The devaluing of the Nobel Peace Prize

When at the end the Gulf War of 1990-91, the Marine Corps in an act of zealous generosity issued medals like free doughnuts. It was an effort to recognize the troops who fought, in addition to possibly redress the lack of medals in the previous war Viet Nam. Unfortunately it was not only those who fought and performed missions to advance the move to victory, but to the rear area marines, whose jobs was by no means less important to the mission but placed them in no real danger. The award of a Navy Achievement for sorting mail and the risking of ones life flying a mission over enemy territory when issued increased the stature of one and decreased the stature of the other. Traditionally, American veterans have been reluctant to show personal awards, and when asked about them have become ashamed that they live while the real heroes have died.

Thus it has come to pass that the Nobel Peace Prize has become meaningless. I should have thought when Al Gore won the prize for making a movie, called nonfiction filled with so many lies was the low point for this prestigous award. I was wrong. On way way home from the gym I was welcomed by the news stating that the man-god has received the preace prize for discussion with the Muslim world, and initiating a move for nuclear reduction. The thing is however, that the nomination had to be in Oslo 10 days after B.O. was inaugurated. Was the fix in? This mans metioric rise from Chicago oranizing thug to Illinois State Representive, to US Senate (with only 140 days between the time he was swore into the Senate before beginning his presidentail campaign,) to President. His voting record here which shows a remarkable inability to grasp anything in order to produce much more than a majority of no vote, votes.

OSLO – President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to encourage his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.

Nobel observers were shocked by the unexpected choice so early in the Obama presidency, which began less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline.

..."Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," Jagland said.

After the denegration of education, marriage, religion, and the acceptace of socialism by the world it was only a matter of time.

Dieu le Roy!

1 comment:

Elisa said...

I thought I was hearing things while I was listening to the morning news on the radio. Commentaters from other media outlets have said this is too soon.

I read on LifeSite News.com that a Chinese activist was nominated for the Prize for his work exposing the effects of China's terrible birth control policy. Apparently that doesn't seem to matter at the moment.