BLM (“Black Lives Matter”) was nominated by a Norwegian MP for the Nobel Peace Prize. 🤔 Will the racist, violent, Marxist/communist group win? Perhaps, based on the history of Nobel Peace Prize winners.
BLM just might join the list of previous Nobel Peace Prize laureates who used violence for political gain, including Barack Obama (2009), Yasser Arafat (1994), Nelson Mandela (1993), and Woodrow Wilson (1919). BLM has both the use of violence and the socialist credentials of these four Presidents, so would fit in well.
The criteria for the Peace Prize from the will of Alfred Nobel stipulated that it was to be awarded to the person “who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
Do BLM, Obama, Arafat, Mandela, and Wilson meet that criteria? Abolition of standing armies? Promotion of peace?
Two things smell fishy in Norway, but only one of them is the fish. Let’s examine some previous winners BLM would fit in well with.
Nobel laureate Barack Obama initiated more new wars than any president in U.S. History — almost 1/year for two terms. He inherited a couple and started 7 (or so, depending on how one counts). That’s a tough record to beat. Bombing countries into peace was a favorite political tactic of “mostly peaceful” Obama. Peacemaker Obama helped cement the American general public into accepting forever wars, helping fool the majority into barely noticing a trillion dollars a year now spent on military operations. Drones and missiles favored by Obama make killing so neat and clean! And they look better on the news than the dead and dismembered American soldiers of the ground wars the Bush dynasty started.
“Mostly Peaceful” Obama ordered 10 times the drone strikes of Bush, ordered four assassinations of U.S. citizens, and repealed the ban on use of propaganda by the U.S. government to help fool us all. The U.S. has bombed 14 Middle East countries since 1980, half started by Obama. Americans acted shocked when Arabs took down the World Trade center. Why don’t they like the U.S. government? Evidently, Obama didn’t figure it out. A veterans group voted to call for impeachment of Obama for his war crimes. I will set aside (for now) the fact that zero of Obama’s new wars had constitutional authorization with the required declaration of war the Founders knew should never be in the hands of the executive.
Winner Yasser Arafat, the “Father of Modern Terrorism”, co-founded the Fatah terrorist group. Fatah’s political approach was the use of “sneak attack on soft Israeli targets, the better to maximize carnage and fear.” Arafat embraced anti-Semitism; the purpose of Fatah was destruction of Israel and replacement with a Palestinian nation in open conflict with Israelis. Racist Arafat graduated to chairman of the PLO terrorist organization. His “mostly peaceful” activities included bringing to the world the use of fully loaded passenger airliners as weapons. Did Osama bin Laden thank Peace Prize Arafat for the weapon idea? After Arafat was elected president of the Palestinian National Authority in the first election, he promptly cancelled all future elections. “Mostly Peaceful” Arafat’s biggest actual accomplishment (other than murder and notoriety) might have been collection of personal wealth.
Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela founded the MK terrorist wing of the communist African National Congress (ANC), was tried for 227 acts of sabotage, confessed to 156 acts of terror, and sentenced to life imprisonment. Some people believe not giving “mostly peaceful” Mandela the death penalty was the biggest mistake ever made by the South African government. During his 27 years in maximum security prison Mandela refused to renounce violence. When he was released upon the demands of fooled people worldwide the racist South African majority elected him President. The large South African province of South West Africa, seeing what was coming in 1990, escaped— they seceded and formed the new country Namibia.
Mandela and the ANC then proceeded to lead South Africa to infinitely more destruction than he had managed as a two-bit terrorist. Killing white farmers? No problem, payback. Over 3,000 farmers have been murdered since Peace Prize winner Mandela took office. As productive people were killed, quit, hid out, or left the country, Mandela didn’t eschew the racism of South Africa’s past - he embraced it. Mandela implemented systemic government racism on a scale seen in few other countries today, perhaps in none.
The number of working farms under the new government Mandela founded went from 85,000 when Mandela took control to less than 12,000 farms today, and the number is still dropping. Many farmers, fearing for their lives, have left Mandela’s “mostly peaceful” country to farm elsewhere. Will 12,000 (or likely fewer) farms run by people who fear for their lives from racially motivated murders feed the 60M people of South Africa?
The racial unrest of Peace Prize winner Mandela’s decades of terrorism and refusal to renounce violence, followed by his and the ANC’s actions once in power, had devastating economic consequences on the country. The South African Rand went from being worth more than one U.S. Dollar (ZAR0.67 = $1 in 1970) to a value of 7 U.S. cents today. And note that this severe drop relative to the US Dollar doesn’t take into account the big drop in value of the US Dollar over the same period. Even scarier is to compare the South African Rand to gold. As with the other Mostly Peaceful Prize examples covered here, Mandela did manage to use his political power to accumulate much personal wealth, even while destroying his country’s currency.
South Africans now living in the U.S. point out that the BLM/Antifa “protest” riots, tearing down statues, and calls for racism in government policy look just like the South Africa riots of the ’80s into the ’90s. Some are considering bolting for another country again. They have seen this type of race-based unrest and riots lead to implementation of racist government policies, and they know where it leads. Think it can’t happen in the U.S.?
Peace Prize winner Woodrow Wilson led the U.S. into WWI. American funding, equipment, and troops changed the likely outcome of WWI from a stalemate to an Allied victory. Wilson played a major role in the abuse of Germany after WWI. The massive printing of money crashed the economy, many people starved, and the German military personnel were left to rot. The tactic ultimately led to Hitler getting in power, which resulted in WWII. There is a good chance that if “mostly peaceful” Wilson had followed the advice of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson on avoiding entangling alliances and engaging only in peaceful interactions with all other countries, rather than bring the U.S. into war, Hitler’s Germany and WWII would not have happened.
In terms of economics, socialist Wilson took office in March 1913 and presided over an absolutely horrible year for the U.S. economy that remains with us to this day. 1913 saw the start and implementation of the federal income tax with the 16th Amendment and the creation of the Federal Reserve. Then Wilson implemented socialist/communist programs, giving FDR the precedence he used to close the deal. The Fed’s fiat dollar printing, theft of the income tax, borrowing, socialist programs, and war-making of Wilson’s time in office was the start of the U.S. dollar dropping to 4% of its value today from when Wilson took office. Peace Prize winner Wilson, thanks for the wars and economic destruction!
Is South Africa a bellwether for America? Is Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela a symbol of what can happen here? If so, BLM is the perfect winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Nelson Mandela in 1993. BLM can point to racist and violent Mandela to back up their nomination. And to racist and violent Arafat. War-makers Barak Obama and Woodrow Wilson, too. All five were/are also in favor of socialist government, which had led to misery every single time it’s been implemented in the past on a country-wide scale. Those ignorant of history are doomed to repeat it.
Obama won the Prize in 2009, the year he took office in his first term. Mandela won in 1993, the year before he took office. Evidently the Noble Peace Prize Committee (in some cases) selects winners on campaign promises, not on actions and results that lead to peace. If BLM were awarded the Mostly Peaceful Prize for 2020, it would fall into this same category — campaign promises as the basis for approbation. The impact of the racist Marxism that BLM demands of government and uses violence to promote is unknown at this time, as it hasn’t been fully implemented. Not yet anyway.
Yes, BLM would fit in well with these previous Nobel Peace Prize laureates. War is peace. Strength through “unity.” Don’t be surprised if the racist, violent, Marxist BLM organization is named the winner. Picture a racist #BlackLivesMatter banner front and center at the Oslo award ceremony, with the elites in their tuxedos and gowns clapping in joy at their virtue signaling. Picture the BLM “mostly peaceful protestors” watching on their looted TVs from the burned-down Walmart.
Is this really what Alfred Nobel meant when he established his Peace Prize? Do BLM, Obama, Arafat, Mandela, and Wilson meet the criteria of “the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies”?
I call B.S., Oslo. Alfred Nobel would likely be rolling over in his grave if there were such a thing.
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