Why did Obama win Nobel Prize? – India Daily

October 10th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

US President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. The left is a little embarrassed. The Right is outraged. The rest are confused. But here are the reasons why no one other than Obama should have won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. (more…)

US President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. The left is a little embarrassed. The Right is outraged. The rest are confused. But here are the reasons why no one other than Obama should have won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.

Have you ever thought what is the size of this earth? How many good people can the earth hold? Plenty right? But how many decent people are there really?

US President Obama received the Nobel Prize because after a very long time, a decent human being became the Head of a State. Compare Obama with other top political figures. You will find the reason for the early October surprise very easily.

Was it because he really contributed to any peace process? No, you are right it was too early for that. For once a young child in the street of Palestine, a blind man in the street of Baghdad, a beggar in the streets of Mumbai, a helpless mother in Ethiopia, an orphan Tamil child in Sri Lanka found reason to live when President Obama took office. He was the sudden joy for the down trodden of this earth. The Sun all on a sudden seemed brighter in the eyes of Muslim children who were branded as terrorists before even they opened their eyes in this earth.

President Obama, just like John F. Kennedy in 1960, represents the icon of compassion and decency in this world. For once the religions other than Christianity made any sense to the free world. A Hindu priest in America found justice in the right to worship. A mother of a hungry minority community in Brooklyn found appreciation for that American dream that was so long reserved for the rich and powerful.

Obama represents the light at the end of the tunnel for the poor, neglected, discriminated, tortured, illegally incarcerated, or unjustifiably branded as unwanted. President Obama is the only hope for people who cannot speak for themselves.

The world is full of opportunists. Living is an every day struggle for many of us who are busy working day and night for paying bills, mortgages, and medical obligations. In the middle of that we forget the component of humanity called compassion, love, and forgiveness. And taking advantage of that, the corrupt, the savage racists, the inhuman blood thirsty powerful show their strength of power on the feeble, the decent, the powerless, and the helpless. In that environment, Obama is the only hope for humanity – the last segment of the civilized human society.

The Nobel Peace prize has been awarded not just to Obama but to the civilized part of the humanity. Obama said in his email, “But I also know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it’s also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.”

Obama is right! It is the means to give momentum to a set of causes – compassion, love, forgiving, and true justice for the humanity.

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