Besides exterminating people, Kim Jong Un also likes basketball and H-bombs. Un, who is the leader of North Korea, doesn’t mind killing a few people now and then who don’t agree with him, but he also likes to play with and watch the game with the round ball, and he even invited some American NBA players, organized by former NBA great, Dennis Rodman, to visit North Korea and stage a game for his pleasure and some of the North Korean inner circle.
Killing people and watching the NBA; that is what apparently gives him the most joy. In addition to his older brother, he has exterminated whole families and generals who disagree with him since coming to power. In December 2013, Kim Jong-un’s Uncle Jang Sung-taek was arrested and executed for treachery. Jang Sung-taek is believed to have been executed by firing squad. According to multiple unnamed sources, Kim Jong-un has also put to death members of Jang’s family, to completely destroy all traces of Jang’s existence through the extermination of his family, including the children and grandchildren of all close relatives.
Top generals were also executed. O Sang-hon was a deputy security minister in the Ministry of Public Security in the government of North Korea. He was killed during a political purge in 2014. According to the Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo, he was executed by flamethrower for his role in supporting Kim Jong-un’s uncle Jang Song-taek.
Most of his country is struggling to find food to eat, while he chuckles in his lavish mansion with an almost teenage delight when LeBron James makes a dunk, and Un appears at that moment to be like any normal young NBA fan. Only once was he reported to have taken note of the difference between his lifestyle and the people he rules. When he was 18 and living in a mansion, smoking Yves Saint Laurent cigarettes, swilling Johnnie Walker whisky and driving a Mercedes-Benz 600 luxury sedan, Jong un questioned his lavish lifestyle and asked, “We are here, playing basketball, riding horses, riding jet skis, having fun together. But what of the lives of the average people?” Apparently this was only a momentary concern.
Today Un spends much of his time, and much of North Korea’s resources developing H-bombs and missiles capable of carrying these H-bombs to the United States, the country which seems to be his most hated enemy. On 7 March 7, 2013, North Korea threatened the United States with a “pre-emptive nuclear attack”, and Kim Jong Un issued a detailed threat to “wipe out” Baengnyeong Island, the scene of previous naval clashes. North Korea has revealed plans for conducting nuclear strikes on U.S. cities, including Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Experts do not think Un and North Korea have developed the capability yet, but it is expected that they will soon.
There is no doubt that Kim Jong Un is deranged. His exact diagnosis is difficult to make, but we can say he is probably paranoid and he is the number one nuclear threat in the world. His most often stated goal is to eradicate the United States. He is like a nuclear suicide bomber ready at a moment’s notice to do his work. The question is, how did he get that way?
The man who served as his father’s chef and Un’s de facto nanny, Fujimoto (his Japanese name), spoke out recently about Kim Jong Un’s childhood. It seems that he, his older brother and sister, were given everything they wanted, but not the love that every child needs. Allowed every privilege at a young age, Fujimoto recalls Jong-un demanding to drive a car, a Mercedes no less, at the age of seven. “They put a little box beneath his feet to help him reach the pedals and someone gave him instruction. The first car he got was a Mercedes-Benz, and he has owned Mercedes ever since. I’d say he has more than ten now – all bulletproof.”
At the age of 14, Un demanded to smoke, and then to drink. “[He] drank a lot, too, even as a young teenager – Russia’s finest vodka. Sometimes he’d drink the whole bottle all by himself,” Fujimoto noted. Then he began spending time on one of the two yachts his father bought for him and became a good sailor. He also has an endless supply of McDonalds Big Macs, although the chain is not in North Korea.
In his late teens, Jong-un was exposed to his father’s ‘pleasure brigade’ – an endless array of beautiful teenage girls forced to sing, strip naked, give massages and perform sexual duties for Un’s father. Fujimoto claims that the 18-year-old Kim was shy with girls and hated “having relationships with multiple women.” His stand-offish attitude toward girls led his father to wonder if his son was gay. Fujimoto speculates that Kim hated his father’s womanizing and this is what led him to execute his uncle, Jang Sung Taek, who was responsible for picking the girls that served in the father’s pleasure brigade. I would speculate that his father hatred started during his early childhood and was fueled by his father’s ruthless attitude toward him.
According to many sources, Un and his older brother both attended private schools in Switzerland, Un going to the International School in Gümligen under the name “Chol-pak” or “Pak-chol” from 1993 to 1998. He did poorly in his studies but excelled at one sport in particular—basketball. He was described by classmates as a shy child who was awkward with girls and indifferent to political issues, but who distinguished himself in sports and had a fascination with the American National Basketball Association and Michael Jordan. One friend claimed that Kim had been shown pictures of himself with Kobe Bryant and Toni Kukoč.
Now Kim Jong Un has his own private basketball court where he sets up games with his intimates while he plans his future H-bomb attacks on the United States. He appears to have been a spoiled little boy who got everything but self-discipline and the love of his father, and he has now turned into a megalomaniac leader. His hatred of his father has been transferred to the United States, which he despises for its sexualized lifestyle, similar to his father’s.
Un has never known any limits to his behavior since his early child. Now the world wants to impose limits and he doesn’t like it. He just wants the world to give him whatever he wants, or else.