Okay, these days, it’s hard for me to decide who I dislike more.
Or bad old do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do Al Gore who just wants to take your money and give it to himself.
Here he is preaching down his Pharisee nose at us commoners again:
Forty years ago, Robert F. Kennedy reminded Americans that the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Gross National Product measure neither our national spirit nor our national achievement. Both metrics fail to consider the integrity of our environment, the health of our families and the quality of our education. As he put it, “the Gross National Product measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to country. It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.”
Uh huh. Income is not worthwhile. Yeah.
Says the guy who’s made obscene amounts of Gross Personal Product from the global warming hysteria he spouts:
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore left the White House seven years ago with less than $2 million in assets, including a Virginia home and the family farm in Tennessee. Now he’s making enough to put $35 million in hedge funds and other private partnerships.
Gore invested the money with Capricorn Investment Group LLC, a Palo Alto, California, firm that selects the private funds for clients and invests in makers of environmentally friendly products, according to a Feb. 1 securities filing. Capricorn was founded by billionaire Jeffrey Skoll, former president of EBay Inc. and an executive producer of Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary film on global warming.
Which he could earn, of course, through scare-mongering and propagandizing the global warming hoax, which he tells us can be alleviated by purchasing lots and lots of carbon credits. And he just happens to own a carbon credit company, what a coincidence!
And once again, it’s almost insultingly blatant what his real motives are. From the rest of the article:
For example, by challenging America to generate 100% carbon-free electricity within 10 years — with the building of a 21st century Unified National Smart Grid, and the electrification of our automobile fleet — we can encourage investment in our economy, secure domestic energy supplies, and create millions of jobs across the country.
We also need to internalize externalities — starting with a price on carbon. The longer we delay the internalization of this obviously material cost, the greater risk the economy faces from investing in high carbon content, “sub-prime” assets.
Mr. Gore, chairman of Generation Investment Management, is a former vice president of the United States.
If you’re wondering what this Generation Investment Management is, from the official website:
Sustainability and Investing
“Integrating issues such as climate change into investment analysis is simply common sense.” —Al Gore, Chairman
Sustainability research integrated into a rigorous traditional investment process will deliver superior long term results.
Sustainable development will be a primary driver of industrial and economic change over the next 25 years.
Shareholders will be best served by companies who maximize their financial return by strategically managing their performance in this new economic, social, environmental and ethical context.
Yup, clear as day, by its own admission, Generation Investment Management makes money from climate change fearmongering which leads to investment in alternative energy.
Alternative energy is currently still too inefficient and unprofitable to survive in a free market without massive government subsidies and totalitarian laws that punish competing energy production methods like coal. And – surprise! – here is Al Gore telling us that free market capitalism is bad and laws must be passed to kill off all competitors to alternative energy.
The only Green in Al Gore is the reflection in his shifty eyes of the millions of U.S. greenbacks filling his massive mansion.
For readers who are new to the scene, here are brief lessons on how Al Gore lives in a mansion that uses 20 times the energy, then fixed it to use even more energy, then leaves his car running with A/C on, and flying in artistes in private jets.
Yet, he tells us we must use less energy and release less carbon dioxide. Or he’ll send people to use violence on you. You deserve it for making Mother Gaia cry.
Why is it that it’s always the RICHEST liberals telling us poor working class proles to give away more of our money to the masses?
DO AS WE SAY, NOT AS WE DO!!!