It should come as no surprise that for Al Gore, the Godfather of Hypocrisy, the perfect future he envisions, at least for the rest of us, is one in which democracy and capitalism as we know them have ceased to exist, conservatives have stopped promoting their smaller government agenda, and there is more regulation.
“Capitalism, like democracy, must also be reformed,” the former vice president argued in his latest book “The Future,” which was released Jan. 30.
Along with bashing capitalism, democracy and conservatives, “The Future” pushes Gore’s agenda of increased government regulation to prevent what he claims is an impending
climate change weather disaster. He also praised radical Occupy Wall Street as well as Al Jazeera, the new owners of his Current TV network.
Democratic capitalism, according to Gore, in its current form is “producing unfair and intolerable results,” and is “suffocating control of policy decisions by elites, the ever increasing inequalities of income and the growing concentrations of wealth, and the paralysis of any efforts at reform.”
Somehow I seriously doubt that Gore is willing to part with that $300 million he’s managed to amass since leaving the White House, most of which was made through our “unfair and intolerable” capitalism system.
Big Al sees the Occupy Movement as having been “driven by the dawning awareness of the majority of Americans” of the flaws in “democratic capitalism in its current form. According to Gore, the Occupiers fought a losing battle against “the forces of wealth and corporate power,” which he claims are weakening the “state of democratic decision making in the U.S.” and have “paralyzed the ability of the country to make rational decisions in favor of policies that would remedy these problems.”
Gee, all this time I thought the Occupy Movement failed because they were a bunch of rebels without a clue.
According to news reports, Gore made about $100 million from the roughly $500 million deal selling his cable channel to Al Jazeera, and has been defending that decision ever since. In his book, Gore refers to Al Jazeera, that terror-friendly network, as “feisty and relatively independent,” and praised their involvement in helping to mobilize the Arab Spring. The rest of the sane world see Al Jazeera as a purveyor of propaganda, consistently offering the anti-American, anti-Israel, pro-Islamist line at a time when America has been threatened by Islamic terrorists and has gone to war against them.
Gore had previously refused to sell Current TV to conservative radio and TV personality Glenn Beck, citing that “The legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view” (Non-Socialist). However, he has no problem with the point of view of those who throw birthday parties for terrorists.
The Godfather of Hypocrisy is also baffled as to why anyone would be opposed to further government regulation. And showing his true liberal bent, he repeated the liberal line about the Tea Party movement being “fake grassroots”, labeling it “faux-populist,” and nothing more than a front of corporate lobbyists.
“Within the United States, it is a measure of how distorted the ‘conversation of democracy’ has become that in the aftermath of the economic catastrophe, the most significant ‘populist’ reaction in the U.S. political system was not a progressive demand for protective regulations to prevent a recurrence of what had just happened, but instead a right-wing faux-populist demand by the Tea Party for less government regulation.”
Conservatives didn’t escape his scorn as he imaginatively spoke of a unified political Right with “lockstep discipline.” This group of “corporate Musketeers” strive to “starve the government of its resources,” (higher taxes) so that “it is capable of interfering as little as possible with the plans of corporations and the interests of the elites.” Said the guy who just sold his TV network to terrorist sympathizers for $500 million.
And of course no Gore book would be complete without a warning about the calamitous threat of
climate change weather. His push for expanded regulation to protect the environment takes up the bulk of the book. One of the sources he cited to back up his claims was NASA scientist, climate change doomsday prophet and favorite of the left discredited scientist, James Hansen who Gore calls a “global warming expert.”
But maybe it’s fitting that Gore would use a discredited scientist to back up his warnings. After all, the very day his 2006 movie “An Inconvenient Truth” opened in theaters, Gore told NBC’s Katie Couric that sea levels would rise 20 feet or more worldwide by 2010, the polar ice caps would melt and the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa would become deserts if nothing was done. But, 2010 came and went, and the polar ice caps still exist.
Gore should see if he can get a refund for those apocalypse prediction classes that he took from the Mayans.
Source: Business & Media Institute