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Nobel Peace Prize
This isnâ€™t another hate article about how President Obama doesnâ€™t deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, in fact the Republican Party just reinforced how even the slightest success from Barack drives them completely crazy. But I do have to say that the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama isâ€¦.ironic. Even he looked kinda embarrassed accepting it.
I mean the Brotherâ€™s first act after his celebratory weekend was to order 13,000 additional troops to Afghanistan . And if that wasnâ€™t ironic enough he received the Peace Prize on the weekend where all over America there were celebrations and parades, dedicated to one of the most violent men that ever lived, Christopher Columbus. Which begs the question can America even exist without following through on her founding principles of murder, rape and genocide?
Also ironic is the Presidentâ€™s adopted home town of Chicago is arguably the most violent city in the United States, as witnessed by the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, one of the many young black children that have been murdered far to prematurely. And we havenâ€™t even mentioned police brutality or how this countries corporate corruption has lead to intense poverty and the lack of health care reform which lead to even more violent deaths.
But of course none of these problems are strictly American- nor caused by President Obama, the entire world is a cruel wicked place were violence, corruption and evil dominate. So to even award a Peace Prize when the world isnâ€™t getting better (itâ€™s getting worse) to me is crazy. Itâ€™s like giving a movie an Oscar before itâ€™s even finished casting.
Now, I know why they gave it to President Obama and I appreciate it, because I feel the same way. Like us they want to see hope and change turn into concrete policies that can produce wellâ€¦hope and change. Really we all need to get more active in pushing our President towards REAL change. Itâ€™s like we thought because he won the presidency so easily and convincingly he would do the same when it came to reforming the government.Yes, it was cool to see President Obama win the Nobel Peace Prize, but ultimately itâ€™s symbolic. Real peace means mobilizing against powerful lobbys to prevent a impending war with Iran and further escalating one in Afghanistan. It also means organizing in our communities to prevent our children from shedding each others blood. Until we can stop the tide of rising violence worldwide, nobody deserves a Peace Prize.
â€œWhatâ€™s Peace?â€-This Week With Jasiri X-Episode 21 is commentary about the meaning of peace and the audacity of giving out a â€œPeace Prizeâ€ in a world so violent. This Episode was Produced Pittsburghâ€™s own legendary super producer Black Czer and Directed by X-Clanâ€™s Paradise the Arkitech
Originally published 10.14.09
by Ashahed M. Muhammad
Reposted from: ashahed.blogs.finalcall.com
At the same time President Obama is being honored after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, he is dealing with an inherited military conflict in Afghanistan which appears to be dragging his administration further into an increasingly expensive foreign war at a time when the domestic economy is in a disastrous free fall.
Ironically, continued conflict in Afghanistan threatens to further inflame world opinion perhaps squandering much of the good will generated after Obama’s election, which resulted in him winning the prestigious award in the first place.
On the foreign policy front, drug lords, warlords, death and corruption are still the order of the day in Afghanistan and the presidential election results are still unknown. There are still deadly bombings occurring daily in parts of Iraq and he has failed to persuade America’s “sacrosanct” partner Israel to stop creating barriers to peace and to put down their bloody and paralyzing weapons.
On the domestic front, in the midst of partisan rancor and despite the photo op involving doctors on the White House lawn last week, Obama’s fight for health care reform is far from over.
And did I mention his promised closure of Guantanamo Bay? Despite Obama saying it would be closed by the end of January 2010, Army Brigadier General Timothy Lake was just named the new deputy commander of the U.S. joint military force that runs the prison which holds over 220 suspected terrorists. He was given a one-year term. You do the math.
Read this full blog by Ashahed Muhammad at Obama: A Nobel Peace Prize, Health Care, Afghanistan &… LGBTs???
About Ashahed M. Muhammad
As a journalist, author and veteran organizer, Ashahed is one of the most influential ideologues and strategists within todayâ€™s contemporary and progressive activist scene. He is the Executive Director of the Truth Establishment Institute and Assistant Editor of The Final Call the most widely circulated independent Black weekly in the United States.