“Gore suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder,” says Henry I. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist, a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution who was formerly an official at the NIH and FDA.
To be honest, I think we had already noticed. If you start a race riding a donkey, you better be prepared to be photographed with him at the end, though we see that there is a growing wish to step away from the one who started this pantomime.
“But for the separation of science and religion,” he [al Gore] laments, “we might not be pumping so much gaseous chemical waste into the atmosphere and threatening the destruction of the earth’s climate balance.” But for the separation of science and religion, we would still be burdened with the notion that the sun and the planets revolve around the Earth.
It’s all the fault of religion then? I don’t think so, not even AGW supporters believe that.
It gets worse. Throughout the [his] book [Earth in the Balance] Gore employs the metaphor that those who believe in technological advances are as sinister and polluters are as evil as the perpetrators of the Holocaust. He accuses Americans of being dysfunctional because we’ve developed “an apparent obsession with inauthentic substitutes for direct experience with real life,” such as “Astroturf, air conditioning and fluorescent lights … Walkman and Watchman, entertainment cocoons, frozen food for the microwave oven,” and so on.
Now it’s the fault of science, but Al Gore doesn’t exactly live the frugal life of a hermit in a cave himself, savouring the joys of nature. Davy Crockett he ain’t.
Dr Miller continues his analysis.
The criteria for this diagnosis, as described in the psychiatrist’s bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, include a “pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts,” as indicated by these manifestations:
“A grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements).” Gore regularly demonstrates his grandiosity.
“Preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty or ideal love; believes that he or she is ‘special’ and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions).” These sorts of fantasies run riot in Gore’s book Earth in the Balance, in which he assumes that he and a small number of other elites have divined the solutions to the world’s problems and the bold and dramatic measures that await the education and enlightenment of the public.
It is a major concern that the effects of Global Warming measures will mainly impact the common man whilst leaving the elite, who spend so much time preaching the benefits of self-sacrifice, cocooned in the lap of luxury, leaving them free to pollute the planet as they wish.
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