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Goreís Dangerous Call for Environmental Civil Disobedience

Original post made by Sharon on Oct 18, 2008

History demonstrates that it's a short leap from blocking bulldozers to torching property.Web Link

"Last month, in a speech before the Clinton Global Initiative, he called for young people to engage in "civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration."
This was not the first time such calls came from the man who used to be the "next president of the United States."
Last year he told New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof: "I can't understand why there aren't rings of young people blocking bulldozers and preventing them from constructing coal-fired power plants."

Gore's call to arms is typical of his environmental conduct:
asking others to do what he himself wouldn't — sacrifice.
His massive carbon footprint, his frequent use of private jets, and his inflated electricity bill — more than 20 times the national average — have all been widely reported.
Calling for young climate activists to engage in unlawful, albeit non-violent, action takes the hypocrisy to a whole new level. ".......The biggest problem with Gore's call for civil disobedience is that it clears the way to violence.
Civil disobedience is somewhat like Iran's pursuit of nuclear power "for peaceful purposes."
What starts peacefully can quickly change its face, especially when the inspiration comes from messianic and highly charismatic leaders. For years, radical elements in the environmental movement have tested the borders of permissibility.
Some, like the Earth Liberation Front, have crossed the lines and become engaged in full-fledged eco-terrorism.
The FBI considers eco-terrorism as one of the greatest domestic threats."

How come no one in Palo Alto has repudiated Gore on this matter, his headquarters are in Palo Alto, he is on the boards of local high tech companies?

Comments (11)

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 18, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

I have seen the passions of a mob, and only an absolute idiot would suggest loosing that passion. The 33rd word is "peaceably".

Posted by ing, a resident of Hoover School
on Oct 18, 2008 at 3:06 pm

I hope that Gore is found liable for an violence resulting from his speech, let us redistribute some of his wealth, sort of spread it around.

Posted by OhlonePar, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 18, 2008 at 3:13 pm

This is pretty funny coming from a bunch of Palin supporters.

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 19, 2008 at 1:51 am

I guess I missed Sarah's call for mob action. Elucidate, O/P.

Posted by Remembering, a resident of another community
on Oct 19, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Gee... Wasn't there some other guy who promoted civil disobedience in the U.S. not so long ago? You know, some fellow who told everyone within earshot about a dream he had? Surely you must remember this guy who got a national holiday named after him. No violence from his "mob."

Posted by Never Again, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Oct 19, 2008 at 5:15 pm

"I guess I missed Sarah's call for mob action."

Hilter never directly called for mob action either, but everyone got the point - same with our new "hot" neo-Nazi leader. Who will get thrown into the cattle cars under her rule, I wonder?

Posted by tj, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 19, 2008 at 5:38 pm

Actually the Nazis were big environmentalists, they loved the black forest.

They were also anti smoking FYI

Posted by R Wray, a resident of Palo Verde
on Oct 19, 2008 at 6:33 pm

Hitler in Mein Kampf declared, These are "times when not the mind but the fist decides." Another quote of his is, "I need men who will not stop to think if they are ordered to knock someone down!"
Sounds like Gore's sentiments.

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 19, 2008 at 8:08 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Never Again? How about Never Was as a more appropriate moniker.

Posted by cmon, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 19, 2008 at 10:19 pm

Dont relate hitler to any american politician. There are no grounds for those statements and worst of all it makes you sound retarded.

Posted by Sieg Heil Palin!, a resident of Palo Verde
on Oct 19, 2008 at 10:40 pm

R Wray:
Another quote of Hilter is, "I need men who will not stop to think if they are ordered to knock someone down!"

Fits neo-Nazi Palin to a "t". I'm sure she'll work it into her stump speech sometime before the election.

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