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Nobel who? prize

oh!! Wait..Wait.. Don’t tell me …Hmmm..Lemme guess.. Obama?…No !! Really? He won the peace prize ? Not for diplomacy?? Not for his speeches? Are you sure it is The Peace Prize ? I thought it was awarded to people who achieved something.. Oh!! They changed it now, yeah? It is awarded so he could strengthen international DIPLOMACY and cooperation between people. Are you sure that’s what Nobel intended when he wanted those 5 people to select the winner?

You don’t think so, yeah? Me too !! According to Nobel’s will, the Peace Prize should be awarded “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” And our president was nominated within a few days after he took his oath of presidency. Maybe, the other nominations were worse. Happens when people like Hitler, Mussolini get nominated. You didn’t know? Yes, they have been nominated before.

Do you know how many times Gandhi was nominated? A freaking 5 times !! Right upto 1948 when he was murdered, the year when the committee said no one was worth it. He was one of the best diplomats the world has produced. The British could not resist most of his offers. This is the month of October, Gandhi Jayanthi and Berlin wall unification ( Yes, Reagan was also nominated once….the man who helped end the cold war) .

No, I am not a republican.
Yes, I am hoping Obama will overhaul the health care here.
Yes, I am opinionated and this is my thought.
Yes, I think awards should be awarded to people who have achieved, not hoping that they will achieve in the future , though he might be the most powerful man in the world.


Posted by on October 9, 2009 in General, Rant