Al Gore showed up on Capitol Hill yesterday proclaiming his devotion to the concept of bipartisanship, calling on Republicans to join ranks with him and the Democrats in his great crusade to save the world from being barbecued by the warming of the globe that he insists is threatening our very survival.
In a rather bizarre display of the spirit of bipartisanship, he then promptly refused to appear until after the Republicans made their opening statements and insisted on being allowed to subject them to his own 35-minute rambling opening statement, delivered in the manner of a British resident commissioner reading the 39 articles of the Anglican Confederation to a conscript assemblage of Zulus, as the late Murray Kempton once remarked about Bill Buckley’s announcement that he was running for mayor in New York City years ago..
That was just the beginning. In both the House and Senate the Democrats paid him homage and allowed him to run roughshod over any Republican rash enough to raise questions about his specious recitation of the alleged facts behind global warming.
Chairing the hearing in the Senate, Senator Barbara Boxer allowed Gore to avoid answering Republican questions by letting him run on and on with meaningless observations, thereby using up the questioning senator’s allotted time and limiting his ability to seek answers to legitimate questions.
In one instance, after Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., asked him to sign a pledge that he would not use any more energy than the average American family – he uses 20 times that amount – he avoided making that pledge by talking about other matters thus using up most of the Senator’s allotted time.
Here is a man who makes no bones about wanting to limit population growth by forcing Africans to stop having children but escapes any criticism for what is undisguised racism. If a Republican engaged in such racist proposals he would be ridden out of town on a rail.
But cutting population by abortion and contraception and other such methods is not Gore’s only contribution to population control in Africa. He and his fellow envirocrats have an even better way of getting rid of lot of inconvenient Africans – deprive them of the opportunity to have electricity by banning building power plants – a lack of which now kills at least a million Africans every year.
As Paul Driessen explained in the British documentary “The Great Global Warming Swindle,” depriving Africans of the opportunity to have electricity will continue to kill at least a million Africans every year, as the lack of electric power on the African continent is doing right now.
Driessen, a former environmentalist activist himself, reminds us that in the name of environmental safety a million Africans die ever year from malaria, a disease that could be all but eliminated by the use of DDT, which has been banned thanks to Al Gore’s pals in the environmental movement.
“It was Environmental Defense and the foundations that created it that launched this nasty campaign against DDT just as they’re doing on global warming,” Driessen told NewsMax.com in an exclusive interview.
“They just vilified anyone who tried to stand up in defense of DDT – an inquisition threatening to burn them at the stake and they just beat them into silence.
“So that in the end you end up with the same situation you have now with global warming – incredibly nasty attacks on companies, on users of energy – a repeat of the same tactics, and they’re gunning for the same power and control – it’s not just over a chemical or the chemical industry or one particular insecticide (as in the case of DDT) but what is over the foundation of civilized society – energy, abundant reliable and affordable energy, and you don’t get there with wind power or solar power or any of these other clean, green, fanciful, imaginary energy technologies that they approve of.”
Gore tells us that we must change our way of life by cutting our use of energy. For many Africans, however, changing their way of life simply means dying.
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