Lord Monckton Interviews Greenpeace

I’m sipping a coffee in my afternoon office (cafe) and happened across this Greenpeace interview with Lord Monckton in Copenhagen. As I mentioned Lord Monckton in my recent article: Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, I found it very interesting and relevant to share with you here.

The video is further down. Watch it as an interesting way to use the facts in any conversation. It leads to a great interview.

Don’t Believe Everything That Is Rammed Down Your Throat

There’s a saying (by skeptics): Don’t believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see!

DogmaThe meaning of this rings true to me in one aspect: The Media! Newspapers, Radio and TV control our minds and change cultures over the decades. Media fact #1: Everyone knows that 9/11 was orchestrated by Osama Bin Laden, right? And that Afghanistan housed and supported him and that that nation just had to be punished and taken over. Russia failed in a 10 year bid to take it, so now it’s the USA’s turn. Media fact #2: Everyone knows that the west are the good guys in all the wars (peacetime and wartime wars) and that the guys in the east (any east will do, right!) are the bad guys. Unless, of course it’s Israel and then we can call them west, even when they terror bombard their neighbors in the name of peace and get away scott free! Ah, the liberties of democracy! (authors note: above paragraph is written laced with sarcasm)

“History is written by the victor – The loser gets convicted of war crimes”

How horrible to be a child growing up in a country that is being hated by people that never set foot anywhere near them. And we wonder why some of those guys end up hating us!

The media reeks of lies and manipulation! We know this and some don’t buy into it – yet many do.

Lord Monckton vs Greenpeace

Lord Monckton is a guy (former advisor to Margaret Thatcher) who is standing up to his beliefs against the world media. I am not saying that I believe him; What I am saying is this:

Listen to other people’s opinions. Don’t write them off just because your mind is made up already. In this interview with a Greenpeace demonstrator, Lord Monckton simply asks her to make up her mind based on her own research, not on others (The Media). He also makes a very good point. He says:

“Don’t believe me or anyone else. Look for yourself”

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Now someone is bound to get upset with Lord Monckton in this video. No one can however deny which one (Monckton / Greenpeace Lady) is acting based on research and which one is acting on belief in the above video.

Like someone said to me years ago: “If someone told you that jumping off a cliff is good for you, would you do it? Then why do you believe everything they say on the news!!”

An Open Mind Is An Independent Mind

It has always baffled me why people get their underwear in a big knott, when a topic comes up that their mind is already made up against. It is perfectly OK to discuss something that you disagree with and still stay calm and keep an open mind! And of course, if you haven’t seen it with your own eyes, it has not been proven by yourself – but by someone else. Someone else has made up your mind for you… maybe it is the media.

What do I believe? I’m a bit on the fence. I’m still making up my mind on what my “opinion” will be. Not my knowledge – My Opinion.

Like John Fogerty sang in 1985: “I know it’s true… Oh so true… ’cause I saw it on TV

Until next time…

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
Aussie Internet Marketer Β© 2004 – 2009

About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.

Comments

  1. Now if there was ever an opening to speak out about “The Other Truth” (or at least my reality of it) than this was it.

    However, I’ll just say that I am glad that you have decided to join me in the cafe office instead. Really gets the creative juices flowing looking at the ocean doesn’t it πŸ™‚
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  2. Hi Sean, I think you need to get to that “special” office more often. πŸ˜‰

    The newspapers and TV news are not on my favourite list to watch. It sickens me to hear all the crap that they spit out so convincingly and more so because people actually believe it! Lord Monckton asks some great questions in that video. I was giggling along.
    .-= Ange Recchia´s last blog ..Jim Rohn on Personal Development to Greatness =-.

  3. jo carey-bradshaw says:

    ahhh, a voice of sanity… and credit to Kirsten for her attitude.. – it can be challenging to have well-defined beliefs so very publicly scrutinized.. common-sense will prevail.. once again Sean, thanks for focussing on balance.

  4. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much research to reveal that the stuff Monckton’s preaching is in fact fabricated or distorted, and fairly comprehensively proven wrong. Monckton’s really the one acting on ideology, not facts, here.

    Here’s a description of his upcoming tour that made sense to me:

    http://www.towerofturtles.com/08_Monckton_Tours_Australia.html

    • Maurice Rich says:

      So, did you email him & ask him what you had concerns with ?

      Can you tell us what that he stated & indicated here was on record wasn’t on record or was false & if so what it was ?

      As he says, the challenge is upon you to look & check for yourself & ask questions.

  5. I saw more blinkered ideology in that cartoon than in the entire video above. That is a drawing from somebody who has decided that Monckton is dangerous to their movement and as such should be discredited ad hominem.

    The problem is that for every respectable university study that shows one thing about climate change, you can find an equally respectable university study to the contrary. It is for this reason that people like Monckton are so valuable in encouraging people – including Greenpeace Lady – to stop being lazy and do a bit of investigation themselves. If I ever catch him in an outright deception I will join his detractors, but to date I have not.

    While I am no unabashed fanboy of Monckton’s (he and I would argue at length on his ideas about theology for starters), he has done much for bringing to light the non sequiturs in the climate change message.

  6. I think that you really have to get the right information about what has been happening through the whole of time, what I am hearing that its not as bad as some make out it is. and other reports I have heard that its how the whole cycle has been since the beginning of time

  7. Media just drives me bonkers to the point of insanity that inspires my crazy witty blogs – and I must mention funny. I can help it – my mind has a mind of its’ own these days!!

    Oh yeah, they print it so it must be true! I heard a comedienne say (whom I believe) that the news is still a tv show vying for their share of the ratings so it’s gotta be filled with drama, violence, humour, suspense… just like any other regular soapie!
    .-= Samantha Banfield´s last blog ..Sean Rasmussen and his crazy talk! =-.

    • So very true.
      I always find it interesting to watch “Media Watch” where the media uncovers the cockups they do themselves. And I trust them because they also take their own station apart. Every time I watch that I get reminded that media does not equal truth.
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  8. That’s the great thing about the internet and social media. It gives us a voice and the ability to tell another side of story. This is great for those of us looking for independent news and reporting.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..How to make comments online and build your online persona =-.

  9. That’s the great thing about the internet and social media. It gives us a voice and the ability to tell another side of story. This is a win for those of us looking for independent news and reporting.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..How to make comments online and build your online persona =-.

  10. That’s the great thing about the internet and social media. It gives us a voice and the ability to tell another side of a story. This is a win for those of us looking for independent news and reporting.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..How to make comments online and build your online persona =-.

    • FYI Lina

      I am not sure if you have noticed that your comments in several blogs have been duplicated. I noticed it last night… thought I’d give you the heads up if noone else has yet!!! eeeck!

      And thank the heavens and whoever else we need to thank for the ownders of the internet that we have the opportunity to voice what we think rather than have the minority (ie: subjective media) do it & have undue influence over people.
      .-= Samantha Banfield´s last blog ..Sean Rasmussen and his crazy talk! =-.

  11. My father in law asked me today what I believe the most influential thing in teenagers lives these days. Saying in earlier generations parents were the most influential but it has changed and is now the media. And, of course, what’s being promoted with the media but too much negativity? Headlines that yell of devastation seem to sell more newspapers and attract more viewers than ones of greatness.

    Today’s society has a lot to learn but who is teaching it?
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..I Am Attracting You and Your Vote Via Law Of Attraction =-.

  12. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I feel a little sorry for the supporter of Greenpeace. It certainly highlights the need for each of us to do our own fact checking and not rely on organizations or the media who are pushing their own agendas, to tell us the truth.

    I am more than a little surprised by some of Lord Monckton’s facts. I would have given similar answers to the lady in the video at times and I also would have been wrong. I would like to see Lord Monckton take on the head of Greenpeace and yet, I have a feeling that it’s an interview they wouldn’t want to do.

  13. Hi Sean,
    To begin with I lapped this video up on Lord Monckton’s interview with a Greenpeace activist on climate change. Now I am of two minds as to whether I think he is totally correct or not. That’s because he did not take into account the lack of rainfall in Australia and why this is happening (or more to the point, not happening). The drought is possibly not a natural occurrence. It’s known since the 1960’s that scientists were manipulating rainfall, in Australia. As far as I know Lord Monckton has not spoken about this at all.

  14. —–
    What do I believe? I’m a bit on the fence. I’m still making up my mind on what my β€œopinion” will be. Not my knowledge – My Opinion.
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    Instead of making up your mind on what your “opinion” will be, how about you obtain the knowledge, like Lord Monckton? Knowledged based opinion trumps belief based opinion.

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