Al Gore And The Church Of The Global Warmists
May 15, 2014 by Ben Crystal
Following a winter which sent the mercury further south than Senator Bob Menendezâ€™s next â€śguyâ€™s weekend,â€ť I assumed that Al Goreâ€™s inconvenient hoax didnâ€™t survive the season. Nonetheless, the high priest of the Cult of Global Warming has crawled out from under the record snows to deliver an all-new diatribe about not only the coming climate disaster, but those villains who are responsible. According to the man who pocketed half a BILLION dollars by selling his failed cable netlet to some of the biggest oil barons of them all, â€śâ€¦the future of civilization is at stake,â€ť and failure to act against so-called â€śglobal warmingâ€ť is â€śimmoral, unethical and despicable.â€ť
I could take this moment to remind you that so-called â€śglobal warmingâ€ť rests precariously on a spindle-thin tower of â€śevidenceâ€ť which barely qualifies as anecdotal. I could remind you that in order to steady their scientific molehill, the warmists have to deliberately ignore mountains of evidence which directly contradict their dogma. I could point out the fact that the warmists have supplicated themselves at the altar of a deity which averages a name change per decade to reflect changing weather conditions which it failed to accurately predict. I could note the almost ludicrous hubris displayed by people who actually believe that our magnificent blue marble could be knocked out of its 4.4 billion year-old dance by a creature that has existed for less than 1/100 of 1 percent of it. I could remind you of the University of East Angliaâ€™s infamous â€śClimategateâ€ť scandal, in which some of the chief missionaries of global warmism were caught contorting their â€śdataâ€ť like they were auditioning for â€śCirque Du Soleilâ€™sâ€ť new show â€śCO2.â€ť
I could, but I donâ€™t need to. The wintry weather we actually witnessed has opened a credibility gap wide enough to swallow up even Senator Harry Reidâ€™s bizarre â€śKoch brothersâ€ť mantra. By the way, Reid recently took to the Senate floor to blame global warming on the Koch brothers; meaning he not only ascribes virtually godlike powers to them, heâ€™s a member of a completely different sect of global warmism than Gore and his minions, who believe global warming is caused by SUVs and incandescent lightbulbs.
I could also examine how so-called â€śgreenâ€ť energy policies are so economically ruinous, even if the warmists did manage to win a few battles in their war on science and sanity, the victories would mean billion-dollar boondoggles like Solyndra; which cost less than the First Ladyâ€™s shopping budget; and donâ€™t hang around long enough to make a difference. Plus, the warmistsâ€™ wars on coal and oil, if successful, would turn the decidedly blue â€śrust beltâ€ť blood-red once the residents figured out that the warmistsâ€™ victories require by definition the loss of their livelihoods.
Iâ€™d even consider a wager that not even the 50 million illegal aliens who will all be voting citizens by next weekend or so will mark â€śsiâ€ť on ballots where the question is â€śDo you support â€śgreenâ€ť policies, even though they serve no real purpose other than to make you nostalgic for the days of picking strawberries outside Mexicali?â€ť Say what you want about the millions of illegal aliens who have exploited the political eliteâ€™s love of cheap labor and cheaper votes to sneak into the U.S.; theyâ€™re not much for sitting around.
I could do all of that; but I donâ€™t need to. Instead, Iâ€™ll just say this: the high priest of the Church of Global Warmism is Al Gore. Gore boards private jets to traipse across the planet, stays in the finest resorts, allegedly molests the finest masseuses, speaks to the elite of the elite, leaves a bigger carbon pawprint than Godzilla did on downtown Tokyo, then retires behind the security fences at his 12,000 square-foot Malibu mansion and slumbers to the sounds of the ocean outside his door; all without missing a wink of sleep.
The global warmists intend to fundamentally alter human society at the behest of a man who actually thinks he alone has a special insight into the inner workings of the universe. The Peopleâ€™s Temple worked the same way. Some free advice to the global warmists: if Gore offers you Kool-Aid, decline.