You Wont Believe Who Just Got Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

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With no sense of irony at all, Black Lives Matter (BLM) has been nominated for the once prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

The Nomination was made by a Norwegian Member of Parliament, Petter Eide, who said, “I find that one of the key challenges we have seen in America, but also in Europe and Asia, is the kind of increasing conflict based on inequality. Black Lives Matter has become a very important worldwide movement to fight racial injustice. They have had a tremendous achievement in raising global awareness and consciousness about racial injustice.”

“They have been able to mobilize people from all groups of society, not just African-Americans, not just oppressed people, it has been a broad movement, in a way which has been different from their predecessors,” Eide said

The fact remains, over the past year there have been 570 violent protests at the hands of the BLM.

Axios reported:  “The vandalism and looting following the death of George Floyd,” “will cost the insurance industry more than any other violent demonstrations in recent history… The protests that took place in 140 U.S. cities this spring were mostly peaceful, but the arson, vandalism and looting that did occur will result in at least $1 billion to $2 billion of paid insurance claims — eclipsing the record set in Los Angeles in 1992 after the acquittal of the police officers who brutalized Rodney King.”

It is important to note that the protests Axios says were mostly peaceful, cost between one and two billion dollars in damage as they pointed out ironically in the same passage. Sounds mostly peaceful to me.

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The Norwegian Member of Parliament continued with his statement:

“Studies have shown that most of the demonstrations organized by Black Lives Matter have been peaceful. Of course, there have been incidents, but most of them have been caused by the activities of either the police or counter-protestors … There is actually a tradition for doing this. It’s a strong linkage between antiracism movements and peace, and a recognition that without this kind of justice, there will be no peace and stability in the society.”

The nomination statement concludes, “Awarding the peace prize to Black Lives Matter, as the strongest global force against racial injustice, will send a powerful message that peace is founded on equality, solidarity and human rights, and that all countries must respect those basic principles.”