November 07, 2009

Al Gore advocates civil disobedience to stop global warming

The Inventor of the Internets, in an interview with The Guardian (via The Corner):

Amid increasing incidents of climate protesters disrupting the operations of fossil-fuel industries and airports in Britain and elsewhere, Gore suggests the scale of the emergency means non-violent lawbreaking is justified. "Civil disobedience has an honourable history, and when the urgency and moral clarity cross a certain threshold, then I think that civil disobedience is quite understandable, and it has a role to play," he says. "And I expect that it will increase, no question about it."

Yes, it will be interesting when we see a combination of the "progressive" elites and the usual hippies out in the streets of Vermont, Massachusetts, San Francisco, as well as the usual European metropolises, being civilly disobedient. Garnering a lot of MSM attention, but little overall public sympathy.

Posted by Hube at November 7, 2009 11:54 AM | TrackBack

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Civil disobedience here would be what? Refusing to let the oil company refill your tank for the winter?

I say let them have at it.

Posted by: steve Newton at November 7, 2009 07:25 PM

LOL! Exactly, Steve.

Posted by: Hube at November 8, 2009 10:27 AM

That wouldn't be civil disobedience. That would actually be taking a stand--and there's no *way* they're going to do that.

Posted by: Darren at November 8, 2009 01:14 PM

Maybe we should all take Gore's suggestion, applied to the health care monstrosity...should it (God forbid) ever become law.

Of course, this is why the threat of imprisonment is embedded in the Democrats' scheme to march everyone into their socialist utopia.

Any more, it seems like force and fraud are the only way they understand how to accomplish their twisted agenda...I suspect even they, deep down, know most of the people who make the American economy tick would resist such a breathtaking power grab any way possible.

Posted by: Tyler Nixon at November 9, 2009 09:32 AM

Even better, what if civil disobedience entailed a business' refusal to comply with Cap and Trade regulations? I can just see the president of Ford: "Your internationally negotiated emissions caps constitute a de jure violation of American sovereignty and your financial penalties constitute a de facto tariff imposed upon American business, to the detriment of American workers and shareholders. No taxation without representation! Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

Posted by: G Rex at November 9, 2009 11:53 AM

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