Log in

No account? Create an account
09 October 2009 @ 08:52 am
Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

I respect that man so hard. Congratulations, Mr. President.

eta: I know lots of people are unhappy about this, and incredibly critical. And I can't speak for those individuals nominated who did not win, but I can say that I don't think it's wrong to do this. Whether he affects change in office or not (though I believe he will) he has already affected change, literally, worldwide. That's something to be celebrated.

Perhaps I'm incredibly idealistic or naive, but I prefer the term hopeful. /ETA
Current Location: Canada
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
tigger_01: katie mcgrath photoshoottigger_01 on October 10th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
I think it's fantastic that he's inspired hope - but hope isn't the same as averting a war, or cooling down a crisis, at least to me. And what actually bothers me more than that is that I've always felt like the Nobel awards have a responsibility to cast a spotlight on the good work of people who aren't already famous, and give them the support they need to make bigger changes in the world. Give the Peace Prize to an activist or someone who really deserves it for a lifetime's worth of hard work - they would need the money and the prestige much more than Obama does.