Posted on | December 7, 2012 | 10 Comments
Al Gore still owns what, I feel, is the dumbest utterance by a public figure, emphasis mine:
From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption. After all has been said and so little done, the truth about the climate crisis — inconvenient as ever — must still be faced.
No, Al, NO. This government can’t even pass a budget, can’t deal responsibly with the bills, leaving this idiotic ‘Fiscal Cliff’ crap hanging over the end of the year. The U.S. Government couldn’t redeem a coupon for a free package check in the Castro District, much less redeem any human anywhere. Oh, and I’m supposed to revere these bureaucrats or something, not bash them the way, say, Jews or Christians are pilloried in modern discourse. Whoops.
Treacher points to Jeff Poor, quoting Al, emphasis mine:
“On a national level, to use a computer term — our democracy has been hacked,” Gore said. “It no longer functions as it is intended to — to serve the public interests.”
WUT? Now, while I don’t think this quite rises to the level of theological idiocy present in “the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption”, we must admit that the elimination of protecting life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, all INDIVIDUAL aims, and its replacement with “serve the public interests” a PLURAL goal, as still fairly jacked up.
Does the relatively less jacked up nature of the second utterance indicate improvement, or should we suspect that Al Gore’s head, so oxygen deprived in its nether lair these years, is still severely damaged?