* (angi_is_altered) wrote in ontd_political,

Conservative "Climate Expert" Wants to Quarantine People with AIDS

Lord Christopher Monckton wears a lot of dubious nametags. He's a go-to guy for conservatives like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, and a frequent right-wing pundit when it comes to issues like global warming and climate change.

Of course, don't expect to find Monckton in line to buy a Toyota Prius or blowing his nose into Seventh Generation tissue. Turns out Monckton is a global warming denier who thinks that environmental activism is akin to Nazism, and that youth activists working to stop climate change are similar to the young people that took up arms in Hitler's Army.

And the crazy train doesn't stop there. Media Matters broke the story that Monckton once wrote a piece for the American Spectator where he urged the government to lock up everyone with HIV/AIDS, and to institute mandatory monthly HIV testing for the entire population.

Yikes. And this man is a hero to small government types like Beck and Limbaugh? Monckton's politics and public comments are so extreme, he makes the KGB seem like Care Bears.

The article unearthed by Media Matters shows a man that is so woefully ignorant of science and public health, that his piece is beyond embarrassing. It's scary.

"For there is only one way to stop AIDS. That is to screen the entire population regularly and to quarantine all carriers of the disease for life to halt the transmission of the disease to those who are uninfected," Monckton wrote. "Every member of the population should be blood-tested every month to detect the presence of antibodies against the disease, and all those found to be infected with the virus, even if only as carriers, should be isolated compulsorily, immediately, and permanently."

How V for Vendetta or Children of Men of Monckton. Yet this is a man who Rush Limbaugh called "a voice of sanity." Now that's some definition of sanity.

And proving that ignorance ages with time, Monckton has been lighting it up with hate speech in Copenhagen this week, as activists and world leaders from around the globe take part in historic climate change negotiations. Monckton is there, attending nice little events sponsored by big industry types like Exxon-Mobil, calling environmental activists Nazis.

"The number of people being killed by this misplaced belief in climate change is if anything greater than the number of people killed by Hitler," Monckton told a Huffington Post blogger.

So there ya' have it. A conservative "expert" on climate change -- who never majored in science, by the way, and has no scientific background -- telling the world that people living with AIDS should be locked up for life, and that climate change activists are worse than the Third Reich.

There's no way this man should be taken seriously from this point forward. Not even by the Fox News crowd.


It is scary to realized the people like this are real. I thought you only find them as villains in Disney movies
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