Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Former VP Al Gore walked right up to the edge of Godwin's Law while speaking in Oxford, England on Tuesday:
"'Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War Two. We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource.'Well, at least we have a national politician of the Democratic Party speaking in positive tones about Winston Churchill, so there's that.
"Mr Gore admitted that it was difficult to persuade the public that the threat from climate change was as urgent as that from Hitler."
(There is a video of Al Gore at the link above, but this blog disclaims all responsibility for any adverse reactions you may have, should you choose to watch it).
UPDATE: The Anchoress is blogging about the big funeral in LA and wants to know where Al Gore is, and why he isn't "decrying the use of inefficient Rolls Royces and Range-Rovers in this funeral cortege." She answers her own question lower down in the post.
CWCID: Hot Air
This isn't the first time by any means that Al-baby has invoked the Nazis to refer to his opponents: anyone else remember the "digital brownshirts" remark in a raging speech a year or two after the 2000 elections?
Skip forward thirty years. CAn you imagine how BIG a joke Al Gore is going to be to the next two generations.
That is, unless the O-Bomb produces such intergenerational misery that such considerations become a moot point.
By the way, far from saving civilization you could make the argument that Winston Churchill was a major contributing factor in causing the crises. As First Lord of the Admiralty with Jackie Fisher thiry years earlier he engaged in a reckless arms race with Germany that directly led to WWI, and of course the harsh reparations of WWI are credited with the German thirst for revenge in WWII. His guiding principal was to preserve the British empire at any cost, so he was also ultimately a great failure. Not a person to admire in my book.
So is the Anchoress always that incoherent? While she didn't manage much in the way of content and thought, she does get credit for shoving lots of links in though.
Anyway, the "I demand that you denounce and spend time on issuess I feel that you should spend time on" thing is pretty worn out. I'd call it part of the phony umbrage taking, but a lot of people like her seem highly sensitive and easily outraged, so probably not phony. Just stupid.
I think you missed the point. It wasn't a heartfelt cry of 'you should be doing X!' It was a snarky observation about the stupidity of this celebrity worship.
"seem highly sensitive and easily outraged"
Yeah, you totally didn't get it.
To Brian from Link,
I've never read Anchoress before but thought this particular column pretty good. I'll return.
Back when South Park was doing ManBearPig I thought Al Gore harmless. I couldn't have dreamed that something like Energy could have passed the House. In retrospect it's clear that Gore sulked over his 2000 loss until he found an issue to gain attention. A year ago he wouldn't broach fact-based questioining of AGW. Today he alludes to Churchill and saving civilization. Gore is unhinged and deserves everything he gets.
The odds are much higher that Gore himself will have brought down Western civilizationin the next ten years. I'm cereal!