From American Thinker:
This past week, I was having lunch at a restaurant in midtown Manhattan when my colleague noticed Al and Tipper Gore dining across the room with another couple. It was a frigid day, with record-breaking temperatures keeping most people indoors, and we were the last two tables in the restaurant.
As the Gore party started walking out of the room, my colleague called out, "Hey, Al, how's all that global warming working out for you?" Gore turned around and stared at us with a completely dumbfounded look on his face. He was speechless. With a smile, my colleague repeated the question, again to a hapless look of dismay.
Finally, Gore mumbled under his breath, "Wow, you sound awfully angry." I responded with a thank you, explaining to him that we were actually extremely amused. The encounter concluded with Gore's friend mouthing a very animated "f--- you" at us, and they skulked away. My only regret is that no one at the table asked Gore, "What's the matter? The polar bear's got your tongue?"
What struck me the most about this meeting was Gore's complete inability to utter a sentence addressing his life's work. The former Vice President, Nobel Prize laureate, and Academy Award-winning producer standing before us was a moron, unable to articulate a simple comeback to address all that he has stood for since leaving office. He could have simply ignored us and kept walking, as he does with reporters, but by stopping and standing there dumbstruck, he looked like a fool.
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Al Gore is a fool and a moron.
And he is a liar and the biggest victim of his lies is himself.
Gore went into his climate alarmism as a true believer but when facts began to contradict his human-caused global warming worldview he found himself too deeply embedded in the climate change hoax to easily extricate himself without acute embarrassment.
That and the fact that his carbon trading company is worth billions in a world which regards man-caused global warming to be a real as serious crisis and nothing in a world that realizes that all climate change is driven by factors totally outside man's control (like the sun).
When presented with two ideas is is human nature to want to believe the one which best serves one's self interest. It takes intelligence, courage and a commitment to the truth to be able to recognize when the idea which harms you is the correct one and to still champion that truth despite its negative affects upon your personal situation.
Al Gore's radical overnight transformation from conservative Southern Democrat when he was a Senator from Tennessee to left-wing activist when asked to be Bill Clinton's running-mate shows that he has no commitment to the truth.
Was he always a left-wing nutjob who was only pretending to be conservative because that it what is necessary to be elected in Tennessee or is he still a conservative Southern Democrat at heart who only parrots the leftist shtick because that's where the money is?
Gore's swallowing of the human-caused global warming junk science hook, line and sinker shows he is not possessed of any particular intelligence.
We must transport ourselves back in time to the very infancy of the global warming hoax. Back to a time before avowing belief in global warming was required to gain employment in the scientific community and before research supporting global warming was the key to almost limitless grant money.
Back in those early days the prevailing theory on climate was that the earth was on the verge of entering a new ice age and the idea that man was causing the planet to burn up by driving cars was correctly seen as the crackpot ravings of the new generation of Immanuel Velikovsky or Trofim Lysenko- style pseudo-scientists.
As for courage, or Gore's absolute lack of it, we need only remember the incident in Gore's first vice-presidential campaign in which he made his wife grovel before a collection of record compayn executives and apologize for her book in which she attacked the entertainment industry for the cultural degradation it was fostering on our society.
Al Gore is a man who finds himself totally identified and financially dependent upon an ideology which is crumbling around him. As each new revelation about the gigantic fraud which global warming has always been surfaces as more and more members of the scientific community attempt to get out in front of the crisis by jumping off the climate change bandwagon Gore just sinks deeper and deeper into denial.
Clinical psychologists tell us that when a person retreats this far from reality that the moment in which they can no longer avoid admitting the truth can be extraordinarily traumatic with outbursts of violence, suicidal behavior or a complete collapse into catatonia as the person simply refuses to deal with reality on any level.
If Gore is ever to face such a "moment of truth" it will probably only come when his carbon-trading business ventures have failed and he is besieged with shareholder suits alleging that he had known that global warming was a fraud before he began these businesses (if you want to pin down the exact moment Gore came to the realization that global warming theory couldn't hold water it would probably be when he started refusing to debate the issue).
It will be interesting to see how Mr. Gore reacts when reality comes knocking too loudly to ignore.
Thursday, January 07, 2010
From American Thinker: