All of us know the names of the 89 or so recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize by heart right?
Maybe today anyone reading this post knows that three sitting Presidents Barak Hussein Obama, Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt have won the Nobel Prize. We know that Former President James Earl Carter and Nearly President-Elect Al Gore have won the Prize.
Maybe today we know that Al Bunche won it in 1950 as well as Martin Luther King winning it in a more famed and spectacular way. This means that Obama will be the third person who is arguably a correctly self-declared African American to win the prize. Although of course Obama has no ancestors who were African Americans, Black Americans or Negro Americans as far as any of us know. But he is committed to a wife and children who are indisputably African American.
The Peace Prize is funded by a munitions manufacurer and patent holder on Dynamite who included it in his will when he discovered a printed death threat in the form of an obituary. It is administered as an international club by the Norsemen who arguably have a history of bloodshed and violence that cannot be matched by any other ethnicity. It has been given to an impressive group of people who have some claim to good always in their plans. It has consistently but not exclusively been associated with the disruption and opposition of states and governments that exist in the interests of the traditionally civilized powers.
I have to mention it in this blog for many reasons and now I have. President Obama won it today.