Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Watkins: The real inconvenient truth

Did you see Al Gore’s frightening new eco-film, “An Inconvenient Truth”? He said he “invented” the Internet, not long ago. Now, he’s passionately ringing a global-warming alarm bell. Greenhouse gases are increasing, he warns. Polar caps are melting. Rising oceans will flood coastal cities. Millions will suffer and die. The film is so popular among liberal Democrats Gore is thinking about running for president, again. Many Democrats will vote for him because neither he nor they recognize real dangers to the planet.


Gore is not wrong to want to be a watchman for the world and see danger ahead. He looks, however, in all the wrong places. The globe is spinning towards disaster and the sky really is falling in but not because of global warming. The real danger to nations and planets is, and always has been, human character that turns sour. One witty comic said not long ago, “We have seen the enemy and he is us.“ Most people laughed. A few sighed and cried. Those who lamented know human charity and kindness are melting away like snow on the sunny side of a mountain. Hearts are hardening like brass and turning cold like ice. Faith in the world is waning like the moon in its fourth quarter. More and more, world leaders are behaving like beasts in the jungle. They hope to kill before they’re killed. Gore would do better if he aimed his distress signals at mushrooming moral blindness.


People with eyes to see hope Gore will make a film about the real dangers to planet earth. Unfortunately, he walks in darkness. It was Gore who personally led the assault on family values when he was vice president and later a candidate for president. He permitted an out-of-the-closet lesbian to give a keynote speech at his Democratic convention. Militant homosexual activists played a big role in trying to get him elected. He recruited “save the abortion clinic feminists” to help him campaign. The destruction of the family is a real threat to the planet but Gore doesn't get it. Children who don’t have mothers and fathers are a worldwide catastrophe.


Readers remember it was Vice President Gore who supported President Clinton when he introduced the world to oral sex and semen-stained dresses. Adultery is a worldwide plague but Gore kept his mouth shut when Clinton had affair on top of affair.


Secular history has proved many times over good character builds strong nations. Gibbons’ “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” shows how moral decay brings them down. Biblical history tells the same story with a divine variation. Genesis reports a violent world brought to a watery grave by an angry Spirit who looked for justice and found none. Revelation reveals another corrupt world will be destroyed by the same August Spirit in an unquenchable fire. This is the global warming that should alarm Gore and his aficionados.


Darrell Watkins lives in Kelseyville.


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