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Is the Electric Monckton losing His Greenhouse Denial Faith?

Long-term readers of the Friends of Gin and Tonic blog will recall the product review of the Electric Monckton.

The Electric Monckton was a labour-saving device, like a dishwasher or a video recorder. Dishwashers washed tedious dishes for you, thus saving you the bother of washing them yourself, video recorders watched tedious television for you, thus saving you the bother of looking at it yourself; Electric Moncktons believed things for you, thus saving you what was becoming an increasingly onerous task, that of believing all the things the world expected you to believe.


The faith which moves mountains, or at least believes them against all the available evidence to be pink, was a solid and abiding faith, a great rock against which the world could hurl whatever it would, yet it would not be shaken. In practice, the horse [on which the Electric Monckton was mounted] knew, twenty-four hours was usually about its lot.

The greenhouse denial faith has a long history as a folk-superstition. Its theological underpinnings are a more recent matter, developed by Cardinal George Pell. (Pell is a leading Australian religious thinker, greatly admired by leading Australian religious thinkers such as George Pell.)
Connor Court , Australia's leading religious publisher has produced the Climate Caper, by Garth Paltridge and the books Heaven + Earth and (as recently reviewed here) How to Get Expelled from School by Ian Plimer. The Electric Monckton's belief in greenhouse denial was a late-life conversion and, for The Electric Monckton, had lasted an abnormally long time. Previously he believed in quick succession, and against overwhelming evidence, that he had discovered a cure for AIDS, had won a Nobel Prize and was a member of the House of Lords.

The Electric Monckton's conversion to greenhouse denial was widely celebrated in
verse, collected by Eli Rabbit. The Electric Monckton's conversion to the greenhouse denial faith was also warmly embraced by his new co-religionists. Garth Paltridge had The Electric Monckton write the forward to the Climate Caper. More tellingly, when Ian Plimer found that his arguments were so inconsistent Plimer vs Plimer that he could not write a conclusion to Heaven +Earth, it was The Electric Monckton who stepped into the breach. The depth of Plimer's gratitude is shown by the fact he acknowledged The Electric Monckton, a departure from his normal practice of plagiarism post-modernist appropriation of concepts such as the iron sun.

Now it is feared that The Electric Monckton's faith has moved on. Troublesome inklings came over a year ago with as speech in Washington about a president being born in Kenya. Now it seems that that The Electric Monckton is becoming consumed by the
Hawaiian-birth-denial faith. If this is true, we at Friends of Gin and Tonic will miss him.

Moritz Lorenz
Sarah Palin School of Geography, Economics and Quantum Computing