"Global Warming Swindle" Filmmaker Compares Environmentalists to the Nazis

18 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>"Global Warming Swindle" Filmmaker Compares Environmentalists to the Nazis.</h1><p>April 18, 2007 (EIRNS)--The maker of the Channel 4 documentary "The Great Global Warming Swindle", Martin Durkin, made explicit references to the common character of environmentalism, Nazism, and Prince Charles' neo-feudalism in a March 14, 2007 interview with syndicated radio broadcaster Alex Jones.</p><p>()</p><p>Here are exemplary quotes: "It's kind of bordering on fascism, all of this. I think it's no accident that the Nazis actually happened to be terribly into environmental stuff, because this is sort of Romantic anti-industrialism, that has a long history. It goes to the Nazis, it goes beyond the Nazis, to Rousseau and things. There is a rich kind of intellectual history in all this."</p><p>"People like Prince Charles fit in very nicely into that whole world view. One chum of his, called Laurens van der Post, who was very keen on preserving of what they described as traditional tribal life in Africa; one big thing is that we are 'imposing' industry and change on Africa. I mean, if you go to Africa, they are desperate to modernize. The idea that they just love living in the dirt is an awful idea, but that's part of this kind of philosophy that somehow tribal life is more glorious and noble than modern industrial life. That kind of backward looking view is usually expressed by people who have Apple Macs on their desk. It's not that they like groveling around in the dirt, and surviving without electricity, they are happy to wax lyrical about non-industrial society, but they didn't go for themselves."</p><p>About royalty's view: "It's the good old days for them. I mean, Prince Charles has created a little old-fashioned village out in the countryside in England, saying 'This is an model of a village. This is how it should be'. You can see why he pines for a world gone by, because in the olden days, kings had genuine power here. So no wonder he looks at the past in rose-colored spectacles. But personally speaking, my ancestors were boggy peasants in Ireland. I have a different view of the past."</p></div></body>