Monday, October 12, 2009

By Request, pondering the Nobel Peace Prize…

I must admit to being shocked by the news that President Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize…but not shocked by the reactions that poured in through the internets immediately following the announcement.

Shall we…with assistance from The Beatles (wink)?

Two, one, two, three, four
Ev'rybody's talking about
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism,
Ragism, Tagism
This-ism, That-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m

There were the Corn Flakes pissers…
You know, folks who keep saying...

"This is just another example of how that international community wants to reward Obama for his constant apologizing about American exceptionalism and so here I am pissing in this fresh bowl of Corn Flakes with a Norwegian flag floating in it to water the...umm, cereal bowl of liberty!"

All we are saying is give piece a chance,
All we are saying is give piece a chance!

Then there were the knee jerk defenders reacting to the Corn Flakes pissers…
Who offer...
"You neo-cons are out of control, whipping your contrary weens out and pissing in well deserved bowls of corn-based flakes just because you are addicted to pissing in and on anything associated with President Obama! Shame on you…and your nasty habit of urinating in breakfast cereal and calling it an act of patriotism!"

C'mon
Ev'rybody's talking about ministers,
Sinister, Banisters
And canisters, Bishops, Fishops,
Rabbis, and Pop eyes, Bye, bye, bye byes

There were the “oooh, do I get to express my inability to be impressed by anything? Yay!” folks…
"It’s not as if the Nobel Peace Prize has been a legitimate prize since they gave it to [insert person found lacking by individual no longer capable of achieving a state of being impressed by anything]. I’m going to skip the ceremony and listen to Morrissey while reading Kafka on my Kindle."

All we are saying is give peace a chance,
All we are saying is give peace a chance!

...and then there are the peace makers, who took the opportunity to point out the many ways President Obama has yet to work toward peace...and could now be inspired to focus on...

Let me tell you now
Revoluton, evolution, masturbation,
Flagellation, regulation, integrations,
Meditations, United Nations,
Congratulations

These are the voices that were drowned out by the conservative talking heads dropping intellectually lazy insults and the liberal and/or progressive talking heads raising somewhat inaccurate defenses.

Ev'rybody's talking about
John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary,
Tommy Smothers, Bobby Dylan,

The voices of peace activists, who ask legitimate questions about this nation’s continued use of rendition…about the still unresolved issue of Gitmo…about the wars we continue to fight…and about the weapons we continue to maintain and make even as the chorus raises its call demanding the destruction of the tools of war in the name of...

Tommy Copper,
Derek Taylor, Norman Mailer,
Allen Ginsberg, Hare Krishna,

Barack Obama

Blink.

What does it mean for society when the voice of the peace maker is drowned out or easily dismissed by the disagreement addicts and the reactionaries who live for the moment when their adversary stops talking so they can launch in with the clever what-what they just thought up…and it all gets so bloody loud that it’s easy to make the mistake of thinking that no one is talking about...

...how not to make war, how not to shoot it all out, how not to walk with fear, how not to ignore the millions of innocents killed through war, how not to get tired of the struggle, how not to pander to the dream even as you work to silence the activists singing over and over and over again that...

All we are saying, is give peace a chance.

All we are saying, is give peace a chance.

Lawd, have mercy.

If the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to President Obama accomplishes anything…

…may it help one person of influence hear the chant above the bullshit and give peace a chance.

10 comments:

Assrot said...

Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya
Oh lord, kumbaya

Someones singing lord, kumbaya
Someones singing lord, kumbaya
Someones singing lord, kumbaya
Oh lord, kumbayah

Someones laughing, lord, kumbaya
Someones laughing, lord, kumbaya
Someones laughing, lord, kumbaya
Oh lord, kumbaya

Someones crying, lord, kumbaya
Someones crying, lord, kumbaya
Someones crying, lord, kumbaya
Oh lord, kumbaya

Someones praying, lord, kumbaya
Someones praying, lord, kumbaya
Someones praying, lord, kumbaya
Oh lord, kumbaya

Someones sleeping, lord, kumbaya
Someones sleeping, lord, kumbaya
Someones sleeping, lord, kumbaya
Oh lord, kumbaya
Oh lord, kumbaya

I'm just sayin...

:-)

Joe

Anonymous said...

I do not get him winning the prize at all. I love him but really? It is a mystery to me how they felt he had made such strides towards peace that he deserved the award. I don't know if I were him that I would accept it. I would have to admit that I had much more work to do and would probably deserve it at another time in life. But what can you really do when someone gives you a prize. This is a difficult one for him. I know he does not feel he deserves this award.

Evn said...

*THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE*

Well said, Shark-Fu. Rock on.

Anonymous said...

"Obama quietly deploying 13,000 more US troops to Afghanistan"

That's the latest Obama news, as of Tuesday, October 13.

Joann said...

Well, I get it....the world is so relieved that the America they once looked to for moral direction once again has one.

Anonymous said...

SharkFu - I like your estimation of it all.
Harpers said he became President 11 days after nominations were closed.
Pray tell how it happened then, hmmmmmm?
I voted for Bama too but geesh 2 permanent wars? WTF does that have to do with peace? Really.
Besides Bush and Cheney were not hard acts to follow in the field of diplomacy. Just do anything and it is an improvement on the morons.
Still waiting for the definitive acts. Hpoing health care passes with choice, GLBT legislation, Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, Economy...still waiting and hopin...

Evn said...

I love that people keep blaming Obama for a decision made by a bunch of old Norwegian dudes. And that up until last week, those same people couldn't name another Nobel Laureate if they tried.

Weekly Wiper said...

"..Shall we…with assistance from The Beatles (wink)?

Two, one, two, three, four
Ev'rybody's talking about
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism,
Ragism, Tagism
This-ism, That-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m..."

Hey Bitch, "Give Peace A Chance" was written by John Lennon in 1969; the other Beatles had nothing to do with it.

Shark-fu said...

My bad Weekly - that song always trips me up 'cause of the Lennon/McCartney writing credit. Thanks for the edit!

Ella said...

Sharkfu, I love your commentary on everything!

I was pretty mixed on Obama being rewarded this until I read the statement put out by the Nobel Committee. Yeah, I think it was premature and yeah, I think it was largely a massive "screw you" to Bush (not that I liked or supported him), but their reasoning for it is pretty sound.