is the nobel prize , obamas payoff?
Whether it was rewarding Jimmy Carter for criticizing the Iraq War or supporting Al Gore in his crusade against global warming, the Norwegian Parliament - which chooses the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize - has sought to use the award as a political tool to influence American politic s. Its prestige and moral power make the prize a potent weapon with which to help steer the direction of the colossus beyond the seas that controls a quarter of the world’s economy and most of its military power.
Now, the Norwegians have weighed in to support Barack Obama in his bid to reshape America so it looks more like, well, Norway, or at least like Europe.
European socialism cannot succeed without conquering the United States. If the European Union has high taxes and the US keeps its levies low, business and brains will flow to America. If the EU’s labor standards require long vacations, high benefits, and proscribe layoffs and ours’ do not, employers will migrate across the ocean to do their business in the States. If the Old World curbs ambition by taxation, regulation, and social opprobrium, the ambitious will flock to the New World as they have done for four hundred years.
So, Lenin was right. Socialism cannot exist in just one country - or one continent. It must dominate worldwide or wealth and power will flow to those who remain committed to the free market. Europe realizes this reality and it makes Obama’s election as president of the United States all the more welcome.
The Nobel Prize is really Obama’s payback for disciplining the unruly United States and taming it to be a member of the European family of nations. Europe wants to reverse the American Revolution and re-colonize us and it sees in Obama a kindred spirit willing to do its bidding.
Does the United States let its entrepreneurs run wild, coming up with fanciful new ideas and making billions from them? Obama will regulate and subdue business just like they do in Europe. Do U.S. businesses compete by slashing prices, aggressively pursuing markets, and jockeying for market share? Obama will make them behave themselves and stay in line just like European companies do. Do Americans work hard and push aggressively to make as much money as they can? Obama will raise taxes, emphasize community values, and narcotize their ambition by offering government largesse.
And does the United States still believe in a sloppy, contrarian democracy in which ordinary people can directly affect their government, states have powers, and courts can reel in executive authority? Obama will use his rubber stamp majority in Congress to pass new laws regardless of public opinion and make us obey.
In foreign policy, is the United States still willing to stand up, alone if necessary, to protect human rights in Bosnia, in Iraq, and in Afghanistan? Obama will curb this unruly independence and mold it within the fabric of appeasement that has dominated Europe for the past half a century.
All this heavy lifting, this conversion of America into a European state, deserves a reward. And what is a more fitting one than to give Obama than the Nobel Peace Prize? He obviously doesn’t deserve the award for economics or, given his health care ideas, for medicine. But the Peace Prize expresses Europe’s longing: to take back the nation its overly ambitious and uppity children founded.
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- Paul Grass™Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
the Norwegians who are socialists were just buying some policies that they knew Conrade 0bama was going to do , it is disgraceful there is no creditability to the prize what so ever and I would say that the Norwegians have displaced a total lack of ethics
- Big RickLv 61 decade ago
The Nobel Peace prize is in itself the ultimate irony. Alfred Nobel was the man who invented dynamite – a destroyer of lives -- yet his name bears the honor bestowed on those who would save lives.
One of the first to hail President Obama’s choice for “ nuclear disarmament” was Mohammed El Baradei, head of the United Nation’s nuclear watchdog group, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). El Baradei himself received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for his efforts “to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes.” El Baradei, an Iranian, insists that Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful, and refuses to release IAEA reports declaring otherwise.
President Obama may well bring about nuclear disarmament, universal world peace and a permanent cessation of war. At this point, however, he has only made a handful of speeches about them. He has done nothing of substance -- he has not halted one nuclear enrichment plant, stopped one missile program, converted one terrorist , signed one treaty or even softened one bellicose speech by an adversary.
In a world where there are real nuclear weapons and real enemies, the notion that the perception of peace matters more than its reality is not just absurd, it's dangerous.
Ronald Reagan brought down the Iron Curtain, freed millions from tyranny, ended the Cold War, defeated the Soviet Union, ELIMINATED tens of thousands of nuclear weapons, and he didn't even get an honorable mention from the Nobel Committee. Obama makes (by my count) 7 great speeches and he gets a Nobel Peace Prize. Go figure.
- maxmomLv 71 decade ago
It is an honor for America. We should be proud. All the complaining makes us look like spoiled children.
Norway is i the top 5 of the highest quality of life's in the world (the US is #13).
We could use a little open mindedness here.
- digginsLv 44 years ago
the Norwegians who're socialists have been only procuring some regulations that they knew Conrade 0bama became going to do , it somewhat is disgraceful there is not any creditability to the prize what so ever and that i might say that the Norwegians have displaced a finished loss of ethics
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- vesaversaLv 41 decade ago
It could be President Obama pay for putting up with all the childish BS from the American/Taliban/GOP sense winning the presidency.
- 1 decade ago
I don't think Obama takes a crap without an alterior motive, we are always, so far, one step behind him but his day will come.
He may think he can squash patriots but that is because he is only a legend in his own mind, reality, not so much.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
This is a copy/paste question. Fail.