Alfred Nobel

THE SUPREME IRONY OF NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Irony – a figure of speech in which the literal meaning is the opposite of the intended meaning; used in ridicule, contempt or humor. Liter – technique often used in writing satire; a method of expression in which the author veils his real meaning behind plot or character development which portrays the opposite. An outcome opposed to that which one has been lead to expect. (The New Websteras Comprehensive Dictionary of the English Language)

The gym where I work out has several television screens tuned to a variety of stations. I went to the gym early on Friday because I had a full day of activities: a memorial service later that morning, I had to get back home to finish packing and head to Cheyney University for Homecoming Weekend. I was amused when I saw on the television monitor tuned to CNN that Barack Obama had been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize! I have always wondered what the criteria was for one to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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