What does Al Gore mean by “civil disobedience”?

Posted by: ST on September 24, 2008 at 7:15 pm

Fox News reports that The Goracle is issuing a call to arms of sorts for those who want to help save the world to engage in “civil disobedience” against construction of coal power plants:

Al Gore took a page from Mahatma Gandhi and the Rev. Martin Luther King by calling Wednesday for “civil disobedience” to combat the construction of coal power plants without the ability to store carbon, Reuters reported.

The former vice president, whose efforts to raise awareness of global warming have made him the most prominent voice on that issue, made the comment during a session at the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative in Manhattan.

“If you’re a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,” Gore said, according to Reuters.

It wasn’t clear what specific action he intended by “civil disobedience,” which calls for the intentional violation of laws deemed to be unjust.

I think it’s safe to say that Gore would not be above urging the far left to engage in tactics that could be described as “violent” in order to get their “points” across. And for any liberals reading this and thinking “Violence? Why would you think the far left would get violent over something like this?” Well, um … do you really want to dispute the fact that militant leftists will go to extraordinairy lengths to try and get what they want?

I’m anxious to hear/read the results from the media’s persistent attempts at getting Gore to explain his remarks (but I won’t hold my breath).

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3 Responses to “What does Al Gore mean by “civil disobedience”?”


  1. benning says:

    The Emperor Algore ^:)^ summoning his guerilla bands to make war on the Capitalist usurpers. When will he be put away, to be medicated and allowed to simmer in his own collectivist fantasies. 8-} He’s a real danger to civilized society.

    The man’s off his nut! l-)

  2. Lorica says:

    Since you took us to Zombietime Dear, I just had to re-imagine the fun of the post 2004 election parties. Ohhh the joy and fun of these peaceful lefties as they were burning an effigy of GW. =)) I can imagine the howling and moon battery that is going to follow this year if Barry loses. =)) – Lorica

  3. sunsettommy says:

    Al is getting desperate since his $300 million campaign is a dud.

    Now he wants to try his luck in stopping coal plant construction.All because he is irrationally worried about a trace so called greenhouse gas.That might not even be warming any part of the atmosphere at all.

    After 7 years of a cooling trend is that irrefutably evident.The Atmosphere and the Oceans are COOLING at this time as well.

    He still thinks that a climate bogeyman is real and will destroy the earth.Despite that for most of the past Billion years.CO2 levels in the atmosphere have been much higher than now for about 99% of the time.

    I wonder if his many oversized houses are getting power from coal?