February 6, 2014

Prince Charley: Put Up Or Shut Up

Prince Charles threw down the gauntlet a few days ago when he stated that people who doubted global warming are like headless chickens.
Prince Charles has criticised climate change deniers, describing them as the "headless chicken brigade" during an awards ceremony recognising a leading young green entrepreneur.

Charles, who has campaigned for years to reduce global warming, also spoke out against "the barrage of sheer intimidation" from powerful anti-climate change groups during the event held at Buckingham Palace last night.
Someone has picked up the gauntlet and slapped him across his silly face with it.
From Whats Up With That:
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales,
Clarence House, London.

Candlemas, 2014

Your Royal Highness’ recent remarks describing those who have scientific and economic reason to question the Establishment opinion on climatic apocalypse in uncomplimentary and unroyal terms as “headless chickens” mark the end of our constitutional monarchy and a return to the direct involvement of the Royal Family, in the Person of our future king, no less, in the cut and thrust of partisan politics.

Now that Your Royal Highness has offered Your Person as fair game in the shootout of politics, I am at last free to offer two options. I need no longer hold back, as so many have held back, as Your Royal Highness’ interventions in politics have become more frequent and less acceptable in their manner as well as in their matter.

Option 1. Your Royal Highness will renounce the Throne forthwith and for aye. Those remarks were rankly party-political and were calculated to offend those who still believe, as Your Royal Highness plainly does not, that the United Kingdom should be and remain a free country, where any subject of Her Majesty may study science and economics, may draw his conclusions from his research and may publish the results, however uncongenial the results may be.

The line has been crossed. No one who has intervened thus intemperately in politics may legitimately occupy the Throne. Your Royal Highness’ arrogant and derogatory dismissiveness towards the near-50 percent of your subjects who no longer follow the New Religion is tantamount to premature abdication. Goodnight, sweet prince. No more “Your Royal Highness.”
There's more, much, much more to this. But here is the challenge....
On the other hand, we Brits are sport-mad. So here is option 2. I am going to give you a sporting second chance, Charlie, baby.

You see, squire, you are no longer above politics. You’ve toppled off your gilded perch and now you’re in it up to your once-regal neck. So, to get you used to the idea of debating on equal terms with your fellow countrymen, I’m going to give you a once-in-a-reign opportunity to win back your Throne in a debate about the climate. The motion: “Global warming is a global crisis.” You say it is. I say it isn’t.

We’ll hold the debate at the Cambridge Union, for Cambridge is your alma mater and mine. You get to pick two supporting speakers and so do I. We can use PowerPoint graphs. The Grand Debate will be televised internationally over two commercial hours. We let the world vote by phone, before and after the debate. If the vote swings your way, you keep your Throne. Otherwise, see you down the pub.

Cheers, mate!

Viscount Monckton of Brenchley


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Sissy boy will never accept that challenge ... too bad.

WoFat said...

The proper word/phrase is "Climate Change." That way you can argue both sides against the middle at the same time, all together with great fanfare.

sig94 said...

I often wonder at the close knit breeding patterns of royalty and what effect this has on their intellectual capabilities.

Gorges Smythe said...

I asked a scientifically-minded friend of mine what will happen if global warming is real and continues. He said it would through us into another ice age. In other words, the earth will make necessary corrections on its own. So WHAT exactly is the problem? That might even wipe out the "excess" population that all the "greens" are worried about. Global warming - a real solution to an imaginary problem. Sounds like a win-win to me!

Kid said...

May I suggest Mr Monckton get at least one supporting individual from Here

Yea, I'd love to see the kid go up against real scientists.

Odie's right, never happen.

And if chuckie wants to focus on someone, I suggest it be China who is cranking out massive amounts of pollution and sees no end to it for decades. Add India andmost other developing countries where they staying alive trumps worrying about jimmy buffet having to move out of the keys..