Tuesday, 20 October 2009

the prize that wasn't

tonight i was going to write about president barrack obama's winning the nobel peace prize. but now it's really late, and what is there to say really, besides "meh". it's an aspirational choice for an aspirational presidential candidate, rather than an award for actual achievements. they may as well have given the prize to the american people as a whole, as a "thank you for not voting in another george w bush clone" award, which is what this seems to be.

it would be so much nicer if they gave the prize to someone who wasn't a public figure, but just an ordinary person who had achieved something local of significance, that may have involved significant effort & sacrifice. there are plenty of people making a difference in small ways, and honouring someone like that, well it brings home to us how much we personally can achieve. not everyone can be an obama, but everyone can do something meaningful, if they put their mind to it.

5 comments:

Aliya said...

Thanks for the nomination... on behalf of all the American people, I accept. :)

Hugh said...

The sad thing is the Nobel committee often have gone down the path of awarding the prize to somebody who isn't a media magnet - and while it hasn't made many people media magnets, it certainly has raised the profile of many worthy organisations and increased the level of support they achieve (above and beyond the cash prize that the Nobel comes with).

mdeals said...

I am also against him ....he never deserve it...
but one thing is very clear President Obama is better than George w. bush..

limo hire said...

Hi anjum rahman,
i love your blog...and o also agree with mDeals president obama is better rather than George w Bush.

stargazer said...

thanx for your kind words, much appreciated.