Because lets face it, we now have proof that just about anyone can get one, for very little work, remember Obama was nominated when he had only been in office 10 WEEKS!
So, the question is, how do you get one?And more importantly how should WTFBLOG go about getting one!
Broadly speaking, there are three ways to get it:
1. Be a famous humanitarian. This is the obvious approach. It is also the hardest. The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Albert Schweitzer, who built hospitals in Africa; to Norman Borlaug, who developed high-yield strains of wheat; to Muhammed Yunus, who devised a new method of giving loans to low-income entrepreneurs; and to the Dalai Lama, who…actually, I’m not sure what the Dalai Lama does, but evidently it impresses a lot of people.
Does your achievement need to be related to peace? It can—as with, say, Linus Pauling, who capped off an impressive scientific career with a crusade against above-ground nuclear testing. But the peace angle isn’t necessary. It isn’t even strictly necessary that your accomplishments be as impressive in practice as they are in your intentions. (You’ll note that Gore has not actually stopped global warming.) The best way to get credit in Oslo is to conduct your humanitarian pursuits while working with some vast global agency. Indeed, if you don’t think you have the chops to, say, revolutionize Third World agriculture, you can always get a Peace Prize the next way:
2. Start an international organization. Or, if you can swing it, be an international organization. Over the years, the Nobel Peace Prize has gone to Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, the UN’s International Labor Organization, and the Red Cross. Gore himself will share his prize with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
3. Kill a lot of people, then stop. In 1973, the Nobel Peace Prize was shared by Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho. Kissinger’s CV included the “secret” bombing of Cambodia and the “Christmas” bombing of North Vietnam; just a month before his prize was announced, he was complicit in the coup that installed a brutal dictatorship in Chile. So why did he win? Because he and Tho had reached a truce to end the Vietnam War. Tho wasn’t a particularly peaceful man either, but at least he had the common courtesy to refuse the award.
More recently, the prize went to Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasser Arafat, a man whose career to that point had been spent arranging terrorist assaults on civilians. He shared the award with Israel’s Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin; the three of them, like Kissinger and Tho, had negotiated an end to a war. In this case the peace agreement didn’t hold, and both the state of Israel and various Palestinian groups went on to produce many more corpses. So don’t worry if you develop a taste for blood during the initial stage of your Peace Prize campaign: You’re free to resume killing once Mr. Nobel’s money is safely in your hands.
That someone could be you!
Now….WTFBlog is not known for humanitarian work, well..we do a lot for gay rights, but I don’t think that’s going to cut it. Killing lots of people and then stopping, oh Miley, Britiney, Sarah Palin, Bush, we could start and then stop but WTFBlog would not look pretty in an orange jump suit, it would clash with its adorable pink hair.
Which only leaves one thing…
Start an international organization!!!
Say hello to THE GLIST Organization!