The Nobel Madness

by Caela

The Nobel Peace Prize Medal
In his 1895 will, Alfred Nobel stipulated that the peace prize should go “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations and the abolition or eduction of standing armies and the formation and spreading of peace congresses.” But who cares about the past? After all, what can the dead do?

On this one, I’d like to try Niel the Satirical‘s approach. Yes, I am resorting to dark humor and mockery. It’s that bad.

I believe in the Nobel Peace Prize. I believe that the time is near when we will have a world free of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. I believe that we will much sooner be living in prosperity in Pluto.

I am happy that Barack Obama won the Neville Appease Prize — er, I meant Nobel Peace Prize. Ecstatic even. This has enhanced my belief that the Nobel Peace Prize is an award of huge significance, awarded after only the deepest reflection, and won only by demi-Gods.

When I heard the announcement of the new Nobel Peace Prize “laureate”, I almost jumped for joy. At last, somehow, someone managed to surpass the Nobel Peace Prize of Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho (Remember those guys that won the Nobel for negotiating the US-Vietnam ceasefire? Anyway, it didn’t end so well and the rest was history.), and will accept it to boot. Yes, I admire the US president, he won without accomplishing anything. And had just been in office for two weeks when he was nominated, after spending two or so years in the Senate voting “present”. And that to me is really funny.

Another source of my happiness is the selection committee. It is not unprecedented for them to honor someone for the hope of what he might accomplish as opposed to what he has actually achieved. But to hear them use it as a justification for his selection, I almost roll out laughing. At least they have proven that they are capable of thinking, never mind if the village lunatic speaks more coherently than them. And to think that these people are chosen by a parliament, amusing right?

And isn’t it hilarious how the mainstream media have now noticed that the president has actually achieved… well, nothing. And how could you not laugh as they fact-check a comedy show? (This week’s CNN’s fact-check of SNL.) These are new breed of journalists turned comedian and court jesters compared to compared to a new breed of comedians turned journalists (what is worse is another laughing matter). But I digress.

Isn’t it funny when the media find fault and cry “undeserving” in recent years when the Nobel Peace Prize is given in this manner? Hello? Do they they get amnesia every year? After all, this is the institution that gave Kofi Annan and the UN an award “for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world.” (Where that world is, I’d like to arrange a transfer please. Hitler’s intention too was for a more organized world, or so I heard. If intent alone warranted prizes I would be on this list  as so every beauty queen who wanted “world peace”. Also I would have a Nobel Prize for Literature and Physics too.) Raise hell whenever the Oslo Selection Committee names a laureate who is actually “worthy of great honor or distinction”, it’s out of character. This backfire after a long playing zarzuela and trahedya de komedya of the media’s love affair with Barack Obama deserve a good ribbing and lots of laugh.  This was expected and can be seen and heard from a mile away, so grin and bear it. Don’t fuss and be a kill joy.

Lots of things about the Nobel keep me happy and bring me joy when I’m down. Its ability to name laureates here and there, never mind the skills and qualifications or persona for that matter, it’s ability to ignore the field of mathematics and computing for the past century and the fact that Gandhi still has not got his Nobel Peace Prize makes me burst out laughing anytime of the day.

I believe in this institution. I believe that soon they can say that black is white and red is blue and Gandhi is an evil man and people will no longer complain nor question, just accept and adjust and of course applause. I also believe that the media will see to it that we will all find happiness in this world.  And the Guy above tickled our funny bones by the media’s darling being named Nobel “laureate” and they were forced to look at him closely. But that ending will never be as funny as when they cheer him as he send the troops all the way to Afghanistan and believe that they are indeed funny. (As one political commentator puts it: “If Afghanistan ends up being Obama’s Vietnam, giving him the Nobel Peace Prize will look even sillier in a few years time.”)

The comedy must go on. Send in more clowns. I am ready.

Now if only a smile could win a prize… I would laugh… very very very hard.

Ha ha.

Le Duc Tho
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5 Responses to “The Nobel Madness”
  1. Little Ole American says:

    A comedy of errors.

  2. dangoor says:

    The “virtual” Obama wins again. First, “Man of the Year,” now Nobel Peace Prize; when will the “real” Obama emerge and do something positive?

  3. Since the Nobel-less ones are a politically Left group of 5 or is it 6, it’s pretty clear, Caela.

    Big O got it for not being George Bush (or even Tony Blair.)

    Both of these men deserved this award several years ago. Bush for stopping any further attacks on mainland USA after 9/11 – at least. Blair for Northern Ireland/Kosovo/Sierra Leone – to name but a few.

    Ahhhh, but the Iraq shadow hangs over everything still and especially over those with the necessaries to rid the world of Saddam. Today’s world has drifted markedly Left politically.

    As for Iraq, imho people will come to realise that the Iraq invasion was the right thing to do. Let’s just hope that Blair & Bush are still inhaling when that day comes, and the world drifts back to the Right.

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