The Flaws of Democracy and Humanitarianism – Part 2/7

Left Coast Voices posted a piece about Liu Xiabo, a leader of the Chinese democracy movement, who won the latest Nobel Peace Prize. This is Part 2 of my response.

Liu Xiabo won the Nobel Peace Prize for his activism in China. The Nobel Peace Prize is the West’s medal of honor for those who work hardest to spread Western style democracy and Humanitarianism to countries that have not accepted these theories.

In case you are not aware of whom awards the Nobel Peace Prize, I’m going to tell you—a committee of five persons elected by the Norwegian Parliament (four women and one man–all Caucasians).

More than 85% of Norway is Christian and about 82% are Lutheran.

The Islamic religion is worshiped by less than 2% of the population of Norway and Buddhism by one tenth of one percent. Almost 84% Norway is of North Germanic/Nordic descent or Caucasians.

These are the people that decides who wins a Nobel Peace Prize.

There is no international body made of representatives of all races and most nations to decide who wins the Noble Peace Prize.

Instead, a Western, democratic, Christian bias heavily influences these decisions.

For that reason, it is wrong to assume that most Chinese want all of freedoms the West’s Christian dominated democracies offer.

Return to The Flaws of Democracy and Humanitarianism – Part 1


Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too.

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