CRamS wrote:A_GuptaJi, you are being way too generous boss by not attributing any malignan intentions to the Nobel Piss committe b@stards. They pissed on India's face with this, make no mistake about. What they essentially told India is, you getting raped by TSP through terror, through undeclared war on he LoC and IB is insignificant. And mind you, those b@stards know exactly how the ISI and TSPA work, and how this award will in now way be used by ISI/TSPA for the betterment of their people or genuine piss with India, but rather as another propaganda tool to assert parity with India.
I see that the Nobel prize has a "double psychological layer" in our minds.
The first is that it really really recognizes the best of the best and we believe that. Once we believe that outside of the Nobel prize group, no one can be that big or that revolutionary - a dynamic is set up where the prize can either be used as a tool, or alternatively we perceive that it is being used as a tool.
The "Western world" is united in accepting the Nobel as "their" baby, given mostly to achievements in "their domains" done by the methods they recognize. While the science and math prizes are fascinating there are always others in the field who have done work that is probably as good, who get forgotten. So this is a "Northern. Atlantic" winner-takes-all prize. Check the list below for just 4 countries, US, UK, Germany and France. Mostly, work done elsewhere does not meet the criteria.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:N ... ationality
But we are mentally primed to accept the Nobel as the best and we apply "meta arguments" based on our perceptions of the Nobel being the top prize
1. Indians have won more Nobels than Pakis (We are superior because the west has said so)
2. MMS is trying for the Nobel (which we think he wants because we accept that it is the world's top prize and assume he thinks like us)
3. Nobel committee are playing with India and Pakistan by doing equal equal (Master has not treated me fairly)
As long as we are convinced that the Nobel prize - esp for peace and literature are actually "Greatly desirable World level honours" we also have to accept that the Nobel committee is under no obligation to be fair and can do what they like and put fingers up our backsides if they wish.
If, after we have their fingers inserted up our backsides, we still insist on considering the Nobel as the best of the best then we have no reason to complain. Underlings will be underlings. We are underlings and need to suck it up.