October 09, 2009

From the outside

I have to say this: it blows my mind to see the reaction of many about Obama being awarded with Nobel Peace Prize. The "what did he do"s and "why does he deserve it"s and "can't believe it"s...

It appears , that the WORLD can see what the CITIZENS cannot : a very gifted and powerful person working very hard to IMPROVE lives. It has always been interesting to see the reactions of people to elections. The United States being one of the largest countries, carries a lot of responsibility for keeping the balance of the world. Peace is one of the MAIN ingredients. Economic stability another one. Naturally, any change in plus/minus direction affect the outsiders before Joe Smith will notice. There was ENOUGH change and influence on the WORLD that the President was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. One would expect people proudly proclaiming that THEIR President won Nobel Peace Prize. And yet... I've never seen such an unhappy "bunch of saints" ( a movie quote), raving left and right that he didn't deserve it, did nothing to improve, etc, etc.

So, let me tell you THIS. As a person who lived in a country that went through 2 recessions in my time, as well as being a part of a union that recovered recently from a major war... To those of you that do not support , or think that Barack Obama is not doing good enough... Next time YOU pick up a fallen apart country, and try to glue it all together WITHOUT a country going through a very major tragedy and/or crash - for the SAKE OF THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN IT, and , actually, make the glue STICK, tell me , and all of us that DO support Obama , your feelings when those people you are sweating over , walk around rumbling that you really didn't do that much. And about HOW much there is to do... Check yourself into the nearest library, pick up a World History book, find a section on recession , read and compare. I guarantee, your eyes will open a little wider.

It is sad that a nation that is so proud to be "American", does not support a Person ( yes , P capital) that is the BEST representation America could have nearly as much as he deserves.


  1. <><><> that's me, clapping loudly. I too, have been shocked at our fellow Americans for being so critical of our President. He's being recognized by the world at large for trying to bring Peace through our nation. What are these folks (our fellow countrymen) smoking?

  2. I found your blog! I love this post and it's a very important day to remember.

  3. Thanks Lorna :)
    Tiff - yay! I love yours, btw!

  4. Kacee, does it not allow you to leave the comment, or can you not find it? I just tested, it works just fine, just a little different from this one.
    About history : history books are written by more then one person, in more then one time, and just like scriptures, there are some that are more true then others, and some that are not true at all. But when you read a lot, the true point comes across from ALL. ALSO remember, that american teacher teach what they want YOU to think about the world. For the longest time you were taught that russians are bad and hate americans. That was also not true.

  5. Oh, I totally agree with you on that. By reading several different history books written in several different times by several different people I completely think that you can gain a picture of what really did happen. It's taking the initiative to gain all those different view points on history that let you understand what did happen. And amen to the teacher thing. My history teacher is crazy. One of the most interesting people I've met actually. A lot of the times he tells us things that are contrary to his actual viewpoints because he wants us to think. He always counters the safety nets of what we're traditionally taught as American school kids learning history. And I love his take on history: it's not something you learn, it's something you learn from.

    Oh and about Russians: I personally was never taught that Russians were bad. I think that's before my generation... Personally, I've always liked Russia, especially their cultural dances. Gotta love that Russian Dervish in Riverdance!

  6. Very well put Olya! Hope you guys are well, your kids are beautiful and getting SO big.


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