October 08, 2010
THE REASON FOR THE PRIZE
How utterly pathetic is it that this man
has to share the Nobel Peace price honor with the likes of Al Gore and Barack Obama...
Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace
Prize on Friday for "his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental
human rights" — a decision which produced a bitter reaction from the
Unlike some in China's highly fractured and persecuted dissident
community, the 54-year-old Liu has been an ardent advocate for peaceful,
gradual political change, rather than a violent confrontation with the
Liu Xia said she hoped the international community would now press
China to free her husband, adding that the country itself should "have
pride in his selection, and release him from prison." He is serving an
11-year sentence for subversion, which was imposed last year.
She said she had not expected her husband to win. "I can hardly
believe it because my life has been filled with too many bad things,"
she said in an emotional telephone interview with Hong Kong's Cable
I could almost cry reading this. This man is the reason the prize was created, not do-nothing douchebags like Gore and Obama.
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As of this writing, the title of the MSNBC article is "Obama to China: Free Nobel-winning dissident". For once I agree with Obama.
How ironic. As one commenter wrote, "Unfortunately the Nobel Peace prize has lost all credibilty after giving it to Barack Hussein Obama!!!"
What does Liu's imprisonment tell us about the weakness of his government? The truly strong do not need to suppress their critics. Only the fragile resort to fatwas. Can cartoons really threaten an entire ideology? Yes, they can.
Posted by: Amritas at October 08, 2010 11:58 AM (5a7nS)
Your URL somehow got embedded into the link. Here it is again:
If only Obama and Gore were do-nothings like the celebrities that get more media attention than Liu ever will. The problem with those two men is that they do too much. Leftists are compelled to change the world. Why can't they just leave us alone? Because that's not as exciting as playing patriarch. We are wayward children who must be shown the error of our ways ... at our own expense.
Posted by: Amritas at October 08, 2010 12:14 PM (RI6GR)
Interesting, Amritas. The title was different when I first saw the article, was something like "Imprisoned Chinese dissident wins Nobel Peace prize."
Posted by: Sarah at October 08, 2010 06:05 PM (7mj5Z)
Sarah, I could be wrong, but when I first clicked on the link to the article, I don't remember seeing Obama's name. Then when I clicked on the link again, I noticed Obama in the title and in the beginning. Perhaps I missed the Obama references the first time. Google has the article on other sites with the title "Chinese dissident wins Nobel Peace Prize". I suspect the article was copied to other sites with that title before the article was updated to include the Obama references. I don't meant to imply anything sinister, though I do wish there were a way to track changes in news stories, just as one can track changes in Wikipedia.
Posted by: Amritas at October 08, 2010 09:20 PM (ke9P1)
Yes, when he won the Peace Prize, I kept saying "this is wrong. This is totally wrong. I hope he doesn't accept it". I don't know if that was reasonable. Heck, it would probably be tough to face the world and turn down, arguably, the most important honor a human being can aspire to earn. But what did he do? In his acceptance speech he even seemed like he was at a loss. Did our wars with muslim countries end? Did other violent countries, such as Iran, stop threatening war and instead shake our American hand in an offer of peace? No. Nothing life changing has happened in his short time in office.
And despite voting for him, it teed me off.
Posted by: Sara at October 09, 2010 03:22 PM (hcSFs)
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