Climate denier unmasked: Tory peer calls Jewish climate activists “Hitler Youth”

Tory peer in attack on Jewish climate change activists; calls them “Hitler Youth”

Leading climate sceptic Lord Monckton has launched a venom-dripped tirade against young climate change activists, comparing them to Hitler Youth.

Eyes bulging, face contorted and jabbing threateningly, the former adviser to Margaret Thatcher tells Jewish activist Ben Wessel:

“No, no. I’m not going to shake the hand of Hitler Youth.”

To which Ben replied:

“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.”

Ben:

“My grandparents escaped the Nazis growing up in Germany.”

Watch the confrontation in full:

Make up your own minds whose side you’d rather be on.

Hat-tip: Josh Dorner of the Sierra Club

26 Responses to “Climate denier unmasked: Tory peer calls Jewish climate activists “Hitler Youth””

  1. Jack Storry

    Just as a small point of accuracy he actually says “I’ll tell you how you should take it. You should take it as it is meant” rather than “You should take it.”

    Doesn’t make the comments any more acceptable but just for the benefit of being accurate.

  2. Alex Ross

    “Make up your own minds whose side you’d rather be on.” It’s not about taking sides based on how proponents of various points of view conduct themselves, it’s about supporting the truth.

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  4. Doug Johnston

    RT @antonvowl: Wonder if this'll get as much attention as Ken Livingstone? http://bit.ly/8TL19c

  5. David Roberts

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  6. Sierra Club

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  7. vacuumcleaner

    Tory peer Lord Monckton calls Jewish climate activists “Hitler Youth” – http://bit.ly/6r4Q8N – anyone still want to vote tory? #cop15

  8. Steve A Souza

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  9. Ben Tracy

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  10. Anon E Mouse

    Who really cares? Get a life everyone – this is a non-story.

    Talking of bulging eyes, did anyone see Ed Balls – you know the public schoolboy toff married to Yvette Cooper – in his Nazi uniform staring at his friends groin while he had his trousers down?

    Oh what a jolly jape that was! A so called socialist in a Nazi uniform – frightening.

  11. Richard Blogger

    Hmmm, that is interesting. But be fair to LFF Monckton’s only just joined UKIP.

  12. JesseJenkins

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  14. Josh

    What he says is true however. Climate change has always happened. We have evidence that shows there was farming on the Greenland. We have had the Roman Warm period and the Medieval Warming Period where temperatures were 2-6 degrees higher than today. We had the Little Ice Age when the Thames froze over regularly.

    However, isn’t it rather hypocritical for the trustafarians to cry it in indignation at being compared to the Hitler Youth when global cooling deniers compare sceptics to Holocaust deniers. If you can’t receive then don’t give.

  15. Maia

    Indeed, 20 years from now, when we look back at these kids, and the Obama administration, and everything liberal, it will be a dark age that will rival Nazi Germany.

  16. Mardler

    There is no choice – Monckton was right. The yoof surrounding him had closed minds, blind to anything other than their faith in the new religion of AGW just like the Hitler Youth. Brainwashing to a frightening degree.

    I know young scientists (geophysicists) who know from their research that AGW is extremely unlikely to be a cause for alarm, indeed, they also understand what bad science has been conducted in the name of AGW for the IPCC. Until you know the detail, don’t jump on the AGW bandwagon. In terms of the facts, Monckton was correct.

    Those youths in the clip are worrying: unable to discern for themselves, they fall for the cheap mass media propaganda driving the forces of big government – all part of the Watermelon Tendency.

    If the CRU whistleblowers haven’t convinced you that the alarmists are guilty of fraud, nothing will and that is all the proof we need that it isn’t science you follow but a religion.

  17. Henry

    Mardler obviously hasn’t heard that the overwhelming majority of relevant scientists believe global warming is happening (& who cares if he’s met a couple of geophysicts in the pub who think differently?) The fuss over CRU is just an irrelevant side show, stirred up by organisations like Fox News.

    This stuff about comparing climate change activists to the Hitler Youth comes straight of of the US far-right handbook. Attack, attack, attack.

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  19. Paul Evans

    Have a look? Climate denier unmasked: Tory peer calls Jewish climate activists “Hitler Youth” http://url4.eu/v60b

  20. Anon E Mouse

    Henry – And you’re not just reverting to type yourself?

    Make up any excuse to attack the poor from the Labour handbook. Tax, tax, tax.

  21. unseen

    It reminds me of a certain former Mayor of London when he encountered an Evening Standard journalist….

    Livingstone: “What did you do before? Were you a German war criminal?”

    Finegold: “No, I’m Jewish. I wasn’t a German war criminal.”

    Livingstone: “Ah … right.”

    Finegold: “I’m actually quite offended by that. So, how did tonight go?”

    Livingstone: “Well you might be, but actually you are just like a concentration camp guard. You’re just doing it ’cause you’re paid to, aren’t you?”

  22. Anon E Mouse

    unseen – Sometimes the problem on LFF is the contributors are:

    1. Either unaware that when it comes to hypocrisy both sides are as bad
    2. Don’t care if they are considered to be hypocritical
    3. Get excited and blindly print anything

    Not sure which but I am surprised that there isn’t an editor who approves the posts in advance to ensure the case they present is the best one.

  23. John77

    The behaviour of the group who shouted down those who disagreed with them was comparable to the Hitler Youth. Lord Monckton’s choice of comparison was offensive, probably deliberately so.
    I should be on neither side. Ben Wessel should, if he is a Jew, know better; so should Lord Monckton.
    Ben Wessel threw the first stone.

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