May 26, 2010

Al Gore Was Big Oil Before Being Big Green

The BP oil spill in the Gulf is an unfortunate accident and it needs to be cleaned up. Granted.  President Obama is responding with all the swiftness of a one-winged albatross in a wind storm. So be it.  He will suffer a green voter backlash when the time comes. Nut the question that popped into my mind is what does Al Gore have to say about this oil spill?  No really.  Where is the bombastic tirade? You know if this had happened on President Bush's watch Al Gore's head would have exploded with seething rage.  Why hasn't he been on every network lambasting Democrat inaction?  Besides the politically inconvenient truth, maybe Al Gore is rich enough already.
A few days ago Al Gore in light of the BP oil spill, not surprisingly, did speak out. He continued his impassioned plea for the destruction of the oil industry:
Just as the oil companies told us that deep-water drilling was safe, they tell us that it’s perfectly all right to dump 90 million tons of CO2 into the air of the world every 24 hours. Even as the oil spill continues to grow—even as BP warns that the flow could increase multi-fold, to 60,000 barrels per day, and that it may continue for months—the head of the American Petroleum Institute, Jack Gerard, says, "Nothing has changed. When we get back to the politics of energy, oil and natural gas are essential to the economy and our way of life." His reaction reminds me of the day Elvis Presley died. Upon hearing the tragic news, Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, said, “This changes nothing.”
Doesn't it just bring a tear to your eye like that Indian guy in the pollution commercial?  But Al Gore is a charlatan.  Not only did Al Gore profit from big oil, he has now 'seen the light' on global warming and is portraying oil as the liquid of the devil himself - oh and raking in a nice profit from the harangue in the process.  All the while he's flying around the world in jets and buying massive homes with the energy consumption of a small African nation.

Did you know

Occidental Petroleum Corporation is the fourth largest U.S. oil and gas company, based on market capitalization. The company was run for decades by Soviet sympathiser Armand Hammer.  Hammer was an early day George Soros - he was a capitalist but had close ties with the Soviet Union. It has been alleged that due to early business failures he was forced to start working for the Soviets  He backed Republican candidates but had a very close relationship with one Al Gore Senior, who served as a legal representative for Occidental's coal interests.

When Al Gore Senior died in 1998, he held shares in Occidental.  Those shares passed to Al Gore Junior as executor of the family trust.  According to a USA Today article in 2006,
Gore has held these apocalyptic views about the environment for some time. So why, then, didn't Gore dump his family's large stock holdings in Occidental (Oxy) Petroleum? As executor of his family's trust, over the years Gore has controlled hundreds of thousands of dollars in Oxy stock. Oxy has been mired in controversy over oil drilling in ecologically sensitive areas.

In 2007, Wizbang took a look at Al gore's company Generation Investment Management making money from others paying them to invest their money in global warming fighting technology. In fact, in 2009, while Al Gore was testifying before the Senate about spending billions of taxpayer dollars to invest in alternative energy, the Competitive Enterprise Institute alleged
Gore’s company, Generation Investment Management, states that its investment strategy, in part, is to “find, fund and accelerate green business.” The companies targeted by renewable energy subsidies, grants and other federal spending are the same ones Gore and his partners are betting on to turn large profits. There’s nothing wrong with making a profit, but doing so at taxpayer expense rather than in a competitive marketplace is generally considered cynical and greedy – far from the disinterested environmental activist image that Gore presents to the world.
Al Gore, having gotten wealthy from family investments in coal and oil through association with Armand Hammer, has turned on his wealth generating past in order to get more wealthy on the green agenda.  It doesn't seem just coincidental that Hammer's socialist leanings are reflected in the green movement. Just like socialist leaning George Soros today funds the far left  and is making money from oil dealings with Petrobas in Brazil. They use capitalist means and have socialist ideologies, just like Maurice Strong.

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