Harsh words from the Green Party directed at leftist Gore supporters …
It was under the Clinton/Gore administration that Depleted Uranium weaponry was first authorized. It was under was the Clinton/Gore administration that 1,000,000 innocent Iraqi children died from the sanctions, which is still a greater death toll than the Bush administration, although the Bushies are catching up quickly.
The Clinton/Gore administration first authorized “extraordinary rendition” and signed the 1996 Telecommunications Act which has further consolidated the corporate media, which is, in my opinion the biggest risk to democracy we face today. Let us also not forget “Welfare Reform” and the “War On Drugs”, both an attack on poor people. Clinton/Gore again.
Then let us not forget that Gore actually won the 2000 election and instead of standing up for those who voted for him, including the 90,000 illegally purged from the voting rolls, Al Gore told the Congressional Black Cacaus to “sit down and be quiet”, as noted in the Michael Moore movie Farenheight 9-11.
The WTO protests of Seattle in 1999 were targeting the policies of the Clinton/Gore administration. This includes signing up for NAFTA, GATT, the WTO, the IMF, massive give-a-ways of public land to the Mining Industries and of large tracts of our forests to the Lumber Industries.
None of this was mentioned in his cute little film. Instead of targeting the corporate responsibility for the crisis of global warming, he tells us what “we little people” can do. Buy a Prius, change a light bulb etc, not what General Motors should be forced to do. Just us “little people” changing bulbs etc. He also obviously did not target the policies started under his vice-presidency. No talk of NAFTA or corporate globalization in his movie.
Al Gore is a well packaged, corporate friendly “environmentalist.” Al Gore is a “green-washed” corporate prostitute who has been green-washed just as surely as British Petroleum or any other corporate polluter. My fullest apologies to prostitutes for comparing you to Al Gore.
Now that is really an “inconvenient truth” and I can guarantee that this is something you will never hear from the Sierra Club, Dennis Kucinich or any of the local versions of him here in Minnesota. That is another “inconvenient truth.”
In other words, wake up people. Pay attention to the actions instead of the words. You are being lied to, again.