Monday, December 7, 2009

Selfish-Made Men

In my estimation, the Nobel Peace Prize is 0-2 in recent years. As the entire global-warming (scammed) world knows, Al Gore and the Swiss-based Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (I.P.C.C.) received a Nobel “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.” However, the already-questionable climate research passed as legit science now appears based on documented lies, pushing it even further into the pseudoscience variety. As such, it would seem the argument for global warming is possibly more “Mann-made” – as in Penn State meteorology professor Michael Mann, whose research is at the heart of the controversy – than “man-made.” But the real question is since the criteria for awarding the prize is ostensibly bogus, do Gore and the I.P.C.C. have to return it? With the Environmental Protection Agency set to declare carbon emissions (i.e. greenhouse gases) a danger – essentially dismissing the argument against the cause(s) of global warming and further perpetrating the myth – it seems unlikely.

Then, there is President Barack Obama, a sitting president, who received his based on...nothing. Well, officially he won it, “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Really? When, and working under what timetable, did he do all this? At least Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were awarded the Nobel – after Congressional consent no less – for existent endeavors:  Roosevelt, as arbiter, for successfully mediating the end of the Russo-Japanese war and deferring the issue to the Hague, and Wilson as founder of the inspired, yet ill-fated League of Nations. Despite such precedents, there is a question as to whether Obama, as a sitting president, even has the Constitutional right to claim the award. Why? The aforementioned Congressional consent, which Obama has yet to seek and Congress has yet to grant.

Time will only tell whether these two laureates indeed “conferred the greatest benefit on mankind,” as stipulated in Alfred Nobel’s will establishing the Nobel Prize, or whether they simply conferred two great farcical frauds.

©2009 Steve Sagarra

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