If there is a thinking adult in the United States who still maintains that the global warming debate in this nation is anything other than political, they have a hole in their head.
To think that the power mongers (politicians) of today give one whit about the environment demonstrates a certain softness in the average American head.
Here is the deal:
- Contemporary politics is about power.
- Money is power.
- The world's natural resources are money.
- Most natural resources in this nation are controlled by private capitalists.
- These wealthy are referred to by others as "Big Somethings" (Big Oil, Big Tobacco, etc.)
- These "Bigs" are largely "conservative" when it comes to government, low taxation, non-interference, etc. because they want to keep those resources.
- The "Littles" are in a struggle for control over what the "Bigs" have and the only hope they have of gaining that control is to scare their constituents into empowering government to seize control of those resources for their own benefit (to increase their own power and ambition)
Now if you are a "Little" constituent who has been frightened out of 7 of your 9 lives by Al Gore and his parties (the sky is falling!) fear mongering, don't feel bad--fear is contagious and rapidly spreading in our flagging democracy.
USATODAY.com - Gore isn't quite as green as he's led the world to believe: "Al Gore has spoken: The world must embrace a 'carbon-neutral lifestyle.' To do otherwise, he says, will result in a cataclysmic catastrophe. 'Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb,' warns the website for his film, An Inconvenient Truth. 'We have just 10 years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tailspin.'
For someone who says the sky is falling, he does very little. He says he recycles and drives a hybrid. And he claims he uses renewable energy credits to offset the pollution he produces when using a private jet to promote his film. (In reality, Paramount Classics, the film's distributor, pays this.)"