“What’s Peace?”-This Week With Jasiri X-Episode 21 is commentary about the meaning of peace and the audacity of giving out a “Peace Prize” in a world so violent. This Episode was Produced Pittsburgh’s own legendary super producer Black Czer and Directed by X-Clan’s Paradise the Arkitech
The Audacity of the Peace Prize
by Jasiri X
This isn’t another hate article about how President Obama doesn’t deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, in fact the Republican Party just reinforced how even the slightest success from Barack drives them completely crazy. But I do have to say that the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama is….ironic. Even he looked kinda embarrassed accepting it.
I mean the Brother’s first act after his celebratory weekend was to order 13,000 additional troops to Afghanistan . And if that wasn’t ironic enough he received the Peace Prize on the weekend where all over America there were celebrations and parades, dedicated to one of the most violent men that ever lived, Christopher Columbus. Which begs the question can America even exist without following through on her founding principles of murder, rape and genocide?
Also ironic is the President’s adopted home town of Chicago is arguably the most violent city in the United States, as witnessed by the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, one of the many young black children that have been murdered far to prematurely. And we haven’t even mentioned police brutality or how this countries corporate corruption has lead to intense poverty and the lack of health care reform which lead to even more violent deaths.
But of course none of these problems are strictly American- nor caused by President Obama, the entire world is a cruel wicked place were violence, corruption and evil dominate. So to even award a Peace Prize when the world isn’t getting better (it’s getting worse) to me is crazy. It’s like giving a movie an Oscar before it’s even finished casting.
Now, I know why they gave it to President Obama and I appreciate it, because I feel the same way. Like us they want to see hope and change turn into concrete policies that can produce well…hope and change. Really we all need to get more active in pushing our President towards REAL change. It’s like we thought because he won the presidency so easily and convincingly he would do the same when it came to reforming the government.
Yes, it was cool to see President Obama win the Nobel Peace Prize, but ultimately it’s symbolic. Real peace means mobilizing against powerful lobbys to prevent a impending war with Iran and further escalating one in Afghanistan. It also means organizing in our communities to prevent our children from shedding each others blood. Until we can stop the tide of rising violence worldwide, nobody deserves a Peace Prize.