Gore Calls Youth to Civil Disobedience – September 25, 2008
Even as a former U.S. Senator and President of the U.S. Senate. Al Gore refused to make the Personal Energy Ethics Pledge presented to him by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works which reads as follows:
“As a believer:
that human-caused global warming is a moral, ethical and spiritual issue affecting our survival;
that home energy use is a key component of overall energy use;
that reducing my fossil fuel-based home energy usage will lead to lower greenhouse gas emssions; and
that leaders on moral issues should lead by example;
I pledge to consume no more energy for use in my residence than the average American household by March 21, 2008.”
To read more, visit the web site of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Al Gore wants everyone else to cut back, change their life style and sacrifice conveniences and comfort, while he continues to live a lavish life style . It’s a case of do as I say, not as I do.
This is more hypocritical in light of his most recent escapades. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, Gore spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative and encouraged young people to engage in civil disobedience. http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE48N7AA20080924?feedType…
“If you’re a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration.” He went on to say, “I believe for a carbon company to spend money convincing the stock-buying public that the risk from the global climate crisis is not that great represents a form of stock fraud because they are misrepresenting a material fact. I hope these state attorney generals around the country will take some action on that.”
Gore wants young people to commit a crime, go to jail, spend a lot of money on their defense, acquire a civil or criminal record, interrupt their productive lives, delay the realization of their goals, suffer anxiety while in the legal entanglement that goes with all of this, all the while he is jetting around in a plane, dining with Hollywood mental midgets, receiving awards and acclaim, living lavishly in his mansion, his farm and ritzy hotels, and in general, using an exorbitant amount of energy that they are asked to conserve.
Why isn’t Gore committing civil disobedience? Why isn’t he on the front lines? Why isn’t he marching and involved at the line of battle where he is sending young people? How much more would HIS presence at a construction site, being handcuffed and put into a police car, influence people on the issue?
“DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO!”
There is no material fact. Scientists disagree on whether or not the climate is warming and if so, what is causing it. Some scientists see global cooling right now and they are not crediting Al Gore for accomplishing this through his alarmist efforts. The jury is still out on all of these questions.
The point is: If Al Gore truly believes that the earth is warming and in grave danger of some destruction in ten years, several of which have passed since he first gave his time table, then we should see a definite, major change in his life style and activities. The man should have sold his large properties, moved into a smaller, factually green energy-supplied home, stopped flying around the world continuosly, refused limo rides and hunkered down for the coming disaster. His life hasn’t changed one iota in this sense.
HE WANTS EVERYONE ELSE TO SACRIFICE WHILE HE CARRIES ON AS BEFORE. A SOLAR PANEL DOES NOT CUT IT. THERE SHOULD BE A MUCH MORE NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE IN HIS LIFE.
Ask yourself what you would do if you really believed all that Gore is saying about the coming destruction and what we should be doing to prevent it. Is Gore doing what you would do?
There is no more time to do nothing.