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Interview: James Delingpole on The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism

April 20th, 2014 - 8:36 pm

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“I’m not a scientist and actually given what I’ve seen of scientists in my experiences following the global warming scam, I’m glad I’m not a scientist because a lot of these guys are basically shysters and crooks. They’re not some kind of white-coated elite with a special hotline to the truth. In fact, they’re just ordinary guys and girls trying to earn a living like the rest of us but slightly more dodgily than the rest of us in the one or two egregious cases,” James Delingpole of Ricochet.com, the UK Spectator and the executive editor the newly launched Breitbart London tells me in our latest interview. And that’s one of the kinder things that the author of The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism:  The Left’s Plan to Frighten Your Kids, Drive Up Energy Costs, and Hike Your Taxes has to say on the subject. He’ll also discuss:

● If Mark Steyn loses his lawsuit to Michael Mann, who gets the top bunk in their cell at the Global Warming Stalag, James or Mark?

● The concept of the “Friendly Lawsuit,” and how it helps to explain that the left is nothing but Potemkin Villages, all the way down.

● Prying open “The Drawbridge Effect” to see what’s inside Al Gore’s and Thomas Friedman’s mansions.

● How can the media alternately tell us the world is coming to an end in five years if we don’t radically change our lifestyles, then cheerfully promote high-carbon footprint pro sports, such as the NFL and NASCAR?

● What’s the background behind the big “Climategate” scandal of 2009, and where does it stand today?

● How James both discovered American politics while living in England and joined the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.

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What rational person would believe there is a worldwide conspiracy among scientists to mislead the public? Such a conspiracy would require the cooperation of 80% of scientists around the world, 97 percent of climatologists, the members of the national academy of sciences of the US and seventeen other countries, the leadership of nearly every national and international organization of professional scientists and executives of most major corporations (e.g. ABB, Air France, Alcan, Alcoa, Alliant Energy, Allianz, American Electric Power, BASF, Bayer, Calvert Group, Citigroup, Deutsche Telekom, DuPont, Endesa, Eskom, Eni, Exelon, FPL Group, General Electric, Iberdrola, ING Group, International Gas Union, Munich Re, National Grid, NRG Energy, Ricoh, Suntech Power, Swiss Re, Vattenfall, Volvo, World Council of Churches, World Petroleum Council, and many others). How could such a conspiracy be kept secret?

Does anybody believe the executives of major corporations could be duped?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change_consensus#Scientific_consensus
24 weeks ago
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The "Drawbridge Effect" appears to be similar to the explanation of Communism as described by "Immanuel Goldstein" in George Orwell's 1984. Personally, I prefer the term, "The New Feudalism".

I think, by the way, the accent think explains poor Martin Bashir. In spite of not appearing to know very much, the accent made him pass as an intellectual.
25 weeks ago
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I don't get the bit about George Washington. What's up with that?
25 weeks ago
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Yeah, George Washington was not born in England and didn't move to the US at age 40. He was not born in England. Nor was his father. Nor was his grandfather. His great grandfather was born in England and moved to the US at 24 or so.
25 weeks ago
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Brilliant. Thx.

It saddens me to know that there are some who would call him an "hysteric".

Would mewl "can't they just be wrong?".

"Why do you have to exaggerate?"

The One World Socialist crowd is crushing the UK and the USA and they STILL remain hidden behind the mask of "neoliberalism". (Not to be confused AT ALL with classical liberalism, which should be ashamed at the criminal tyranny being committed in their name)

What a wonderful guy to have on our side. And yes...we DO love the accent. Bravo, Ed.
25 weeks ago
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I like Mr. D, but I'm uncomfortable when he says "some scientists are crooks and liars". I suppose it's true, but I'd rather they be called "these so-called scientists" because one cannot serve two masters and if you are a crook and/or liar, you are not a scientist worthy of the name.
25 weeks ago
25 weeks ago Link To Comment
Any chance we can bring the Honorable James to PJM?
25 weeks ago
25 weeks ago Link To Comment
James Delingpole is one of the most insightful (and wittiest) pundits writing today. Thanks for interviewing him.
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