- Lord Monckton's Warning To America - Text
Thanks to Gary Jacobucci for this transcription.
- Lord Christopher Monckton, former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, spoke
at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN last week (10/14/09) on
the UN Climate Change treaty scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December
2009. He was hosted by the Minnesota Free Market Institute.
- "...At (the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference
in) Copenhagen, this December, weeks away, a treaty will be signed. Your president
will sign it. Most of the third world countries will sign it, because they think they're
going to get money out of it. Most of the left-wing regimes around the world, like the
European Union, will rubber stamp it. Virtually nobody won't sign it.
- I have read that treaty. And what it says is this: that a world
government is going to be created. The word "government" actually appears as the
first of three purposes of the new entity. The second purpose is the transfer of wealth
from the countries of the West to third-world countries, in satisfaction of what is
called, coyly, "a climate debt" because we've been burning CO2 and they
haven't and we've been screwing up the climate. We haven't been screwing up the
climate, but that's the line. And the third purpose of this new entity, this government,
- How many of you think that the word "election" or
"democracy" or "vote" or "ballot" occurs anywhere in the
200-pages of that treaty? Quite right, it doesn't appear once. So, at last, the communists
who piled out of the Berlin Wall and into the environmental movement, and took over
Greenpeace so that my friends who funded it left within a year, because they captured it
now the apotheosis as at hand. They are about to impose a communist world government on
the world. You have a president who has very strong sympathies with that point of view.
He's going to sign. He'll sign anything. He's a Nobel Peace Prize laureate; of course
he'll sign it.
- And the trouble is this; if that treaty is signed, your Constitution
says that it takes precedence over your Constitution, and you can't resile from that
treaty unless you get agreement from all the other state's parties and because you'll
be the biggest paying country, they're not going to let you out.
- So, thank you, America. You were the beacon of freedom for the
world. It is a privilege merely to stand on this soil of freedom while it is still free.
But, in the next few weeks, unless you stop it, your president will sign your freedom,
your democracy, and your prosperity away forever. And neither you nor any subsequent
government you may elect will have any power whatsoever to take it back again. That is how
serious it is. I've read the treaty. I've seen this stuff about government and climate
debt and enforcement. They are going to do this to you whether you like it or no.
- But I think it is here, here in your great nation, which I so love and I
so admire it is here that perhaps, at this eleventh hour, at the fifty-ninth minute and
the fifty-ninth second, you will rise up and you will stop your president from signing
that dreadful treaty; that purposeless treaty. For there is no problem with climate and,
even if there were, economically speaking, there is nothing we can do about it.
- So, I end by saying to you the words that Winston Churchill addressed to
your president in the darkest hour before the dawn of freedom in the Second World War. He
quoted from your great poet Longfellow:
- Sail on, O Ship of State!
- Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
- Humanity, with all its fears,
- With all the hopes of future years,
- Is hanging breathless on thy fate! (10.20.2009)