“The author of An Inconvenient Truth has swelled his net worth to about $100 million, largely due to his investments in green energy, after being worth less than $2 million during his time as Vice President, The Washington Post reports.” Leftist Huffington Post (2012).
This would be like the Pope getting rich off adoption services and natural family planning.
Such profiteering should make Gore prima facie unreliable on the issue of global warming and, since he was, in most people’s perspective, responsible for kicking off this campaign on a large level, cast all of the movement’s allegations into doubt.
Analogy: I was always a huge fan of the Legionaries for Christ. After the evidence of the shameful life of its founder, Marcial Maciel, I could no longer count myself a fan, just as I wouldn’t be able to count myself a fan of Christianity if it turned out Christ was, indeed, a mad man or a fraud (those, of course, being the only two alternatives to what he was: God).
Both of those analogies (especially the Christ analogy) aren’t perfect, but the simple point is: When your founder is a fraud, the movement, though potentially still valid, has a serious question mark hanging over its entire existence.Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList