James Edward Johnson

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Nobel "Peace" Prize

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From Yahoo! News – Nobel Winner Maathai Sounds Alarm Over Planet: “‘Further, industry and global institutions must appreciate that ensuring economic justice, equity and ecological integrity are of greater value than profits at any cost,’ she said.”

The Nobel “Peace” Prize winner fundamentally misunderstands economic growth, capitalism, and apparently peace. While the socialism she pushes is surely superior to the predominant African model of kleptocratic authoritarian warlords, she certainly is not advancing peace. What conflict has she thwarted before it began? She readily admits that she did not bring peace to a warring area, so she should point to what peace she has maintained. That the Nobel committee has made this decision to grant Maathai the Peace Prize is a tragedy. It is probably topped only by Arafat’s receipt of the Prize. Now, the tragedy is not just a single occurrence, but a trend.

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Written by JamesEJ

Friday, December 10, 2004 at 11:29 am

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