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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Opportunistic Truth

“Don’t follow leaders, watch the parkin’ meters”, Bob Dylan declared in the revolutionary spirit of his 60’s anthem “Subterranean Homesick Blues”, a warning to those within listening range of his voice to be aware of so called leaders. The problem with issues and causes in the world today is that we have too many “leaders” just ready to join the bandwagon. Hilary Clinton and Barrack Obama have self proclaimed themselves leaders of the anti-George Bush-Iraq Policy while conveniently forgetting their own support of the war just until the recent shift in the American public’s viewpoint changed. George Bush himself had declared that he was God’s choice by pandering to religious fundamentals and claiming that he got his orders from God, despite his own moral corruptness and blatant disregard of basic religious tenants. The corruptness and hypocricy of politics is so high that once one reaches a certain level it appears that all bit of honesty and decency is destroyed. Al Gore the Hollywood “demigod” is a shinning example of the corruptness of a political issue.

While scientists and environmentalists have been lecturing about the perils of global climate change for the last twenty years, a new breed of politicians is emerging claiming to be the “savior” of climate change. Al Gore, with his high priced media campaign instantaneously transformed his image from a dry stiff elitist to a charismatic and passionate advocate. He now speaks of his commitment of protecting the environment as his mission; however it seems odd that I do not recall global warming being an issue during the 2000 Presidential election campaign. Yes, Gore’s Senate career was exceptional in regards to environmental issues and he displayed it with his exhaustive research for his 1992 book “Earth in the Balance,” but upon becoming Vice-President environmental issues took a backseat to his political ambitions.

Al Gore had virtually ignored the issue of global warming as the Vice-President of the United States of America, so I question how many of us are supposed to believe in his message and movement. I almost have to laugh when I see that Al Gore is flying throughout the world, lecturing on the topic and consuming more fossil-fuel resources in one plane flight than the average American will use in one year.

In addition, I had been made aware that Al Gore’s twenty room mansion in Tennessee runs up an average utility bill of $2400, and accordingly while being four times the size of the average American home it uses twelve times the power. At the same time President’s Bush ranch in Crawford is designed with the latest environmental efficient standards. find it odd that a man who lectures about conservation and that everybody must do their part could be so hypocritcal, we as a conscientious society must be a little concerned about this blatant corruption of the issue.

Degradation of our environment is a delicate issue and there are so many things that need to be done. While I progress daily in trying too make my life more and more environmentally sustainable, I wonder and question the motives behind some individuals. As a precaution, I have deep skepticism for those in “power” who claim to be doing something for the environment. Is it for true altruistic principles or is it just because they are following a path to maintain their power and capitalize on the moment. The scientific community has overwhelmingly proven that global climate change is happening and despite the rise of opportunism in regards to it, we as a society must choose to overcome it but in the process we must be careful not to follow a faulty path.

Peace
Robb Kidd

“You don’t need a weather man to know which way the wind blows.” Bob Dylan

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