• Richard Easson

BLM Organization Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Norwegian MP Petter Eide, a representative for the Socialist Left party in the country’s parliament, filed paperwork to nominate the self-described Marxist organization, Black Lives Matter, for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Any politician serving on a national level is able to submit a nomination consisting of a statement with a 2,000-word limit to make their case. This year’s deadline for nominations is February 1st with winners being chosen in October and the award ceremony slated for December 10th.

In a statement made regarding his nomination, Eide 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.”

Eide doesn’t sound aware of the fact that according to the organization’s financial records, only 6% of the donations collected by BLM is passed to their local chapters. Doesn’t sound like BLM is doing much to fight injustice, especially on a local level.

Donald Trump was nominated a second time by a right-leaning colleague of Eide’s, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, for his role in the historic normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel.

On the nomination of Trump, Eide said that he had “a little difficulty defending that nomination” due to the events that took place at the Capitol building on January 6th, despite the beginning of the storming of the Capitol taking place prior to Trump’s speech. The events gave Democrats what they believe to be a credible right to launch a second phony impeachment.

Eide also said that he didn’t want his nomination to be seen as a personal view on domestic US politics. He has consistently dismissed any criticism that the BLM organization is responsible for violence in US cities. “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.”

While some of the organization’s marches were peaceful, he’s right that there were those that did not go without incidents, but wrong that most of those marred with violence were provoked by police or counter-protestors.

Eide doesn’t sound aware of the fact, or ignores, that aside from bursts of violence that were a result of some rallies, large amounts of BLM demonstrators have been constant nuisances in communities across America. From attacking peaceful diners in Pittsburgh, PA and climbing into homes in Rochester, NY, to invading a Christmas-decorated street in Wisconsin benefitting children with cancer by marching down the street and screaming obscenities at residents.

The list of non-police/non-counter-protestor incited events goes on and on.

He concluded his nomination statement saying, “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.”