The former American Vice-President was also accused of being â€śpreciousâ€? at the London event, demanding his own VIP room and ejecting journalists, despite hopes the star-studded gathering would generate publicity for the fight against global warming.
Many of the audience at last monthâ€™s Fortune Forum summit were restless as Mr Gore, who has won both a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for his campaigning work this year, delivered the half-hour speech that netted him ÂŁ100,000.
â€śAl uses his position for great personal gain. He goes from event to event delivering a similar speech, earning a large fee, and a lot of the time he doesnâ€™t actually inform the audience.
â€śHe refused to speak to journalists and security would usher away VIP guests and the Press”
The lack of press access is typical of a Gore speech on an alledgedly important topic which requires the public to be educated. One needn’t think consider too deeply what actually happens at such speeches to see what Gore’s purpose is.
Canadian authorities have decided they need to go into the homes of senior citizens with guns. (They know who owns guns because the government spent $2-billion — yes, with a “b” — of our tax dollars to set up a registry of legally owned firearms, in a nation with only a small number of legal gun owners.)
Why? Because they’ve heard tell of old folks storing their guns improperly. (Our gun storage laws are pretty involved — I know, I recently passed the written exam required to get a license).
All this is being done without a warrant.
Now please remember: in Canada, private property is not protected under our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Like you, we have amendments prohibiting unwarranted searches and seizures, but unlike you, gun owners are considered “bad guys” and the public generally will shrug at their rights being violated.
In Toronto, the cops need a warrant to search the homes of gang members for weapons. Also in my province, armed Indian activists took over a housing construction site they claimed was on disputed Indian territory, occupied the new homes for weeks, wrecked them — and the cops did nothing.
Well yeah — senior citizens are a lot less likely to shoot back. It’s all an excellent example of how pacifism creates a reward system for violence and barbarity.