Monday, March 9, 2009

And the Children Shall Lead

And the Children Shall Lead is a third season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, broadcast October 11, 1968. In it, an evil alien called Gorgon beguiles the children of a scientific expedition on a distant planet, to help Gorgon to kill their parents and later to take over the Enterprise. The creature, played by Melvin Belli, gives the children the power to invoke "the enemy within" to create fear and paranoia among the ship's crew, as he did on the planet. Gorgon uses patronizing propaganda to lull the children into implementing his evil agenda.

Flash forward to 2009: Al Gore tells a school assembly of 12 year-olds not to listen to their parents; that sometimes they know more than their parents. The similarities to the old Star Trek episode are downright creepy. Gorgon vs. Gore -- they even look similar. Trying to subvert the children into betraying their parents. The enemy within. One can only hope that as in the old Star Trek episode, someone can finally expose the Gorgon for what he really is: an ugly, evil, self-serving, lying coward. You can learn a lot about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness watching Star Trek: The Original Series.

Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is a non-falsifiable hypothesis. In other words, there is no experiment that you can run which will prove or disprove AGW. This is very much like trying to prove or disprove the existence of God. It can't be done, which is why the framers of the US Constitution included the non-establishment clause and the free exercise clause in the First Amendment. They knew that government should have no role in faith-based issues. There is no issue that is more faith-based than AGW. Any government subject to a First Amendment should butt out. The First Amendment has a Free Speech clause which allows anyone who feels strongly about the subject to attempt to persuade We the People to play along. That is as it should be, and the outcome will depend on how we decide to exercise our liberty and free will.

One definition of tyranny is when special interests succeed in using the force of government to impose their will on the rest of us. Think about that, Gorgon -- I mean Al Gore.

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