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    Re: Nobel Peace Prize is a Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Gandhi? For non-violent protests instead of fighting? Debatable but he should have won before Arrafat... that alone makes it a joke IMO.
    Ghandi pretty much wanted an armed revolution and saw the 2nd WW as an opportunity to engage in that revolution because the British Empire was weak and occupied with the Axis. It was the Indian National Congress who actually supported the British and prevented Ghandi from having his way. It was because he wanted to use force, and aimed people to revolt and kill the brits that he was imprisoned in 1942... and it was thanks to the indian national congress that the whole thing didn't degenerate even further.

    So if you want to give him a nobel prize, you will give him a pseudo one. Since being forced to be peaceful is not the same as wanting to be peaceful.

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    Re: Nobel Peace Prize is a Joke

    The Nobel prize has become pretty irrelevant imho, based on politics and BS, not on any actual objective criteria,

    As to 1938, Time as I understand it names the person who either is or creates the most news, not who is the "best" person.
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    Seems to me they made the right choice in 1938. Now I have never read the actual article, so I dont know if it was flatterring, embarrasing or neutral in its stance on Hitler. Hopefully negative, but lets face it im looking back with my 20/20 hindsight.
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    Re: Nobel Peace Prize is a Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I mentioned him somewhere as being irrelevant...


    His irrelevance parallels that of the award he was given for something unrelated to peace.

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    Re: Nobel Peace Prize is a Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    You forgot the European Union.

    Yeah, it is a joke now.
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    Re: Nobel Peace Prize is a Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Ghandi pretty much wanted an armed revolution and saw the 2nd WW as an opportunity to engage in that revolution because the British Empire was weak and occupied with the Axis. It was the Indian National Congress who actually supported the British and prevented Ghandi from having his way. It was because he wanted to use force, and aimed people to revolt and kill the brits that he was imprisoned in 1942... and it was thanks to the indian national congress that the whole thing didn't degenerate even further.

    So if you want to give him a nobel prize, you will give him a pseudo one. Since being forced to be peaceful is not the same as wanting to be peaceful.
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    Re: Nobel Peace Prize is a Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Yes, and it's not just the peace prize either. Paul Krugman winning the award for some obscure work while being completely ignorant on basic economics is also a farce.

    If there was any justice in the world Bradley Manning would be up for the award.
    Yeah, Bradley Manning. What a patriot.
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    Re: Nobel Peace Prize is a Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Sources...
    While Ghandi was in South Africa, that was, before he went back to India in 1915, he offered himself to be a part of the english military along with several other indians. they were reticently accepted into the military as those guys that carry the wounded so that the doctor can treat them. I forget their correct definition so I'll go along with stretcher-bearer.

    Why did he do this? Well, he wanted to know his enemy. He despised the British very, very much and wanted to see them gone from South Africa, where he spent a great deal of his life, and India. But what he saw during that time he was in the military, during the zulu-british war was nothing short of eye-opening. Seeing the superiority of the british army in comparison to the zulu made him realize that having an armed revolt against the british was stupid. Very, very stupid.

    The 2nd WW was a blessing for Ghandhi because as I said, he actively supported an anti-british campaign in India and wanted indians to NOT be part of the war effort.

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    Re: Nobel Peace Prize is a Joke

    I would always support Ron Paul over Obama, but he deserves the prize.

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    Re: Nobel Peace Prize is a Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    While Ghandi was in South Africa, that was, before he went back to India in 1915, he offered himself to be a part of the english military along with several other indians. they were reticently accepted into the military as those guys that carry the wounded so that the doctor can treat them. I forget their correct definition so I'll go along with stretcher-bearer.

    Why did he do this? Well, he wanted to know his enemy. He despised the British very, very much and wanted to see them gone from South Africa, where he spent a great deal of his life, and India. But what he saw during that time he was in the military, during the zulu-british war was nothing short of eye-opening. Seeing the superiority of the british army in comparison to the zulu made him realize that having an armed revolt against the british was stupid. Very, very stupid.

    The 2nd WW was a blessing for Ghandhi because as I said, he actively supported an anti-british campaign in India and wanted indians to NOT be part of the war effort.

    If you want the full scoop, you're going to have to read some books. Not all info is on the internet, as some may have you believe. Some costs money.
    Right... Got it about S.A.

    ...Now, about India... Sources?
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    Re: Nobel Peace Prize is a Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Yeah, Bradley Manning. What a patriot.
    Absolutely. What's his crime? Revealing the truth about US aggression and how poorly the war really was going?

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