We have long known that, in a manner reminiscent of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four1, war is peace. Consequently, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union in recognition of its efforts towards more war, destruction, death, poverty, and suffering. Indeed, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded for bringing about more war and all of the above for the second consecutive time. The last time, it was awarded to Barack Obama, who, albeit a moderate compared to former presidents of the United States of America and his recent opponent in the presidential election, Mitt Romney, has intensified drone attacks and driven his country more into the wars he promised to end.
The only thing missing is a Nobel Abstinence Prize awarded for drinking, smoking, and rape.
1. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, there are three slogans (which are the slogans of the Party) upon the so-called Ministry of Truth :
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
Orwell, George: Nineteen Eighty-Four; London: Penguin Books, 1987; among others, pp. 6, 18, 29.