Gentle Reader: Many, today, are pointing to the inexplicable awarding of President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize as a sign that the Apocalypse is at hand. Many are re-reading Revelation, as I write this, for some symbology they may have missed.
I prefer to think of the award as yet further proof that logic and continuity of thought are not "jumping the shark"; but went straight down the ramp, got eaten by the shark, and vomited upon the coast of Norway.
I keep asking myself: why?
Is it a sympathy vote for losing the Olympics? If so, like winning an Academy Award, does that mean his career is over? Will he be a one term President as Tom Roeser thinks?
Was the award not for anything Obama has done but for the symbolism of what he is? Is the award really a sort of "congratulations for your liberality United States in electing a mixed-race man to the highest office in the land?" pat on our collective backsides?
Are we a world where shallowness and appearance matter more than what a person does? Is that how we define a person now? I'm almost afraid that is the case.
The man has been in office for less than 10 MONTHS! I still see him as largely undefined. Sure, we all know he's no friend to many of the causes I favor but he's not done anything, yet, of historic importance. President Wilson? Yeah. President T. Roosevelt? Sure. They actually mediated major conflicts and helped bring people together. Assisted the cause of peace. Duh!
It's definitely not a "Yes We Can!" but, "Oh No, You Didn't!" day.