"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth" Buddha
The recent attacks on the credibility of Al Gore`s character and motivations rank as the panic of desperation from the powers that be. He is a serious threat to their status quo and he doesn`t go away. He appears to have the passion, the "indomitable will" and the good sense to try and change this world with truth as defined by science not greed or creed. And though, arguably, Gore is a product of this same status quo and has offered his share of disappointment and failings in a past political life, his legacy evolves.
He was the "man" and now is the "anti man". A sage who wants to upset the apple cart and redefine economy (or as he might suggest return it to its best principles) . A weird phenomena of politician-scientist. A serious challenge to the morons that made this mess in the first place. This is about those morons!?
Dubai/2007: The Lords of Oil, i.e. Exxon. Royal Dutch Shell, Haliburton, the Saudis, the Bush Family and others are gathering at the gates of hell (Haliburton headquarters in Dubai) and answering the tough questions of our time. What the hell do we do if the world starts using less oil? And what are the consequences for war if there is no oil to fight for?
Dick Cheney chairs the meeting and pounds his gavel with a passion that only the American War Machine can generate. Haliburton`s executives cheer his patriotism and chant "Iran needs to go" trying to focus the meeting agenda. George W. whispers in the ear of a Saudi Prince who revels the moment like "Conrad Black" chairing a corporate budget meeting. These Gods of economy have gathered to claim their turf and hell hath no fury like the architects of "capitalism gone wild".
Cheney waves a picture of a drowning Polar Bear and speaks of economic opportunity for Haliburton. "Jesus", says Dick, "We made millions off that Hurricane damage in Orleans. Surely there`s money to be made saving these cute little bastards?" The Haliburton Execs nods their heads in frenzied agreement and begin to forge a marketing plan. The Saudi Prince nods his approval. This is a vicious opportunity for unbridled capitalism. Sell more oil, buy governments and elections, buy more media control and market solutions for their pain. Key principles for economic glory.
Cheney: "Stall this "global warming" shite and maybe we`ll dump coastal properties just before glacial impact. There`s one thing I think we can all agree on. There`s too many damn people in this world and rising sea levels can help us with that problem. Thankfully, this has the makings of a terrific opportunity and as "Conrad Black" might say " who deserves it more than us?"
But the meeting turns a little sour with the final agenda items: Al Gore and Hugo Chavez? Cheney: And this Palast bastard at the BBC. I think he likes Chavez! What kind of American is this? Can`t we get rid of this prick?
An Exxon Exec screams a raging agreement. George W. spits his bubble gum at the mention of Palast but turns back to snuggle with the Saudi Prince and laugh at his jokes about democracy in the Mid-East. Exxon Exec: "We can keep the media working Chavez as a lunatic, but Gore? He`s our real problem". This gathering nods like young Republicans on a mission from Rove.
A young Dutch Shell Exec: "Gore knows his science and his thinking proves to be highly credible. He`s too wealthy to buy and his books and film are incredibly popular. He is donating all proceeds from the book and film to the global warming movement. And he is likely positioning himself to become an unbeatable candidate for the Presidency in 2008. Chavez is a nuisance but this Gore is a true threat to our status quo".
This is too much for this group to bear. To hues of "NONSENSE" the Shell exec is banished from the room. A consensus arises from these delegates of prosperity. The architects of the "Iraq campaign and a $70 barrel of crude" don`t need the advice of this silly person from Shell. That damn Gore won`t change the course of this global maelstrom and "as Conrad Black might say, we deserve everything that we take". The first principle of status quo!
Perhaps that should read that they deserve everything that they get? If that were only true and Al Gore becomes the eye of their hurricane. I predict that Al Gore will become President in 2008 (though I think he`s crazy brave to even consider trying) and I just hope he survives to make a difference. This is a vote for the evolution of a KarmaDawg named Al Gore and a quest to reinvent the first principle of status quo. Planet Gaia deserves no less!
Disclaimer: This is a fictional account of something that probably happens whether we like it or not!