The EUnion today was awarded the Nobel peace price. Just like Yasser Arafat and Al Gore before them (ooh, and don’t forget the Obama). It is beyond parody.
But instead of going off into another tiresome rant, I am going to quote Dr. North, who says all that needs to be said:
How the Nobel Committee could possibly applaud this inherently anti-democratic construct for its “advancement of … democracy” is quite beyond me, but then, for a committee that awarded the peace prize to the IPCC in 2007, anything is possible.
But make no mistake. Thes people have set back the cause of peace and democracy by decades. The one hope we have of avoiding turmoil and civil war in Europe is of dismantling peacefully, the EU construct, and replacing it with something closer to democracies.
The malign, stupid fools of the Nobel Peace committee have just made that task immeasurably harder.
And that is all there is to it.
[UPDATE001] Except maybe this: It seems there was some foul play in awarding the prize. There was one member of the Nobel committee, Ågot Valle, who would have voted down awarding the prize to the EUnion, has she been present at the vote: Valle is the former deputy leader of the “No to EU” campaign.
Mysteriously, though, it just happened that when that Thorbjørn Jagland [head of the prize committee] decided to call for the final vote on this year’s winner, Valle was off sick, replaced by former Oslo Bishop Gunnar Stålsett, as her deputy.
Valle says she would have welcomed being called to make her vote, and says she would not have supported the EU if she had sat on the committee – but she wasn’t asked to attend.
Mr. Jagland, coincidentally, also happens to be the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. I think it is now safe to say that the Nobel peace prize is a worthless, meaningless sham.