Maybe Prince Philip did not want to come back as a deadly virus to kill people + Spectator tribute

The late Prince Philip upset a lot of the right (left) bigots with his impish humour but it is generally accepted that he was seriously out of line when he apparently expressed a desire to be reincarnated as a deadly virus to fix the population problem.

This view has been called into question in the course of an exchange of comments on Watts Up with That.

RIP Prince Philip, Royal Climate Skeptic

The particular comment is here.

Eric

That quote was taken completely out of context. Here is the context which you link to;

“I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist… I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus.” ― Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh[2] (in his Foreward to: If I Were an Animal; United Kingdom, Robin Clark Ltd., 1986.)

In other words he is an animal whose numbers have been decimated by humanity who have deliberately invaded its space and tried to wipe out its species.
. He is replying as that animal, not as a man

tonyb.

Rowan Dean excelled himself with his tribute to the Prince in The Spectator. 

You can read a part of the tribute at Jo Nova’s site. He made the point that Prince Philip was a full-blooded climate skeptic and he would be spinning in his grave to see that the BBC and the mainstream media did not mention this.

He also reproduced a wonderful letter from the Prince to Ian Plimer.

 

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13 Responses to Maybe Prince Philip did not want to come back as a deadly virus to kill people + Spectator tribute

  1. miltonf says:

    HRH DofE- All is forgiven

  2. Rex Anger says:

    The propaganda is insodious and relentless.

    Vale Prince Phillip.

  3. C.L. says:

    Plimer must really treasure that letter and the Prince’s interest in his work. I certainly would.
    I caught a few minutes of a doco on Philip last night which pointed out that he always had a book or two on serious topics “on the go.” He was about a million times better read than the idiots who delighted in listing his supposed “gaffes.”

  4. C.L. says:

    I caught a few minutes of a doco on Philip last night which pointed out that he always had a book or two on serious topics “on the go.” He was about a million times better read than the idiots who delighted in listing his supposed “gaffes.”

  5. Lazlo says:

    HRH’s comment was in the 80s while still in thrall to the Ehrlich nonsense.
    HRH withdrew his support for WWF once it went full-on climate scam.
    He was a full on sceptic of all this rubbish. Dellers claims he was the last royal sceptic. This is wrong: Princess Anne is a chip off the old block.
    I want to marry her.

  6. The insensitive Yank would crack a joke about “Purple Rain” here but I remember a few of his (Prince Phillip) light hearted jokes and funny moments from the tv.

  7. NoFixedAddress says:

    Rafe

    You may like to include this also,

    Philip: A precious prince consort
    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/philip_a_precious_prince_consort.html

  8. Rafe Champion says:

    Lazlo, Thanks for the reminder about Princess Anne!
    Philip made a slightly mean remark about her love of horses, only in fun I am sure:)
    If it doesn’t fart or eat hay…

  9. egg_ says:

    The resident black pill is mortified by organ transplants – germaphobe?

    Went batsh1t about COVID last year: “how many have to die” before Struth didn’t perform music in public.

    /Howard Hughes

  10. cuckoo says:

    Thanks for this. I had been scratching my head at the Pravda reports painting Philip as a full-on greenie avant la lettre. Featuring footage of him exchanging very friendly greetings with David Attenborough as proof.

    It’s a bit like when Bob Hawke died and suddenly the news obits were depicting him as a lifelong deep Green.

  11. Rafe Champion says:

    Of course Philip was friendly with everyone and possibly Attenborough’s loonie obsession is a late development. We know that Philip admired Belamy’s work and he was cancelled by the BBC.

  12. bollux says:

    They should never have given Philip the “vaccine”. It only took two weeks for him to become seriously ill. Just sayin’.

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