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Lord Monckton Blasts UN Global Agenda; Expresses Optimism

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Lord Christopher Monckton told The New American in an exclusive interview Saturday that the United Nations' Rio+20 conference that concluded the day before was not about saving the planet from environmental devastation or about eradicating poverty. Instead, he said, it was about shackling the planet under a global government. He also optimistically stressed that the "pointy heads here in Rio" have failed despite their declaration of success and that "the game is up."

Lord Monckton served as policy advisor to Margaret Thatcher when she was Prime Minister of Great Britain. He heads the policy unit of the UK Independent Party and is chief policy advisor to the Washington, D.C.-based Science and Public Policy Institute. He has spoken widely and written extensively to expose the alarmism used to justify global government, saying that the controls envisioned by the UN are unnecessary.

In his interview with The New American, Monckton noted that climate-change alarmism no longer has the appeal it once did, and that the alarmists have therefore backed away from it. "This whole conference right from the start has had the stink of death upon it," he observed. "The environment is no longer cool. It's no longer green. It's no longer fashionable." He added: "They realized they could no longer bring forward the climate as an excuse, and you barely heard climate change mentioned here. Oh it's still in the text. It's still there, but it's no longer the number one issue."

But if the discredited climate-change alarmism is no longer the number one issue, what is? Monckton noted: "The beginning paragraph of this [Rio+20] document said that the worst problem facing the world was not climate change but poverty." He added: "Now that I find myself in agreement with. Poverty is completely unnecessary. It arises almost exclusively from socialism."

Ironically, though, global socialism is exactly what the would-be managers of the world are offering as the means to end poverty. Of course, global socialism would result in more poverty, not less; and it would also result in the loss of freedom. At Rio+20, Monckton noted, "They were still effectively talking about a mechanization for setting up a global government so that they could shut down the West, shut down democracy, and bring freedom to an end worldwide."

If the change in emphasis from environmental issues to poverty sounds surprising, it is not, once it is realized that the crusade to save the Earth from environmental destruction really was not about saving the environment. Monckton noted that the modern-day environmental movement has been co-opted by what he terms "the traffic light tendency — the greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."

But despite the strategy shift, Monckton said of the traffic-light Marxists who populated Rio+20: "They lost. They lost, and they lost big time. They of course did the ritual declaration that they succeeded, but they didn't. I now think there is a good chance the West can survive the environmental movement."

Indeed there is.

The following YouTube video is a 10-minute segment of our interview with Lord Monckton.

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  • Comment Link Madeleine Sunday, 24 June 2012 19:25 posted by Madeleine

    Get us out of the UN, we have enough trouble s right now and if we keep letting them run our lives and our country we will never get it back, surely people can see how they have changed it already, they are not Americans and they don't see things the American way, that doesn't make us wrong , it makes us Americans , this is America after all and I can't see why we should change that for the United Nations, they have fianlly gotten in and gained more power than they ever though t possible, lets end that, they neither deserve this power , nor have they earned this power and they should not have it. We need to get them and their hold over this country out , no more or their orders and they can take the EPA and agenda 21 with them they are also errand boys for the broken down power elite. If this country is so bad and we have made such a mess of it why do they want it so badly, where are they getting this pristine land and water to conserve for the future, ? no one hurt anything here except them and the EPA and the oil companies, we have jsut enjoyed the beaches, not polluted them with oil spills, we have not strip mined mountains , we have not taken away millions of acres of land and then brought in millions of people , this Government has and also other regimes since Teddy Roosevelt and the UN has , not us. We need ot be the stewards of our own land and water and they need ot go somewhere else. China has polluted their country for years, now they are here building factories and getting ready ot pollute our country, and they will be allowed ot do that , not us, get them out . Once and for all lets fix our own country, not leave it up ot people who don't know what a good TV set is. .

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