Skip to comments.Climate McCarthyism and Eco-Inquisitions (Al Gore & Co.)
Posted on 03/12/2007 5:13:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Two centuries years ago, Voltaire proclaimed, I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it. Today, our free speech traditions are under assault.
Colleges prohibit offensive or politically incorrect speech. Radical Islamists threaten to kill scholars, artists and even popes who disrespect the Prophet. And when we desperately need unfettered scientific debate, intolerant eco-activists have ushered in an era of climate McCarthyism and eco-Inquisitions.
Al Gore seeks to muzzle anyone who raises inconvenient truths about climate alarmism. Greenpeace wants climate criminals pilloried and silenced. Grist magazine wants Nuremberg-style war crimes trials for climate disaster skeptics, followed by hanging, one assumes, since burning at the stake would release greenhouse gases.
Climate catastrophist Ross Gelbspan told a DC audience: Not only do journalists not have a responsibility to report what skeptical scientists have to say about global warming. They have a responsibility NOT to report what those scientists say. Reuters, Time, 60 Minutes and the Discovery Channel appear to have taken his views to heart. UK alarmist George Monbiot says the airlines contribute to climate change so every time someone dies as a result of floods in Bangladesh, an airline executive should be dragged out of his office and drowned. (Were his standard applied to environmental groups, their offices would be depopulated in days, since their continued opposition to DDT and other insecticides causes the deaths of a million African children annually from malaria.)
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we need Tail-gunner Joe more now than ever.
McCarthyism has gotten rotten press from the Bolshevic media.
Colleges prohibit offensive or politically incorrect speech. Radical Islamists threaten to kill scholars, artists and even popes who disrespect the Prophet.
"People like Al Gore jet about the earth, living from mansion to mansion and say that they want to drastically lower the living standards for most people on the earth. Then, the so called peoples's people, who talk about "eqality" the most, think this is just fine."
Posted on 03/06/2007 8:20:32 PM PST by Winged Hussar
Gore's carbon footprint may be the size of Godzilla's, but he eases his conscience with "carbon offsets." He buys them from himself. And every time someone else buys them, Big Al gets richer.
...Speaking of carbon offsets and shell games, guess where Gore buys his carbon offsets? Well, he buys them from a firm call Generation Investment Management LLP, a tax-exempt U.S. 501(c)3 corporation. The chairman and co-founder is Al Gore. In other words, he buys his carbon offsets from himself. Others who buy these offset are really buying stock in Gore's growing business. You, too, can green up his portfolio, if not Earth itself.
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