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Earth to Al Gore....

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Dear Al,

I believe in global warming. I believe we are either causing it, or at the very least, contributing to it. We are already witnessing the effects. Virtually anyone capable of logically processing the widely available and voluminous information on the subject also believes this. And this is the point: The people who do not believe it; They’re never going to be convinced of man’s role in global warming. They’re never going to be convinced because like the people who believe the earth is only 6,000 years old, and that Barney Rubble really lived with dinosaurs, these people do not want to be convinced. These people do not achieve reality for a reason Al. In fact, they’re almost always the same people. They “fail” because they and their “values” and beliefs are wholly incompatible with what sane people consider “reality”. They are simply not educable. So here’s the question: Are you?

Al: What in the hell are you doing. Why are you preaching at the choir, wasting your time attempting to either educate the already educated, or to educate people who refuse to be educated, when you could actually make a REAL difference by becoming President of the United States. Al, apart from yourself, you are failing us miserably. You are failing to commit yourself to the effort to secure your leadership of –arguably- the most powerful nation on this earth. If you can become President, you are one executive order and one signature away from actually turning the United States around not only on global warming, but probably precluding a temperature increases of 10 MILLION degrees. Call me crazy, but I find the prospect of my entire city being vaporized in a looming all-out war, a wee bit more troubling than sweating more and seeing more stranded/starving polar bears on CNN. And I like polar bears a lot Al.

Al, what the hell are you doing. I’m not going to see your movie. I’m not going to buy your book. I don’t need to, and neither do the other people who actually will watch your movie and buy your book. We already get it. Al, You’re making money, lots of money. And you’re a “red carpet celebrity” now. Good for you Al. But it’s not good for me, and it’s not good for America, the world, or even for polar bears. Not when you could actually wield the power to effect an immediate policy reversal by the United States and are playing fame games instead. In fact, I have to be honest with you Al: It’s starting to anger me.

Al, please tell me you don’t lack the common sense which should have told you yesterday to stop screwing around at film festivals and book signings. Get your ass into the race for the democratic nomination and then, take the Presidency. Then you can actually act save the world from what’s surely coming if this government’s mechanisms are not wrested from a Corporacratic one-party system hell bent on continuing it’s insane war in Iran. Slowing or stopping “Global warming” goes without saying Al. At least it should at this point.

Al: I know the job only pays a few hundred thousand a year. I know you’ll have to confront your political enemies head-on and that you’ll feel less “personally fulfilled”. Please forgive me for not really giving a crap about your personal fulfillment right now Al, but I really don’t. Come on Al: Man-up, get on the team, and step up to the plate NOW. Anything less than this and all your “work” is certain to be vanity.

We are in deep, profound, and immediate sh*t here Al. The “Democratic Party” immediately, and completely failed. We know that unless someone comes forward to fight, and to fight very, very hard for us now, it’s going to end in disaster under either party. Hillary is probably our next national nightmare if you don’t act. We are damned if she wins, and damned if she loses. I know it, you know it, and so does everyone with an ounce of understanding of the situation as it exists and confronts us.

I’m beginning to believe all this “effort” of yours isn’t about our future at all, but about yours Al. I hate concluding this. What are you doing Al. We don’t need to be educated. We already are. We get it. We got it five years ago. We need someone willing to step up and to take the power. Someone who can actually halt this American driven global descent into hell. This requires a President, not a “celebrity activist”. Enough fun and cameras Al. Please stop wasting our time, go to work, and do the heavy lifting to save the world.
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Jay Esbe is a writer with a background in cultural anthropology and comparative religion and lives in Seattle Washington.
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