THE SAPIENT SPARROW: conservatism for commoners

"What has always made the State a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven."–Holderlin

THE NOBEL HOPEY-CHANGEY POPULARITY PRIZE

Obama received an early call this morning telling him that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize. The White House reported that he was “humbled by the recognition.” (If only that were true). The only shock here is that no one knew he had been nominated, or by whom. Perhaps a nomination in this case was unnecessary? Was there even a real competition once Obama’s name was in the mix? Or was this award simply an extension of the unhealthy and irrational adulation that has been demonstrated ad nauseum by those on the Left?

I pose this question due to the fact that the nomination was reportedly made back on February 1, 2009—on what basis? Campaign rhetoric? Guess this goes to show that if one is really good at telling others what they want to hear, you win!! Yessiree, that is the very thing we want to teach our children—you needn’t achieve anything, you needn’t consider the possible consequences of your words, you needn’t do the really hard work to reason out moral solutions, you needn’t develop skills and demonstrate concrete success. Talk a great game, try to please everyone, and you excel because you are…you, you wonderful you!

Nobel Committee Chairman Jagland stated that Obama’s “initiatives have yet to bear fruit”. The PM of Norway, Stoltenberg said that “The exciting and important thing about this prize is that it’s given to someone…who has power to contribute to peace.” Huh, and here I thought that the Nobel Peace Prize was actually to honor accomplishments. (Even Al Gore made a movie, a bad one, but still….) So, it sounds like the prize was given for what it is hoped he will do, and because it is believed he has the power to do it. I’m with Walesa who commented, “So soon? Too early. He has no contribution so far.”

It can be no accident that those American politicians honored with this Prize, Carter, Gore and now Obama, all have extreme Leftist views. Perhaps we can change the name of the Nobel Peace Prize to the “Nobel Appeasement Incentive Prize”, or the “Nobel Hope Prize”, or the “Nobel Encouragement for Good Intentions Prize”, maybe the “Nobel Expectations for the Future Prize”. I am certain that we can devise names that much better describe the criteria upon which this Prize is being awarded. Let’s call a spade a spade here, this is not about establishing world peace. It is about selecting a popular figure who can best promote an agenda.

My conclusion is that the Nobel Peace Prize, (whose reputation was irreparably harmed by its previous, dubious recipients), is now officially a joke. Me thinks me smells a big, fat, disgusting rat-the fix was in. Are we surprised?

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