Why Al Gore Wins Over President Obama
Al Gore and President Obama, have both now won the Nobel Peace Prize. Both men are Democratic leaders seeking to bridge humanitarian concerns in the United States, as well as around the World. They have not only given powerful speeches on human rights, environmental concerns, and the need to help others through peaceful means, they have worked on many projects based on those ideas.
On the flip side, Republicans have done the same thing in their own way. They gave the speeches, danced the dance, and signed a bill here or there for good things. The differences between politicians, lie in the ratio of good to bad ideas as intentions, and the ratio of those ideas to successful plans accomplished with positive results.
There is no such thing as a perfect human, we have flaws. A human with the power of a leader is no more or less corrupt than average humans, they simply have more power granted to them by industrial and commercial complexes fueled by the masses; summarized as ‘the Machine’. Everything a leader decides is simply amplified, through preconceived rituals of law, and obedient communication.
Some leaders are more moral than others, according to popular opinions. Some opinions are more popular than others, at different times. With Al Gore, he is clearly the most moral if you believe that humans have been polluting our own planet since the Industrial Revolution. President Obama is more moral if you believe that we should begin to see past cultural differences, while working within the system. George Bush is more moral if you believe blindly in the doctrines of Christian Churches and Evangelicals since the Crusades.
In this essay, I am arguing in favor of Al Gore over all other well-intentioned popular leaders since Carter and Clinton. Of course this does not include lesser-known, but more valid candidates like Cynthia McKinney, Ron Paul, and Dennis Kucinich (to name a few) who are closer to the earlier role models of Jesus, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, in thought and deed. Al Gore is a moral and considerate intellectual in two major fields: (1) the Environment and (2) World Peace.
Gore and Obama are both Centrist, and their popularity is due in part to their ability to appeal to many people while being backed by powerful lobbyists. Gore wins by being stronger in his two strongest fields: The Environment and World Peace.
I post this as a reaction to President Obama’s bold speech defending War (in particular his inherited conflicts in the Middle East), by proudly saying that he thinks they are “justified”. Obama chose to defend these industrial attempts at repeating the follies of past centuries of human violence, just as he said he would while running for President. There was no ‘HOPE’ for World Peace if you listened to what he said. Obama declared early on that nukes would “never be off-the-table”, and that we must always use them to threaten anyone who acts against us.
World Peace under military domination of an Empire, is barely World Peace; and if it ever is, it is spotted with rebel uprisings as Empires always are. To be fair to the devil, tribes have fought throughout history as well, even without empires. The conclusion is that World Peace is no more achievable by an Empire than it is by a unity of Tribes.
Individualism is too much a part of civilization to be stamped out by a combat boot. As Orwell and Huxley knew, oppression is far less stable than control through reward. Here is an excerpt from Al Gore’s book Assault On Reason:
“The pursuit of “dominance” in foreign policy led the Bush administration to ignore the UN, to do serious damage to our most important alliances, to violate international law, and to cultivate the hatred and contempt of many in the rest of the world. The seductive appeal of exercising unconstrained unilateral power led this president to interpret his powers under the constitution in a way that brought to life the worst nightmare of the founders. Any policy based on domination of the rest of the world not only creates enemies for the US and recruits for al-Qaida, but also undermines the international cooperation that is essential to defeating terrorists who wish to harm and intimidate America. Instead of “dominance”, we should be seeking pre-eminence in a world where nations respect us and seek to follow our leadership and adopt our values.”
I encourage everyone who fights for the ideals of Inner Peace, Local Peace, and World Peace to study the writings of Al Gore. We are a part of our Environment.
*Al Gore is a former US Vice-President and won the Popular Vote for President; the quote is extracted from his book, The Assault on Reason, published by Bloomsbury © Al Gore