A friend writes:
In his op-ed for the New York Times this past weekend, former Vice President Al Gore wrote:
"From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption."
This has to be one of the most egomaniacal sentences ever written.Gore's editorial, of course, was on the topic of global warming/climate change. He urged lawmakers to pass the unpopular cap & trade legislation as part of his effort to save the world from humanity and humanity from itself. Judging by his op-ed, Gore sees himself as a prophet who will guide Congress and America to the promised land. Thus, he sees "the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption."If the American left wants to know why there is such deep skepticism about dire "climate change" predictions, it is because of sentences such as this. Coupled with the mounting evidence that the scientists who have pushed the climate change agenda are not been pure empiricists, the movement's eschatology is reminiscent of a cult, with Al Gore as its savior.
Jonah Goldberg noted yesterday that Gore really does want to immanentize the eschaton.