The Nobel Appeasement Prize

I’m back.

Sorry, I can’t let this go. Not that I expect much of this old world, but just one more rant and then I will be done with this topic. And only because I think there is more than one issue going on here.

When considering Nobel candidates, who else was there to choose from this year?

Americans, you already know wealthy liberal Al Gore with the size 20 double-wide carbon footprint – now meet Irena Sendler, a 97-year-old Polish woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. This is who Al was up against, and if you ask me, he should be giving his prize back in sheer shame.

Irena Sendler, born in 1910, was raised by her Catholic parents to respect and love people regardless of their ethnicity or social status. Her father, a physician, died from typhus that he contracted during an epidemic in 1917. He was the only doctor in his town near Warsaw who would treat the poor, mostly Jewish victims of this tragic disease. As he was dying, he told 7-year-old Irena, “If you see someone drowning you must try to rescue them, even if you cannot swim.” In 1939 the Nazis swept through Poland and imprisoned the Jews in ghettos where they were first starved to death and then systematically murdered in killing camps. Irena, by than a social worker in Warsaw, saw the Jewish people drowning and resolved to do what she could to rescue as many as possible, especially the children. Working with a network of other social workers and brave Poles, mostly women, she smuggled 2,500 children out of the Warsaw ghetto and hid them safely until the end of the war. Sendler took great risks – obtaining forged papers for the children, disguising herself as an infection control nurse, diverting German occupation funds for the support of children in hiding. She entered the Warsaw ghetto, sometimes two and three times a day, and talked Jewish parents into giving up their children. Sendler drugged the babies with sedatives and smuggled them past Nazi guards in gunny sacks, boxes and coffins. She helped the older ones escape through the sewers, through secret openings in the wall, through the courthouse, through churches, any clever way she and her network could evade the Nazis. Once outside the ghetto walls, Sendler gave the children false names and documents and placed them in convents, orphanages and with Polish families. In 1942 the Polish underground organization ZEGOTA recruited her to lead their Children’s Division, providing her with money and support. Her hope was that after the war she could reunite the children with surviving relatives, or at least return their Jewish identities. To that end she kept thin tissue paper lists of each child’s Jewish name, their Polish name and address. She hid the precious lists in glass jars buried under an apple tree in the back yard of one of her co-conspirators. In 1943 Irena Sendler was arrested, tortured and sentenced to death by firing squad. She never divulged the location of the lists or her Polish underground contacts. At the last moment she was saved by ZEGOTA which bribed a guard to secure her freedom. She still bears the scars and disability of her torture. After the war, the Communist government suppressed any recognition of the courageous anti-fascist partisans, most of whom were also anti-Communists. Irena’s story and those of other courageous Poles, were buried and forgotten. Her courage and resourcefulness were recognized by Israel in 1965 when she was awarded the Yad Vashem medal given to Righteous Gentiles who risked their own lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. In 1983 a tree was planted in her honor in Israel. But in general, the world was silent about Irena Sendler.

Al Gore….let’s see. Made a film with at least 11 documented fallacies; lines his pockets with profits that his fear mongering generates; is more interested in saving penguins than people.

Irene will be 97 this year. God bless you, dear.

About Mary

I have been a believer since 1981. Everything else before that is relatively meaningless. My heart has, from day 1, always been toward the subject of bible prophecy and I have seen the Lord do amazing things in my life through simply studying the Word and applying it to my life. I am a wife, grandmother and work full time in ministry. Life is full, and full of learning curves and seasons.
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3 Responses to The Nobel Appeasement Prize

  1. tom mader says:

    A 2007 nobel winner that has something to say that makes sense,
    Doris Lessing has a lot of insight. Check her out at Wikiquote.

    Have a great day–tom

  2. Tom Belau says:

    This is one of the best commentaries about Mr. Gore and the Nobel peace prize that I’ve read. Thanks for publishing it.

    I don’t understand why the earch worshippers are so hysterical about the so called “global warming”. Using their own “logic”, won’t human beings just evolve into creatures that can tolerate warmer temperatures? (Sarcasm).

  3. Rick Tachek says:

    Before Al Gore and the IPCC received the Nobel Prize I used to have respect for the Nobel Peace Prize foundation. The decision to give the prize to A. Gore and the IPCC sounds to me like a politically motivated manoeuvre.

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