The Party has its own religious figures. There's Gore, whom the Democrats have labeled a "prophet." There's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who religiously dismisses all evidence that global warming is not manmade: "The science of global warming and its impact is overwhelming and unequivocal." There's Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has seen the light: "Today, the world's best and brightest scientists made clear that the debate on global warming is over. The world has moved beyond doubt, and now all that remains is to work urgently toward solutions." There's Barack Obama, who, during the recent Democratic presidential debate, mentioned only one lesson he's trying to teach his daughters: "working to install light bulbs that last longer and save energy."
Democrats have not yet openly embraced OPT's Heaven's Gate strategy, though many of them buy into the idea of "stabilizing population growth." For now, the Democrats will settle for crippling American standards of living in the name of a phantom threat. But it will not be long before Democrats -- like their more radical allies in Europe -- demand more in the name of protecting Gaia.