Pro-democracy activist and genocide spectator Aung San Suu Kyi has been awarded the newly created Nobel Irony Prize at a ceremony in Oslo today. Best known for her prolonged house arrest, Ms. Suu Kyi’s relentless quest for democracy eventually put an end to half a century of military dictatorship in Burma.
During her acceptance speech she said: “Having waxed lyrical for some time now on the subject of peace one can only roll one’s eyes and shrug one’s shoulders at the sheer irony of it all. I have a Nobel Peace Prize for fuck’s sake, and all around me I see the Rohingya Muslims being killed or driven from their lands in massive numbers, and I don’t lift a finger. Well you couldn’t make it up could you.”
She concluded the speech by saying: “The whole thing reminds me of Alanis Morissette’s song ‘Ironic’. However ‘rain on your wedding day’ isn’t ironic at all; it’s just a soggy pain in the tits.
“This,” she said jabbing herself in the chest, “this is irony.”