Oct 9, 2009

Twisted priorities

Move over, Gandhi. Your intentions - or efforts - were never good enough.

By now every single living cell on planet earth has been awakened with the news that Obama won the Peace Nobel Prize.

Nope, we're not in April. And you better don't laugh, otherwise, you could be red-flagged as terrorist - what if you are an Independent or Libertarian, but you're laughing anyway?

My first reaction? Wait a minute, I haven't drank enough Cuban coffee yet, my brain is not fully alert, I need another...

Then the simple logic of a thinking human brain kicked in, and I posted in Facebook: "... and what exactly has Obama done for peace?". Let's say that I could gladly use three examples, you know, just to keep the tradition.

Later on the news were reporting the Nobel committee purportedly said the award was not exactly for anything Obama has done, but for his intentions. Really?

A Chinese dissident and an Afghan women’s rights activist lost out to that. And the Iranians who took out the streets to defend their elections didn't even make it to the finals.

Mahatma Gandhi was nominated several times to the Nobel Prize, including the year that he was killed. But he never received it. Ergo, I can't get past the sick, twisted priorities that I am seeing around us lately...

Just another example of the uselessness of the Nobel prize. Really wanna do something for peace? Try anything, BUT the Nobel Prize. Where is Kanye West now?

Being in office for, like 11 months, my most conservative math estimate tells me that Obama was proposed to the award after being at the WH for, three weeks?

Which intentions or efforts were materialized by then, other that your standard politician's campaign promises (something, that, by the way, haven't changed that much either).

And, apparently, I am not the only one with this line of thoughts. Norwegians had made a political statement for someone they HAVE NOT to deal with, at least directly. That is, en pocas palabras, a lot of audacity.

On top of that, the laureate wins a gold medal, a diploma and 10 million Swedish crowns (1.4 million dollars or 878,000 pounds). I know; ACORN, stop worrying about being de-funded!

For those out there saying they are just happy because the crazy right wingers are irritated - which also proves my theory of the uselessness of this theater - I will answer just one thing:

I am not irritated.
I am just LMAO!

PS: my mother, with her endless sabiduría, only said "De buenas intenciones está lleno el camino hacia el infierno." [The way to hell is also paved of good intentions.]

UPDATE: the Nobel Prize as a certificate of political correctness, people's endless obsession with falsehood and more reactions.

Me? Don't you worry about me!
I've told you; I am still laughing at this endless stupidity.


Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

My husband was just yelling about that this morning. Completely unbelievable.
I like your moms saying.

Cubanita said...

I was driving to work when I heard it on the radio and at first I thought the commentators were running a prank or some sort of obscure joke!