2012 October 13 Saturday
Nobel Peace Prize Is A Joke

The European Union just won the Nobel Peace Prize. Read the list of previous Nobel Peace Prize winners.

The Peace Prize rides on the coattails of the science and medicine prizes. The latter prizes are for real objective accomplishments and those prizes give the word Nobel prestige that then gets spent on the Peace Prize.

The prize for the European Union is more ridiculous than the average Nobel Peace Prize. The EU financial crisis has boosted Greece's unemployment rate to 25%. That's a Depression that would have been avoided had Greece not joined the ill-conceived European monetary union. Spain could be next.

Europe would not be convulsed in a war if the European Union did not exist. The Europeans aren't up for having wars with each other anymore. If they tried then the United States Air Force would demolish any army that tried to cross national borders as part of an attack on a neighboring country.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2012 October 13 03:43 PM  Europe and America

bbartlog said at October 13, 2012 5:15 PM:

Been a joke for a long time. Kissinger has a peace prize but not Gandhi...? Ah, OK. Whatever.

Check it Out said at October 17, 2012 3:10 PM:

Nobel Price is a joke. Simply because the Eropean Union is an idea. Was the price given to the people? All the people of the Union? Or was it given to the presidents of the Union? Or to the President? Or to the politicians? Maybe to the rich Europeans?

It's amazing how much we believe some things really had a meaning.

Soleman P said at October 20, 2012 3:52 PM:

Why so surprised?

After all it was the same institution which awarded Barack Obama the Peace Prize back in 2009 when the country was actively engaged in two wars. It was the same institution which awarded Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin in 1994, and Menachem Begin back in 1978.

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