When millionaires and billionaires can be scammed by the promises of Bernie Madoff, who offered returns that were obviously unsustainable, and the voting public can swallow the theory that you can stick 30 million additional insureds into a national medical insurance system and reduce costs and premiums at the same time, then why shouldn’t Al Gore continue his loony-tunes postulations concerning man’s ability to destroy the Earth’s livability. It’s already made him rich and powerful, enough so you’d think he’d have enough of both money and power, but such is not the case.
Al, when he wasn’t inventing the internet, wrote a book, actually several. In one titled “Earth in the Balance,” he advocated the elimination of the internal combustion engine in 25 years. Since the book was published in 1992, if my third grade math serves me, we will all be riding bicycles by 2017. This is not the scary part. From page 294: “The world is once again at a critical juncture. We are invading ourselves and attacking the ecological system of which we are a part. As a result, we now face the prospect of a kind of global civil war between those who refuse to consider the consequences of civilization’s relentless advance and those who refuse to be silent partners in the destruction. The time has come to make this struggle the central organizing principal of world civilization.”