SHOCKER!!! Nobel Peace Prize Awarded and not to Obama … This Time a Deserving Recipient, Jailed Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo
Nobel Peace Prize vs. China … Finally Nobel gets it right!
The Nobel Peace Prize committee finally gets it right this year and awards the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to jailed Chinese, political and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo. The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner presently sits in a Chinese jail and is currently serving an 11-year term on subversion charges. Kudos to the Nobel Peace Prize committee for actually make a controversial choice in picking a winner for all the right reasons. It is about time some one stood up to China and their horrific treatment to people.
Liu Xiaobo, an impassioned literary critic, political essayist and democracy advocate repeatedly jailed by the Chinese government for his writings, won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in recognition of “his long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.”
Mr. Liu, 54, perhaps China’s best known dissident, is currently serving an 11-year term on subversion charges.
Needless to say, the Chinese government is not happy with the decision. Not in the least. It is about time some one stood up to China and called them for what they really are. In awarding the Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, the committee for the first time in a long time got it 100% correct and should be applauded. Although their statement below has some PC platitudes in it to China, it is nice to see some one actually stand up to this Communist, humna rights violators instead of just bowing to them.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry reacted angrily to the news, calling it a “blasphemy” to the Peace Prize and saying it would harm Norwegian-Chinese relations. “Liu Xiaobo is a criminal who has been sentenced by Chinese judicial departments for violating Chinese law,” it said in a statement.
In their statement in Olso announcing the prize, the committee noted that China, now the world’s second-biggest economy, should be commended for lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and for broadening the scope of political participation. But they chastised the government for ignoring freedoms guaranteed in the Chinese Constitution. [editors note: "lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty", really? Have they seen the slave and near slave labor wages in China? I guess they have not hear of FoxxConn.]
“In practice, these freedoms have proved to be distinctly curtailed for China’s citizens,” the statement said, adding, “China’s new status must entail increased responsibility.”
Nobel was obviously making up for last years ridiculous choice. Last year, it was bad enough that Obama was nominated, but to win? Sadly, the committee make a mockery of the award last year and gave it to Barack Obama, a man who had literally accomplished nothing. It was such a joke that Obama had won the award last year that even SNL could not resist the satire.
Interestingly enough, Barack Obama has seemed to be left off the Nobel Prize list of nominee for economic this year. A collective America with record debt, record food stamp recipients and an unemployment rate that is supposed to rise once again later this morning wonders why.