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Prince Charles In Astonishing Attack On Capitalism

May 28, 2014

By Paul Homewood

 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-charles/10859230/Prince-Charles-reform-capitalism-to-save-the-planet.html

 

It seems the inbred, soon to be our next King, has been making a fool of himself again. Speaking at the “Inclusive Capitalism Conference” (whatever that is) in London, he has called for “an end to capitalism as we know it in order to save the planet from global warming.”

 

The Telegraph report:

 

Prince Charles has called for an end to capitalism as we know it in order to save the planet from global warming.

In a speech to business leaders in London, the Prince said that a “fundamental transformation of global capitalism” was necessary in order to halt “dangerously accelerating climate change” that would “bring us to our own destruction”.

He called for companies to focus on “approaches that achieve lasting and meaningful returns” by protecting the environment, improving their employment practices and helping the vulnerable to develop a new "inclusive capitalism".

The Prince was taking part in his first major UK public engagement since sparking a diplomatic row last week by likening the behaviour of Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, to Adolf Hitler.

In a politically-charged speech at the Inclusive Capitalism conference, the Prince said: “I remember when the Iron Curtain came down there was a certain amount of shouting about the triumph of capitalism over communism. Being somewhat contrary, I didn’t think it was quite as simple as that. I felt that unless the business world considered the social, community and environmental dimensions, we might end up coming full circle.”

The Prince, who has long been outspoken about the need to tackle climate change, said the world now stood at “a pivotal moment in history” ahead of major UN summit in Paris next year on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

“Over the next eighteen months, and bearing in mind the urgency of the situation confronting us, the world faces what is probably the last effective window of opportunity to vacate the insidious lure of the ‘last chance saloon’ in order to agree an ambitious, equitable and far-sighted multilateral settlement in the context of the post-2015 sustainable development goals and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change,” he said.

“Either we continue along the path we seem collectively determined to follow, apparently at the mercy of those who so vociferously and aggressively deny that our current operating model has any effect upon dangerously accelerating climate change – which I fear will bring us to our own destruction – or we can choose to act now before it is finally too late, using all of the power and influence that each of you can bring to bear to create an inclusive, sustainable and resilient society,” he said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-charles/10859230/Prince-Charles-reform-capitalism-to-save-the-planet.html

 

 

Is he not aware that it it is Communist China that is the largest emitter of CO2 and now puts out 27% of the global total?

 

 

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https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/co2-emissions-2012/

 

 

Does he not know that since 1990, Communist China’s emissions have increased by over 250%, while they fallen in the UK.

 

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https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/co2-emissions-changes-1990-to-2011/

 

 

He even has the nerve to make this snarky comment:

“I remember when the Iron Curtain came down there was a certain amount of shouting about the triumph of capitalism over communism. Being somewhat contrary, I didn’t think it was quite as simple as that. I felt that unless the business world considered the social, community and environmental dimensions, we might end up coming full circle.”

 

What planet does he live on? It was Soviet Russia that embarked on decades of anti-environment policies. As a result, 40% of Russia’s territory began demonstrating symptoms of significant ecological stress by the 1990s.

And it is Communist China that currently has huge environmental problems.

 

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http://www.theguardian.com/news/gallery/2007/jul/18/china.pollution?picture=330216042#/?picture=330216024&index=8 

 

 

Of course, it is not capitalism that he has his eyes on, it is the Western standard of living. He would much prefer that we were all rationed for what we could have, and told how we could use it. A benevolent dictatorship would no doubt how he would see it.

At least his father was open about the issue when he said he would like to be reincarnated as a deadly virus, to tackle over population.

If Charles thinks we would all be better off living under his socialist utopia, perhaps he might care to talk to the unlucky citizens from the days of Soviet Russia and Eastern Europe.

 

There is little doubt that in his brave new world, Charles and his family will still continue to enjoy their palaces, flunkies and luxurious lifestyle. Just as the commissars and bureaucrats will retain their pay, perks and pensions, and the favoured businessmen, who tick the required green boxes, will rake in their profits and subsidies.

 

If the Prince is serious, perhaps he could start by selling off the palaces and other assets he and his family own, and giving the money to some of the poor people, that he pretends to be so concerned about.

31 Comments
  1. John permalink
    May 28, 2014 7:56 pm

    You would listen to this guy if he gave up the monarchy, got a real job & then was elected as an MP, or Cllr.
    Bit rich from a guy who lives off the back of the taxpayer & thinks glad handing is a job

    • Kartoffel permalink
      June 22, 2015 7:00 pm

      God save the future king of global warmisme and carbonphobia!

  2. Green Sand permalink
    May 28, 2014 8:06 pm

    Why is it every time Prince Charles speaks my head gets a little rounder?

  3. Joe Public permalink
    May 28, 2014 8:13 pm

    His spoutings are enough to turn one to Republicanism.

  4. May 28, 2014 8:17 pm

    Reblogged this on Power To The People and commented:
    Climate Change is Not the Problem Fuel Poverty Is

  5. May 28, 2014 8:18 pm

    Just to put the record straight, Charles did not call for an end to global capitalism; he called for a fundamental transformation of global capitalism, which is somewhat different.

    • Keitho permalink
      May 29, 2014 9:51 am

      You are quite correct, however he hasn’t defined what he means by capitalism let alone how it could be transformed by simply rigging the market any more, or differently, than it already is.

      Most people who blame capitalism for the world’s ills are really blaming big business which is a different thing completely. They should really be blaming a failure of governance, and democracy gives them the tools with which to improve it.

      Charles has never had to compete in the market and so has no idea how it works hence his misguided call to reform capitalism.

    • mkelly permalink
      May 29, 2014 8:28 pm

      “…end to capitalism as we know it…”

      John the article does not say end to global capitalism as you say it as the appendage of “as we know it” on the end.

    • May 30, 2014 10:45 pm

      I’m not calling for an end to the monarchy, I’m simply calling for a fundamental transformation of monarchy into a system whereby certain people are dangled from light poles & used as candy receptacles at children’s parties.

    • Brian H permalink
      November 28, 2014 4:48 pm

      Soul mate of the Fundamental Transformer, who was going to reconcile the world’s countries to each other, etc. Delusional children, very dangerous in positions of influence.

  6. J Martin permalink
    May 28, 2014 8:30 pm

    You have got to feel sorry for Charles the misled . Pity he hasn’t stopped to actually look up the reality. Perhaps ‘one’ does not know how to operate a computer.

  7. J Martin permalink
    May 28, 2014 8:42 pm

    I used to class myself as a royalist. But Prince Charles’s ridiculous gullibiity has put paid to that. Sad that he doesn’t have the integrity to look into the subject and instead just blindly accepts what he is told by Greenpeace and other stupid organisations.

    • Brian H permalink
      November 28, 2014 4:52 pm

      Me, too. William would be an improvement, but QE would have to outlive Charles. Long live the Queen!

      That’s the insurmountable problem with monarchy: you get pot luck of the (impoverished) genetic draw when the sceptre passes.

  8. Green Sand permalink
    May 28, 2014 9:09 pm

    J Martin

    “I used to class myself as a royalist.”

    Same here and in one way I still am, “God save the Queen”!

  9. John F. Hultquist permalink
    May 29, 2014 1:26 am

    The Prince of Wales! Can you folks build a fence (electrified with solar panels) around Wales and keep him inside? We in the USA can send the Pres., Al the Goracle, and Nye the science guy. The folks in OZ can send a couple and so on. These like minded climokleptomaniacs can sit at a large round table and entertain each other.

  10. May 29, 2014 7:15 am

    My view of Prince Charles hasn’t been printable for some years. Great article Paul.

  11. mike fowle permalink
    May 29, 2014 8:40 am

    I wish Charles wasn’t such a numpty. I am sure he is a well meaning and concerned man, but I found it difficult to have respect for him after Climategate. Simply ignoring the evidence he rushed to support the “scientists” at UEA, expressing his sympathy that they were being persecuted etc. etc. His judgment is so poor as he has recently demonstrated that serious questions arise whether he should be king.

  12. May 29, 2014 11:24 am

    Is it news ?
    Green loony says ‘Green Loony’ stuff.
    – once again showing that the voices of evidence and reason are on the skeptic side

  13. May 29, 2014 12:03 pm

    It is a mistake to think of China as still being a Communist country.
    It’s environmental problems are largely the result of it having one of the most free market and unregulated economies in the world.

    • May 29, 2014 12:52 pm

      I don’t think much happens in China without the approval of the State.

  14. John F. Hultquist permalink
    May 29, 2014 3:58 pm

    Recall that the English colonists in the NH wanted liberty and thus founded a new nation based on that principle. With the passage of time the degree of liberty has been decreasing (at an accelerated rate recently). In China the Communist Party founded a centrally controlled society structured upon common ownership of the means of production and characterized by the absence of classes (at least that was the idea). With the passage of time Party members have become a class and wealth accumulation frowned on not so much. It seems both “common ownership” and “liberty” are hard to maintain.
    ______
    Hasn’t Charles been sidelined by his oldest son along the path to the Throne? Or is it that the Queen is now a human android that will remain in place until Charles has departed the realm?

  15. Billy Liar permalink
    May 29, 2014 7:46 pm

    Here’s a glimpse of the future from a sustainable Antarctic research station. It has a micro smart grid; read the ‘Energy Demand Management’ section. That’s what’s in store for the UK and the US if people allow it to happen.

    http://www.antarcticstation.org/station/smart_grid/

    Say NO! to smart meters.

  16. Billy Liar permalink
    May 29, 2014 7:51 pm

    Oh, and the Princess Elisabeth Antarctic Research Station has only been going 5 years but already 2 of its 9 wind mills are inoperable for lack of parts.

    http://www.antarcticstation.org/news_press/news_detail/the_journey_home_begins

    You couldn’t make it up.

  17. William Abbott permalink
    June 1, 2014 5:33 pm

    QV, I go to China regularly on business. Free markets require honest, enforceable contracts. Self-interest is the only contract enforcer there. Customs is hopelessly corrupt. You never know what bogus charge they will think up, but its always something. Land ownership is real, real mushy. There is a long neglected history of torts where plaintiffs sue for environmental damages in the UK and USA. Damages to what is owned. The whole Chinese system of courts and custom and land title is totally messed up. In China you never have standing, and the court doesn’t have jurisdiction.

    China is a wild place to do business. Chinese are incredibly clever and hard-working. But there is a huge layer of uncertainty under everything and everyone. It makes the markets there anything but truly free. And there is gobs of regulations too. Capricious, unpredictable regulation. The idea that government employees are public servants is unknown and unpracticed. Nobody in the government will help you. You have to know somebody.

    China is a dynamic, fun place to trade. It is exponentially better for doing business there than it was. And it is a long, long ways off from being an unregulated and free market.

    • June 1, 2014 6:58 pm

      I bow to you superior knowledge of China, but it still sound pretty unregulated and free market to me, from an environmental point of view.

      • Brian H permalink
        November 28, 2014 5:00 pm

        Don’t get it, do you? Unregulated in the sense that Party connections routinely and always trump law. The best connected wins.

    • Kartoffel permalink
      June 22, 2015 7:33 pm

      Just like in the East bloc after the fall of communism there was no fall of communists quite the contrary.

  18. November 24, 2015 2:06 pm

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    Prince Charles’ capitalist hypocrisy, so brazenly blinded by a deep-green misanthropy, described nicely by Bertrand Russell …

    “Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.”

  19. November 24, 2015 3:07 pm

    i had read have the comments again, before I realised the original article was published in May 2014!

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