December 3, 2016
This is the time of the year when the Nobel Prizes are awarded. Since the socialists took control of the Nobel Prize committee there have been some horrendous blunders made in the awarding of these prizes. These blunders usually occur in the awarding of the Prizes for Peace and Economics but occasionally occur in other fields of interest. I will document some of the most incredible below.
In 1994 Yasir Arafat was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Yasir Arafat was a terrorist. He ordered the bombings of Israel and sent suicide bombers into Israeli cities for the purpose of killing innocent civilians. The award was primarily given because he entered into a peace treaty with Israel that seemed to indicate that Palestinian demands were finally over. Of course nothing could have been further from the truth. Arafat simply was an opportunist whose only goal was the destruction of Israel. In that regard he at least had some historical justification for his actions, since the Palestinians felt that their land had been stolen from them by the Zionists after the conclusion of World War II. Arafat signed the peace treaty because he got some concessions he desired – he knew he could, like Hitler, find a pretext later for breaking the treaty and then demanding more concessions. The continuous smirk which was a constant feature of Arafat’s face was even more evident at the ceremony as he took the money and ran. It was my understanding that in 2010 the committee considered giving the Peace Prize to Osama bin Laden for his body of work in helping to punish the “Great Satan” but they couldn’t find him to determine if he was still alive and therefore eligible.
In 2007 Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on alerting the world to the dangers of global warming. In his documentary film “An Inconvenient Truth” (more correctly called “A Convenient Lie”), he ginned up all kinds of moral outrage from his socialist friends and began, with the help of the liberal media, to scare the hell out of people under the age of twenty-five who began to believe that they were going to be destroyed in an inferno before their fiftieth birthdays. By falsely portraying normal actions of the planet as somehow being caused by global warming he encouraged the myth that carbon emissions into the air were causing massive weather changes. Strangely enough, assuming everything Mr. Gore said to be true, no one ever had a substantive solution to the problem other than going back to living in caves or seeking out solutions which were impractical with current scientific knowledge (wind power being a typical example). For some strange reason, when the planet was proven not to be getting warmer, the “Global Warming” crowd became the “Climate Change” crowd with all the usual inane arguments about controlling carbon emissions. Al Gore and his crowd were the worst thing that ever happened to this planet, because they distracted attention away from immediate short-term problems being caused by human activity that had solutions available if only time, attention, and funding had been directed in a proper way.
In 2008 Paul Krugman won the Nobel Prize in Economics for his treatise called “Neo-Keynesian Economics.” “Neo-Keynesian Economics” is an analysis of trade patterns and location on economic activity. What trade patterns and location have to do with Keynes is unclear at this point, but so long as you have the name Keynes in the title the Nobel committee will guarantee the prize. If Mr. Krugman had titled his treatise “Neo-Hayek Economics” I can assure you the Nobel Committee would have assigned his work to the dustbin of history, the New York Times would have canned him, and Princeton University would have revoked his tenure and he would be teaching at a junior college in Peoria, Illinois (if he was lucky). Mr. Krugman’s work starts with the assumption that all nations are Socialist States, should become Socialist States, or have a desire to become Socialist States. With that assumption one can prove great numbers of interesting things, such as it is economically efficient to build an airplane by building the pieces in several different countries so that various governments can share in the activity. One has only to look at samples of his political writings in the New York Times to ascertain what a muddleheaded thinker he is.
The award for the worst Nobel Prize goes to Barack Obama who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. What were they thinking? Maybe a massive cold spell in Scandinavia froze everyone’s brain. Some members of the committee have recently asked him to give the prize back. Too late – he has your money and the stuff. Perhaps if Hillary Clinton is elected she could be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. Hillary may not be able to give her acceptance speech, however, since she may be incarcerated.
Lewis Shupe, Founder