Yeah, Sure, Giving The Nobel Peace Prize To The EU Makes Perfect Sense. To People Running The EU That Is
Anton Goryunov writes from Oslo: Ok, ok, so who’s going to collect the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the European Union which got the award yesterday, as announced by the chairman of the Nobel Prize Committee Thorbjoern Jagland.
So that you know, good old Thorbjoern is also Secretary General of the Council of Europe, which probably explains why he came up with that brilliant idea to reward the EU for its outstanding contribution to peace, stability and happiness of millions in the post WW2 era and after the collapse of communism. As he said in his statement, Europeans should do everything they can to secure what they’ve achieved, and move forward keeping the EU intact so as not to lose out in the future.
So what I’m saying here, ladies and gents, is that if you thought that Mr Jagland was nuts and needed treatment, you’d be wrong. He is a cunning little weasel who knows perfectly well what he’s doing. He’s one of the grey Eurocrats, who are terrified at the thought that their beloved European project would collapse and they would all lose their cushy jobs. I would not be at all surprised that some top dogs from the EU have had a quiet chat with Thorbjoern and hinted to him that it might be a good idea to acknowledge the great outstanding role the EU has played in providing peace and prosperity. Was it Jose or Herman or maybe gorgeous Kathy who gave their comrade this idea? We will never know this, of course. All the three big wigs are now making all sorts of politically correct noises, saying what an honour it is for the 500 million people living in the EU. Yeah, sure it is, a huge honour.
Mr Jagland, who has a very fitting surname for the position that he occupies in the EU, has been chairing the Nobel Prize Committee since January 1, 2009. Now, if you cast your weary glance back to that year you will recall that it was on his watch that a certain Barack Obama assumed the US presidency and, after a few weeks in office, was proclaimed as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. What I’m saying here is that Mr Jagland is no stranger to making controversial decisions and sucking up to the politically correct brigade. And in 2011 Thorbjoern kept his PC streak going, awarding three feminist chicks, two from Liberia and one from Yemen, of whom no one had ever heard before, the Nobel Peace Prize for standing up for womens rights in their respective nations.
This time, though, Mr Jagland has outdone himself. In fact, so preposterous and stupid was the decision to award a Soviet style entity that has messed up the European economy and is presiding over a crisis that is destroying the livelihoods of hundreds of millions, while bankers are making even more money, that even some of the crazed left-wingers, who dream about federalist Europe, were taken completely by surprise. That great Europhile, leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg was so surprised to hear that the EU got the Nobel Peace Prize while giving an interviews on the radio that he was lost for words for a while and only after regaining his composure started saying things like: ‘Yeah, and why not’ and ‘yeah, sure, yeah’. Deep man, Nick, very deep.
The point about the Nobel Peace Prize is that it had been discredited ages ago, losing its relevance completely when in 2009 it was awarded to former US Vice President Al Gore and, laughably, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. That was the end, really, the final nail in the coffin. They might just as well have turned it into a spoof prize and given it to stand-up comedians and domestic animals. And why not, if it is now awarded to people who have done absolutely nothing to deserve it, and to huge monstrosities that should have never been in contention at all.
Still, Mr Jagland can rest assured that his position in the EU is safe for a while. Until the damn thing collapses that is.