Make room, Elijah, Jeremiah, and Isaiah. There's a new prophet in town, and his name is Chuck!
On the occasion of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, today's Morning Joe brought in Suzannah Lipscomb, billed as an NBC News "royal contributor." Lipscomb enthused over Prince Charles for his trendy views on climate:
"His interests in things like sustainable agriculture, and climate change, and deforestation, you know, they’re not seen as eccentricities anymore. They're seen as current concerns. He is a kind of prophet in that way."
Charles has promoted virtually every global warmist notion in the book. Take this one, from last year, where he was reported as saying that:
"there is a 'dangerously narrow' window to tackle global warning."
We need to create a Prince Charles version of Rush Limbaugh's famous Algore Countdown to Armageddon!
Lipscomb claimed that whereas the Prince's climate views were once seen as "eccentricities," they've now become "current concerns." Trust us, Suzannah: there are many out there who continue to view Charles as a naive eccentric on the environment!
Lipscomb also poured cold water on the outpouring of enthusiasm by the British public for the Queen, suggesting that the large crowds were simply because "people love a good day out." And she rather timidly intimated that it could be the end of the monarchy as we know it when the Queen passes:
"The copybook is continually being blotted by members of the royal family. And I think there is a sense that perhaps it’s time to change how we see it when this era comes to an end, perhaps."
We will credit Lipscomb for breaking out that supremely British expression for damaging one's reputation: blotting the copybook.
Googling reveals Lipscomb to be a garden-variety lefty. For example, in 2016, she signed onto a letter opposing Brexit, warning that if the UK left the EU, it would be "condemning itself to irrelevance." Six years later, and [speaking of prophets], despite ignoring Lipscomb's jeremiad, Jolly Old England has somehow managed to survive!
On Morning Joe, NBC News royal contributor Suzannah Lipscomb hailing Prince Charles as a "prophet" for his trendy climate views, was sponsored in part by Applebee's.
Here's the transcript.
6:04 am EDT
WILLIE GEIST: Suzannah, you mentioned sort of the irreverence that has emerged in recent decades for the monarchy itself, and perhaps even for this queen, though she is beloved in the U.K.
What is the feeling? What is the view, not just of Queen Elizabeth, but of the monarchy right now, particularly among young people who may be examining the legacy and the history of colonialism and other aspects of the monarchy? How are people in the U.K. feeling these days about the monarchy?
SUZANNAH LIPSCOMB: It’s an interesting question because it's a complex answer. So, clearly today, wishing that sort of outpouring of celebration and, in some ways, that's because people love a good day out. When I was arriving in London today, I saw families with, you know, prams full of bunting, and children, and just a sense of wanting to see this momentous occasion. But there certainly is a concern about the royal family. If you look at social media, you get a vibe that is more negative.
I feel that Prince Charles now may be in a much better position than he has been over the last 25 years. His interests in things like sustainable agriculture, and climate change, and deforestation, you know, they’re not seen as eccentricities anymore. They're seen as current concerns. He is a kind of prophet in that way. He has a moment to shine, I think.
But the copybook is continually being blotted by members of the royal family. And I think there is a sense that perhaps it’s time to change how we see it when this era comes to an end, perhaps.