To Win the Nobel
Last updated: October 12, 2009
December 23, 2006
From a conversation with a Lebanese friend:
one person told me that when i call myself politically incorrect this is a very gentle description (it was Abubalboola actually NB)
well I wouldn't recommend you for the nobel peace prize
no ??? because that was my dream for years - to win the nobel peace prize
do you think I stand a chance ?
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Yet a few days ago another Lebanese wrote me this:
No one ever won a nobel peace prize for not offending anyone. Besides, if Henry Kissinger, Menachem Begin and Yassir Arafat can win one, you'll be just fine.
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So it's not over yet . . . I still hope to be one day awarded a Nobel for promoting peace, love and understanding between Jews and Arabs.
October 10, 2009
My Nobel ambitions have been frustrated again and this time by a person with the Kenyan background or something. What can be more humiliating?! However, while we are still on this Nobel prize thing, I want to say that I fully support the committee's decision. Obama's achievements in peace making are not particularly impressive, but his intentions are good and, as the Buddhist philosophy is teaching us, from the purely Karmic perspective intentions count more than actual actions. Never mind a huge amount of work that lies ahead. More troops are needed for Afghanistan. More may be needed in Iraq in the near future if something goes wrong. And of course we have Iran's nuclear reactors waiting to be bombed. With so much peace making that needs to be done, Obama certainly needs some kind of encouragement. In short, however offensive personally I find the committee's persistent ignoring of my own peace making initiatives, I support the decision and am ready to wait patiently for my turn. However, all this is only on condition that mr. Obama will do his peace work properly.
Peace... Beace... Shalom...
Inshallah, one day it will be my turn to go to pick up my Nobel.
October 12, 2009
The Nobel oration, I promised to Nizo in the comments section, seems poised to suffer yet another delay...
As bad as they are, nukes have been instrumental in reversing the long, seemingly inexorable trend in modernity toward deadlier and deadlier conflicts. If the Nobel Committee ever wants to honor the force that has done the most over the past 60 years to end industrial-scale war, its members will award a Peace Prize to the bomb.
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