Saturday, October 10, 2009

My Nominee for next Year's Peace Prize: The Norwegian Nobel Committee

Ever since the announcement yesterday morning that US President Barack Obama has been awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize, some (or at least me) have begun to wonder who 'This silly pick has ruined my legacy. It's like I blew up all those people for nothing!'might be in line for next year. Since the Norwegian Nobel Committee that awards the Prize famously only accepts nominations until the first day of February in the year of the Prize, I figure its not too early to nominate a winner. And my nominee is the Norwegian Nobel Committee itself. Or more specifically, the current Norwegian Nobel Committee. Thorbjørn Jagland, Kaci Kullmann Five, Sissel Rønbeck, Inger-Marie Ytterhorn and Ågot Valle, I nominate you yourselves to be next year's Nobel Peace Prize winners.

Why do I want to nominate these worthies for the Prize? Well, they have managed, through their surprising and likely poorly-thought-out Peace Prize pick, to unite people from all over the world in shock, disbelief and disdain at their decision. Not often do you hear the Taliban, the Republican National Committee, pretty much the entirety of the US media and arguably Barack Obama himself agree on something like this. People all across the world, whether in the US, Norway or India, whether leftists, rightists or typists all agree that Barack Obama did not deserve the Peace Prize this year. They may have different reasons for this belief: that his awesome work is still to come, that he is the AntiChrist and will plunge the world into cataclysmic war, or even that this Prize will hurt Obama's Presidency. But they all agree that the decision to give him the Prize right now was stupid.

Now sure, there are some among the President's supporters who think the Prize was rightly awarded, or that he totally deserved it, or that they knew this was going to happen this year. But then, the fringes of any movement produces some seriously loopy individuals. Hell, some of Barack Obama's supporters like to paint him naked, being given an oil massage by a Unicorn. Uniting the rest of the world, the vast majority of the people on this planet, is achievement enough. In making their strange decision, the Norwegian Nobel Committee have united the fraternity of peoples in a way that Alfred Nobel could scarcely have imagined. So take a bow, you crazy Norwegians, and award yourself the Prize you so richly deserve.

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Blogger Eeshan said...

haha nice.
the link to the unicorn images is just insane.

4:46 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I think the Nobel Prize is an honor for the President, he was very gracious about accepting it.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Patrix said...

Heh. It actually makes sense. Are we allowed to send in nominations?

12:32 PM  
Blogger Kunal said...

@Patrix: According to the NNC, you can send a nomination if you belong to certain qualified categories. Mostly, these are restricted to past winners, various pols and quangocrats, but they also accept "University professors of history, political science, philosophy, law and theology, university presidents and directors of peace research international affairs institutes". So you'll probably have to route your nomination through one of those dudes.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous bus said...

What he had done in the past months he deserve confusing ..

2:29 AM  
Blogger Yash Marathe said...

We can't really argue after, Kissinger and Arafat anyone bar Attila the Hun would seem like a good candidate...

But seriously, WTF!!!

10:32 AM  
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