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An American Spring
Posted By Larry Klayman On 08/06/2011 @ 1:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
Hot off the press! Al Gore agrees with us; just for the wrong reasons. He says that revolution is inevitable, only he wants it to be waged by leftists seeking to overthrow the foundations of our democracy. And, some conservative press, like The Weekly Standard, also have it wrong.
You see, just last Thursday, on Aug. 4, the former vice president and overstuffed sore loser in the presidential election of 2000, unloaded during an interview with the venomous Keith Olbermann on Current TV. The Weekly Standard reported Gore’s words.
“We need to have an American Spring,” Gore said. “You know, the Arab Spring – the non-violent part of it isn’t finished yet – but we need to have an American Spring, a kind of American Tahir Square. Non-violent change, where people come from the grass roots and get involved again.”
“I want to tell you, Keith, this country is in trouble,” Gore explained to the sympathetic Olbermann. “Our country has been withering on the vine, it really has been. This has been going on for some time. But this is not an event that can be taken lightly. I know it’s difficult to imagine that people who care about the values that this country was based on will rise up and get much more involved in the democratic process, but that is exactly what we need, and that is the only thing that can get our country back on the right track.”
Gore is right; it is time for “We the People” to rise up and revolt, particularly given the sellout by both political parties in the debt deal struck last Tuesday. This deal was so fraudulent – doing little to nothing about reducing our bankrupting deficits – that stock and other financial markets worldwide, seeing the political scam by the “chummy” Democrat and Republican establishments, went into a tailspin that continues as I write this column, and will march on in the days, weeks and months ahead until our financial well runs totally dry.
But then, predictably, hear what else Gore had to say to Olbermann:
We do not want an uprising “in the tea-party style. There are people who are genuinely upset in the tea party. I understand that, but that movement was funded with seed money from right-wing billionaires, the Koch brothers, and promoted on Fox News and turned into the stalking horse for this right-wing agenda that a lot of people have been trying to push on this country for a long time. What’s sacrosanct for them is to have absolutely no tax increases on the wealthiest Americans – they are at a low level now – and to try to shrink down government so they can get it out of the way of powerful corporations and special interests, so that they can have free rein. And, the Supreme Court has, of course, now declared that they’re persons and [can] make these secret contributions. I want to tell you, Keith, this country is in trouble. Our democracy has been withering on the vine. This has been going on for some time.”
Here is the video of Gore’s interview:
Let’s put aside Gore’s patented intellectual and actual dishonesty for the moment. For Al’s complaints about campaign-finance donations to the Republican Party and other gifts to conservative and libertarian causes like the tea party – which, by the way, Al, are not campaign contributions – by wealthy Americans like the Koch brothers are about as insincere as his now discredited environmental crusade. Wasn’t it, after all, the former veep who assisted Bill and Hillary Clinton in taking bribes from the Communist Chinese in the form of illegal political donations? When Gore was caught red-handed in a crucial meeting over this crime, he claimed to Justice Department prosecutors that he was out of the room when the dirty deed went down, as he was urinating in a “convenient” bathroom, having had too much iced tea to drink.
So it comes as no secret that Gore’s concept of revolution is to “pi–” on the tea party and others who want this country to be taken back to its foundations.
But it’s not just Gore who is off base. Bill Kristol’s Weekly Standard is also “confused.” In the same article that reports on Al’s call to leftist arms, the venerable weekly, which frequently tries to give the impression of speaking for all conservatives, opines:
“It’s not clear what Gore is trying to say here. Was the former vice president of the United States actually suggesting that Barack Obama is like an Arab tyrant who is responsible for the murder of thousands of his own citizens (just like Syrian strongman Basher al-Assad)? If so, that’s a scurrilous claim. Sure, the president might be responsible for a bad economy, an overreaching health-care plan, a weak American foreign policy, and countless other poor policy decisions, but he was elected by a fair and democratic process.”
Really?! A man who still has not proven he is a “natural born citizen” and therefore constitutionally eligible for the presidency and who released a definitively fraudulent birth certificate after years of stonewalling? Is that consistent with a fair democratic process? More importantly, we have seen what this “mullah in chief” and promoter of Islam has done not just to our country but our most important ally, Israel.
The moral to this story is that when violent revolution comes, as appears increasingly likely by all accounts, from both the left and the right, it will be waged not by these Washington insiders but by ordinary Americans, fed up not only with the machinations of the establishment, but the crap that is being fed to us by nearly all of the political and media elite.
The country is sinking fast. And, neither the likes of Al Gore nor The Weekly Standard can explain honestly and coherently what it will take to restore our nation for the next generations. They and others in the establishment are not part of the solution; instead they are the problem. They are blind to reality, because they are part of an arrogant Washington establishment whose days are numbered as Americans reach increasing levels of desperation and the country is about to explode – making the so called Arab Spring look like child’s play.
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