A Nobel For The Right Reason

Can any of you recall when in 2009 when Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize?  Sure you do…..the net went batcrap crazy because he got it for nothing or so some claimed……

I agree that his prize was a bit premature and that Obama had not proven that he deserved the prize……and in my opinion he still has not shown that he deserved the prize…..

This prize is given to those individuals that have …..okay but what are the requirements to qualify for the peace prize?

There is no particular requirement for winning the Nobel Peace Prize because each and every one of us is qualified. The only difference why only a few won this award is because those people risked their lives just to wake the nation’s nationalism. Those people also left their family for the country and they make a non-violence way to get the things his/ her country wants to have.

If you will recall last year’s winner of the Nobel Peae Prize was the Pakistani young woman that was shot in the face because she wanted an education…..and has worked tirelessly to promote the issue worldwide……Malala Yousafzai became the youngest-ever winner, when she shared the prize with a children’s rights activist from India.

This brings me to the person/s that won the prize this session…….

Pope Francis and Angela Merkel were among the early favorites, but this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has gone to a group that hasn’t been in the headlines as much: the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. “After the Arab Spring in Tunisia in 2010-2011, the Quartet paved the way for a peaceful dialogue between the citizens,” tweeted the Nobel organization. Before the announcement in Oslo, the five-member committee hadn’t given any hints as to which of the 273 nominees, which included 205 people and 68 organizations, would be this year’s winner, the Guardian reports.

The quartet is a coalition of four groups: the Tunisian General Labor Union; the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade, and Handicrafts; the Tunisian Human Rights League; and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers, the AP reports, noting that the prize will be seen as an enormous victory for Tunisia, which has been shaken by two major terrorist attacks this year. In its citation, the Nobel committee praised the group for its contribution to “the building of a pluralistic democracy” in Tunisia. The committee’s chairman says the group helped Tunisia pull back from the brink of civil war in 2013, the Guardian reports.

The Arab Spring began in Tunisia  when

The series of protests and demonstrations across the Middle East and North Africa that commenced in 2010 became known as the “Arab Spring”,  and sometimes as the “Arab Spring and Winter” “Arab Awakening”  or “Arab Uprisings”  even though not all the participants in the protests were Arab. It was sparked by the first protests that occurred in Tunisia on 18 December 2010 in Sidi Bouzid, following Mohamed Bouazizi‘s self-immolation in protest of police corruption and ill treatment With the success of the protests in Tunisia, a wave of unrest sparked by the Tunisian “Burning Man” struck Algeria, Jordan, Egypt, and Yemen, then spread to other countries. The largest, most organised demonstrations often occurred on a “day of rage”, usually Friday afternoon prayers.   The protests also triggered similar unrest outside the region.

The action in Tunisia and now the Peace Prize could have wide ranging results…..the world would be a better place if their example was followed….let it be a blueprint to the future.

Source: Tunisia Nobel Peace Prize resonates across Middle East – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Just like Malala,  the Tunisians deserved the recognition and the respect that comes with the prize……

Congrats to the Tunisian National Dialog Quartet!

The New McCarthyism

I apologize for the lack of content today…..but it is my day in the barrel with doctors……I should be back to form a little later…..

It appears that the McCarthyism from the 1950’s is making a comeback……

As I write this I realize that there may be some of my younger readers that do not remember what McCarthyism was all about……

McCarthyism…….noun

1.the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, especially of pro-Communist activity, in many instances unsupported by proof or based on slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence.

2.the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism.

It was so named for “Tail Gunner Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin ans staunch anti-communist in the US Senate…..a vociferous campaign against alleged communists in the US government and other institutions carried out under Senator Joseph McCarthy in the period 1950-54. Many of the accused were blacklisted or lost their jobs, although most did not in fact belong to the Communist Party.
The effort pretty much ended when the USSR ended in the 1990’s…..but there seems to be a move to resurrect the concept…….especially among the GOPers that are trying to win the party nomination…..

Source: The New McCarthyism by — Antiwar.com

Another Tea Party Assault on Democracy

The Tea Party is always around to throw cold water on anything that reeks of progress…..and the members in Congress have renamed their little Caucus….they are now the “Freedom Caucus”….clever little name for a group that wants everything but more democracy…….their cutesy slogans say one thing and their actions tell the real story…….anti-woman, anti-black, anti-progress and anti-freedom…….

Americans have fallen victim to the paranoia of the Radical Right……their fake situations are leading this country down the drain wrapped in that stupid yellow flag with the snake……

Source: Another Tea Party Assault on Democracy

Echoes of Afghanistan in Syria | The National Interest Blog

Today will be a short day of posting….I have my doctor’s visits and you know how reliable those are, huh?

Syria is smelling a lot like Afghanistan in the ’80’S…..you know that famous proxy war between USSR and the US in the mountains of Afghanistan…..

The long we stay in the Middle East the more the situation will demand that we stay……

The only winner in this newest situation…….is the Military-Industrial Complex and in the end…..it is always about the profit.

Source: Echoes of Afghanistan in Syria | The National Interest Blog