Willie Nelson Nobel Peace Prize Campaign: Update
Art by Jeff Nichol
Some have recently asked whether Willie Nelson's arrest last week would put an end to hopes for a Nobel Peace Prize for Willie Nelson campaign.
And we say no, last week's events will not de-rail the effort. On the contrary, we have seen a significant surge in interest and support of Willie.
Furthermore, as just a historical reminder, Nobel winner Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested and jailed multiple time during the civil rights struggles in the 1960's. Nelson Mandela served 27 years in prison for his South Africa anti-apartheid activities.
In reaction to Willie's arrest and the ensuing outrage, there has also been the formation of a National Teapot Party. The Facebook page already has over 15,000 members since forming this weekend.
When millions of gallons of oil and can be released in the Gulf of Mexico without a single arrest being made or the wealthy elite members of international financial cartels which can grift, swindle and destroy life savings with impunity, then it is no wonder that many are speaking out at the miscarriage of justice and treatment of an American icon and national treasure over a "victim-less crime".
Willie Nelson's work on sustainable agriculture, alternative fuels, and world peace initiatives deserve a nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Thanks everybody for liking Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize page on Facebook!
So if you haven't already, "LIKE" Willie today!
~~ Willie Nelson