There was a time, rather a long time ago, when I used to read US left wing blogs. And then I stopped reading them, and started reading UK libertarian blogs. More recently I’ve started reading US right wing blogs too. How times change.
One place I now visit fairly regularly is World Net Daily’s Commentator Lineup, which includes Pat Buchanan, Ann Coulter, Thomas Sowell, and Christopher Monckton. Here’s part of Monckton’s latest piece:
The U.N., in the person of a communist bureaucrat and fossil-fuel billionaire named Strong, invented the climate scam because the pompous, squawking inadequates and misfits who populate its marble halls have long fancied themselves as Kommissars in the most exclusive club in the world – the Politburo of a global bureaucratic-centralist government.
They gave the game away in 2009 when, on Sept. 15, they published on an obscure U.N. website the draft climate treaty that, they hoped, would be triumphantly signed at the annual international climate yabbadabbathon at Copenhagen.
The draft, at Paragraphs 36 and 38 of Annex 1, explicitly mentioned that a global “government” would be established, with overriding powers of taxation, regulation and enforcement. This power of the Klimate Kommissars to compel independent-minded nations to do as they were told was delicately described in the treaty draft as a “facilitative mechanism.”
A 2 percent tax on every financial transaction worldwide was to be levied. Rich nations would be ordered to contribute a further 2 percent of GDP each.
And would this world “government” be elected? Did the words “ballot” or “vote” appear anywhere in that dismal draft? No. This was to be a tyranny-by-clerk, modeled on the unelected and now mercifully collapsing European Union, which – by a process of annual agreements and treaties whose content was kept so secret that in Britain the major treaties were actually classified until they had been inflicted on us and we could not escape – acquired supreme legislative and administrative power by little and little, while few noticed what was going on.
I’m glad he thinks that the EU is collapsing, and that the climate scam is discredited. But both seem to stagger on anyway, like the undead in some horror movie (which is what reality increasingly resembles these days).
There are other commentators on WND, but I don’t know most of their names. I wondered if any of my US readers have any favourite websites they might recommend. Thomas Sowell was one of Walt’s recommendations. One that I’d like to read more of is Mark Steyn, currently embroiled in a court case with Hockey Stick inventor Michael Mann. But I never seem to manage to bookmark his blog.