufficient to debunk the global warming meme. Temperatures and human activity alike are very well documented for prior warm and cold periods, completely blowing away the lie that CO2 causes climate change to any measurable extent.

bushbunny

Henry VIII did not die from syphilis. It was the rumour but died from old age, and leg ulcers.

bushbunny

Prince Charles did quote sometime back, that when he became king, he could not comment on certain issues like he can as Prince of Wales. Queen Elizabeth can not comment on political issues and stays apolitical.

An interesting question: is our dim Prince genuinely persuaded that a climate crisis exists?
Who knows what information penetrates the bubble he exists in?
Or, is he a true Totalitarian?
Bearing in mind this plot’s been afoot for Centuries, I’d guess the web’s been tightly woven around this not overbright chap.
Google: May 1st, 1776 for some surprises.

bushbunny

Warren, my ancestor died in the tower, where he had to stay as part punishment, but only for short periods. He died of pneumonia. My mother always hated royalty, although I do believe in a constitutional monarchy. I think without the Royal family, Great Britain and other places would be a rather duller place, especially British weather!

@Chad Wozniak: Nice to meet you. I agree. When the climatologists start talking about the past, I do have to chuckle. I nearly busted a gut when Herr Mann was talking about the MWP or “lack” thereof.

Prince Charles did quote sometime back, that when he became king, he could not comment on certain issues like he can as Prince of Wales.
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the best guide to how a person will act in the future is how they have acted in the past.

bushbunny

Chad me too, but my major was archaeology and palaeoanthropology, plus ancient history. I didn’t get a Ph.D though, but following history can be helpful, and like you when Gore started his rant about global warming and got the Nobel prize, I nearly spewed up. What did the archaeologist say in Michael Crichton’s ‘Timeline’ novel? …. “Without a knowledge of history, one is a leaf that does not realize you belong to a tree’. I like that.

bushbunny

PS. The past influences the present and the present influences the future.

Glenn

“Monckton of Arabia, Doha, 2012. The camel is the one on the right.”
Your right or mine? Just kidding 🙂

bushbunny

Maybe someone agrees with me, but if some serious global event is imminent, the worst thing is to ignore it and head in the wrong direction, trying to avoid it the inevitable. I’m referring to an impending glacial period or mini ice age. I can’t believe, knowing and studying what I have at tertiary level, that scientists, well some, are stuck on the philosophy that the globe is warming uncontrollably. We are more likely to be effected by a critical global cooling than warming!

The basic story is that Adam Weishaupf, a Jesuit, accepted a commission from Rothschild to prepare a plan to take over the World.
He came back with a 25 point strategy.
The first two were: control the media, & ruin the youth through drugs & sex.
Too fantastic?
What do you think we’re looking at now?
Youtube, & put in Whistleblower Head of FBI Tells all from NWO 1 Hour 4 mins.
Ted L Gunderson, would not shut up about what he’d learned. He died of arsenic poisoning.
Book: “Pawns in the Game.” William Guy Carr.

I wish they would teach history properly in schools. My daughter’s generation and my grandson’s generation have no idea of what progress we’ve made since industrialization. They have no appreciation what the deindustrialization of North America has done to the middle class and so, now, have no idea what decarbonization will do to our respective economies.

Thinking ahead, I like that. let’s play fake democracy and see who bows down to our overlords, who ever they may be. you have who as the head of state doing what?

thingadonta

If the role of the monarchy has become moral guidance, then it is inevitable that at some point the morality of the monarchy will become confused with the science. This has been the problem for thousands of years, most damage to societies and to science has been done in the name of some or other apparently moral cause or agenda. Even Socrates was put to death for ‘turning the youth away from the gods’.
And if the monarchy isn’t there for moral guidance, then why is it there at all?

bushbunny says:
May 30, 2014 at 9:18 pm
I’m referring to an impending glacial period or mini ice age.
If it were true, there will be species such as insects who would be in preparation for a long hibernation, you know, species who have evolved through millions of years of practice.

Christopher Hanley

If that ‘last effective window of opportunity’ that ‘last chance saloon’ passes without the ‘far-sighted multilateral settlement’ will that be it, will he please shut up and go away or will the deadline simply be rescheduled or recast as is typical of bat-crazy doomsday cultists? … Don’t answer.

jdseanjd
An interesting question: is our dim Prince genuinely persuaded that a climate crisis exists?
Who knows what information penetrates the bubble he exists in?
Or, is he a true Totalitarian?

Both. I think he genuinely cares, I was a volunteer for a charity he set up for a while. The problem is he is totally convinced he is right, that the world is a worse place today than it was say 100 years ago, or better still 2-300 years ago, when people lived “in tune” with nature, like hobbits out of Tolkein’s “Lord of the Rings”.
He blames industrialisation and globalisation for distracting people from the values of a gentler age.
The part he overlooks is that life in those times was nasty, brutish and short, that people were one failed harvest away from disaster. His vision is villagers gently living fulfilling lives of gentle harmony, but the reality is more like the way people live these days in Africa. If you want to know what life was really like before technology, take a trip to Chad or Sudan. If you survive, you will have a very different view of the idyllic lives of our ancestors.