The world is a funny place


Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Peace Prize winner is at the front lines directing War effort against his fellow countrymen in a war that looks like it will not end soon.

Another Nobel Peace Prize president dropped more bombs than I can count on unsuspecting Somalis, Iraqis, Afghanis and Pakistanis and I don’t know where else where drones could find targets and collateral to justify the costs of buying those things in the first place.

Maybe I should get a Peace Prize too. I don’t know for what though.

Or maybe I am missing something?

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

19 thoughts on “The world is a funny place

  1. ladysighs says:

    Why am I not laughing? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  2. I won several self-awarded Nobel peace prizes over the years for helping to keep dogs and cats from fighting in my neighborhood. Oh, and I won another for stopping an argument on the street between two people fighting over a hotdog they’d found on the ground. I solved that problem by feeding said hotdog to one of the aforementioned dogs to keep it from attacking one the aforementioned cats. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. jim- says:

    This is one example of the errant validity of the experts. Perhaps The Norwegian Nobel Committee is no less ridiculous than most committees, while Obama is the human embodiment of the committeeโ€™s penchant for giving out peace prizes over expectations, and not results. Even Yasir Arafat and Kissinger got one.

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  4. Of course, you are missing something! Is there any institution, public or private organisation left in this world that is not corrupt, bias or dishes out favouritism?

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  5. Barry says:

    Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize was given for a very specific reason, which I think was valid at that time. It was awarded only eight months into his presidency. That Obama didn’t live up to the ideals he promoted is not the fault of the Nobel committee.

    It seems to me that the prize is awarded for the ideals represented as much, if not more than for the results. The same can be said of the other Nobel awards including physics and chemistry. Often they are awarded for the potential benefit to humankind, not the realised benefit at the time the award is given.

    It’s to encourage change and advancement, not to give a pat on the back for being successful in peace/chemistry/physics/literature or whatever. That’s my take on the situation.

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    • makagutu says:

      While I don’t disagree with you, Barry, one would expect that one awarded such a Prize would be committed to at least the ideals represented by the awarding organization. Imagine being awarded a prize in whatever field then working actively in a manner that puts to shame the awarding committee

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      • Barry says:

        That’s the failure of the recipient, not the Nobel Prize committee. I think Obama met the specific criteria for which he received the peace prize. However if we’re referring to Obama’s commitment to peace in general, then I think we will both agree that if he had a commitment then he certainly did not live up to it.

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  6. john zande says:

    Well, Nobel did invent dynamite in 1867.

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  7. renudepride says:

    Very good, buddy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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