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Nobel Schmobel

Nobel Laureate Moo Yan

Ay!  Le dieron el premio a otro  cabrón.

Maybe when China takes over Europe a few years from now, some Norwegians might actually realize what share of the blame is theirs to claim.  And maybe all previous Nobel judges will be resettled by their Chinese overlords in one of those "scum villages" invented by the Dutch.

Censorship is a must, says China's Nobel winner

Mo Yan, who has won this year's Nobel Prize in literature, says censorship is as necessary as checks at airport security

This year's Nobel Prize in literature winner, Mo Yan, who has been criticised for his membership in China's Communist Party and reluctance to speak out against the country's government, has defended censorship as something as necessary as airport security checks.

He also suggested he won't join an appeal calling for the release of the jailed 2010 Peace Prize laureate, Liu Xiaobo, a fellow writer and compatriot.

Mo has been criticised by human rights activists for not being a more outspoken defender of freedom of speech and for supporting the Communist Party-backed writers' association, of which he is vice president.

His comments on Thursday, made during a news conference in Stockholm, appear unlikely to soften his critics' views toward him.

Awarding him the literature prize has also brought criticism from previous winners. Herta Mueller, the 2009 literature laureate, called the jury's choice of Mo a "catastrophe" in an interview with the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter last month. She also accused Mo of protecting the Asian country's censorship laws.

China's rulers forbid opposition parties and maintain strict control over all media....

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1 comment to Nobel Schmobel

  • asombra

    He'd NEVER get this prize if he were associated with a right-wing system, regardless of whatever literary merit he might have. These Nobel people are full of it, just like the Peace Prize people. The problem is the double standard is firmly in place, and it lets this kind of shit fly. Just remember: any prize based on subjective judgment is simply the opinion of the people giving it, period, and nobody is obliged to see or treat it as any more than that. When it comes to the arts in general, including literature, if you can't make up your own mind about what's worthwhile and why, you're better off pursuing something else.