Now Bawer writes about a further immigration-related disaster:
While the winners of the Nobel Prizes for real stuff (medicine, physics, etc.) are chosen by a committee in Sweden, the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize (which, admittedly, is sometimes given out for actual accomplishments, but is often, as in the case of Barack Obama, an award about nothing) are chosen by a committee in Norway. …(I explained in 2009, when Obama got his notoriously undeserved Nobel Prize why the Peace Prize is decided by Norway, not Sweden, where the main Nobel Academy is—in effect it’s affirmative action for Norwegians).
[Rigging the Nobel Peace Prize Committee , PJMedia, December 12, 2017]
The domination of the committee by members of the Labor Party (big-time socialists) and Christian People's Party (bleeding-heart naifs) explains why the prize has gone to fake lefty do-gooders like Rigoberta Menchú, Jimmy Carter, and Al Gore. The attachment of both parties to the Palestinian cause explains how Yasir Arafat became a Peace Prize laureate.We’ve reported on Norwegian immigration politics here:
Recently the Progress Party – the Classical Liberal party that has been part of the nation's governing coalition since 2013 – announced that it wanted its 73-year-old party founder, Carl I. Hagen [right] to sit on the committee. It was Hagen who, decades ago, almost singlehandedly made Norway's reckless immigration policy a political issue, thereby earning the hostility of the entire Norwegian political, media, and academic establishment – and the support of an ever-expanding percentage of the Norwegian electorate. …[Links added]
But the proposal to put him on the committee met with immediate outrage from virtually every corner of Norwegian society. One politician who wished to remain anonymous told the Guardian that Hagen's “opinions are not consistent with the values the prize promotes and that much of Norway wants to project.”In fact, it’s just Norway’s Deep State that thinks that way—the actual Norwegian public elected the Progress Party, and is tired of immigration, among other bien pensant enthusiasms.
Read the whole Bawer article for more, but what I want to point out about the Nobel Peace Prize is that it not only, as Bawer says, doesn’t have good reputation now—but it never should have had a good reputation.
I went further than that, and referred to The Peace Prize As The Special Olympics Nobel.
Even before the age of Affirmative Action, the Nobel Peace Prize has always been the Special Olympics of the Nobel World. You don’t have to achieve peace, you just have to mean well.
The Nobel Peace Prize committee should be abolished.
But in the meantime, thanks to patriots like Carl Hagen, Norway is still refusing to abolish itself.