Friday, October 9, 2009

Lord Obama and the Nobel Committee

I heard on the radio this morning on the way into work that it was announced today that President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. My first thought was, "FOR WHAT?" and then I remembered that the Nobel Prize committee stopped actually having serious criteria for their awards long long ago. No sooner did I blurt out my wonderment at the award than did the news announcer say that they awarded him the prize for changing the political atmosphere so that peace in the world MIGHT be able to move forth in the future.

I haven't read anything on this story yet, but simply wanted to post my initial thoughts on the subject. Needless to say, the Nobel Prize committee has once again shown that their prizes are now meaningless and serve only to further a radical left-wing world agenda. How could they pass up many other worthy people that have actually done great work in trying to bring about real peace in our world otherwise?

I do recall when the prize was a great honor many years ago and had a lot of meaning for years of difficult work on the part of the recipient being rewarded by the presentation of the prize.

Nowadays, they give the Peace Prize to human scum such as the late terrorist Yasser Arafat despite the fact that he continuously rejected any considerations offered to be given to the Palestinians by Israel in the hopes of attaining a true peace.

And then there is the asinine awarding of the Peace Prize to former Vice President Al Gore for his largely subjective and highly dubious work on global warming. Never mind the fact that one strains to see how that work relates to world peace, but most of Gore's work has been debunked or put into serious doubt by many world renowned scientists that are far more qualified to comment on the debate then the inventor of the Internet was.

Anyway, Obama will be celebrated and cheered for this new non-accomplishment and the left will all continue to feel good about themselves while meanwhile nothing substantive or of any great use or importance will have been done, yet again. The whole thing smacks of a ridiculous parody of a silly Saturday Night Live skit in my mind.


J. Marquis said...

I think it's kind of silly that Obama won the Nobel Prize. But if it irritates conservatives, I say so be it!

I have to differ with you on Al Gore, however. Climate change has a great deal to do with how much peace our species will enjoy in the future. The harsher the environment gets, the greater the chance countries will fight over resources and arable land.

T. Paine said...

I reject the premise, Marquis. Man-caused global warming is a hoax enacted by those with a socialist agenda wanting a one-world government, so it would seem.

Much of the "science" behind global warming has already been debunked with more coming under scrutiny as the weeks pass.

Heck, even the enviro-whackos had to change their terminology from "global warming" to "climate change" because of the cooling going on the last two years. Oops!

Bottom line is that there are serious people putting their hearts, souls, and sometimes lives on the line to bring about real peace. Awarding the prize to the likes of Gore, Arafat, and Obama, only cheapens the prize and makes a laughing stock out of something that used to have meaning and be a very prestigious award for great works done. It truly is sad.

Dave Splash said...

Much of the "science" behind global warming has already been debunked with more coming under scrutiny as the weeks pass

Pardon my French, Paine, but that is pure unadulerated bullshit. And that is why your side keeps losing the argument, and why we are moving closer and closer to actually solving the problem rather than just pushing it off on future generations.

I thought you guys on the right were opposed to passing off problems onto future generations. It seems, however, there is a major flaw in that notion, as you will happily leave the destruction of the environment for your children and grandchildren to contend with. And they will have to.

Pretty much all wars are fought over natural resources or religion when you boil it down. I guess I don't understand why you want to ensure that future generations will have to fight over things like land with breathable air. Seems like such a waste when we should be addressing the issue today.

But, personally, I feel that conservatives are incredibly selfish and irresponsible, so this is par for the course.