Nobel Rebound

A few months ago, Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Price. I wonder if there is actually a method of rescinding the prize… I don’t think Obama wants it.

The war continues in Afghanistan, (I’m sure you are saying “You’ve said that before Ed,”) but the war in fact still continues in Afghanistan, in Iraq, and has enlarged to Pakistan. Now the United States wants to include Chechnya and parts of India.

Everything just seems like it has happened before, and I’ve said it before and you have read it before. You read it when you were in high school or junior high and you were assigned the book 1984. Love is Hate, War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery.

The State continues its inexorable march to countries so remote that their existence is tangential to us. We march on. Kid soldiers come home with mechanical arms and legs while on the other side whole families are blown to smithereens and it doesn’t even make the front page of the newspaper anymore. “30 killed here, 20 killed there.”

… And then there is the longest running war that the United States has ever waged and continues to wage today. This war can’t be found on the front page either. In fact not many people know that this war has been the longest war we have ever fought. This is the war on us.It has been fought for so long that there is nobody even alive anymore who remembers when it began. This war has taken as its victims (just in the United States) over 5 million people, increasing at a rate of 800,000 a year. Some of these victimes have lost their lives, but most have lost their entire livelihoods, from which they will never recover. This is the War on Drugs.

So, now that the balloons have all burst and the champagne bubbles have all fizzled out and the wonder of America electing a person with a dark complexion has come back to the reality of politics as usual, I am wondering whether the Swedish committee that nominated and selected Obama might have second thoughts. Perhaps they should have chosen a person who was working for peace using peaceful means rather than Obama’s variation of Orwellian dystopia, namely War for Peace.

We can’t have peace without war. I have thought about that a lot, and the one thing that i am sure of is that we can’t have war without war. I have never really seen peace come from it. Sometimes the battles are delayed a few years, or a few decades, but ultimately, war always brings war and never creates peace; peace and war are fundamentally different. War is based on destruction, on removal, and peace is based on the exact opposite: construction and growth; YOU WAGE WAR. YOU GROW PEACE. (or overgrow it!)

This of course brings us back to Obama, who knows all these things, he knows it better than we do. But there he is, in high office, and not even allowed to get high! His mind is boxed in by lack of expansive smoke, he is trying to lead this country when he cant even take care of his own head! Tell them the truth Obama! Your prayers aren’t to the God of Peace but to the God of War. You don’t deserve the prize, give it back.

100-200 more dead this week in America’s wars.



  1. plink on

    They should’ve given it to Kevin Rudd.

  2. Adam on

    Now that’s highly suspect, can you clarify “The Jews”? Is that written into Israeli federal law, or is it in some ancient scroll? And who and where are the orthodoxies that practice it? Because if that’s Israeli law, you should call it what it is. I doubt Jewish people in Israel are happy when their government kills their friends and lovers, that sounds like the Taliban to me.

  3. Anonymous on

    I meant the Hindus, not the Jews, in that last part about their women. Lost my train of thought there. The Jews do have the death penalty for having sex with a woman during her period though, which seems a little excessive. Not sure if they kill the woman too, probably.

  4. Anonymous on

    You’re right. I just wanted to narrow it to three major groups that share a common god and scriptures but, yeah, Hinduism is just as bad and even more bizarre, as you stated. I don’t think they go around trying to convert people though, like Christians and Muslims. Jews don’t do that but their beliefs are similarly ludicrous and they women like possessions to kill whenever they displease them.

  5. Interested Observer on

    But you forgot the Hindus, whose belief system is as bizarre as any other, if not more so. There are a billion of them and they’re just as willing to mindlessly oppress anyone who doesn’t go along with them in their neck of the woods. But seriously, religion doesn’t make people go out and oppress each other (plenty of atheists do it too), it just makes it easier.

  6. Anonymous on

    It doesn’t seem to matter much who is the President of the USA, it’s always the same shit. No single person can go against the Christian fundamentalists who decide who they will vote into office. Would Obama have been elected if he was a Hindu? Nope, and he is well aware of who he owes his position to and what he has to do to stay in their good favor. Notice how carefully he worded his memo to the DEA about not targeting state licensed dispensaries, worded so that it can be completely ignored and nothing whatsoever will happen. He only sent the memo because even he could see how ridiculous it is to have the states license an activity while at the same time the federal agencies consider it completely illegal and worthy of violent suppression. So obviously one of them is wrong. Who could it be? Is it the several states that have all independently considered and investigated the subject or is it the single Federal Justice Department that actually ignored the American Medical Association’s own statements that Cannabis is a valid medical treatment for numerous disorders? Since all those states have no good reason to legalize medical marijuana other than because they have found it a convincing case, I gotta figure it’s probably the monolithic and totally self serving Federal Justice Department that’s wrong. I bet that even after all 50 states have legalized med-weed the feds will still be stubbornly going around raiding dispensaries armed with M16s like they’re Al-Qaeda.

    As far as the feds are concerned, it’s them against us, us being the rest of the country. They only need us to send them a bunch of money. They have their own agency to enforce that too. Basically, the federal government is a big tapeworm living off the entire country. How do they get away with it? They have a whole bunch of loyal lackeys called fundamentalist Christians who will rig any election so that only another rich Christian will ever be elected President. By rig I mean get all the old biddies out to the polling stations to vote for their guy. There are so damn many of these brainless pod people in America that they really can do that.

    Contrary to popular belief, the majority is not always right, far from it. Take all the Christians, Jews and Muslims and you’ve got the majority of the world believing a completely outrageous story without the slightest question. That gives you some idea of just how “right” the majority really is. The majority are easily deceived and manipulated by a few crafty people, usually calling themselves the prophet of god. Yeah, the majority are serious stupid, no question, and the few people who actually mention that the Emperor has no clothes are simply rounded up and processed by the shock troops of the brainless majority. You can either become one of the pod people yourself or suffer their wrath. They will smother you with their sheer brainless weight.