Saturday, December 19, 2009

Copenhagen Cover

Copenhagen is a cover for "uglier agendas," says Jonha Goldberg in the National Review:

"Bolivian president Evo Morales was interviewed by Al Jazeera television while in Copenhagen. “The principal obstacle to combating climate change is capitalism,” he explained. “Until we put an end to capitalism, it will continue to be a big obstacle for life and humanity.”

Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe proclaimed in a speech: “When these capitalist gods of carbon burp and belch their dangerous emissions, it’s we, the lesser mortals of the developing sphere, who gasp and sink and eventually die.”

Right. That is, unless Mugabe kills them first.

The big name in the anti-capitalism club was, of course, Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan national-socialist strongman. In a typical stem-winder, he belched: “Capitalism is a destructive model that is eradicating life, that threatens to put a definitive end to the human species.”

I don’t know how to say “chutzpah” in Spanish, but you’ve got to hand it to the leader of the world’s No. 5 supplier of oil for bemoaning the system that keeps his regime afloat by buying his product."


Brian H said...

Bloated hawgs decrying glottony, so that they'll have exclusive access.

I CH4 on both of them.

Brian H said...

BTW, the first Secretary of OPEC was a Venezuelan, who coined the term "Devil's Excrement" to describe oil, and its effects on a society and economy. Bing it!