Friday, July 18, 2008

Gore Supporters’ Energy Hypocrisy

This has been all over conservative talk radio, but we can’t resist including it here.



It’s not just cheap fun at the expense of the energy nannies.

It points to the reality of environmentalism.

Affluent environmentalists expect to have plenty of energy themselves in the Green utopia they are trying to bring about.

They can afford $8.00 per gallon gas.

They will often make minor and symbolic sacrifices in support of their claim of righteousness. They may live on the East Side of Milwaukee, and bike to work downtown. But that’s not difficult if you have enough money to pay the inflated real-estate prices on the East Side.

They may drive a hybrid auto. After all, they can afford one, while working class Americans can’t.

But they will never forego the opportunity to jet off to some exotic location for a vacation.

Being affluent and elitist, they expect all their privileges and prerogatives to continue just fine in their Green utopia. That less affluent people will be harmed is something they don’t much care about. Indeed, they view it as their proper role to tutor “lessor breeds” on how to live their lives -- and to use coercion, if necessary, to do it.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Headless Blogger said...

Good analysis John.

I think this is trickle down economics in reverse. Not only do our poor get poorer, but the suffering internationally will increase exponentially.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous James said...

Remember the feudal system, assuming we're still teaching history. A class of royalty and nobility with all the power and wealth, and a lowly peasant class forced to toil for the royalty/nobility class and thrown a few scraps. That's the Green Utopia.

6:27 PM  
Anonymous joe stalin said...

Choo choo's with solar panels.
That's your answer.
I'm still driving my cars. I'm not going to stop. I've decided that I'll just "hope" for the poor folks who can't afford gas now.
Good work libs keep it up. Keep your constituents needy.

7:19 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Don't forget about the comparison between George Bush & Al Gore's homes.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/bush/house.asp

6:44 PM  

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