Does the Nobel Peace Prize REALLY Mean a Damn Thing Anymore?


Nobel Prize
n.

Any of the six international prizes awarded annually by the Nobel Foundation for outstanding achievements in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and economics and for the promotion of world peace. [Emphasis mine]

And:

Nobel Prize

Any of the prizes awarded annually by four institutions (three Swedish and one Norwegian) from a fund established under the will of Alfred B. Nobel. The will specified that awards should be given “to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.” Since 1901, prizes have been awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace; since 1969, a sixth prize, established by the Bank of Sweden, has been awarded in economic sciences. The Nobel Prizes are regarded as the most prestigious prizes in the world.

After Al Gore won his Academy award for his schlockumentary “An Inconvenient Truth” and the buzzing first started about the possibility of him winning the Nobel, anyone with any brains knew it was a foregone conclusion. That’s NOT meant as a compliment.

Then he won the Emmy.

And, of course, now the Nobel.

The man is a whiner of the first order–first with his bawling about the 2000 elections and his ORDERING a Florida official to BREAK THE RULES in the vote counting, rules well established in that state’s constitution. It took the Supreme 9 to shut him the hell up and we’re still hearing how Bush “stole” the election.

Then his quavery voice on his latest Chicken Little “The Sky is Falling” crusade.

Trouble is, his film is not scientifically credible. Global warming is not the catastrophic, impending doom he would like us to believe and what he has scare-mongered the weak minded into thinking, including Hollywood and anyone on the left. Of course, he has stooped to the “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” when any credible scientist has questioned his disaster of a movie, screaming the right has “bought them off”.

Too bad he couldn’t buy off the British government and court system. A british court ruled his movie represents “partisan political views” and requires a school disclaimer before being shown in schools.

From PRNewswire:

“Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, represents ‘partisan political views’ and must be treated as such by teachers in British schools, a British High Court judge has indicated.

“The British court was swayed by numerous factual inaccuraciesportrayed in the movie.

Read the rest of the article here.

So, this year we have a whining loser from a presidential election
resorting to scare tactics to get some attention who has won an
Oscar, an Emmy and now the Nobel. Which leads to my question--
keeping in mind the definitions that led off this post and
looking at past Laureates, does this prize really mean a damn
anymore or has it become simply a political popularity contest?

Let's look at some of the previous winners
(from Nobel Peace Prize Winners 2007-1901):
1901:
Jean Henri Dunan (Founder of the International Committee of
the Red Cross, Geneva; Initiator of the Geneva Convention
(Convention de Genève)
Frederic Pass (Founder and President of the first French peace
society)

1906:
Theodore Roosevel (President of the United States of America.
Drew up the 1905 peace treaty between Russia and Japan)

1912:
Elihu Root (
Former Secretary of State. Initiator of several
arbitration agreements)

1917:
International Committee of the Red Cross.

1919:
Thomas Woodrow Wilson (President of the United States of America.
Founder of the Société des Nations (League of Nations)

1925:
Sir Austen Chamberlain (Foreign Minister. Negotiator of the
Locarno Treaty)
Charles Gates Dawes (Vice-President of the United States of America.
Chairman of the Allied Reparation Commission. Originator of
the Dawes Plan.)

1952:
Albert Schweitzer (Missionary surgeon, Founder Lambaréné
Hospital in République du Gabon.)

1953:
George Catlett Marshall (General, President American Red Cross,
ex-Secretary of State and of Defense, Delegate to the U.N.,
Originator of the Marshall Plan.)

1958:
Georges Henri Pire (Belgium, Father of the Dominican Order,
Leader of the relief organization for refugees, l'Europe du Coeur
au Service du Monde.)

1962:
Linus Carl Pauling (California Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, CA. Campaigner especially for an end to nuclear weapons
tests.)

1964:
Martin Luther King, Jr (leader of the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference, campaigner for civil rights.)

1975:
Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov (Soviet nuclear physicist.
Campaigner for human rights.)

1979:
Mother Teresa (India, Leader of the Order of the Missionaries of
Charity.)

1983:
Lech Walesa (Poland. Founder of Solidarity, campaigner for
human rights.)

1986:
Elie Wiesel (U.S.A., Chairman of 'The President's Commission on the
Holocaust'. Author, humanitarian.)

EVERY ONE OF THE ABOVE WINNERS HAD SOMETHING TO
OFFER THE WORLD.
EVERY ONE of the above were true examples of
the definition of the
Nobel Prize Laureates
.

It becomes more political here:
1973:
HENRY A. KISSINGER , Secretary of State, State Department,
Washington.
LE DUC THO , Democratic Republic of Viet Nam.
(Declined the prize.)
for jointly negotiating the Vietnam peace accord in 1973.

1977:
Amnesty International (London, Great Britain. A worldwide
organization for the protection of the rights of prisoners
of conscience.

1978:
Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat (President of the Arab Republic of
Egypt.)
Menachem Begin (Prime Minister of Israel.)
for jointly negotiating peace between Egypt and Israel.

1990:
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbechev (President of the USSR, helped to
bring the Cold War to an end.) What about Reagan, Pope John
Paul II and Margaret Thatcher???


1994:
Yasser Arafat (Chairman of the Executive Committee of the
PLO, President of the Palestinian National Authority.)
Shimon Peres (Foreign Minister of Israel.)
Yitzhak Rabin (Prime Minister of Israel.)
for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East.

2001:
United Nations (New York, NY, USA)
Kofi Anna (United Nations Secretary General)

2002:
James Earl Carter, Jr. (former President of the United States
of America, for his decades of untiring effort to find
peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance
democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social
development
)

These "laureates" are a rogue's gallery of simple political panderers.
Arafat? Gorbachev? Carter? Now, Gore.

Sadly, the Nobel is nothing more than a politically partisan,
completely anti-American popularity contest.

Gore no more deserves the Nobel for his scaremongering
pseudo-science than Arafat (terrorism), Kofi Annan and
Carter did.

Sad commentary on what was once a very "Nobel" idea.

Catch the Wave!

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Does the Nobel Peace Prize REALLY Mean a Damn Thing Anymore?


Nobel Prize
n.

Any of the six international prizes awarded annually by the Nobel Foundation for outstanding achievements in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and economics and for the promotion of world peace. [Emphasis mine]

And:

Nobel Prize

Any of the prizes awarded annually by four institutions (three Swedish and one Norwegian) from a fund established under the will of Alfred B. Nobel. The will specified that awards should be given “to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.” Since 1901, prizes have been awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace; since 1969, a sixth prize, established by the Bank of Sweden, has been awarded in economic sciences. The Nobel Prizes are regarded as the most prestigious prizes in the world.

After Al Gore won his Academy award for his schlockumentary “An Inconvenient Truth” and the buzzing first started about the possibility of him winning the Nobel, anyone with any brains knew it was a foregone conclusion. That’s NOT meant as a compliment.

Then he won the Emmy.

And, of course, now the Nobel.

The man is a whiner of the first order–first with his bawling about the 2000 elections and his ORDERING a Florida official to BREAK THE RULES in the vote counting, rules well established in that state’s constitution. It took the Supreme 9 to shut him the hell up and we’re still hearing how Bush “stole” the election.

Then his quavery voice on his latest Chicken Little “The Sky is Falling” crusade.

Trouble is, his film is not scientifically credible. Global warming is not the catastrophic, impending doom he would like us to believe and what he has scare-mongered the weak minded into thinking, including Hollywood and anyone on the left. Of course, he has stooped to the “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” when any credible scientist has questioned his disaster of a movie, screaming the right has “bought them off”.

Too bad he couldn’t buy off the British government and court system. A british court ruled his movie represents “partisan political views” and requires a school disclaimer before being shown in schools.

From PRNewswire:

“Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, represents ‘partisan political views’ and must be treated as such by teachers in British schools, a British High Court judge has indicated.

“The British court was swayed by numerous factual inaccuraciesportrayed in the movie.

Read the rest of the article here.

So, this year we have a whining loser from a presidential election
resorting to scare tactics to get some attention who has won an
Oscar, an Emmy and now the Nobel. Which leads to my question--
keeping in mind the definitions that led off this post and
looking at past Laureates, does this prize really mean a damn
anymore or has it become simply a political popularity contest?

Let's look at some of the previous winners
(from Nobel Peace Prize Winners 2007-1901):
1901:
Jean Henri Dunan (Founder of the International Committee of
the Red Cross, Geneva; Initiator of the Geneva Convention
(Convention de Genève)
Frederic Pass (Founder and President of the first French peace
society)

1906:
Theodore Roosevel (President of the United States of America.
Drew up the 1905 peace treaty between Russia and Japan)

1912:
Elihu Root (
Former Secretary of State. Initiator of several
arbitration agreements)

1917:
International Committee of the Red Cross.

1919:
Thomas Woodrow Wilson (President of the United States of America.
Founder of the Société des Nations (League of Nations)

1925:
Sir Austen Chamberlain (Foreign Minister. Negotiator of the
Locarno Treaty)
Charles Gates Dawes (Vice-President of the United States of America.
Chairman of the Allied Reparation Commission. Originator of
the Dawes Plan.)

1952:
Albert Schweitzer (Missionary surgeon, Founder Lambaréné
Hospital in République du Gabon.)

1953:
George Catlett Marshall (General, President American Red Cross,
ex-Secretary of State and of Defense, Delegate to the U.N.,
Originator of the Marshall Plan.)

1958:
Georges Henri Pire (Belgium, Father of the Dominican Order,
Leader of the relief organization for refugees, l'Europe du Coeur
au Service du Monde.)

1962:
Linus Carl Pauling (California Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, CA. Campaigner especially for an end to nuclear weapons
tests.)

1964:
Martin Luther King, Jr (leader of the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference, campaigner for civil rights.)

1975:
Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov (Soviet nuclear physicist.
Campaigner for human rights.)

1979:
Mother Teresa (India, Leader of the Order of the Missionaries of
Charity.)

1983:
Lech Walesa (Poland. Founder of Solidarity, campaigner for
human rights.)

1986:
Elie Wiesel (U.S.A., Chairman of 'The President's Commission on the
Holocaust'. Author, humanitarian.)

EVERY ONE OF THE ABOVE WINNERS HAD SOMETHING TO
OFFER THE WORLD.
EVERY ONE of the above were true examples of
the definition of the
Nobel Prize Laureates
.

It becomes more political here:
1973:
HENRY A. KISSINGER , Secretary of State, State Department,
Washington.
LE DUC THO , Democratic Republic of Viet Nam.
(Declined the prize.)
for jointly negotiating the Vietnam peace accord in 1973.

1977:
Amnesty International (London, Great Britain. A worldwide
organization for the protection of the rights of prisoners
of conscience.

1978:
Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat (President of the Arab Republic of
Egypt.)
Menachem Begin (Prime Minister of Israel.)
for jointly negotiating peace between Egypt and Israel.

1990:
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbechev (President of the USSR, helped to
bring the Cold War to an end.) What about Reagan, Pope John
Paul II and Margaret Thatcher???


1994:
Yasser Arafat (Chairman of the Executive Committee of the
PLO, President of the Palestinian National Authority.)
Shimon Peres (Foreign Minister of Israel.)
Yitzhak Rabin (Prime Minister of Israel.)
for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East.

2001:
United Nations (New York, NY, USA)
Kofi Anna (United Nations Secretary General)

2002:
James Earl Carter, Jr. (former President of the United States
of America, for his decades of untiring effort to find
peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance
democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social
development
)

These "laureates" are a rogue's gallery of simple political panderers.
Arafat? Gorbachev? Carter? Now, Gore.

Sadly, the Nobel is nothing more than a politically partisan,
completely anti-American popularity contest.

Gore no more deserves the Nobel for his scaremongering
pseudo-science than Arafat (terrorism), Kofi Annan and
Carter did.

Sad commentary on what was once a very "Nobel" idea.

Catch the Wave!