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posted by CharlesB in In The News

Has the Nobel Peace Prize been cheapened? Do we live in "Idiocracy"?

December 9, 2012

"The world has degenerated into a dystopia where advertising, commercialism, and cultural anti-intellectualism run rampant and dysgenic pressure has resulted in a uniformly stupid human society devoid of individual responsibility or consequences."--About Mike Judge's movie "Idiocracy"

Has the Nobel peace prize lost it's credibility? Here's some news links from Yahoo News, The Washington Post, and The NY Times about the Nobel Peace Prize and the EU.

Norwegian protesters say EU Nobel Peace Prize win devalues award
http://news.yahoo.com/norwegian-protesters-eu-nobel-peace-prize-win-deva...

"The Norwegian Peace Council, which oversees several Norwegian peace organizations, plans a protest march against the prize on Dec. 9, the day before European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, accept the medal and diploma in Oslo City Hall."--By Valeria Criscione | Christian Science Monitor – Fri, Dec 7, 2012

Protest of Peace Prize for E.U. Turns Local
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/world/europe/protest-of-nobel-peace-pr...

Crisis ridden Europe celebrates Nobel Peace Prize in anti-EU stronghold
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/crisis-ridden-europe-to-celebrate...

Alfred Nobel

"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 or promotion of peace."--Alfred Nobel

http://www.nobelprize.org/alfred_nobel/will/short_testamente.html

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