Monday, July 14, 2008

Who Should Win the Nobel Peace Prize?

I received this email from a stranger named Michael Chramko:

Recently a 98 year old lady named Irena died.

During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a sewer specialist.

She had an ulterior motive...

As a German Christian, she heard the Nazis' plans for the Jews.

Irena smuggled infants out in the back of her truck.

She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let Irina in and out of the ghetto.

The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

She was caught and the Nazis broke both her legs, and arms, and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out, and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.

After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it, and reunited the family. Most of course had been gassed.

The kids she helped got placed into foster family homes, or adopted.

Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize....


Al Gore won, for a slide show on global warming.

I've argued in previous posts, that Gore's movie and speeches assert as certainties, statements that are the subject of significant doubt among climate scientists. Here are links:
Meanwhile, at Gore's impetus, the world is expending enormous sums and is planning equally large restrictions of people's freedoms (to drive, set their thermostats at comfortable temperatures, etc.). Before such massive impositions on humankind, we deserve better evidence.

I invite you to check this woman's bio out, and then ask yourself whether she or Al Gore was more worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize:


Anonymous said...

A sad and obviously political move, it will stand forever as a mockery. I'm still shocked that they were so short-sighted.

Anonymous said...

When I think "Al Gore," I do not think "peace." With his claims about global warming, he has caused panic, not peace.

When you compare a person that saved the lives of 2500 children, the most innocent victims of the Nazis, and hold this person up against Al Gore, the two are not at all comparable. Mr. Gore should not have even been considered as a legitimate choice.

But he was. And he won. That makes me believe that perhaps the Nobel Prize has a lot more politics than should be involved and a lot less honor. The only thing this prize did was give more publicity and credibility to a movement that is at best questionable and at worst expensive, inflammatory, and completely false.

Heartlander said...

How about those kids from Pittsburg, Kansas?

We know a good person when we see one!

kayo said...

I am grateful to read such an inspiring story about a good human being. We always find the true value among common people such as this courageous lady. Nobel peace prize has been cheap jokes for years. Those babes saved by her are the most genuine prize she deserved. God bless her.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, moving story displaying heroism and hypocrisy side-by-side.

Dr. Micheal R. Edelstein

Anonymous said...

This is a link to an article that I found today. A paper in the journal "Physics and Society" claims mathematical proof that there is no "climate crisis."

If it is true that man-made global warming is a complete crock, then I say that the first people to effectively and unequivocally point out Al Gore as a liar deserves the next Nobel Prize, both for science & peace.