“This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, This ain’t no fooling around, No time for dancing, or lovey dovey, I ain’t got time for that now” Chris Frantz / Christopher Frantz / David Byrne / Jerry Harrison / Tina Weymouth
The hype for the meeting of Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un rivals the greatest ‘professional’ wrestling events. In fact, the meeting in Singapore already has t-shirts out.
There are so many angles to dissect this meeting that I cannot cover them all. Let me begin with this quote. “Peace with weapons is no peace.” I cannot verify my memory so please forgive me if I am wrong but I believe Lynette ‘Squeaky” Fromme said that. An odd thing to come from a follower of Charles Manson and somebody who tried to assassinate a president of the United States, and then again maybe not.
Historically North Korea suffered greatly during what is called the Korean War. While the estimates vary I have seen numbers as high as eight to nine million civilians killed. This amounts to thirty percent of the civilian population. Technically the ‘war’ has never come to an end but rather an armistice had been reached. Since the cessation of violence there was limited sporadic fighting between the North and South, but nothing major. Certainly, nothing to compare to the numerous ravaging wars conducted by the United States. This is important to note, clearly, the United States possesses no moral high ground in these negotiations.
Tensions between the countries run very high. The peak times are when the United States and South Korea hold joint military operations. What this ‘joint military operations’ are is, in fact, a mock simulation of invading North Korea. Just the idea of such plans is troubling enough let alone manifesting them to the point where you are working out the details of the operation. On the other side, the United States doesn’t like the idea that North Korea has nuclear weapons and worse yet they are working on a delivery system. In fairness, the United States is acting very hypocritical in this matter. Not only do we have nuclear weapons but we have used them twice on civilian targets, none the less.
The idea of peace on the Korean peninsula is very alluring. For Donald Trump, it could bring him the prestigious Noble Peace Prize, something that as an arrogant man he would love to attain. Maybe if he could actually defuse the situation he may, in fact, be worthy of the prize. On the other hand, war is very profitable for certain people and organizations. The military-industrial complex in the United States has great influence as demonstrated by our constant state of war.
John Bolton made this comment, “How can you know when a North Korean is lying? His lips are moving.” I would tell Mister Bolton based on the United States dealing with the Native Americans that the greatest liars the world have ever produced are in fact the United States government. The United States has flagrantly and maliciously violated every single treaty they have made with the indigenous peoples of these stolen lands and still do so to this very day. John Bolton also mentioned he wanted to follow the Libyan model with North Korea, which brought about the total destruction of Lybia. I would call John Bolton an outright blithering idiot but I digress and relegate him to being evil.
There is a lot at stake here. A war in Korea could trigger World War 3 which could become nuclear and terminate all life on planet Earth.
So Trump and Kim will sit down tonight face to face. This is an extremely good thing. This is something that makes me proud to be an American. Even if nothing positive or even negative things come as a result I can still say at least an attempt to talk was made. The world has everything to gain in this historic meeting.
It is the duty of the citizens of the world to stand up and say no to war. We must hold our leaders accountable for their reckless actions. I personally have made many disparaging remarks about Donald Trump, albeit that they were true. In this case, I can give nothing but compliments. This is how human beings were meant to interact, face to face. It is easy to hate through the animosity of distance but when two people meet and hopefully shake hands, good things can happen.
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