Al Gore is a smart man. He sold a global warming bill of goods to a public, shanghaied by a complicit “main stream” press. Indeed many bought into the lie of a “man caused planetary demise”, and remain thoroughly brainwashed today. Folks all over the country ran out and bought smart light bulbs and started riding their bikes to work. The yuppie guilt factor kicked in and many a parent started adopting polar bears while crying at night with their children, and praying the fury carnivores would be alright. (Well, maybe not praying.) Solar and wind power, along with electric cars are now synonymous with the Democrat party platform, and the fossil fuel industry is demonized as if having brought some scourge upon mankind, when in fact if it were not for oil, natural gas, and coal, our world would be a very different and unforgiving place. Moreover, The United States currently sits on the largest shale oil supply in the world, to the tune of nearly a trillion barrels, and could easily achieve the goal of energy independence in less than 7 years if we chose to.
Nevertheless, the former VP has done a masterful job of marrying this cause and is almost a billionaire for his fraudulent and disingenuous efforts. And now he has gone and sold his 65,000 (strong) audience network to the very people who have made their fortunes selling that which he has demonized with such zeal, for the grossly inflated price of a half billion dollars, from which he will profit 100 million. Now the true motivation behind this sale to Al-Jazeera (aside from huge financial gain), is an entirely different and all-together puzzling issue for another day. Having said that, I’m wondering if anyone out there who read his books, or watched his discredited film, are having any second thoughts about this pompous but very calculating liar.