Richard Cohen words well his sobering response to Al Gore's upcoming movie on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth." [→ READ ]
This last sentence chills me:
The case Gore makes is worthy of sleepless nights: Our Earth is in extremis. It’s not just that polar bears are drowning because they cannot reach receding ice flows or that “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” will exist someday only as a Hemingway short story — we can all live with that. It’s rather that Hurricane Katrina is not past but prologue.
Then Cohen writes on what matters to me most. Yes, I’m deeply disturbed by the spiritual killing and maiming rendered by BushCo these past 5+ years as they and their supporters misrepresent the Prince of Peace as Lord of War, as the dragons that inhabit them seek to subvert the Church that was designed to stand against them. But truth is, Cohen here pinpoints what has offended and pissed me off the most:
But it is the thought that matters — the application of intellect to an intellectual problem. Bush has been studiously anti-science, a man of applied ignorance who has undernourished his mind with the empty calories of comfy dogma. [His insistence on abstinence as preferred birth control] is similar to Bush’s initial approach to global warming and his rejection of the Kyoto Protocol — ideology trumping science.
I want smart leaders whose fruit comes not from a corrupt tree.