Not all awards are equal. “Participation” trophies, for example, are meaningless as they represent a dangerous ideology that achievements are not earned, but are entitlements.
The Nobel Peace Prize was once a prestigious award dedicated to those who have promoted peace. In recent years, however, Al Gore received one for promoting environmental hysteria, Jimmy Carter received one for coddling and emboldening despots and Barack Obama received one… well… we don’t really know why.
When the pool of a once-prestigious award is polluted with undeserving recipients, it cheapens the award. What is one to do in such an instance?
For one man, the answer was simple: return it.
Police officer Moira Smith perished in the terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001. She was one of 23 New York Police Department officers who died that day and the only female officer. Her heroism was honored a month later when her husband received on her behalf the 2001 Glamour’s Woman of the Year Award.
This year, the magazine awarded this honor to several prominent women including Misty Copeland, Cecile Richards and Reese Witherspoon.
It also awarded it one man, Bruce Jenner, a former Olympian and reality TV star who now identifies as female, goes by the name “Caitlyn” and crusades for transgender issues.
While much of the world fawns over Jenner’s willingness to succumb to delusion, the widower of the brave officer rejects this sham and returned the award he received on his wife’s behalf.
The widower, James Smith, explained his reasoning in an open letter to Cyndi Lieve, editor-in-chief of Glamour Magazine, saying
“I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner ‘Woman of the Year.’ Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man?”
“I can only guess that this was a publicity stunt meant to resuscitate a dying medium. After discussing this slap in the face to the memory of our Hero with my family, I have decided to return Moira’s award to Glamour magazine.”
According to reports, the award was promptly “yanked off the shelf” and FedExed back to the magazine.
The magazine has stood by their choice to honor Bruce Jenner who the left had adored for having the supposed “bravery” to inflict his delusion upon the rest of the world.
If we are to discuss bravery, we should first discuss Moira Smith, a true hero who sacrificed her life in the pursuit of helping others.
We should also discuss James Smith, a man who was brave enough to stand-up in the crowd of mindless sheep to highlight an absurdity and return an award that has been rendered meaningless by the malleable morons who value feelings over empirical realities.