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TVMOB hate speech shocker: Lord Monckton repeats and expands on his charge that those who embrace climate science are “Hitler youth” and fascists.

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Rep. Barton has praised him and had him testify

Lord Monckton, 2The long-time anti-science disinformer and self-parody, The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, has now moved far beyond the mainstream, beyond even Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

First, TVMOB was caught on tape calling activists who crashed a polluter-funded anti-science global warming event in Copenhagen “Hitler Youth.” You know you’ve left the mainstream when even “One of the most notorious climate change denial groups is Americans for Prosperity (AFP),” a pro-tobacco group, anti-climate, anti-clean-energy group “which is largely funded by fossil-fuel industry interests,” immediately runs away from your language.  Phil Kerpen, the policy director of Americans for Prosperity, distanced himself from Monckton’s comments as fast as he could — writing on Twitter, “DO NOT approve.”

But TVMOB has now posted on the Science & Public Policy Institute website where he is Chief Policy Adviser a piece filled with unbridled hate speech:

He calls America’s top climatologist, NASA’s James Hansen, “a fully-paid-up member of the new regime,” who has “one of the unfailing hallmarks of Nazism and Fascism everywhere.”  And he says far worse things about the younger climate science activists in Copenhagen fighting to preserve a livable climate for billions around the planet — their generation and subsequent ones.

I can’t bring myself to quote any more of this shockingly inappropriate piece than the title:

Hitler Youth in Denmark – again

It’s one thing to blurt out something in temperate in the heat of the moment, or in a private e-mail for that matter, but to proudly embrace and expand upon extremist hate speech after taking time to think and reconsider one’s words, well, that is unconscionable.

Monckton should be condemned widely for this, including by the anti-science websites who regularly reprint his work, like WattsUpWithThat.

He should be condemned by the Congressional conservatives who embraced him and have had him testify, like Barton who said (see Rep. Barton: Climate change is ‘natural,’ humans should just ‘get shade’ “” invites ‘expert’ TVMOB (!) to testify):

“I especially want to thank Lord Monckton for testifying. He is generally acknowledged as one of the most knowledgeable, if not the most knowledgeable, expert from a skeptical point of view on this issue of climate change. I’m very glad he could stay over this week in the United States and testify at the hearing.”

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16 Responses to TVMOB hate speech shocker: Lord Monckton repeats and expands on his charge that those who embrace climate science are “Hitler youth” and fascists.

  1. Leif says:

    In the last post on this Anti-Science Sink Hole I suggested that a quiet, orderly, dribbled exodus might of been a better way to handle folks like this. Assembly could still have happened outside the venue. Banners displayed, press addressed etc. for a longer time. The up side is this A-SS Hole would have been denied the very attention that he is receiving above. These people live for the attention that we provided and that the press salivate for as well.

  2. Mike#22 says:

    On the one hand, we have the fossil fuel industry operating in close coordination with much of our government, apparently running a sophisticated disinformation campaign aimed at maintaining the status quo by lying to the voters and lobbying (coercing with money) the elected officials.

    On the other, we have liberal democratic youth disrupting the first group’s operations.

    TVMOB might want to look up the definitions of fascism and liberty.

  3. Leland Palmer says:

    Hi Joe-

    This is good to see, Monckton’s meltdown, that is.

    Some people simply cannot admit error.

    Even as the icecaps melt and the oceans rise, Monckton will likely continue to be in denial.

    It would shatter his self-image as the guy who is always right, if he were to be proven to be wrong about anything. I work with a PhD at work, with a similar problem, I think.

    His pro-coal policies and advice given in the past are turning out to be disastrously wrong, and he just cannot accept this, IMO.

    So, it’s good to see him spinning off into the stratosphere, spouting nonsense, considering all the damage he has done to the cause of sensible climate change mitigation.

    It was great to see his paid denier spiel disrupted in Copenhagen by some of the bright young people his policies would condemn to a hellish future.

    The right wing propaganda machine can indeed make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, though. Consider what they did to prop up George W. Bush, for example.

  4. Gail says:

    Here’s a video of His Munificence repeating the same vile attacks at the SustainUS booth:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2009/dec/11/monckton-calls-activists-hitler-youth

    “Ben Wessel: [of the Sustain US youth delegation] 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: Because of the biofuel scam, world food prices have doubled. That it because of the global warming scare, which you won’t look at the science of. As a result of that, millions are dying in third world countries because food prices have doubled 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 interrupt any meeting at which I am present, where we are trying to have a private conversation.”

  5. mike roddy says:

    If the Saturday Night Live writers created Lord Monckton, he would have been viewed as just too ridiculous and unbelievable. The most troubling thing here is that he has found a large audience. This does not bode well as an indicator of where we stand as an intelligent species, and whether we will be able to cope with rapid disintegration of the biosphere.

  6. Lars Karlsson says:

    Saturday Night Live? Monty Python would be more fitting.

  7. We need a California Do Dah Parade (CDDP)treatment. The confrontation was far too polite and boring. Mock-ton was borderline pathetic, and was afforded far too much respect. He should be regarded as the star of unintentional theater.

  8. Leland Palmer says:

    Wow, the chanting seems to have touched a nerve.

    Perhaps his income from the Americans For Prosperity paid climate denier think tank is threatened.

    The appropriate response would seem to be to invade every meeting he attempts to speak at, and disrupt it with chanting.

  9. Steve Bloom says:

    Joe, if you haven’t already seen it you won’t want to miss this from Ben Hale. Among other things, I’m sure we’ll soon be hearing all about the Danish emeritus fish biologist’s “polar night” hypothesis. Hopefully Ben will be willing to produce the full transcript if he gets enough encouragement.

    [JR: Yes, I'll post that tomorrow.]

  10. Thank you Mockworthy Monckton!

    No one represents the denier cult better than YOU. We couldn’t have created a better character if we had the entire ILM team building one from scratch.

    Monckton makes even more sense than Senator Inhofe. If only the two of them would appear together somewhere on TV – I’d pay to see that.

  11. Leland Palmer says:

    About the food shortage biofuel connection, I’m not sure the global rise in food prices was any more spontaneous than the artificial rise in oil prices we saw under the Bush Administration.

    In the U.S., for example, Goldman Sachs has been accused of massive commodities trading, which has been alleged to effectively decouple price from supply and demand:

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/29127316/the_great_american_bubble_machine

    The bank’s unprecedented reach and power have enabled it to turn all of America into a giant pumpanddump scam, manipulating whole economic sectors for years at a time, moving the dice game as this or that market collapses, and all the time gorging itself on the unseen costs that are breaking families everywhere — high gas prices, rising consumercredit rates, halfeaten pension funds, mass layoffs, future taxes to pay off bailouts. All that money that you’re losing, it’s going somewhere, and in both a literal and a figurative sense, Goldman Sachs is where it’s going: The bank is a huge, highly sophisticated engine for converting the useful, deployed wealth of society into the least useful, most wasteful and insoluble substance on Earth — pure profit for rich individuals.

    The energy sources that the fossil fuel companies fear the most, and privately are the most interested in, are biofuels, IMO.

    Consider ExxonMobil’s recent investments in algae based fuels, and their 600 million dollar investment with Synthetic Genomics to develop algae based biofuels that can be substituted for gasoline.

  12. Gail says:

    L.Palmer, hope you don’t mind I have reproduced your prescient comment and link here:

    http://witsendnj.blogspot.com/2009/12/rich-aredifferent.html

    and kind of funny as well, we all need comic relief!!

  13. Leland Palmer says:

    Hi Gail-

    Very funny link, IMO. Feel free to cross post, no problem. :)

  14. Farlington III says:

    Lord Monckton ran rings around the hysterical rude kids who dared to interrupt him. I suspect they’ll be showing him some more respect in future.

  15. TrueSceptic says:

    6 Lars,

    Surely Lord Munchkin is one of the competitors here?