If you remember anything from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 2021 sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey, it’s likely the sensational accusation that someone within the royal family had “concerns” about the skin tone of the Sussexes’ newborn baby. Since the interview, there have been tabloid rumors that the “racist” skin tone comment came from Princess Anne. But according to the Dutch edition of a newly released book about the royals, which has since been pulled from shelves in the Netherlands, the melanin speculations came from Princess Catherine and King Charles.
The latest racism allegations against Charles add to decades of persistent public backlash and media criticism the king has faced. Charles fought tooth and nail for legitimacy and public approval ever since news broke that he had cheated on the “people’s princess,” Diana, for years before their divorce. Immortalized as a victim of Charles after her untimely death, Diana’s memory has only made things worse for the new king, especially after he controversially turned his mistress, Camilla Parker Bowles, into the queen of England.
One issue that Charles has always clung to over the years as a way to virtue signal and cope with negative attention from the press is environmentalism. Today, it’s no different. A day after the racism allegations broke, Charles met with “global and Commonwealth indigenous leaders to hear about the use of traditional knowledge, alongside scientific knowledge, to address the climate and nature crises” at the annual COP28 climate conference. The king also met with “female climate leaders working to address climate change, and to hear about the particular risks that climate change poses to women and girls around the globe.”
Today, Charles continued pandering to protected classes when, during his formal address at COP28, he preached about how humanity should “imagine a sustainable future for people everywhere” by “draw[ing] on extraordinary ingenuity of… indigenous peoples.”
Charles’ fixation with “indigenous peoples” is just as genuine as the climate cult. Charles and other environmentalists claim to advocate for poor people, black people, and brown people. Yet all radical climate policies have done is hurt the “vulnerable” people Charles and his COP28 friends supposedly care about so deeply.
In his speech, Charles claimed that “countless” people’s “lives and livelihoods are laid waste by climate change.” Ironically, it is fossil fuels that have improved billions of people’s lives by providing them with heating, air conditioning, weather warning systems, mass irrigation, and durable buildings. Thanks to fossil fuels, deaths related to extreme heat, floods, storms, and droughts have plummeted. Indeed, despite all the fear-mongering from Charles, climate-related disasters kill 99 percent fewer people than 100 years earlier.
What will negatively affect people’s lives are bans or serious restrictions levied on meat, which is expected to be discussed at COP28. Meat contains essential nutrients not found in plant protein, and restrictions on this staple of the human diet could cause mass nutritional deficiencies and even deaths.
As for the “livelihoods” Charles is so concerned about, unreasonable and unnecessary climate goals have inspired various Western nations to shut down energy production, annihilating thousands of jobs.
Alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar power, are insufficient alternatives to fossil fuels. In the United States, for example, the vast majority of people still rely on gas to drive cars and heat their homes. Meanwhile, the price of gas is on the rise thanks largely to the “green” Biden administration’s war on American energy.
Environmentalists are also annihilating farming jobs. To meet 2030 climate aims, the Netherlands government has resorted to forcibly buying out as many as 3,000 farms and driving the farms that are left into bankruptcy via fertilizer and livestock climate regulations.
Back in 2020, then-Prince Charles gave an address at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, where he introduced “The Great Reset.” According to Charles, the Covid pandemic offered “an unprecedented opportunity to rethink and reset the ways in which we live and do business.”
“We need nothing short of a paradigm shift, one that inspires action at revolutionary levels and pace,” Charles said. But what does a revolutionary climate “reset” mean for regular people? The answer is starvation and bloody civil unrest.
Sri Lanka seemed to have taken Charles’ speech to heart. A year after Charles introduced “The Great Reset,” the country banned chemical fertilizer for the sake of the planet. This resulted in crop failures, food shortages, economic collapse, and violence.
I’m sure Charles feels important rubbing shoulders with billionaires and world leaders who wield significantly more power than he does as the figurehead of a once great empire. He enjoys playing the part of climate intellectual and hopes that his performative concern for “indigenous peoples” will win him favor with the public. It shouldn’t.
This week, Elon Musk said that what he sees “all over the place is people who care about looking good while doing evil.” That is Charles in a nutshell. Perhaps I’m wrong, but I don’t think Charles is dumb enough to not know that his environmental policies have nothing to do with the environment. The world’s richest 1 percent account for more carbon emissions than the poorest 66 percent. If the attendees at COP28, including the king, wanted to make a change, they would start with themselves.
These restrictive social and economic climate policies will consolidate power among the upper classes while impoverishing and disempowering the middle and lower classes.
If Charles really cared about everyday men and women, the precious “indigenous peoples,” or at the very least his own subjects, he would be fighting the climate cult. Instead, he’s made himself the poster boy of it. What Charles is doing with globalists at the United Nations and World Economic Forum is more damaging and should spark more outrage than his cheating on Diana and commenting on his grandchild’s potential skin tone.
Evita Duffy-Alfonso is a staff writer to The Federalist and the co-founder of the Chicago Thinker. She loves the Midwest, lumberjack sports, writing, and her family. Follow her on Twitter at @evitaduffy_1 or contact her at email@example.com.
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[By: Evita Duffy-Alfonso