Someone Tell the Nobel Committee They’re Fired
Each year by February 1, thousands of people around the world, including politicians, professors, and previous winners, may submit nominations to the five-person Nobel Prize committee in Oslo, Norway for the year’s awards. The committee has always consisted of Norwegian nationals appointed by the Norwegian Parliament who have until the following December to sort through the 200+ nominations and choose a winner.
As laid out by prize creator Alfred Nobel, the peace prize is intended for institutions or individuals that “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.”
And this year, Donald J. Trump is a nominee.
But it might not be as bad as it sounds.
Thousands of people from around the world are able to submit nominations for whomever they think fit for the award. What’s scarier is that a respected Nobel voter actually considers Trump worthy.
At the end of the day, there’s no chance Trump actually wins, though it wouldn’t be the first time the Peace Prize has had some questionable nominees and winners.
In 1939, Hitler was nominated, and by a Swedish Member of Parliament, no less. The nominator later claimed it was a joke (Ha. Ha.) Stalin was nominated twice, in 1945 and 1948, for his efforts to end the war.
Guess they forgot about all that genocide, rape, and slaughter he ordered.