Sunday, July 01, 2007

I spent over two hours today writing a great piece on Al Gore. However, as luck would have it, my computer got sick and threw it up all over the keyboard. Since I spent so much time and effort creating the masterpiece, I had no more energy to reconstruct it again.

I blame it on Global Warming.

Seriously, it was a very good bit of writing and I can only hope to remember all the details I used to make my point. But since that has since proved so difficult to repeat, I can only summarize what I'd written. I mention this all now because it has recently been discovered that a grass-roots organization has been created to influence the former Vice-President to consider another run for President. While Gore has not declared any intention to run, he has considered the viability of creating an exploratory committee.

My initial point was that it must be very hard to be Al Gore. Since he lost the election of 2000, he has many been pitied by most Americans. This was further enhanced by his speech Global Warming on January 15, 2004 - one of the coldest days in the history of New York, where he made the speech.

But suddenly, through the magic of Hollywood, Gore has been reinvented as not only a statesman, but as the Czar of the Global Warming crusade. With the success of his movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” Gore’s position from the butt of many a joke to the Global Warming deity has been nothing short of remarkable.

However, it’s also remarkably dangerous for our country.

As far as comparison is concerned, Global Warming is just like any other religion. The tenets of any religion include strong faith, an almost irrational belief, an attitude of superiority and of course, TRUTH. Moses, Jesus, and I suppose Mohammad had TRUTH – the unshakable belief that what they said was undeniably true. Well, Global Warming is no different. Like Liberalism, Global Warming adherents have strong faith, an almost irrational belief, an attitude of superiority and they have the word of their deity, Al Gore.

Let’s face it. Al Gore is the prophet of Global Warming.

There are many people who disagree with the various religions of the world. Christians vs. Muslims, Muslims vs. Jews, etc…but one thing they all agree upon is the nobility of the prophets and the deity. Why is that? Because within all religion lies at the center, TRUTH. Even Islamofacists believe that the story of the Bible was true.

But what about Global Warming? What about Al Gore? Does he preach the TRUTH?

According to James M. Taylor, a senior fellow for environment policy at the Heartland Institute, Al Gore does not tell the truth. In an article published in the Chicago Sun-Times, Taylor takes Gore to task for the many discrepancies, half-truths and outright lies told by Gore in his film:

Many of the assertions Gore makes in his movie, ''An Inconvenient Truth,'' have been refuted by science, both before and after he made them. Gore can show sincerity in his plea for scientific honesty by publicly acknowledging where science has rebutted his claims.
He then continues to point out many of the inaccuracies that Gore continues to ignore. (You can read the entire article here.) And Tayor isn't the only one. More and more scientists are breaking free of the Global Warming followers and writing their own findings which contradict Gore as well. What makes matters worse is that even after learning the truth about all of this, Gore continues to accept the role and use it as a means to reinvent himself as a viable political force.

As a Global Warming Czar, Gore makes an awful prophet. And therein lays the danger.

Because most of us (including myself) live at a time where presidential conventions are relatively meaningless, it is hard to imagine what a real contest these conventions used to be. Many times in the past, the nominee was not decided prior to the convention and often times, the candidate that seemed most likely to emerge victorious lost. In modern times, however, the primaries have been quite successful at choosing a nominee prior to the convention, which then just turns into a three-day, paid political advertisement for the candidate.

But this year may indeed be very different. The main two parties are both up for grabs. The GOP could embrace Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, John McCain, or any number of other possibilities. For the Democrats though, it really looks like a two-person race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. I certainly do not consider John Edwards a serious contender.

With Senator Clinton’s disproval rate being higher that her approval rating and Senator Obama still an unknown commodity, it is indeed very possible that the 2008 Democratic convention will be deadlocked for this first time since 1952. In that scenario, is it so hard to fathom Al Gore coming in to save the day?

Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying we should ignore the environment. On the contrary, I believe we should all do what we can to keep from polluting our land that our children will inherit. However, I refuse to be brow-beaten by false prophets who treat Global Warming as the gospel. If Al Gore were true to his calling, he would also consider the possibility that not only in Global Warming unavoidable, but it’s cyclical as well. Often times we find ourselves sacrificing our money and our lives to combat enemies that don’t exist. I find it ironic that many of these same people fail to recognize the enemies that do.

Al Gore is still a joke. But, his candidacy for President is no laughing matter. I swear to G-d.

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