An Unintended Consequence
I just finished watching Al Gore’s interpretation of global warming and it reminds me of how adept politicians are in the art of misdirection and spin. There are many things you can learn about Al Gore from the film, but I’m sure it is purely an unintended consequence.
Al Gore still carries a grudge about the Presidential election. He is definitely a man on a mission with his sights set on getting even with the country that rejected him. This was substantiated by the number of erroneous attacks against the US using his favorite weapon – global warming.
Throughout the film, he incorporated a popular method used by those that want to perpetrate a good deception. In an effort to inform about global warming he mixes lies and speculations with truth. Of course at this point the audience is left with the task of trying to distinguish fact from fiction. One example is that he presents his case using high tech graphs. It was certainly a presentation to be proud of until you realize what was really happening. There was no way to verify the data that the graph represented and the grandiose end was pure speculation. Although it was a nice piece of showmanship, the graph proved nothing.
He moved on to hurricane Katrina that hit New Orleans in 2005. This hurricane caused a great deal of damage, no one can deny this fact. But what he failed to mention is that the city of New Orleans have been receiving federal funds for many years for the specific purpose of strengthening the levee walls. Instead the money had been misappropriated and was being used for social programs. Could it be that he conveniently didn’t bother to mention this because it was the democrat party running the show. No one can say for sure, but had the money been used properly to strengthen the levee walls, then the chances are greatly increased that the flood might never have happened. If you are going to include the flooding of New Orleans in a film about global warming then at least give the full story. The only thing proved here is that hurricanes exist and politicians are corrupt.
The most reprehensible and of course vintage Al Gore is at one point he offered this famous quote of Winston Churchill and equated it to global warming.
“The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.”
Anyone familiar with this quote knows that Churchill was warning that it was foolish to trust Adolph Hitler. He warned that time was growing short and there would be consequences if they were not prepared in case Hitler unleashed his army on Europe. As you can see Al Gore took this quote completely out of context which proves that he is not above using a little misdirection. The reason he committed such a blatant act of deception is that he needed the words of a visionary the stature of Winston Churchill. The irony is that from what I have learned from the writings of Winston Churchill is that I doubt he would agree with anything Al Gore had to say about anything.
Well, that’s all Al Gore deserves of my time so if you want to judge for yourself watch the film on the internet… it’s free. The value of the time wasted is another matter.
On your quest for wisdom you must understand that there are many charlatans in the world. They take on many forms and prey on people that have a void to fill in their life. They will sell you anything if only you are willing to believe. A wise man will ask questions until satisfied that he has obtained the proper facts. From reliable facts you get truth.