- Al Gore
Let me preface this by clarifying how I am not only NOT anti-environmentalism, I am green myself. My problem does not lie with the concept of environmental stewardship – I just hate how left-wing extremists create non-existant crises for personal and political leverage.
Really; this fries my egg.
Being under (but very close to) 30, I remember being taught in school about environmental conscience and awareness. The problem is, however, that my liberal educational curriculum designers left out the part about how the premise of many of the “facts” being taught were not factual at all, but scientific theory.
In case you didn’t know, the assertion that global warming is caused by human beings is NOT FACT – it is the theoretical premise of SOME, not all scientists, and very few climatologists. In case you didn’t know, global warming and cooling are a part of the life of a planet such as ours. If you aren’t old enough to remember (I know I’m not), there was a supposed “Global Cooling Crisis” in the early 70s, and the heroes of that era proclaimed that the world would enter into a new Ice Age if something wasn’t done about it. Science does not support the idea of a “Global Warming Crisis”
AT ALL, but if you don’t question the mainstream media or politicians who say that they care about you, you’ll fall for this garbage.
Most Americans have fallen for it; you’re not alone.
Do a little research; you’ll see that what I’m telling you is absolutely true. But that means that Al Gore and all of the eco-nuts who judge you for driving an SUV and preach to you about “saving” a planet that is not in danger are either complete idiots or they have an agenda other than environmentalism.
And Al Gore is no idiot.
He is a crook of the lowest degree. Think about it; hiding in Clinton’s shadow, trying to skate into the White House without success, Gore needed a comeback. His political career was lacklustre AT BEST, so he needed to create an enemy that people loved to hate so that he might rally support. Al Gore needed to create a situation in which he would be depicted as the hero and we all would mourn over how America made the wrong choice when we let him get away.
And the Global Warming Crisis is born.
The junk science was already there; all he had to do was kick it up a notch and claim that there was a crisis no one was telling us about because the big bad government (that he wants to be a part of) and the big bad corporations (which provided him with everything he has ever had) wanted the wool to be pulled over your eyes. This “whistle blowing” put educators and journalists who had already been indoctrinated in the falsehood of human responsibility for global warming in a panic mode, causing everyone to look for a leader to think and speak for them.
In walks Al Gore, stage left.
Since most of us are not scientists, we tend to trust the word of leaders who claim to have science on their side. We as individuals have no basis to refute the claims; or so we think. Besides basic scientific knowledge and common sense, we are supposed to use wisdom and caution whenever someone cries wolf. However, we don’t. We’re taught to trust the news and to trust politicians if they shed a crocodile tear for the less fortunate and villainize those more powerful than them every now and then. The tragedy is that this kind of dirty social politics is designed to cause you to give up your freedoms in exchange for government protection from a perceived threat that is so big and bad that grown folks like yourself and millions of other American adults can’t handle it on your own. In comes government policies that tell you what you can and cannot use, eat, or buy. they’re already trying to do this with CFL lightbulbs that have poisonous mercury in them! The government would force you to use CFLs whether you object to them or not, and then have you pay the bill when the bulb breaks and you have to have a special hazmat team come in and clean it up.
But it keeps bureaucrats and certain eco-priests in business, so forget you and what you believe. You can’t think for yourself anyway, right? You need the goverment to be your daddy and tell you what to think, right? That’s how things are, if you really think about it.
And so we live in an America full of parrots; no one checks sources, no one questions leadership (unless they’re Republicans), and no one takes a moment to simply research popular opinion to see if the unpopular opinion makes any sense.
This kind of groupthink culture is no better than blind faith; it is superficially deep and seducingly religious. People repeat the first thing they hear and then place the megaphone on a pedastal. We have the freedom to think for ourselves in this country – let’s use it before the public is called to hail the savior of the earth, Al Gore the Environmentally Anointed One.
Yes, I am using a bit of hyperbole, but if you don’t see why, you may need to buy a clue with that purchase of carbon neuralization credits (are you kidding me) and your windmill.
No offense to windmills…
You can conserve and wisely utilize natural resources without turning into a nut job or an eco-priest. I’m living proof 😉