Skip to comments.Ecocraft: Strategies For A Small Planet By Al Gore
Posted on 07/24/2002 8:31:15 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
As Al Gore reminds us in this wonderful little book, dangerous times are upon us. And no one in our generation knows better the type of leadership that is called for than our own iron green guy, Al Gore. And, as Bill Clinton's former right hand guy, no one knows better what needs to be done to halt the Republican depredation of our taxes, our children, and our women's clinics than does big Al Gore.
In these perilous times our Democrat Party and its staunchest allies the American people and Big Al's own Mother Earth face the most potent threat yet to both its survival and its compassionate prosperity. In this heady little book Al Gore brings his encyclopedic knowledge of Mother Earth's delicate ecosystems to bear on the challenges on our now post-9/11 world. He:
explains both the foundations and the ongoing necessity of the Welfare State's dominance in the way our modern world does things.
assesses the problems posed for all critical thinkers by the conservatives, the Christians, and the other reality mongers among us. (and shows how even the way we go to soccer games can affect the out come of things) (the serious Democrat will no doubt want to read Mr. Gore's pamphlet: The Greening of American Sports)
Analyzes the dangers posed by Balkan instability, parental notification laws, and the ever-present threat of tax cuts, and suggests strategies that thoughtful Democrats may use to counter this unpleasant new rise of barbarism.
urgently warns us of the dangers posed to our lives, our liberties, and our prosperity by the powerful anti-choice conspiracies that we see springing up all around us. (and unveils his slogan for the 2004 campaign: KEEP LIBERTY ALIVE: TERMINATE A PREGNANCY TODAY)
explores the tensions that inevitably arise between what is commonly known as "reality" and the Democrat Party Platform. (and shows how you can put it to work for your local Democrat Party candidates)
"This," writes Mr. Gore, "is your iron green guy's contribution to maintaining sanity and security (and, of course, the tax rates which make them both possible) in an increasingly insane and under-taxed world. For, what we must all realize sooner or later is that the security, the sanity, in fact the very green-ness of our great nation and really the whole world if you stop and think about it depend on America's own green guy, Al Gore, doing what needs to be done.
"And don't think for one minute that Al Gore is going to shrink from bringing truths like this before the American people on the campaign trail."
Here are a few more of the insights Al Gore imparts in this remarkable book:
Why a Green Welfare State, and a Green Welfare State alone has the moral (and green) authority for bright and compassionate world leadership. (he also shows us why the Al Gore model of solid manliness is both positive and pleasing to voters of every creed, race, and gender)
Makes a solid case for an extension of his own gravitas and the Green Welfare State being the only legitimate foundation for a sound (yet nice) foreign policy.
Demonstrates how only Al Gore and the Green Plan can save civilization from the anti-choice culture of death which threatens to overwhelm us.
Lays down criteria for public French kissing for all who want to ride his coattails in the upcoming elections.
Demonstrates, convincingly and with high humor, how a stable international order and jobs for all American and Afghan women depend upon his vision for a green America and its attendant devotion to Mother Earth.
Shows how the concept of human rights has been hijacked by tax-cutting extremists in order to influence elections and savage mother Earth. (Al also relates the touching, never before told story of how his cousin Emily was once traumatized and impoverished by tax cuts in Ohio)
Tells us about a dangerous thwarting of international law that he has spotted, and alerts us to the dangers posed by that outdated concept "the affairs of sovereign nations." (but, naturally, he also shows us what we can do to help in our own neighborhoods)
In the chapter "The Challenge of Islam" Al shows us how he will feel our pain better than Bill Clinton ever did.
In "The China Threat [or Opportunity]?" Al reveals that he has a secret plan to save the world from anti-Chinese bigotry.
In "The European Union" Al helps us learn what the EU can teach us all about how to get along with those very special others in our lives.
The book's flagship chapter, "Why Al Gore?" demonstrates why the man Al Gore deserves to be acknowledged as the miracle worker of the modern eco-friendly welfare state.
In short, if you're looking for that one book to read this summer that may just make you the person you've always wanted to be, this is it!
Also photos, maps, and recipes.
The deluxe edition also carries the appendix: Big Al's Tao of Sex and Tolerance.
If only Al would remind us of his and x42's role in making these times more dangerous than they had to be.
Then we can lock the door from the outside.
My suggestion for which small planet: Mercury or Pluto.
Writing in the Washington Post, June 29, 2002- Eyad Sarraj of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens' Rights makes clear how much of a departure Bush's embrace of democracy is from the Clinton administration:
One of my earliest and greatest shocks was when U.S. Vice President Al Gore, during a mid-1990s visit to Jericho, publicly approved the establishment of military courts by the Palestinian Authority. These courts have sentenced people to death in summary trials where the accused have no attorney and no right to appeal. In 1996, I dared to say that the regime was corrupt and oppressive. For this, I was arrested, beaten and thrown into solitary confinement.
Opinion Journal, July 1, 2002