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8:00 am, May 3rd, 2018 - 9 comments
Categories: Donald Trump, International, Media, obama, rumour, scoundrels, useless, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: donald trump, korea, nobel peace prize
You may have seen the – should we call it news? – floating around about a prospective Nobel Peace prize for Donald Trump. If you missed it, there’s some stuff here. And here. And here too. And there’s this. And this. My initial reaction was to see it in the light of all that rubbish about Oprah Winfrey running for the White House next time around.
But then I gave it a second or two of reflection and wondered why the guy who signaled a willingness to bring a modicum of peace to a part of the world isn’t the name being bandied about. Or why the guy he spoke to isn’t being credited with laying the ground for a possible calming of tensions. (Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in respectively)
Further to that, it just started to hurt my head when I tried to understand why the President of the country that’s been the principle source of all the tension in Korea should be a nominee, or potential nominee, or potential recipient.
But then, well there was Obama.
And there was also France pushing hard to have the prize awarded to ‘heroic Jihadists’. Twice. In the end they – the ‘heroic Jihadists’, not France – picked up the Right Livelihood Award and the Tipperary Peace prize.
So yeah. What the hell, give the Nobel Peace Prize to Trump. And throw in a Eurovision Song Contest prize. Actually, I don’t think there is any prize for winning the Eurovision Song Contest. So how about we award him an inaugural European singing chocolate peace fish along with a Swedish medal, a swish certificate, and be done with all this nonsense?