The President’s new cross: a Nobel prize for Peace

obamaMark my words, comrade… one day things will change.”
– Sgt. Reznov, Call of Duty: World at War

Ever since president Obama was awarded the Nobel prize for Peace, i have read a lot of mixed opinions about whether he deserves the prize or not.

The countries affected by the war are not happy of course and strongly think that he shouldn’t be entitled to it. The feeling doesn’t come only because he sent more troops in instead of pulling them out, but Obama also carries the legacy that former president Bush left behind. A bloody one.


Others think that it’s too soon, especially for a sitting president. He didn’t do anything big to deserve it. True enough. Not big enough for us to spot from space.
You cant’ expect a world to be fixed in one year.
We broke this world and we all contributed to it one way or another, active or passive. We all want somebody else to fix this and he better do it quickly because we have no patience or tolerance if we don’t see results soon.

The media, makes a circus of it, as always. The ratings are their number one priority and as long as the drama they show brings numbers in, why not do it? They jump to left, then quickly bounce to the right. Now he’s awesome, now he’s not.
This nasty game brought troubles before and it will again and as long as the viewer doesn’t see beyond the screen he’s looking at, we are doomed.
Media, news channels such as CNN or NBC, are supposed to be impartial. They are not!
The only one i can watch and expect neutral opinions (and still have some doubts now and then) is BBC news.

Others, such as the Scandinavian countries think that this man deserves it.
We have all kinds of smart and intelligent people. Some of them fix things on the spot, some take long ways around, some think on long-term and some are trapping others.

I couldn’t help but think that the committee handed the prize to Mr. Obama to trap him.

His run for presidency was incredible. His words were powerful and inspiring. He showed potential and will. He also showed courage to pick up the misery Bush left behind, worldwide, and try to fix it along with a collapsing economy.

The world was amazed and welcomed the change.

He knew what he’s getting into and yet, he wasn’t afraid. He knew he’d be crucified for any wrong move he might make and yet he took things on.
He knew that even his taste in books will be questioned (not that the country has bigger issues to worry about) and yet, he went along.

A brave man!

So what do you do with a man like that?

You trap him.
That’s what you do. You look at all the things he’s capable of doing, if he can bring change, if he is a capable leader and if he knows how to make his followers want to follow….and you reward him in advance.
You make sure that you hold on him tight and make him an honorable man before that fire and passion he’s got inside burns away.
You make sure you give him a cross to carry.

If that’s what it’s about, if the committee gave him the prize as a cross, then as manipulative as it looks, i can’t blame them. Nice move!
There were so many presidents that turned into dictators, presidents that failed the countries they were supposed to serve, that failed the nations that depended on them, destroyed their own people and the people around them…that at this point, the way i see the world at the moment, we need to use traps to make a president live up to his promises and deserve the chair he’s sitting on.

Carry your cross wisely Mr. Obama, for it is yours now, a gift from all the people who truly wish nothing but peace.

7 Responses to “The President’s new cross: a Nobel prize for Peace

  • Rick, no matter how things look at the moment, the poor president needs help.
    He can't do it alone and he can't do it if people ask for something but are not willing to help.
    It's like trying to cut water.

    It doesn't make sense how people look at this. They all point to details, they talk about the future but they don't seem to see the big picture.

  • Carol,

    I applaud you for this wonderful article… President Obama has been dodging traps from day one and if the American people do not wake up, and get out of “Bush Wacker” mode, to support our current leader and each other, it could be disasterous.

    Rick

  • Rick, no matter how things look at the moment, the poor president needs help.
    He can't do it alone and he can't do it if people ask for something but are not willing to help.
    It's like trying to cut water.

    It doesn't make sense how people look at this. They all point to details, they talk about the future but they don't seem to see the big picture.

  • Carol,

    I applaud you for this wonderful article… President Obama has been dodging traps from day one and if the American people do not wake up, and get out of “Bush Wacker” mode, to support our current leader and each other, it could be disasterous.

    Rick

  • Rick, no matter how things look at the moment, the poor president needs help.
    He can't do it alone and he can't do it if people ask for something but are not willing to help.
    It's like trying to cut water.

    It doesn't make sense how people look at this. They all point to details, they talk about the future but they don't seem to see the big picture.

  • Carol,

    I applaud you for this wonderful article… President Obama has been dodging traps from day one and if the American people do not wake up, and get out of “Bush Wacker” mode, to support our current leader and each other, it could be disasterous.

    Rick

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