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.