Outrageous Outrage: Al Gore’s sinister eugenics plan
Among the videos I uploaded was a shaky, minute-long clip in which Gore mentions that empowering women stabilizes communities and economies, and has the added benefit of reducing pollution in the long run. He advocates for lifting child survival rates, educating girls, and providing access to birth control.
Although I had only posted the clip to a blog I help run called the Utopianist, the far-right media soon discovered it and went ballistic. Longtime Gore critic Chris Horner sent it to the climate-denial website Watts Up With That, and it ricocheted to noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ Infowars site, then to examiner.com, the Blaze and over to the Fox Nation blog. Before long, my video was the subject of the most popular story on the Daily Caller.
The headlines were sensational: “Al Gore branches out into population control theory” (Watts Up With That), “Have Less Kids! Gore Pushes Population Control” (Fox), “Gore promoting fewer children to curb pollution” (Daily Caller).