The Global Warming Hoax is not Al Gore’s first attempt at defrauding the American Public. Most of the time Gore’s stories are things that he needn’t lie about, but he is making an attempt to shore up what must be a poor self image.
- “During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet” Gore said when asked to cite accomplishments that separate him from another Democratic presidential hopeful, former Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey, during an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN on March 9, 1999. Gore supported technological advances related to the advancement of the Internet, but to say that HE took the initiative in creating the Internet is a bit much. (Sources: Transcript http://www.wired.com/news/news/politics/story/18390.html )
- At a Sept. 22 2000 press conference, Gore stated “I’ve been a part of the discussions on the strategic reserve since the days when it was first established.” However, President Ford established the Strategic Petroleum Reserves when he signed the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) on December 22, 1975 — two years before Al Gore became a congressman (Source: Washington Post, Sept. 24 2000)
- Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit in 2009, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years.”These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr. [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.” However, the climatologist whose work Gore was relying upon dropped the former vice president in the water with an icy blast. “It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” Dr. Maslowski said. “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.” (Times of London 12/15/09)
Then of course there is the biggest Gore Hoax of all, his cash cow–Global Warming. Why is the inventor of the internet constantly lying about almost everything. Henry Miller writes in Forbes that Al Gore must have a personality disorder, specifically Narcissistic Personality Disorder:
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He’s a phony–and a shameless one at that. In his op-ed, he refers to “tobacco companies block[ing] constraints on the marketing of cigarettes for four decades after science confirmed the link of cigarettes to diseases of the lung and the heart.” Well, that is true, and it is consistent with his impassioned address in 1996 to the Democratic Party convention, in which he vowed to fight the tobacco industry to his last breath because 12 years earlier his sister had died from lung cancer. But in 1988, while campaigning for the nomination for president, Gore had been telling tobacco farmers (in a Southern accent much thicker than it ever had been in Washington) that he was practically one of them, that he had tenderly held the young plants in his own two hands, that he had their interests at heart and so on. And his movie, An Inconvenient Truth, which offers an exaggerated, one-sided and often inaccurate view of global warming, is more propaganda than documentary.
There may be a medical explanation for what makes Al Gore tick. On the basis of his actions and writings over many years my guess is Gore suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. The criteria for this diagnosis, as described in the psychiatrist’s bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, include a ” pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts,” as indicated by these manifestations:
- “A grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements).” Gore regularly demonstrates his grandiosity. Who can forget his notorious claim that he had been instrumental in creating the Internet? But far more serious and complex are Gore’s delusions about issues of technology and environmentalism, such as his repeated endorsement of anti-technology tracts and criticism of technological advances while a congressman, senator and vice president. His writings generally place science and technology at odds with “the natural world” and, by inference, with the well-being and progress of mankind.
- “Preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty or ideal love; believes that he or she is ‘special’ and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions).” These sorts of fantasies run riot in Gore’s book Earth in the Balance, in which he assumes that he and a small number of other elites have divined the solutions to the world’s problems and the bold and dramatic measures that await the education and enlightenment of the public. When he was vice president, Gore and his staff of true believers attempted to purge the federal government of any dissension or challenge to his view of policy, in a way reminiscent of the worst paranoid excesses of the Nixon administration. Vexed by people who weren’t sufficiently “special,” Gore simply got rid of them.
- “Requires excessive admiration.” With the exception of the period since his defeat in the 2000 presidential election, Gore has for nearly his whole adult life been a politician who surrounded himself with sycophants–need one say more?
- “Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others … shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.” While a senator, Gore was notorious for his rudeness and insolence. A favorite trick during hearings was to pose a question and, as the witness began to answer, commence a whispered conversation with another committee member or staffer. If the witness paused to make sure the senator did not miss the response, Gore would instruct him to continue, then resume his private conversation, leaving no ambiguity: Not only is your testimony unimportant, but I won’t even pay you the courtesy of pretending to listen to it. Gore once accused his political enemies of possessing “an extra chromosome,” a remark that infuriated families of persons with Down Syndrome, which is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome.
Gore’s patronizing and overwrought Earth in the Balance provides numerous illustrations of many of these diagnostic criteria, offering disturbing insights into its disturbed author. In it, Gore trashes the empirical nature of science for disconnecting man from nature: “But for the separation of science and religion,” he laments, “we might not be pumping so much gaseous chemical waste into the atmosphere and threatening the destruction of the earth’s climate balance.” But for the separation of science and religion, we would still be burdened with the notion that the sun and the planets revolve around the Earth…
You know, Miller makes some good points. Rather than trying to save the world (and make a few billion at the same time) maybe Gore should save himself. Come on Al drop the global warming hoax and find a good shrink. I bet you can find one on that internet you invented.