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Well, this is interesting. Black Lives Matter has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. I didn’t see that coming, but again, I’ve not picked up my copy of George Orwell’s 1984 lately. The movie, starring the late John Hurt as Winston Smith, and Richard Burton as the evil antagonist O’Brien, is dark but increasingly relevant today.
I must tread carefully here, in these politically correct times. But I shall do so, factually. Facts are, after all, stubborn things. That’s what John Adams said.
The Black Lives Matter organization and its comrades at Antifa and related anarchist organizations were responsible for over 500 violent “incidents” (read: riots) in over 200 American cities and towns this past summer.
One of the chief fundraisers for BLM is one Susan Rosenberg. She was one of two “Weather Underground” terrorists who placed a bomb outside the US Senate chamber one November afternoon in 1983. Fortunately, the bomb detonated after the Senate had adjourned that evening, harming no person. But the property damage was extensive.
A violent act in the Capitol. Where have we heard that before?
This is just a “nomination.” But not just anyone can nominate someone for a Nobel Prize, especially its increasingly-discredited “Peace Prize.” After all, Barack Obama was chosen in 2009 just nine months after taking office because he was elected without having to actually do anything. A few hundred drone strikes later, the bloom was off that rose.
But I’ve never seen an organization that overtly practices and legitimizes violence being nominated for a “peace prize.” Well, except the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Yassar Arafat. Truly, George Orwell’s 1984 predictions have come true, about 37 years late: War is peace.
If this is someone’s idea of “peace,” I’ll choose another vocabulary, thank you very much. Winston, call your office.Published in