In those dark times when I despair that our country has acquired a global monopoly on stupidity, I turn to Europe for solace. We, in fact, do not have the monopoly on idiocy! No, in fact, I think we might, might still be running second to Europe on the idiocy index, although we have made great strides in shortening Europe's lead these last four years, and might well be within the margin of error.
Ah, yes, this year's Great and Noble Nobel Peace Prize has gone to--drumroll--the EU!! Yes to that monstrous bureaucracy that relegates the curvature of bananas, the cacao content of chocolate, and pays its bureaucrats astronomical salaries while its member states go bankrupt and enter varying states of anarchy. Yes, the EU has been credited for keeping the peace in Europe for the past seventy years . . . that the EU has not existed for seventy years, of course, is an irrelevant fact, and, besides, that just goes to show how good the EU is! Anyhow, the EU can certainly use the prize money.
Maybe next year the committee will award the prize for keeping Europe peaceful, free, democratic, and prosperous to the USA, or, at least, to NATO, the nom d'plume we use in Europe.
US Cemetery France
Its occupants eagerly await next year's Peace Prize decision.
"In those dark times when I despair that our country has acquired a global monopoly on stupidity, I turn to Europe for solace."ReplyDelete
Careful, having a gift for comedy can be a dangerous thing.
I won't run for VP.Delete
While I agree with the general opinion of this post, they've awarded the peace prize to the EU for sixty years of peace. Seeing as the predecessor to the EU, the European Coal and Steel Community, was begun in 1952, this is not quite as mad as it sounds, in the sense that 1,700 yards is not quite a mile.ReplyDelete
ESC can hardly be considered a peace-keeper. The principle is the same.ReplyDelete
So what happened in the old Yugoslavia was peace?ReplyDelete
Doesn't count because the USA had to handle it.Delete
The Nobel Peace Prize lost all meaning when it was awarded to Obama on creditReplyDelete
The Nobel Peace Prize lost all meaning earlier than that: Arafat, Gore, IPCC, etc.ReplyDelete
Great post and I love the comments.ReplyDelete
I just wonder who takes the Nobel Peace Prize seriously
Perhaps it is the company that I keep (and it surely is!); but, the Europeans that I know (a rather small select bunch of nice folks) would all agreed that the USA is the reason for security (and the peace that goes with it) in Europe.ReplyDelete
But, as I say, they are a small bunch. I can only hope that they are representative of most Europeans, if not their leaders; But, I really don't know.
Maybe the real reason for European peace is the steadily climbing average age of native Europeans?ReplyDelete
Ha! I guess they will have to have Muslim immigrants fight their wars for them.Delete