I’ll try to keep my language under proper manners.
What does this prize mean?
No, I’m not asking myself “why” it has been awarded to the European Union, but “HOW”!!!
What kind of illumination has descended on the famous Academy’s brains?
What will be next, then? The Moon? The Internet? The WHO (meaning the World Health Organization, but it could well also be the rock band)? The NATO?
Or even SEX? If I follow the structure of the explanation “for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe“, I would rather consider that sex has achieved the goal of providing tens of thousands of years of peace, and pleasure to mankind.
I want to separate the EU from the Euro. The Euro is under attack, which from my point of view (and I may be somewhat ignorant at this point) is utterly irrelevant, since most currencies are in similar situation. But the EU has shown to be a huge elephant, the biggest bureaucracy man has ever invented.
The EU has not been able to stop (let alone “prevent”), the current crisis, moving with the flow of the global capital markets, and their carefully planned strategy of market of debt.
“The Nobel awards an EU that has been ruling for the banks, for the financial power, at the expense of drowning people, more and more each time: In Spain, the poverty index already reaches the 26,4% – the highest of all the EU -, while the Top Ten richest in the Spanish Stock Exchange, increased their wealth by an 8% in 2011.” (Original full article in Spanish).
Today, a man has set a new record of free fall, and both altitude and speed. I find this much more sensible as a new leap for humanity, than the emptiness of a Nobel Prize sent to the WC.