It is my hope we see activism like this here in the United States. A special thanks goes out to those I trained in Australia to give my slide show. They played a major role in the events:
“In Sydney, Al Gore’s Climate Project presenter, Nell Schofield, attracted huge cheers when she said Australia’s lack of political action on climate change was ‘not only embarrassing, it is morally reprehensible.’”
Schofield cited Gore at one of the rallies:
“As Al Gore says, politicians are also a renewable resource,” she said.
First Things’ Wesley J. Smith calls the Gore appeal “pretty pathetic”:
One reason former Australian PM Kevin Rudd lost his job and popularity was his attempt to impose a carbon tax. Indeed, when I was Down Under recently, his successor, Julia Gillard, explicitly calibrated her election campaign to not seem radical about climate change….So these protests Gore is excited about mean next to nothing.
Back here in the USA, I don’t doubt that lefties could put together a protest–with drummers and big puppets too! That’s what they do, after all. But a sustained mass movement of the kind likely to move policy, as during Vietnam, predicated upon imposing a carbon tax and other economy-killing measures? In a bad recession? Not. A. Chance.
So effective that the Copenhagen conference attendees launched into immediate inaction.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?