Friday, October 12, 2007


A friend called and asked how what Al Gore does to fight climate change is related to Peace? "Why the Peace Prize?" he asked. Reasonable question and simply answered.

The militant disruption of the African continent is due to economic reasons...Essentially that there is not enough arable land to go around to the populations and armed tribal conflict is the result.

(You should all understand that "armed tribal conflict" is also what is going on in Iraq but for slightly different reasons, but anyway...)

Without economic stability there will be no possibility of relative World Peace. With global warming there will be no economic stability. The human disruptions will be massive and have already started. They will involve wars at every level.

Happy sane people don't start wars. So I hope that clears that up for everyone...

Then there's George W. Bush.

Josh Marshall has a meaningful take on Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize:

By every just measure, Gore won the presidency in 2000 only to have George
W. Bush steal it from him with the critical assistance of the US Supreme Court.
It's worth taking a few moments today to consider where the country and world
would be without that original sin of this corrupt presidency.

And yet this is a fitting bookend, with Gore receiving this accolade
while the sitting president grows daily an object of greater disapproval,
disapprobation and collective shame.

Don't miss the rest, including his question at the end:

Josh Marshall

Peace (prize),


1 comment:

  1. why the peace prize? uhhhhhhhhh..duhhhhh.