Al Gore Has Found His Calling
by thinkforyourself, Sun Jul 22, 2007 at 07:36:23 AM EDT
It would appear to me that there are those who are so wrapped up in their "presidential fantasies" that they are missing the greater picture behind what Al Gore is now accomplishing that will have a longterm effect that will last far beyond the next four years. I think it is time to focus on that because when put in context it is truly what great statesmen are made of.
He is inspiring people around the world to change their lives and to see the peril we are in if we continue on the course we are on. He is an effective messenger and statesman for the scientific community which has been proven by An Inconvenient Truth, and his training through The Climate Project that is now travelling to China and India and eventually to South America in order to train more climate messengers how to deliver the slideshow in other languages is imperative to this cause.
He is inspiring businesses to change the way they do business in order to see the shift in public opinion that will pass them by unless they become more cognizant of the changes we are creating in our world and the steps that must now be taken by the business community not only to mitigate their effect on our planet, but to serve customers who also see that effect and look to business to offer the changes necessary to bring us on a path of morally ethical business practices combined with environmentally sound business practices that not only increase profit, but increase sustainability.
He is forging a new look to television with Current tv and revolutionizing how television is done by allowing the people to have the chance to be the imput rather than just be the recipient of one sided spoon fed corporate media slop.
He is also inspiring political leaders globally to take a new look at this crisis to see the moral imperative that must be present for change and the grassroots demand that is building that will tip the political scales regardless of their wishing it or not.
He is a teacher, a statesman, a visionary, a businessman, an author, and most importantly to me, a Global Environmental Ambassador who has done more for this world in the last year than any president has done in the last thirty years. And he has and is doing it HIS way, on HIS schedule and terms, with HIS resources, and with HIS passion having the chance to show itself as it has always been.
And Live Earth, the launch to a three year plan through The Alliance for Climate Protection is the lynchpin in his securing for himself a place in history as one of the greatest statesman of our time for our country and for our planet.
And in doing so he has proven that you do not need the toxic Washington DC political machine to make a difference in this world. He has proven that if you truly feel a passion in your heart strong enough to overcome fear that your voice can be heard... and others like myself have been inspired by his words and actions to do things we never thought we would have the courage to do before. To me that is the mark of a great man and a great leader who has now reached the pinnacle of the destiny he has always been heading for with still many places to go.
And that to me does not include a "horserace" wrapped in the mire of sound bites, pretention, and spending money on worthless ads that do nothing to further the cause he is so right to see as the most challenging crisis we have ever faced as a civilization. He is the leader of a worldwide mass grassroots movement to change this world for the better and answer the call because WE WILL FAIL by ignoring it, and to me you don't get much higher than that when it comes to being a true catalyst for real change.
That is why we need him now to continue his work for our planet. We need him to continue to inspire people across the globe to finally get up and join in this mission to save ourselves and our only home for future generations. And I stand with him. He is being the change he wishes to see in this world, and it is now our turn.
The picture in this entry was drawn by Fred Harper and posted with permission of him because his depiction of Mr. Gore was right on target. It may be hard for some to think of him as anything but president in their own idea of what it is, but I believe that is because their scope is limited to titles. What he is now doing so far surpasses anything that any president could do or has done, and is in my view the right approach now considering the circumstances and the times we live in.
The past is the past, but the future is ours to make and for me I choose to make my future myself and look to Mr. Gore as an example of what can be accomplished when you put your mind, heart, and soul to it in a common cause. There is no more greater a man than he who can inspire worldwide change selflessly by inspiring others to action, and I thank him.
Tags: Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth, businessman, citizen activism, CURRENT tv, Generation Investment Management, Global Environmental Ambassador, live earth, Statesman, Teacher, The Alliance for Climate Protection, The Climate Project (all tags)