I'm not sure what some British so-called "intelligensia" are drinking; did something befoul the Thames? At any rate, we've seen in the past week or two several loons propose stunts. However, in these so-called "politically correct" times, some spaghetti-spined heads of state may well kowtow to them.
By now you've heard of the hair-brained stunt by Richard Dawkins to attempt to have Pope Benedict XVI arrested when he visits England for "crimes against humanity" in allegedly covering up gay-priest pederasty. Catholic Vote Action and a number of other blogs have demonstrated the vacuuous nature of these charges. They eventually want to haul the Holy Father before the International Criminal Court.
We now read of yet another Brit spewing nonsense. Comes now lawyer-turned-activist Polly Higgins! Her contribution to the late-night comedy shows is her effort to have "ecocide" declared an international crime. Of course she wants such crimes tried in the International Criminal Court. If these clods have their way, the International Criminal Court will have no time to try real crimes.
But wait! There's more! Get a load of this quote! "Supporters of a new ecocide law also believe it could be used to prosecute 'climate deniers' who distort science and facts to discourage voters and politicians from taking action to tackle global warming and climate change." That's right, ladies and gentlemen. Should someone have the audacity to challenge the fairy-tale of global warming and climate change, they could be hauled into the ICC! That means that Yours Truly, on account of this very same post that you're reading right now, would be subject to criminal prosecution. Hello, Orwellian World! Bye, bye, Free Speech and Free Thought!
These things sound laughable now, but I truly think we need to take these threats to life and liberty very seriously and stop them cold in their tracks.