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January 29, 2010

Obama and the Nobel Peace Paradigm

Light and dark: the power of paradigms

Barack Obama is under tremendous pressure to be the “peace president.”  He has, in my view, transcended those expectations for the most part.  Now he’s doing it again.  This won’t sit well with his adoring base.  Not with the honest ones at least.


Barack Obama has allocated £4.3billion to spend on maintaining the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile – £370million more than what was budgeted by George Bush.  The budget will also be increased by more than £3.1billion over the next five years.

The announcement comes despite the American President declaring nuclear weapons were the ‘greatest danger’ to U.S. people during in his State of the Union address on Wednesday.  And it flies in the face of Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to him in October for ‘his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples’.

Yup.  Barry’s a warmonger!

Obama, it appears, can spend money on our nuclear arsenal, even upping the amount spent by Bush because it’s for all the right reasons.  Of course!  That goes without saying.  Meanwhile, the Right spends money on our military arsenal because they are partners in crime with some vast military industrial complex. It’s a big money-making con job on the American people.  Their motives are evil.  That is an inviolable truth and premise.  Ah, the power of paradigms!  And paradigms must never be questioned.