Diary

Brief Observation on Irena Sendler

Tonight I’m watching the CBS Movie The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.  For those of you not familiar with her story, Ms. Sendler was a Catholic social worker in Warsaw, Poland during WWII.  She, along with about a dozen other members of the Zegota resistance group, saved the lives of over 2500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto.  Now, you may recall that Ms. Sendler, who died last year at the age of 98, had been nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.  Of course, Al Gore won the Prize that year for his work on “raising awareness” of climate change.  Putting aside for the moment the many half truths and outright lies contained in “An Inconvenient Truth,” the fact is Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for making a frickin movie!   Yes, five learned Norwegians actually believed a snake oil salesman the likes of Al Gore was more deserving of humanity’s honor and gratitude than a woman who saved thousands of children from certain death at the hands of the Nazis.  The liberal capacity for moral relativity never ceases to amaze me.