Thoughts on economics and liberty

Al Gore’s publicly declared strategy of misleading people in order to achieve his fascist goals

This extract from Julian Simon’s Ultimate Resource is found in the Word document I’ve compiled, and at p.573 of his 1996 hardcopy book:

====EXTRACT FROM HIS ONLINE VERSION OF THE DRAFT BOOK===

Sometimes public figures are frank about ignoring or manipulating the facts. Ambassador Richard Benedick stated: “A global climate treaty must be implemented even if there is no scientific evidence to back the greenhouse effect.” Former Senator Tim Wirth said, “We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing anyway, in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.” Here is another report, about Senator Albert Gore Jr., a U.S. vice-presidential candidate in 1992:

Lately Gore and the distinguished biologist Paul Ehrlich have ventured into dangerous territory by suggesting that journalists quietly self-censor environmental evidence that is not alarming, because such reports, in Gore’s words, “undermine the effort to build a solid base of public support for the difficult actions we must soon take.”

The fact that there are any such reports in print is amazing, because people try to hide evidence of dishonest tactics. The existence of such public reports is strong evidence that a lot of this is going on. And it suggests that the participants are so convinced of the virtue of their ends that they believe that any means are justified, no matter how indecent.

 

 

Sanjeev Sabhlok

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