The United Nation’s 27th Conference of the Parties is showcasing the two worst characteristics of ruling elites: environmental hypocrisy and a callous support for foreign dictators that go along with the West’s Geopolitical Interests. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who Donald Trump in 2019 called his “Favourite Dictator”, is today the IPCC’s “kind of guy”. Charging exorbitant prices ranging from $1500 a night for a 5-star Hotel to $800 for a single room, hosting the climate change NGOs and think tankers that fly in with their greenhouse gas spewing private jets and their zeal “to save the planet”.
Egypt currently imprisons more journalists than Russia and Iran combined while development is lacking to the point that nearly 1 out of 5 Egyptians are living in food insecurity. Naturally, the Egyptian Government receives handsome military and diplomatic support from France, the United Kingdom, and the USA for among others it’s oil reserves, strategic control of the Suez Canal and Egypt’s participation in Israel’s blockade of medical and food equipment going into Gaza. Egypt after all is the World’s third largest importer of military weapons, only next to our other “strategic ally” Saudi Arabia that is using US, South African and British weapons to commit a genocide and other crimes against humanity against the resistant population of Yemen that refuses to have their national assets strip-mined for the benefit of foreign powers.
Thankfully, environmentalists such as Greta Thunberg and Naomi Klein have criticized the UN for hosting COP27 conference in a regime with a series of Human Rights abuses, but what they don’t yet grasp is that the environmental movement has always had a dark side with complex interconnected relationships between third world dictators and the world’s oligarchs.
Western intellectuals, with a few exceptions, have been blind spotted into giving the IPCC their unconditional support for the “Global Warming Alarm”. As the physicist Denis Rancourt argued in 2010, they look for comfortable lies so that they can settle into and feel good about themselves while ignoring actual environmental problems. Climate Change is the elite’s “Opium of the Masses” and, as occurs all too often with religion, hucksters, fraudsters, tyrants and the ring leaders are quick to exploit the naivety of those with sincere convictions.