The left is at it again, ready to cancel anything and everything that has even the slightest whiff of Donald Trump on it. They’ve done it with the Electoral College, they’ve done it with our border laws, and now they’re even doing it with the Nobel Peace Prize. After President Trump was nominated last week for his role in brokering peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Graeme Wood of The Atlantic suggested that perhaps it’s time to just get rid of the prize altogether. After all, if someone like Trump can get within grabbing distance of the honor, it obviously doesn’t need to exist.
It can surely only be a matter of months before the left begins telling us that we should get rid of the Executive Branch.
“The committee should take a long break to consider whether peace is a category coherent enough to be worth recognizing,” wrote Wood.
“If Trump wins the prize, it will be the fourth Nobel awarded for peace between Israel and its neighbors,” Wood continued. “That will make Arab-Israeli peace mediators more successful at charming the Nobel Committee than the International Committee of the Red Cross, which has won three times in the prize’s 120-year history, but still less successful than my favorite, which is no one at all.
“Giving the peace prize to no one at all is a tradition the Nobel Committee should revive, perhaps on a permanent basis,” Wood wrote. “The record of achievement of the peace laureates is so spotty, and the rationales for their awards so eclectic, that the committee should take a long break to consider whether peace is a category coherent enough to be worth recognizing. Peace had its chance, and blew it. The Trump nomination … helps show why.”
Much like their arguments against the Electoral College, the left only seems to bring up these pet peeves when it has something to do with Donald Trump and/or conservatives. We don’t remember Wood writing a big spiel about the uselessness of the Nobel Peace Prize after Obama won it. So even if he makes a coherent point or two in his argument, it’s undermined by the fact that this is so transparently another attack on Trump.
You want to make a serious argument against the Nobel Prize? You want to take a logical look at whether or not the concept of “peace” is even worth talking about? Great. Make that argument after one of your boys gets a prize for apologizing to Syria or giving a big red button to Putin. Then we’ll give your thoughts a listen. Until then, we’re just going to put this in the ever-growing pile of symptoms originating from Trump Derangement Syndrome.