The Nobel Peace Prize: Why invest so much delusion in a farce?

Assad supporters are triumphal that White Helmets lost the Nobel Peace Prize. Those who oppose Assad are bummed they lost. Why invest so much delusion in a farce?

The Nobel Peace Prize is almost always awarded to a war or human rights criminal–or a potential one—& rarely to a genuine champion of human rights. That’s been true over 100 years. When Kissinger received it in 1973 whilst the US was carpet bombing North Vietnam, it became an international symbol of hypocrisy. Winning it was like stepping in cow manure if you actually gave a damn about war & human rights.

Political activists have got to stop making fools of themselves over honorifics & awards. Especially one so discredited as the Nobel.