By now most of you have probably heard about the mandate from the Almighty Mayor that all city employees are going to be required to see "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's Oscar winning movie on global warming. The Eyes have it that the 2 hour presentation will feature a video taped intro by none other than the Napoleon of the 11th floor and recently announced candidate for U.S. Senate, Martin Chavez.
The movie has made Al Gore somewhat of a celebrity in Hollywood circles and made him a folk hero to the environmentalist movement. More importantly, "An Inconvenient Truth" has become the focus of the global warming political movement.
There's considerable debate about global warming with supporters trying to pass off their "consensus" as scientific fact. We would hasten to remind you that Columbus once faced a similar group of scientists whose consensus was that the world was flat. Galileo was considered a heretic by theologians and scientists who claimed that the sun revolved around the earth. Experience and empirical data later proved both men right and who knows perhaps Gores apocalyptic vision of the future will come to pass silencing his critics. To date, scientific "consensus" is based on an incomplete picture made up primarily of anecdotal evidence.
It really doesn't matter whether or not you believe in global warming and man's implicit responsibility or not; Global Warming has become a political article of faith and "An Inconvenient Truth" its premiere propaganda flick. Even if you are a true believer in Global Warming, it's hard to argue that mandated viewing of Al Gore's movie could be considered "training" for city employees; indoctrination perhaps, but not training.
What this indoctrination... uhhh, "training" is really about is Marty's race for Senate. Compelling 6500 city workers to view Al Gore's movie looks pretty good to environmentalists; a group that Marty has spent the last couple of years wooing for his recently abandoned (at least for now) run for governor. Historically, The Almighty One has had a difficult time with the far left of the Democratic Party because he has been associated with the greedy, evil developers. Environmentalist Marty only arrived on the scene when his political aspirations required that he pander to the more liberal elements of his party.
Forcing firemen, security guards, administrators, zoning officials, and police officers to waste their time watching a propaganda film is at the very least a waste of taxpayer money. At worst it's using taxpayer money to campaign for Senate; which would be a violation of federal election law.
Considering the lack of police on our streets and our deplorable crime rate, Mayor Marty's reprehensible political pandering is more than just an inconvenient mandate; it could actually put the citizens of Albuquerque in danger.
The Piercing Truth
This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes