Sequel Review: ‘Al Gore’s Environmental Messiah Complex’ – Film accused of ‘excessive adulation’ of Gore
Even liberal film critics have commented on the new film’s love affair with its subject, noting that the documentary’s “perpetual attempts to humanize Gore are built in to foster trust in his beliefs but are usually transparent in their unbridled and excessive adulation of the man.” (Others on the left have complained that Gore never takes on the real enemy: capitalism).
By Christian Toto
But the most inconvenient fact that viewers of the documentary will never see is something that’s long been known to those who follow the former Vice President’s crusade: Gore’s very large bank account, which has filled up rapidly thanks to his self-promotional “green technology” investments. Since 2000, Gore’s net worth has grownfrom $2 million to reportedly $300 million.
In 2012, the Washington Post reported:
He benefited from a powerful resume and a constellation of friends in the investment world and in Washington. And four years ago, his portfolio aligned smoothly with the agenda of an incoming administration and its plan to spend billions in stimulus funds on alternative energy.
More specifically, Gore became a rabid green energy investor, all the while promoting his particular brand of eco-alarmism. Meanwhile, his fellow Democrats poured billions of taxpayer dollars into flailing green energy companies like Solyndra and SolarCity. This means that Gore’s wallet keeps getting fatter even if his predictions keep falling flat, or even when he simply recycles them.