In the Orwellian police state that is America, truth is easily stranger than fiction and Donald Trump's nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize proves it. After a year of saber rattling, provoking nuclear war, and dropping countless bombs in multiple countries—killing innocent women and children in the process—Trump has been nominated for the world's most prestigious recognition for peace.
In a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, House GOP members nominated the president, recommending that he “receive the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his work to end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula and bring peace to the region.”
The letter was signed by seventeen House members who could think of "no one more deserving" than Donald Trump—whose tweets nearly set off a nuclear holocaust—to receive the prize. The letter claimed that these tweets of war and ridicule, multiple sanctions, which are acts of war, and general chest pumping has been the president's “tireless work to bring peace to our world.”
“President Trump’s peace through strength policies are working and bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula,” the letter states.
“The President’s strong leadership is the only reason North Korea is now coming to the table and he deserves recognition for this unprecedented progress toward peace,” Congressman Luke Messer, who spearheaded this insanity, said.
Trump couldn't agree more. During a rally in Michigan on Saturday, supporters began chanting "Nobel, Nobel, Nobel" as the president claimed sole responsibility for peace in between the two nations.
Speaking of himself in the third person, Trump said, "What do you think President Trump had to do with it? I'll tell you what. Like how about everything? And even President Moon says that and he's been great."
To be fair, South Korean President Moon Jae-in did, in fact say, "President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. The only thing we need is peace." However, his only other option was total annihilation with World War starting in his own backyard which is the equivalent of holding a gun to someone's head and forcing them to apologize.
It is also important to point out that all the ridiculing, warmongering, sanctions, threats, and escalation conducted by Trump did nothing to foster peace. Not until he backed off and applied diplomacy did any of this happen.
Tweets such as “my nuclear button is bigger than yours,” and “military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely,” in addition to his speech at the United Nations General Assembly last year, where he threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if it did not comply with Washington’s demands, did nothing to foster peace, and in fact, nearly kicked off World War III.
Also, this "historical meeting" between the leaders of both countries has happened before between South Korean presidents and Kim’s father in 2000 and 2007, both of which went nowhere except to a resumption of hostility.
Obviously it is a great thing that these two leaders have met and are seeking peace, and Trump undoubtedly played a role in facilitating it but to nominate him for the Peace Prize is just as Orwellian as the nomination and subsequent award going to Barack Obama.
Both Obama and Trump have continued to wage wars in multiple countries. Just last month, without any investigation and no evidence, Trump led a multi-nation attack on a sovereign nation—a de facto act of war. Giving this man the peace prize would be akin to giving Charles Manson the Carnegie Medal.
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What's more, if Trump continues to follow down the footsteps of Obama—like he's been doing in regard to foreign policy—we can expect things to get much worse. In the years following Obama's peace prize, he doubled down on war, sending civilian death tolls in the Middle East, namely Afghanistan, skyrocketing.
Just two years after receiving the prize for being the most peace-promoting person in the world, Obama murdered a US citizen and child with a drone. On October 14, 2011, American teen, Abdul Anwar al-Awlaki was killed as he ate dinner by a CIA drone strike, ordered by Obama.
Six years later, Trump murdered his baby sister.
While he wasn't murdering American children, Obama was invading Libya and laying waste to their innocent civilians. A Human Rights Watch report would go on to detail eight incidents where at least 72 Libyan civilians died as a result of the aerial campaign.
Indeed, Obama's prize was so ridiculous that the Nobel Secretary came out publicly to explain how he regretted it.
“We thought it would strengthen Obama and it didn’t have this effect,” Former Nobel Secretary Geir Lundestad told the AP.
"No Nobel Peace Prize ever elicited more attention than the 2009 prize to Barack Obama," Lundestad wrote in his memoirs.
"Even many of Obama's supporters believed that the prize was a mistake, in that sense the committee didn't achieve what it had hoped for," he said.
Obama himself even admitted that he was not worthy of the prize when he was heckled by a reporter during a speech in Sweden.
In 2013, the reporter asked him “I was wondering, could you describe the dilemma to being a Nobel Peace Prize winner and getting ready to attack Syria?”
Obama's response was surprising. He actually told the reporter, “I think I started the speech by saying that compared to previous recipients I was certainly unworthy, but what I also described is the challenge all of us face, when we believe in peace but we confront, aworld that is full of violence.”
There is most certainly plenty of violence in this world and Trump inherited this scenario. Unfortunately, however, much of this violence is carried out or supported by the West at the behest of Nobel Peace Prize nominated US presidents.
War is peace.
Ignorance is strength.
Freedom is slavery.