Some time ago (pretty long time – as I feel now) Nobel Prize laureates were announced.I always follow these announcements, but the two categories I’m most interested in are Peace Prize and Literature Prize.
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to 125 Nobel Laureates since 1901. We have here legends like Mother Teresa, Nelson Mendela or Martin Luther King Jr.. But we have also a lot of controversy in a field. We had Barack Obama for a start and this year we had Vladimir Putin. This cases and few more make me think that The Norwegian Nobel Committee is just a group of licking-asses idiots. Of course they have nothing to do with Putin’s nominations, but some of their decisions are just unthinkable.
A Russian advocacy group claims to have nominated Putin for the peace prize because he “actively promotes settlement of all conflicts arising on the planet.” If he promotes settlement of any conflict what-so-ever – than I’m a freaking Santa and I’m just preparing gifts right now, because – let’s face it – December is coming.
Some comments i found and i think they are quite accurate:
It’s not I don’t like the guy – I hate the guy. Anyone who has a bit of idea of reality and has travelled maybe to Russia or Ukraine, or at least – has friends from that region – maybe share the feelings I have. What about separatists in Chechnya or the war in Georgia or homosexual ridiculous laws that Putin signed?
Well, lets try to focused on good things. Other nominees this year that obviously didn’t get the prize, but at least the world heard about them and their stories, which is also really important. If you don’t know the story of Malala and others – you have to repair your mistake very quickly.
Nicholas Kristof wrote a perfect summary of this year decision on his facebook and I would like to end with this as a summary. Go individuals! :
“So the Nobel Peace Prize goes to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. A great organization doing great work in places like Syria–but, still, a bureaucracy. Can’t help feeling a bit of a letdown that it didn’t go to an amazing individual like Malala, Dr. Mukwege or Edna Adan.”