Sunday, June 20, 2010

Our next head of state.

From that well known royalist Christopher Hitchens

So the speech made by Prince Charles at Oxford last week might bear a little scrutiny. Discussing one of his favorite topics, the "environment," he announced that the main problem arose from a "deep, inner crisis of the soul" and that the "de-souling" of humanity probably went back as far as Galileo. In his view, materialism and consumerism represented an imbalance, "where mechanistic thinking is so predominant," and which "goes back at least to Galileo's assertion that there is nothing in nature but quantity and motion." He described the scientific worldview as an affront to all the world's "sacred traditions." Then for the climax:

As a result, Nature has been completely objectified—She has become an it—and we are persuaded to concentrate on the material aspect of reality that fits within Galileo's scheme.

4 comments:

KG said...

The mad bastard needs medicating.

Anonymous said...

The Prince is an imbecile that deserves to be ignored.

Oswald Bastable said...

Completely barking.

But then we already knew that ;-)

Anonymous said...

How many generations of inbreeding has created this idiot?

Cadwallader