Copenhagen Climate Talks: Monckton "Hitler Youth" Video

Thu, 2009-12-10 13:06Kevin Grandia
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Copenhagen Climate Talks: Monckton "Hitler Youth" Video

It looks like Christopher Monckton, the head of the right-wing CFACT delegation at the Copenhagen climate talks, is unfamiliar with Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies.

After calling a group of young people from Sustain US,  “hitler youth” and “Nazis” at the Copenhagen climate summit yesterday, Christopher Monckton confronts the same youth today and says:

“I will not shake the hand of Hitler youth.”

Making it even more unacceptable (if that’s even possible), the person who’s hand he refuses to shake, Ben Wessel, is Jewish.

This is the same Christopher Monckton who once wrote in an article entitled, The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS,  that anyone with the disease should be quarantined for life.

This is appalling bigotry and Monckton is completely and utterly out of line for labeling young people who represent our future such things.

 

I will have a complete transcript shortly.

Here’s a transcript, starting at minute 2:49:

Ben Wessel: First of all my name is Ben [sticks his hand out to shake]

Monckton: No, no. I’m not going to shake the hand of Hitler Youth. I’m sorry.

Wessel: Sir, as a Jew I’m not really sure how I should take that.

Monckton: I’ll tell you how you should take it. You should take it.

Wessel: My grandparents escaped the Nazis growing up in Germany.

Monckton: World food prices have doubled. That it because of the global warming scare.m You won’t look at the science. As a result of that, millions are dying in third world countries because of the biofuel scam, because of the global warming scare.

And you people don’t care. And until you start caring I will call you Hitler youth if you ever again interupt any meeting I am present, where we are trying to have a private conversation.

Note: I really think the youth delegations should test this out on any future events Monckton is at in Copenhagen.

Monckton [talking over everyone]: Tough luck. So now you know what it looks like when you do robotic chants [huh?] of the sort which the Hitler youth used to do in Copenhagen when they occupied this city.

Unidentified youth: Sir, you just need to grow up!

Monckton: So I think you should all just chill out and accept that if you ever behave like that again I will call you that again in public. You’re already now known and your faces around the world are known as members of the Hitler youth.

You people do as much damage to the poor as the Hitler youth did. And you’ve got to accept that if you’re not willing to take it, then you shouldn’t give it. And don’t go around invading people’s meetings again.

Good day to you all.

[Monckton walks away and Wessel follows to apologize]

Wessel: I think its good to not try and drown out other people’s opinions and I do agree with that.

Monckton: That’s what you did. That’s what the Hitler Youth did.

[Monckton interupts Wessel]

Monckton: That what the Hitler youth did. And if you did what the Hitler youth did, I’ll call you what you are - Hitler youth.

And you’ll like or it or you’ll lump it.

Wessel: Okay. I’ll let you know how I feel about that personally in a second.

Monckton: Tough

….

Wessel: I would like to give you my card, if you would like to discuss this.

Monckton: I do not take the cards of the Hitler youth.

Wessel: This is absurd and I’m just getting a little frustrated.

….

Monckton: I will call you what you are and you will like it or lump it. And if you dare ever invade any meeting of mine again and behave in that childish, Hitler-ish fashion.

Do I make myself clear?

 

Comments

You should probably avoid pitbulls for a while, they’re unlikely to be too happy with the comparison.

Abbie Hoffman is turning over in his grave. This is a great beginning … but these have to be over-the-top entertaining news events. Tn the 60’s when Abbie Hoffman was called before Congress he donned a witches hat and wrapped himself in an American flag. Great theater. Time to read “Steal this Book” Come on people… get some costumes. Anything. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/brainiac/hoffman.jpg

“Lord” Monckton is a waste of space no matter what criteria are used. This exchange is worthy of a Monty Python skit – one of the classics, in fact: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSqkdcT25ss. Why anyone would take this person seriously is completely beyond me. He and Tim Ball are in the same rank: both have been proven over and over and over again to have inflated their credentials, lied about their qualifications, and come up wanting in sourcing their absurd claims. Time to slash them off at the knees and send them home. And there is a whole list of others in the same category – just check out the names on any denialist petition.

They are pathetic. Absolutely pathetic. The more so because I think that some of them actually “have the faith”. They really believe what they are saying and don’t have the insight to deal with the science. Singer & co have been on the paycheque for decades – it’s just business. But a lot of good people out there have been duped and blind-sided into this position because they know something about it, but not enough to trust their instincts. These are the people that Lord Monckton preys on, goading their fears, pressing their buttons. What could possibly be worse than Hitler Youth?

This guy is a lunatic. Treat him accordingly, PLEASE.

Attacking Dr. Monckton on this blog is not going to discredit him. You people have to realize that it is your side who has taken a dive in honesty. You are defending scientists who have shown bias in their emails. You will not debate Monckton or anybody that I can tell for that matter. The true test would be for you to have somebody debate Richard Lindzen. I have said many times before you would be a lot more successful if you argued against emissions from a pollution standpoint. The earth has natural mechanisms that are much more powerful than anything we can do to affect it. Building a house is bad for the environment. When you build a house, insects are killed and they lose their habitat. So I guess nobody ought to build a house. The planet is my playground as far as I’m concerned and I will not have Femack ruin it for me. You live in Canada, stay in Canada. Maybe one day you will all elect some guy that has the same concern you do. And all of you keep talking about the science. Climate Criminal thinks hes a genius because of the “Seuss Effect” OHHH BOY. Too bad the carbon sinks are expanding mr criminal. The science for femack is she saw a picture of an ice cube melting and she cried. The science for me is: has it been warmer. Check. Has there been more co2? Check. Were there tornadoes and earthquakes before man? Check.

As Monckton waddled off I was expecting somebody to repeat Professor Andrew Watson’s remark as he finished with Morano on the BBC earlier this week.

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