On July 8th, in front of an audience of British industrialists and environmentalists, Prince Charles predicted that the world had a scant 96 months left before a total collapse of our ecosystem.
The environmentally concerned Prince of Wales stated in a speech given at the St. James Palace that according to his calculations the world has a grand total of 96 months left before it is too late for all of us as our planet collapses ecologically (thus condemning us to such cruel deaths as starvation, pestilence, and hypothermia).
And the reason for our eight year countdown to Extinction???
Why capitalism and our voracious consumer culture, that's what.
"But for all its achievements, our consumerist society comes at an enormous cost to the Earth and we must face up to the fact that the Earth cannot afford to support it. Just as our banking sector is struggling with its debts - and paradoxically also facing calls for a return to so-called 'old-fashioned', traditional banking - so Nature's life-support systems are failing to cope with the debts we have built up there too. If we don't face up to this, then Nature, the biggest bank of all, could go bust. And no amount of quantitative easing will revive it."
Those were the words of the Prince, who as of late has been coming out more and more vocally about his concerns for the environment over the past few years.
During the speech, presented at the annual Richard Dimbleby lecture, Charles also presented a need for stringent Cap-N-Trade legislation, noting that if there is not "coherent financial incentives and disincentives, we have just 96 months to avert irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse, and all that goes with it."
Now, there are many different directions I can go here.
First of all, what would be the point of even bothering to do anything at all about the solution if all we have is eight years left. Not for nothing but something tells me that if the Earth is on the edge of oblivion and only has eight years left in human time (which when thinking in regards to the Earth, it is the passing of seconds), a few smokestacks being turned off are not going to do much of anything to stop this.
Secondly, is anyone else worried about his quote unquote calculations? I mean this is the same big eared doofus who cheated on Princess Di with some grungy limey slut that vaguely looked like Eric Idle (from Monty Python). Something tells me that if he managed to miss that glaring trade down, then he had to have misplaced a decimal somewhere in his calculations.
Which brings us to the third point... He's inbred.
That whole royal bloodline is just packed with one brother fucking a cousin who fucked her uncle who was actually her father after another. Don't believe me??? Then take a look for yourself...
This guy is what the banjo boy from Deliverance looked like when he grew up... the end result of a shallow gene pool stretched too thin.
But then again...
Despite all the reasons we would have to discredit this big eared shmuck, we do have to take into account that he is a very wealth big eared shmuck- thus making his an odd on favorite to be member of the Illuminati (or the Bilderbergs or any of the other various power-hungry Master of the Universe secret societies floating around out there). His membership to any one (or all) of these groups would put him in position to have access to information that even high level government scientists don't have access to. Maybe these comments are not the moronic ramblings of a six foot single celled organism but rather the sounding of the battle horn intended to mobilize the useful idiots who then will willingly hand over any and all rights necessary to save the world from our destructive actions.
But whether it is the indulged ramblings of an inbred rube or a power grab at the God given freedoms of Man, one thing is clear...
Charles thinks our freedom to do what we want and buy what we want is something that he would like to make go away, and unfortunately there are far too many government officials in Europe and in America that will think that this too good an idea to let pass by.
Energy and the free market are the keys to our freedom and very way of life that we hold dear, and the idea that in order to save the world we have to relinquish these basic rights and submit to the whim of federally imposed standard for behavior and habit is downright insulting. More and more, the solutions to the "Doomsday" scenarios being presented to we, the Littles, in order to save the world from our horrible behavior sound less like productive solutions to nagging problems and more like an easy ways to make free people beg for tyranny.
Not that I am advocating for humanity to go out of its way to fuck things up for the future or anything. All I am saying is to be cautious of what we allow politicians to do in the name of saving the world. For some reason, I do not find the motives of the powerful in this mess as pure as those of the willing followers...