Prince Charles, who the Italians nicknamed Il Tampone back when he told Camilla he wanted to reincarnate as her tampon, is urging environmentalists to ‘Follow the Islamic way to save the world,’
Prince Charles yesterday urged the world to follow Islamic ’spiritual principles’ in order to protect the environment.
In an hour-long speech, the heir to the throne argued that man’s destruction of the world was contrary to the scriptures of all religions – but particularly those of Islam.
He said the current ‘division’ between man and nature had been caused not just by industrialisation, but also by our attitude to the environment – which goes against the grain of ’sacred traditions’.
Charles, who is a practising Christian and will become the head of the Church of England when he succeeds to the throne, spoke in depth about his own study of the Koran which, he said, tells its followers that there is ‘no separation between man and nature’ and says we must always live within our environment’s limits.
As the future head of the Church of England and someone facing a crisis of faith in the cult of anthropogenic global warming, Charles went one step further in his speech and alluded to Saint Al of Goredom,
He added: ‘The inconvenient truth is that we share this planet with the rest of creation for a very good reason – and that is, we cannot exist on our own without the intricately balanced web of life around us.
‘Islam has always taught this and to ignore that lesson is to default on our contract with creation.’
I’m sure creation’s about to sue, particularly if Richard Dawkins has anything to do with it.
The speech was received with the enthusiasm it deserved:
While I poke fun at Il Tampone, Richard Fernandez brings insight into two nations:
President Obama comes from a mighty nation. From the viewpoint of that people, it is Rabinowitz who is alien. She is looking through the wrong end of the telescope. If she tried seeing herself through their eyes she would see herself as the problem. There is a country in which people like Helen Thomas happily thrive and it is widespread, influential, powerful. It may outnumber or eventually come to outnumber the nation which Dorothy Rabinowitz thinks is ‘out there’.
And it lives in the most exalted places. For example, across the Atlantic, Prince Charles exhorted his listeners to follow the precepts of two great religions: Islam and Environmentalism. His Royal Highness “urged the world to follow Islamic ’spiritual principles’ in order to save the environment”.
If you want to be admitted into the inner sanctum of the cultural elite, if you wish to be considered ‘cool’; if you aspire to be like a very powerful segment of the movers and shakers, then you had better stop clinging to your Bibles and guns and get with the program. Far from being “alien”, President actually represents a point of view shared by many millions of Western Europeans and Americans. He is not the cause, but rather the effect of the existence of that nation: if he were not President, that nation would endeavor to elect someone else just like him to the Presidency. But the two nations are not mirror images of each other. One is self-aware and the other minds its business thinking that everyone else does. They are asymmetrical with respect to their desire for power. And because of this the President’s nation can see the other clearly every day of the week, as a traveler sees an obstacle before it, while people like Rabinowitz never think of themselves as the obsctacle. That’s the problem. As the fight scene from “They Live” shows, the real challenge is to get both sides to perceive each other symmetrically
We live in an age of irony, where the cultural and aristo elites believe in pseudo-science and speak down to us as if the Enlightenment had never taken place.
But then, for them maybe it never did.