It really shouldn’t surprise us. After all we had plenty of warning. Back in 2006 we already reminded ourselves of Chiracs assessment of the Kyoto Protocol:
French President Jacques Chirac provided the key clue as to why so many in the international community still revere the Kyoto Protocol, who in 2000 said Kyoto represents “the first component of an authentic global governance.”
That seems the stuff that makes up the daily ration of a conspiracy nut. But in the run up to the Copenhagen climate summit next December we get some worrying words from Lord Monckton on the true aims of the intended Treaty of Copenhagen over at ‘Watts up with that’: Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty in Copenhagen, Claims British Lord Monckton
I 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 satisfication of what is called, coyly, “climate debt” – because we’ve been burning CO2 and they haven’t. We’ve been screwing up the climate and they haven’t. And the third purpose of this new entity, this government, is enforcement.
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, who took over Greenpeace so that my friends who funded it left within a year, because [the communists] captured it – Now the apotheosis as at hand. They are about to impose a communist world government on the world.
The draft treaty text can be viewed here (pdf). Highlights (for want of a better word) are here. If you thought that the betrayal over the Turnip was bad, just wait and see how the Super Turnip turns out…
[Afterthought] And of course this all just happens at the moment that global warming is lying inches thick on much of central Europes door step.
[UPDATE001] Het Vrije Volk has a series of videos on this matter. The first two are from the Minnesota Free Market Institute event where Lord Monckton made the speech referred to above and the Q&A-session after the speech (btw, I inadvertently misattributed the original post to WUWT. It was actually from Fightin’ Words). The third is an interview with Canada’s Michael Coren on Corens show.
Reader DP111 flags up a radio interview Lord Monckton had with Glenn Beck (reproduced below). Watch (listen to) it. Among other things, Lord Monckton states that the Copenhagen draft treaty would force developed countries to pay up to a mind-boggling 2% of gross domestic product in ‘climate reparations’. When a deal is reached in Copenhagen we may find that we got much, much more then we bargained for. Copenhagen is truly shaping up to be Lisbon writ large.
Meanwhile, the big shots of the blogosphere are covering this (Michelle, Pamela).
And here in the Netherlands? Well… The silence is truly shattering. As with the Turnip we are in the process of a stitch-up of epic, even biblical proportion, with our MSM standing idly by, studiously looking away. In the past the profession had a certain dignity and nobility. But for all their sycophantic complicity in this, as well as the Lisbon treaty, it is sad but true to state that at the beginning of this, the twenty-first century most journalists are sub-human scum of the earth.
[UPDATE002] Quite surprisingly the EUnion is digging in its heels with regard to the ‘climate reparations’ in the Copenhagen treaty:
A call from the chancellor, Alistair Darling, for the EU to commit to €10bn, of which Britain would contribute €1bn, went unheeded. The European Commission has proposed €15bn a year by 2020. The European parliament’s environment committee this week put the figure at €30bn, but environmental lobby groups talk of €35bn.
Babysteps, as they say.