Monday, October 15, 2007

Al Gore Wins The Nobel Peace Prize

It took me a while to get the nausea to subside. The idea of Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize initially made me feel very unsettled. After all, what has Al Gore done to promote world peace? Has he stopped an ongoing war, or has he just talked trash about leaders that have to face war each day? Has Al Gore prevented a war somewhere? If he has I can't find a reference anywhere. Has he even brought potential enemies to the table to talk out their differences? No, he hasn't stopped a war, hasn't prevented a war, and hasn't hosted a peace conference.

It turns out that Al Gore's nomination for the Nobel came about for his efforts to scare the public with stories of impending doom due to global warming. That's not how the Nobel committee characterized his original nomination, it's just my interpretation but I stand by it. But since global warming is the basis for Gore's Nobel, how exactly does his ministry contribute to peace...oh yeah, it doesn't.

Not only does Al Gore's global warming ministry not contribute to peace, it's not particularly good at educating young people. A recent ruling in a British court detailed 9 significant errors in Al Gore's movie about global warming and ruled that it could not be shown to secondary school children without notes that balance the errors and Gore's "one-sided" views. Did the Nobel committee know about this?

Did the Nobel committee get it wrong? Of course they did, just like the time they gave the prize to Yasser Arafat. Yes, the terrorist leader Yasser Arafat received the Nobel Peace Prize. Makes me feel globally warm and fuzzy, how about you?

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