Copenhagen Climate Talks: Monckton "Hitler Youth" Video

Copenhagen Climate Talks: Monckton "Hitler Youth" Video
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It looks like Christopher Monckton, the head of the right-wing CFACT delegation at the Copenhagen climate talks, is unfamiliar with Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies.

After calling a group of young people from Sustain US,  “hitler youth” and “Nazis” at the Copenhagen climate summit yesterday, Christopher Monckton confronts the same youth today and says:

“I will not shake the hand of Hitler youth.”

Making it even more unacceptable (if that’s even possible), the person who’s hand he refuses to shake, Ben Wessel, is Jewish.

This is the same Christopher Monckton who once wrote in an article entitled, The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS,  that anyone with the disease should be quarantined for life.

This is appalling bigotry and Monckton is completely and utterly out of line for labeling young people who represent our future such things.

 

I will have a complete transcript shortly.

Here’s a transcript, starting at minute 2:49:

Ben Wessel: 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: World food prices have doubled. That it because of the global warming scare.m You won’t look at the science. As a result of that, millions are dying in third world countries 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 interupt any meeting I am present, where we are trying to have a private conversation.

Note: I really think the youth delegations should test this out on any future events Monckton is at in Copenhagen.

Monckton [talking over everyone]: Tough luck. So now you know what it looks like when you do robotic chants [huh?] of the sort which the Hitler youth used to do in Copenhagen when they occupied this city.

Unidentified youth: Sir, you just need to grow up!

Monckton: So I think you should all just chill out and accept that if you ever behave like that again I will call you that again in public. You’re already now known and your faces around the world are known as members of the Hitler youth.

You people do as much damage to the poor as the Hitler youth did. And you’ve got to accept that if you’re not willing to take it, then you shouldn’t give it. And don’t go around invading people’s meetings again.

Good day to you all.

[Monckton walks away and Wessel follows to apologize]

Wessel: I think its good to not try and drown out other people’s opinions and I do agree with that.

Monckton: That’s what you did. That’s what the Hitler Youth did.

[Monckton interupts Wessel]

Monckton: That what the Hitler youth did. And if you did what the Hitler youth did, I’ll call you what you are – Hitler youth.

And you’ll like or it or you’ll lump it.

Wessel: Okay. I’ll let you know how I feel about that personally in a second.

Monckton: Tough

….

Wessel: I would like to give you my card, if you would like to discuss this.

Monckton: I do not take the cards of the Hitler youth.

Wessel: This is absurd and I’m just getting a little frustrated.

….

Monckton: I will call you what you are and you will like it or lump it. And if you dare ever invade any meeting of mine again and behave in that childish, Hitler-ish fashion.

Do I make myself clear?

 

Copenhagen Climate Talks: Monckton "Hitler Youth" Video

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He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning.

Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks.

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Prior to DeSmogBlog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health.

In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications.

Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

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