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Al Gore doesn't know he's a one-percenter ^ | March 20, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz

Posted on 03/20/2012 3:45:18 AM PDT by cap10mike

The South by Southwest Festival (known as SXSW), held every March in Austin, Texas, bills itself as a "unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies." This year, things got a bit more political, adding a few sparks to its normal techie, artsy-fartsy flair.

During a public discourse between former Vice President Al Gore Jr. and Sean Parker (who co-founded Napster), Gore said, “Our democracy has been hacked,” and urged the audience to commence an “Occupy Democracy” movement. This is eerily reminiscent of statements he made to Keith Olbermann last August, including the idea that we should work toward the “reinvigoration of democracy,” and “we need to have an American spring.”

I think that perhaps Gore’s years of preaching man-made global warming, only to have the revelations of ClimateGate and ClimateGate 2.0 thrown in his face, may have scrambled his brain and befuddled his thinking. Allow me to set him straight.

First of all, forget all this talk of “democracy.” The United States was not founded as a democracy, but rather as a republic. No doubt the words of Plato entered into this decision, most notably, “Democracy passes into despotism,” and, “Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.”

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: algore; democracy; occupymovement; republic
Democracy, the Occupy Movement and Al Gore, Jr.
1 posted on 03/20/2012 3:45:27 AM PDT by cap10mike
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To: cap10mike

How many OWS protesters could Algor house on his 100-foot long solar-powered houseboat?


2 posted on 03/20/2012 5:52:12 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: cap10mike

I still do not understand how the OWS masses keep falling for this crap from the leftist 1%ers. They are literally eager to be manipulated and lied to by wealthy leftists.

3 posted on 03/20/2012 6:23:08 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: silverleaf

LOL! I’m sure he doesn’t want to find out. He doesn’t mind having his name associated with the rabble, so long as he doesn’t have to hang out with them.

4 posted on 03/20/2012 8:46:13 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: GeronL

I never understood either. Michael Moore comes to mind.

5 posted on 03/20/2012 8:47:17 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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