We shall lose the West unless we can restore the use of reason to pre-eminence in our institutions of what was once learning. It was the age of reason that built the West and made it prosperous and free. The age of reason gave you your great Constitution of liberty. It is the power of reason, the second of the three great powers of the soul in Christian theology, that marks our species out from the rest of the visible creation, and makes us closest to the image and likeness of our Creator. I cannot stand by and let the forces of darkness drive us unprotesting into a new Dark Age.” - Lord MoncktonI have been following Lord Monckton's adventures in the global warming debate for so long that I can't even remember when I first discovered him, but he has truly been magnificent. The author states; ‘The angrier and more indignant they are, the more he seems to like it.”
I have watched him at these things on television and he clearly seems to be enjoy himself all the more in that kind of forum; and I know why. He knows that they don't have a clue what they are going face. They can't even begin to realize the saw mill of scientific information, historical fact and a clear understanding of every aspect of this issue they are going to face. Whether they are professors, students or media people, he politely crushes their views (and their egos) with more information and understanding about more aspects of this issue than they knew existed. When he is all done, they are done …..And they know it.
These kids have been 'taught' by professors who living in an echo chamber of head nodding self congratulators. As a result they are smug, arrogant and completely convinced of their own genius and the infallibility of leftism and the step child of leftism; environmentalism in all it's permutations. They give every indication of being over educated and under smart; while retaining egos beyond the levels of human cranial capacity. Accordingly they are never prepared to face Monkton. The truly sad part of this are the students 'taught' by these people; who now only know what to think, not how to think.
Why is Monkton always well mannered and completely unperturbed by his antagonists during all of these types of presentations? I know the answer to that also. He isn’t arrogant, he is just amazingly self confident. And rightly so!
Monckton’s Schenectady showdown
By Justin Pulliam
THE NEWS that Lord Monckton was to give his “Climate of Freedom” lecture at Union College in Schenectady, New York, had thrown the university’s environmentalists into a turmoil. The campus environmentalists set up a Facebook page announcing a counter-meeting of their own immediately following Monckton’s lecture. There is no debate about global warming, they announced. There is a consensus. The science is settled. Their meeting would be addressed by professors and PhDs, the “true” scientists, no less. Sparks, it seemed, were gonna fly......
You could have heard a pin drop. For the first time, the largely hostile audience (for most of those who attended were environmentalists) realized that the mere fact of a consensus does not in any way inform us of whether the assertion about which there is said to be a consensus is true......
The 2001 IPCC gospel had abolished the medieval warm period by another piece of dubious statistical prestidigitation that was now under investigation by the Attorney-General of Virginia under the Fraud against Taxpayers Act 2000 (gasps of gaping astonishment from some of the environmentalists, who seemed not to have been told this before)......
Lord Monckton, sternly but sadly, told those who had raised their hands: “You know, from the plain and clear demonstration that I gave during my lecture, that the IPCC’s statistical abuse was just that – an abuse. Yet, perhaps out of misplaced loyalty to your professor, you raised your hands in denial of the truth. Never do that again, even for the sake of appeasing authority. In science, whatever you may personally believe or wish to be so, it is the truth and only the truth that matters.”