Obama, Peace Prize, Cognitive Egocentrism, yadayadayada

I haven’t written about Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize because it’s too silly for words, but then I just have to put up a couple of pieces that cover the subject quite nicely.

First, Christopher Hitchens, who, TUI, is still sharper by far than any of his MSNBC interlocutors, takes on the topic. Best line: It’s like giving an actor an Oscar in the hopes he’ll make a good movie.

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Second, a great piece from the Onion on Obama’s diplomatic efforts to get a wildfire to put itself out (HT/EP).

This one is especially apt for me since Henri Desroche, in his book on millennialism (Sociology of Hope), compared apocalyptic movements to wildfires.

As the Nobel Committee, laying claim to being the current headquarters for liberal cognitive egocentrism, said in its remarks (HT/ZP):

His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.

Good luck with that.

7 Responses to Obama, Peace Prize, Cognitive Egocentrism, yadayadayada

  1. oao says:

    it’s hard these days to find onion stuff funny because they’re describing the reality. which isn’t pretty.

  2. Its good for president Obama… and really he deserve it..

  3. E.G. says:


    Misogyny is the M in WMD.
    The states founded by ex-Colonial criminals are totally and entirely legitimised to develop WMD, given their justified grievances regarding those who are responsible for their morally unjustified creation.

  4. Cynic says:

    who are responsible for their morally unjustified creation.

    How can the women be responsible when they are mere chattels to be used and abused at will?

    Now Hillary; that’s a weaponhorse of a another colour. In this case she is completely irresponsible.

  5. Monica says:

    I agree. The onion stuff isn’t funny anymore..it’s a grim reminder of the reality surrounding us….

  6. […] This meme dominated “peace talk,” embraced by both Democrats (Obama) and Republicans […]

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