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Gore’s Moralism

For more on Gore the Moralist, check out Jim Pinkerton here:

In his unwillingness seriously to consider tradeoffs, in his high-pressure Keynote-ing salesmanship for one view of the world, we sense that Gore the Environmentalist is really Gore the Moralist, more determined to scold us than to help us. The window of truth opened to him, and he’s willing to let us look through it, too — but we’d better care, or else. For Gore, the personal is the environmental; he’s out to legislate eco-morality, an eco-morality in which glaciers and the snow atop Mt. Kilimanjaro matter more than any other concern.

I’ve been calling Gore an aristocrat for his desire to use certain conveniences while denying them to the rest of us, one way or another.  Perhaps “Prince Bishop” might be a better label.

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