Another puff piece from the Guardian for Mr Gore, however Id like to highlight a couple of passages that probably reveal a little more than the man meant to.
“He is trim, strikingly handsome, in a dark blue suit and black cowboy boots, and looks mysteriously unsleepy, despite having just flown in from a three-day trip to China. (After LA, he’s due home for one night in Nashville, then off on a book tour that will take him to South Africa and Egypt.”
Ahhh. hypocrisy Gore is thy name… The article then says this surprisingly thick line, “Denialists enjoy attacking Gore’s personal carbon footprint, even though, as denialists, it’s not clear what they’re objecting to.)”
Dr Mr Guardian tool, we object to being lectured by a sanctimonious blowhard who emits more CO2 in one year than 99% of people will in their life. If I was the Pope would it be ok for me to have endless orgies, based on the fact non believers do? Grow a brain cockholster.
“The golden thread of reason that used to be stretched taut to mark the boundary between the known and the unknown is now routinely disrespected,” he writes,
Yes it is, by you, you hypocritical windbag. You have claimed for years the “science is settled” and then only a week ago disclosed CO2 only accounts for possibly 40% of AGW. That makes you either a liar or mistaken, if you are mistaken then why havent you revised your position?
Or perhaps to break laws instead: peaceful occupations of the kind witnessed recently in the UK, he predicts, are only going to become more widespread. “Civil disobedience has an honourable history, and when the urgency and moral clarity cross a certain threshold, then I think that civil disobedience is quite understandable, and it has a role to play. And I expect that it will increase, no question about it.”
So what do you call a man who calls for laws and the government to be used to quash industry, tax people and wreck normal commerce, but simultaneously calls for “civil disobedience” till he gets his way? Will he respect my “civil disobedience” if I refuse to pay his hot air tax? Can companies running coal fired power plants use corporate “civil disobedience” by going Galt and refusing to subsidise their own bankruptcy?
And yet here he is, aged 61, living in Nashville, in an 18-room mansion that has been retrofitted to rely entirely on renewable energy,
Not so fast ball sack polishing Guardian dude, according to Snopes Gore still has a huge footprint, his lifestyle is such that even after extensive retrofitting he still can’t live withing his own “footprint”. He went from using approximately 12 times the average energy to possibly 9 times. Way to go Mr “lead by example dude”
“how soon we reach a critical mass of political awareness that can… give us the ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption.”
Again hes happy to use the law to force others to his wishes. And note the evangelical call to “redemption”, and tell me we arent dealing with a cult leader.
Ive never been a Randroid, finding the rough edges of the ideas a little harsh. But Im off to get a copy of Atlas shrugged next week, the looters are a hair breadth away from realising their dream of criminalising and fining business for existing.
Heres my solemn promise to my betters. If by dint of legislation or laws you make my business unviable I will live outside the law. I will take the path of massive profit regardless of the misery it may cause to other people. I will not neccessarily restrict myself to legal avenues, because you have shown you will steal my labour if I carry it out legally.
I have spent 25 years saving my money before Ive been able to set up my business, I am not prepared to slave for another 25 years to earn the stake Ill need to start again. I will owe my government nothing at all if it choses to bankrupt me to satisfy some new wave green religion.
Thats my version of going Galt.