Saturday, October 13, 2007

The triumph of folly

Al Gore wins the Nobel Peace prize. Well he joins such luminaries as Wangari Maathai who believes that HIV/AIDS is a part of an evil Western conspiracy to kill blacks, the late Yasser Arafat, the ethically challenged former leader of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Le Duc Tho (who in fairness turned down the prize) the unpleasant former leader of Vietnam. Aside from the obvious question about what the making of a movie has to do with peace, there are also the questions about the validity of the claims of anthropogenic climate change and whether we should even do anything about it.

Al Gore winning an Academy Award is more appropriate as it is given by an institution more at home with fiction and certainly Al Gore is not above the use of fiction to further his agenda.

Congratulations Mr. Gore, you have proven once again what a hollow shell the Nobel Peace Prize is.

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