Al Gore praises Al Jazeera, OWS, bashes democracy, capitalism, conservatives in new book

al-gore-breathing-fireIn his new book, “The Future,” Al Gore praised Occupy Wall Street and Al Jazeera, the network that bought his failing Current TV,while bashing democracy, capitalism and conservatives.

“Capitalism, like democracy, must also be reformed,” Gore wrote in his book.

Mike Ciandella wrote at Newsbusters:

According to news reports, Gore made about $100 million from the roughly $500 million deal  selling his cable channel to Al  Jazeera, and has been defending that  decision ever since. In “The Future,” he referred to the terror-friendly network  as “feisty and relatively independent,” and praised their involvement in helping  to mobilize the Arab Spring. Al Jazeera, however, is a purveyor of propaganda,  consistently offering the anti-American, anti-Israel, pro-Islamist line at a  time when America has been threatened by Islamic terrorists and has gone to war  against them.

Gore also adopted “Occupy” talking points when he wrote that  “the operations of democratic capitalism in its current form are producing  unfair and intolerable results,” including “suffocating control of policy  decisions by elites, the ever increasing inequalities of income and the growing  concentrations of wealth, and the paralysis of any efforts at reform.”

Perhaps Gore would prefer a form of communism, where the state dictates everything.

“Within the United States, it is a measure of how distorted the ‘conversation of  democracy’ has become that in the aftermath of the economic catastrophe, the  most significant ‘populist’ reaction in the U.S. political system was not a  progressive demand for protective regulations to prevent a recurrence of what  had just happened, but instead a right-wing faux-populist demand by the Tea  Party for less government regulation,” he wrote.

So in his view, democracy as it is practiced in the U.S., capitalism and small government that lives within its means and abides by the Constitution are the problem.

He also targeted those who oppose gun control and somehow managed to tie that to the environment, his favorite topic.

“Those primarily interested in opposing any form of gun regulation agree to  support the position of oil and coal companies opposed to reduce global warming  pollution. Anti-abortion activists agree to support large banks in their  opposition to new financial regulations,” wrote the man who made millions after selling his network to a state that makes its money from oil.

It’s quite clear that Gore’s idea of perfection has more in common with the former Soviet Union than the founding fathers.

It’s also clear that Gore is a hypocrite without a clue.




Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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