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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Pathetic Gore.

Instapundit posted this by a defender of Al Gore's execessive utility bills. I thought it was worth repeating here:

Al Gore is not the average American. He comes from power and money and he has achieved power and money in his own right. Al Gore lives a life different from most folks. I'm not one to defend elitism, not as a matter of practice, but some elitism is inevitable. There must be a leadership class. There always has been and there always will be. Even societies organized around the principle of the equality and preeminence of the proletariat have had an elite class. It is the natural order of things. The key for a society is to create a responsible, responsive and fluid elite.

Could Al Gore do more to be "Green" in his personal life? No doubt. I'm sure we all could. Regardless of your position on global warming, none of the steps greens suggest you take in your personal life are gonna hurt anything. It may be unnecessary but not detrimental. However, his life and most of ours are not coordinate -- nor need they be.

Is this guy right? I think not. At the very least admitting that an elite group of people is required to rule over the rest of us is wholly unamerican. We constantly bitch when a congressman gets a free ticket to a baseball game (and we should bitch). I am surprised any American would make such a statement defending Gore. How pathetic.

If one is going to howl about how much energy we use then you need to at least be a normal energy user yourself. Gore is an obsessive user. I use a lot of electricity myself relative to the average, but Gore still uses 10 times more.

Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Surely that was an anti-Gore person trying to sound like a pathetic Gore person.

I'm all for elitism, but only with open admission, transparency. To be elitist and say you are not is wrong. And elected officials are not allowed to be elitist. Elected officials must be populists. Now, a formerly elected official who is now part of the Hollywood love-in . . . tough call.

1:48 PM, February 27, 2007  
Blogger Air Marshall said...

We poor, foolish, and incompetent dipsticks need the guiding hand of those who come from money and power. We should be grateful for their help and leadership. Not to mention their penetrating intellects.

10:11 PM, February 28, 2007  
Blogger King Oliver said...

A very revealing post by the Gore defender. Shows that leftists yearn to be dominated by the Inner Party. Global warming is one scam to bring that about, along with banning guns and progressive taxes that keep the middle classes in their place. And smoking bans? Just a demonstration of power, like the changes in law regarding underwear in the Woody Allen movie.

5:23 PM, March 01, 2007  

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