US lawmakers have nominated Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement for the Nobel peace prize, calling the campaigners a global inspiration in the face of a crackdown by Beijing.Okay, but they should also nominate the Jan. 6 Washington Capitol protesters. They were also fighting for democracy, in the face of a leftist crackdown.
In a letter to the Nobel committee released on Wednesday, nine lawmakers across party lines cited the estimate that more than two million people took to the streets on 16 June 2019.
Given Hong Kong has a population of 7.5 million, it amounts to “one of the largest mass protests in history”, said the letter, led by Republican senator Marco Rubio and Democratic representative Jim McGovern, co-chairs of the congressional-executive commission on China which assesses human rights.
“This prize would honour their bravery and determination that have inspired the world,” they wrote.
A. Cortez claims that she was in fear for her life, but it turns that she was not even at the Capitol and did not see any of the protesters.
Or they could give the prize to Marjorie Taylor Greene. She is standing up for democracy by demanding the Congressional seat that she was rightfully elected to. She should represent her constituency, and the Democrats are wrong to try to block her. She never actually said anything about Jewish Space Lasers, but even if she did, she is entitled to her opinions. The voters can voter her out in 2022 if they don't like her.
I don't think that they will give the prize to pro-democracy forces in Burma, as those want to drive out the Moslem minority. That is what democracy means, right? The majority taking power over the minority.
Maybe the prize will go to Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and/or George Floyd protesters. They got overwhelmingly good press in the mainstream news media, even when they burned down a Target store. The movement appears to be responsible for about 3000 US murders in the last year, so I would not call it worthy of a peace prize.