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An Inconvenient Truth: A Challenge

Last night after dropping Kate off with her dad, I wandered over to the theater. Chris was gaming and I had the night to myself. I looked at the list of films and picked the one that was starting in 5 minutes: An Inconvenient Truth.

I'm not going to tell you that it's a great movie, that it's a necessary message, that it's "the most terrifying film you will ever see". I'm not going to tell you anything. Make up your own mind! But SEE THIS MOVIE. See it even if you hate Al Gore, Jr. See it even if you self-identify "neocon". See it even if you view free market capitalism with breathless reverence. See it if you hate the Clintons, if you've never forgiven Tipper Gore for the whole PMRC thing of 1985.

I am not full of rhetoric as I say this: SEE THIS MOVIE. I challenge you to see it. Take your partners, take your friends, take your children. I don't care if you hate it, if you think it's full of junk science or political agenda. Let's talk about that after the fact! But first, see it. I'm calling you out Ken Hite, CSA Badass, Neocon James, Hyrum Savage, Jim Kitchen. Have you seen it? I want to hear what you think about the film. See it and let's talk.

In fact, I'm willing to accept return challenges from all comers. Want me to read Ann Coulter's new book, the Weekly Standard, Instapundit? Listen to an hour of Rush Limbaugh? Watch Sean Hannity? See an Inconvenient Truth and I'll give your challenge a shot.

Report back when you've seen it. I want to talk to you about it. I'm eagerly waiting to hear what you think.


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Anonymous Anonymous Says:

If I take time off to see the film, is it OK to blow my Green Ronin deadline then?:-)

In all seriousness, as a rule, I never consult movies when seeking political knowledge, nor do I go to politicians for scientific knowledge. Treasure you though I do, there are simply too many better sources of information, so I will stand by those principles.

However, if you really do want me to address the issue of global warming itself (a topic on which my mind is open), you've got all my contact info. I'm always happy to discuss politics with anyone who talks instead of yelling (see below). That is, after all, how I pay the bills.

In any case, I did want to beg you not to waste precious hours of your life reading anything by Ann Coulter, no matter what anyone else offers to do in return. "Hitler Barbie" isn't worth anyone's time.

Lastly, I seem to have acquired the "REPUBLICAN" (urgh) label in your eyes. That makes me very sad, as my politics are quite a bit more complicated than that.

At any rate, I pray that politics never diminishes our friendship, which I value a great deal. To prove it, I'm going back to work on the book I owe you. My best to you always!

Deo Vindice,
Christopher McGlothlin, M.Ed.

Blogger Nikchick Says:

Mr. McG, I'd be happy to grant you a two-hour extension of your deadline to see the movie. :)

However, my goal is not to begin some sort of generalized discussion of global warming: my intention is to have a discussion about the movie. I'm sorry to hear that you are so steadfast in your principles; I hold the view that a person can educate himself and hold many estute opinions that can be valid and of interest to others regardless (or perhaps in spite)of his job, or state of birth or station in life or other generic category. It's the view that allows me to confidently hire self-educated experts (on the Golden Age of comics, the Nazis, the Black Company novels...) regardless of whether or not their identifiable job is teacher or barista or IT Specialist.

Rest assured that I don't label you except to include you in that nebulous category of "people who hold different beliefs than I hold". In fact, I didn't even use the word Republican anywhere in my post. What I do want is to talk in a meaningful way about a specific topic, particularly with people who do not generally see the specifics of the world the way I do.

Anonymous Anonymous Says:

Hi again,
Ohhhh, so you wanted the Film Geek me instead of Scholarly me? Sorry I misdirected your call!;-)

I'm just more fatalistic about how I spend my time. I'd hate to see an Al Gore film, die on the way out, and mourn all the Kurosawa films I still haven't tracked down. Kinda how I wish I had back all the misspent hours in high school listening to Styx, when I coulda had the Replacements in my tape deck.

If you want an interesting alternate perspective on the film, you should read this: http://www.filmthreat.com/index.php?section=reviews&Id=8451

OK, now I really DO have to finish this book. Best always!

Deo Vindice,
Christopher McGlothlin, M.Ed.


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