Friday, October 9, 2009

The Guy Who Didn't Win the Nobel Peace Prize

Meet 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Greg Mortenson. Mortenson is a New York Times best selling author and a man who is responsible for dedicating his life to building schools for girls in Pakistan. His belief is that education is the key to stopping middle eastern violence, especially education of the women. His reasoning is that male suicide bombers must go to their mother to ask for permission to fulfill their missions.

With, in large part, help from Mortenson Pakistani school enrollment went from 800,000 in 2000 to 8.4 million in 2008. You can frequently find him on the lecture circuit telling his story of education, failure and triumph over failures. This man was one of many in a record year of Nobel Peace Prize nominees.

Meet Barack Obama. 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Nominated after sitting in the office of the United States Presidency for two weeks. Reads a teleprompter really swell. Um, yeah, that's about all I have got.

What we should walk away from this with, if we haven't already with previous winners Al Gore, Jimmy Carter and Yasser Arafat, is that the Nobel Peace Prize is a political basketball. It is rewarded as a political gold star with no real basis of accomplishment. Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize simply for rejecting the ideals of his own country. It shows of the extreme levels of anti-Americanism in the institutions the left has co-opted. Most importantly it shows us the insular and corrupt group think the left engages in when gathered together in their institutionalized circle jerks.

It is beginning to make the days of Khrushchev beating the shoe and simultaneously yelling "We will bury you!" at the UN seem like the good old days. We are living in precarious times.


  1. Socialists always admire other socialists, particularly those who haven't accomplished a thing.

  2. Greg Mortenson's biggest error was not paying off the goons of Chicago's political machine. That's the most direct road to purchasing a Nobel Peace Prize.

  3. His biggest error was not being a thorn in the eye of the United States. Or a mass murderer like Arafat.