Friday, October 9, 2009

WTF? or Peace in Our DaZe

Remember that Sesame Street song that made a fun game out of finding the thing that is different from the other three things? It went like this:

One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?

Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn't belong?
If you guessed this one is not like the others,
Then you're absolutely...right!

Today, President Barack Obama was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. A baffling decision considering that he recently deployed twenty-one thousand US troops to FIGHT in the WAR in Afghanistan, and intends to deploy many more thousands of additional soldiers in the near future.

What is wrong with this picture?

Shouldn't the Nobel Peace Prize be given to someone who actually pursues PEACE in our world, rather than someone
who has escalated the WARS in Iraq and Afghanistan, and expanded the WAR on the American people by broadening the powers of the Patriot Act?

Sorry, but a president who deploys troops to kill people with weapons of WAR is not an advocate for PEACE... unless we're living in some kind of Orwellian prison-culture where newspeak redefines terms... like WAR and PEACE.


2 comments:

gippy said...

Agreed.

beth said...

Offering peace but the opposite is war. Still WAR