So, I was at the public library the other day reading over David Cameron’s closing speech to the Tory conference, and I overheard some people at the next table talking about President Obama having received the Nobel Peace Prize. I didn’t put much stock into it – to be honest I thought they were just having a laugh. When I found out that it was true I was left speechless.
Mr. Obama seems like a nice enough guy. But the Nobel Peace Prize? For what? About the only action that he has done that could maybe just be of note is withdrawing the plans for the missile defence shield that was atagonising the Russians. Beyond that he’s continued two imperialist wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, maintained a robot war of Predator drones assasinating civilians throughout Pakistan, bankrolled occupying forces in Somalia, as well as forces in Columbia, the Philipines and various third world ‘democracies’ throughout the world.
Mr. Obama is good at rhetoric, at speaking well. But a Nobel Peace prize for rhetoric? For nice-sounding speeches while doing the opposite? For effort? I hadn’t realised the Nobel Peace prize was on level with kindergarten effort awards.
What a brave new world we indeed have, where war is peace, ignorance is strength and freedom is slavery.