It’s one thing when the Environmental Liberation Front (ELF) pushes criminality in the name of saving the planet. That’s what fringe types often do. But when a supposedly respectable figure like Al Gore—a former U.S. Senator, Vice President, and Peace Prize Nobel laureate—does it, you know that radical environmentalism is going completely around the bend. But it’s true: Gore urges people to commit non violent crimes to coerce the world into bending to his radical agenda. From the story:
Al Gore has sought to inject fresh momentum into the Copenhagen build-up, saying he is certain Barack Obama will attend and predicting a rise in civil disobedience against fossil-fuel polluters unless drastic action is taken over global warming. Amid increasing incidents of climate protesters disrupting the operations of fossil-fuel industries and airports in Britain and elsewhere, Gore suggests the scale of the emergency means non-violent lawbreaking is justified. “Civil disobedience has an honourable history, and when the urgency and moral clarity cross a certain threshold, then I think that civil disobedience is quite understandable, and it has a role to play,” he says. “And I expect that it will increase, no question about it.”
This is utterly irresponsible and anti-democratic. Perhaps because he imperiously refuses to answer challenging questions or engage in true debate, Gore has been unable to convince the population that global warming—or climate change as it is now called—is a bona fide emergency. Indeed, the numbers who are truly alarmed is shrinking. So, he calls out the Brown Shirts.
Shameful. Utterly shameful. If a conservative urged people to break the law to stop Obamacare, he would be hounded into obscurity. Gore should be called on this in the same way. But no one will. These ubiquitous double standards make me sick.