Al Gore’s Wrong Lessons


First two paragraphs from Al Gore’s Rolling Stone article

“The first time I remember hearing the question ‘is it real?’ was when I went as a young boy to see a traveling show put on by ‘professional wrestlers’ one summer evening in the gym of the Forks River Elementary School in Elmwood, Tennessee.The evidence that it was real was palpable: ‘They’re really hurting each other! That’s real blood! Look a’there! They can’t fake that!’ On the other hand, there was clearly a script (or in today’s language, a ‘narrative’), with good guys to cheer and bad guys to boo.”

Okay, so he’s saying he’s easily suckered by fakery AND that he believes in creating a narrative with good guys to cheer and bad guys to boo.

I’d say he drew the wrong lessons.

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