Is this a joke or what?
I naively thought that the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to an individual who had spent their lives, or at least a substantial amount of time, working toward the betterment of humanity: Mother Teresa who spent a lifetime, humbly caring for the sick, and dying, Martin Luther King Jr., who gave his life for the civil rights movement, Eliezer Wiesel, holocaust survivor, author, poet and champion of human dignity.
I chalked it up to the pressure applied by environmentalist, left-wing, and world-wide global warming mongers when the prize was awarded to Al Gore for his fictional account of the devastation of global warming, which he was also awarded an academy award. This seemed to be mere politics, an effort by the power-brokers who are set to make billions off of cap-and-trade, Kyoto, and other scams being imposed on the population of this world, in their behalf. But awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Barrack Hussein Obama, after nine, ineffectual months in office is utterly comical, and totally devaluing to the cache that the prize once carried.
I have thought about the implications of this award, and I think it speaks to a large devaluation that has occurred in this country since the election of Barrack Hussein Obama.
There is no denying the historical implication of Barrack Hussein Obama’s election to the office of President of the United States. A black American man has achieved the highest rank in office in this country, and has become what many would describe as the most powerful man on earth. The election of Mr. Obama, in my humble opinion, was more of a case of making history for history’s sake. Besides abject hatred for George W. Bush, people wanted to make a statement, and put a black man in the office, regardless of his qualifications.
It’s reminiscent of the episode of the Brady Bunch, where Greg Brady is given the nod to be the next singing sensation Johnny Bravo, not because he has talent, but because he fits the suit. Mr. Obama fit the suit as well, and we are seeing by his performance in the White House that when you are on the big stage, you got to sing, you cannot lip sync… but, apparently you can use a teleprompter for every syllable you spew forth.
It appears that the same thing is happening with the Nobel Prize. Here is a man, who was totally under qualified to take the office of the President, had almost no track record as a leader, had questionable associations with various organizations and out spoken radicals, rose up through the political ranks of Chicago, the city know for it’s history of political corruption, and has yet to prove he is actually a natural-born American citizen, which he is required to be in order to be the President. This man has now been awarded the Noble prize for “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples…” Based on that just about every President should be awarded one.
Once again, the value of the award, much like the value of the office of President has been diminished because it was awarded as based on a popularity contest. We should all be for a President of a diverse background; be that black, Indian, Native American, Asian, Latino… the list goes on and on, but we should not want a leader solely based on that one qualification: the color of his or her skin.
True leaders do not “fit the suit.” True leaders arrive in the clothes on their backs. People deserved of the Nobel Prize, work in the trenches, and make a difference on the ground, not from a demigod like perch that they have chosen, or been handed the opportunity to sit in.
So far the Obama Administration hasn’t done much for America, let alone peace. Guantanamo Bay is still open which Obama said he would close. More troops are being sent to Afghanistan, despite campaign rhetoric bashing the war efforts and soldiers. Iran is now closer than ever to having nuclear weapons; Russia has a renewed attitude of strength and boldness, not seen since the days of the Cold War. Incidents of terrorism are as high as ever, and no real dialogue has been had with the factions of radical Islam, despite the President having roots in the Islamic world. U.S. debt is reaching staggering levels, that generations will be paying for, and taxes are on the rise for all of us… rich, middle class, poor.
So what exactly is this award for? A popularity contest… American Idol… Obama’s image was tarnished by the IOC when they snubbed him and Jackie… I mean Michelle, and their efforts to bring the Olympics to their old stomping grounds, and political friends in Chicago. So, here is the next best thing to make amends, and show to the world that he is still the chosen one.
We in America need to wake up. We need to realize that the current Congress and the Administration is selling us down the river. We have given the reigns of our children’s future to a group of individuals whose only goal is the advancement of their personal ideals, world popularity and absolute power.
Let’s get beyond race, let’s get beyond political party, and let us get serious about making America strong again. We are losing the battle on too many fronts. Manufacturing is gone, innovation is moving overseas, education is as bad as it has ever been, and we are becoming a country of dumb consumers who cannot create anything. We are heading down the road of dependency on the Government, and that is not what America is supposed to be. We were the country of “Manifest Destiny,” the great driving force to expand, and grow with freedom to do so unnumbered by kings, czars, or authoritarian rulers. Our history has not been perfect, as many will argue, but that doesn’t mean at its core the values were wrong.
Hopefully, we will survive the remaining years of the Obama Administration, as we did the Carter Administration (another Nobel Prize recipient), and we will rise up with an era of growth, fiscal responsibility and prosperity, with a leader that has been chosen “not because of the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”