“Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air.”
(Macbeth, act 1, sc. 1)
Comments. In 1985 Nobel decreed that the prize should be given to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
As the saying goes, if Alfred Nobel were sentient his bones would turn in his grave. To start, is Europe a person? Maybe the panel thought of the mythical Europe abducted by Jupiter disguised as a bull. “Fraternity between nations?” Certainly not in the past year. How about Lybia, Syria, not to include Serbia of old? This is when politicians of the “left” suddenly discovered that they were “European” and joined in the bombing of Belgrade and the planned dissolution of Yugoslavia.
And Afghanistan? Iraq? Rather than “abolition or reduction of standing armies” Europe has become a military colony of the US of A supplying men and assistance to develop a global army. To defend Europe from whom? Afghan mountain farmers? Tuaregh Bedouins and their peaceful camels? Zoroastrian followers from the plains of Persia?
All in all the Nobel Peace Prize is worse than a farce. It is well beyond Orwell and newspeak. It is the consecration that fair is foul and foul is fair.
Tips for Use. When your opponents completely misrepresent facts. For other cross-references consult the book ”Your Daily Shakespeare”
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In the Play. Extract from the famous mumbo jumbo by the three witches at the beginning of the Scottish play.
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Jimmie, is there, perhaps, a Shakespeare in modern English? Rita
Not for me to say but I don’t think so. Cheers, Jimmie