North Korea, do those words conjure up a civilized society in your mind? North Korea is analogous to a very smart, high energy kid on the playground who is obsessed with bullying every kid he comes into contact with. The only scary thing is this kid constantly brags about how well he knows the methods to make homemade dynamites and grenades. Would you let that pudgy kid play with your child or would you tolerate him bullying other kids? Noteworthy; North Korea is a proud socialist and communist peoples republic according to the democratic people’s party leadership. I wonder what the average common man would say if given the choice to be in a free society or live under the socialist regime? What would Bernie Sanders, Socialist senator from Vermont, say about what it means to live in a socialist society? I hope to have an opportunity in the future to pick Mr. Sanders brain. It could turn out to be a Hollywood-style blockbuster documentary!
A brief history of North Korea in a snapshot in the 19th century:
1910-1945, Korea was Annexed and controlled by Imperial Japan
Korea was split into two parts; North and South at the 38th parallel approximately 50-50 split. As part of World War II general order Japanese surrender to America,1945-1950.
1945-1950 North Korea was occupied by the Soviets while the Americans took control of the capital Seoul in South Korea
1948 Kim Il Sung became the leader of Juche, self-reliant socialist Korean philosophy via Peoples Worker Party (WPK) of North Korea. Meanwhile in the same year 1948 Syngman Rhee an anti-communist rose to power to control the South Korean government. The two nations had a diametrically opposed political, economic and social system. Stark differences between USSR Communist ideology and the United States ideology of Capitalism; the birth of the cold war!
1948 The USSR withdrew its troops from North Korea and so did the Americans in 1949 from South Korea.
1950 the North Under Kim Il Sung leadership decided to invade the south to force a reunification of the Korean Peninsula as one nation. The invasion was successful but the allied united nations forces led by the United States of America pushed back and hence the beginning of the Korean War.
1950-1953 Korean War dragged on until Chinese forces helped the North Koreans as the South advanced north with the help of American troops. A stalemate became reality as two sides couldn’t penetrate deeper with outright victory and the 38th parallel was re-established as a half way point between the now divided two nation states.
If the following statement ripped right out of the official North Korean government doctrine has any resemblance to irony then I would welcome you folks to the real world of comical insanity and pardon me while I avoid falling off my spinning chair! After the quote stay tuned for some interesting provocative queries and factual data that may shed some light on this “sublime philosophy!” no pun intended nor are we trying to defy logic in this part of the universe!
“ Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea is a genuine workers’ state in which all the people are completely liberated from exploitation and oppression. The workers, peasant, soldiers and intellectuals are the true masters of their destiny and are in a unique position to defend their interests.” Sounds like a reasonably good philosophy thus far, right? Until you run into the following intriguing factoids:
North Korea has approximately 16,000 miles of road network but only 450 miles are paved roads. An insider joke; North Korea is the safest place to drive as there are no road accidents and no traffic because no one can afford a car except for the ruling class!
Annual income for North Korea is about $16 Billion GDP. that’s about 1/5 of Bill Gates founder of Microsoft net worth ($87.3 Billion). Translates into $645 annual income per person based on a population of 24.8 million folks!
Marijuana (Weed) is legal in North Korea to keep everyone sedated and mellow!
Traffic Lights don’t exist, so plenty of real traffic cops on every conceivable corner.
Outside of the capital Pyongyang, there is no electricity in many towns and country sides.
North Korea bases its calendar on its founding father and first despot leader born April 15th, 1912 Kim Il Sung. Therefore in North Korea, it is currently the year 104. They truly believe they are the first nation and tribe on earth as in Adam and Eve! After free weed smoking you never know folks, it could be true?
North Korea has been labeled the most corrupt nation in the world! Only Somalia and Bangladesh come in second and third in comparison to the regime.
For about $8,000 a North Korean can pay a “coyote” to escape to China or to South Korea! When an escapee is caught he or she must serve a sentence in a labor work camp including their grandparents, parents, and children. A full 3 generational punishment! If you belong to a higher class you simply get sentenced to death! For an Average North Korean it would take only 15 years or realistically 24 years of savings to come up with an “escape fee of $8000 based on $645 annual income!”
Free and fair elections are held every 5 years! Only choice you have on the ballot is one candidate, the great leader Kim Jong Un!
North Koreans are taught that, the North Korea is one country and that South Korea is just an occupied colonial beachhead for the imperialist American government.
Every bookstore in North Korea is replete with one major book title; Kim Jong Il books about how he was born miraculously, the genius military protege who graduated before schedule and was able to teach his masters and superiors about everything you can conceive of military wise. Books about Kim’s mother and bedtime stories of legendary conquest and feats and everything poetic and lifestyle about Kim Jong IL, and his father Kim IL Sung.
As part of the vacation and vocational learning, every North Korean is encouraged to visit Kim Jong IL burial casket draped in a glass. It is required homage and patriotism as a champion of the cause for Socialism!
Kim Jong IL in 1978 kidnapped a famed filmmaker Shin Sang from South Korea, specifically to make Propaganda films that would shine the light on how enlightened, entertaining and wondrous life is in Socialist North Korea! And also improve the North Korean Movie industry!
If this whole North Korean story were all a work of fiction, it would be an instant literature classic best seller only second to the legendary walk of fame as in George Orwell’s book 1984!
What we know and don’t know, maybe the hair trigger that raises the specter of a messy bloody war if the civilized world must confront this rogue regime! We have reached a fever pitched crescendo! Thanks to the “kick the can down the road” philosophy pursued by past administrations starting with Bill Clinton,1994 through Obamas, 2016. An almost insane approach code named “strategic patience” which is essentially a capitulation to the madness from a potential suicidal maniacal government! That should reassure you folks out there that we live in a very mundane peaceful world wherein our enemies are saber rattling and threatening global peace and our dear Government officials, especially the last Czars of 2009-2016 era had been resting on their laurels or twiddling their thumbs while “Rome Burns”.Don’t you wish you were a snowflake? It’s one thing to have a mutually assured destruction detente pact (MAD) as we have had with the Soviet Union now Russia in bygone decades, but when you have overzealous religious nut jobs such as Iran and a certified maniacal Communist regime as in North Korea, we can not afford to ignore the threats that these regimes pose on the global or regional stage! the entire western civilization has to rally together and protect these precious freedoms and fundamental human rights we all cherish! This is an existential threat: Picture this scenario for a few seconds; your next door neighbor consistently threatens to burn your house down because he doesn’t like your fencing or the noise from your lawn mower when you’re pruning the brushes, and you notice your neighbor piling up wood and playing with Molotov cocktails and dynamite while threatening to incinerate your house? I doubt that any sane neighborly person would look at that scenario or situation and call it a time for “strategic patience?” even more irrational would be the thought of just engaging the neighbor into friendly coffee time chat, that may assuage their diabolical menace? Unfortunately, that’s the world we live in where threats by any adversary must be taken serious and for what they are worth; real existential threats! I’m not a war monger and I would hate that we descend down this very precarious path as we all know the necessary evils of war! I would hope that we could offer this chubby communist manchild a good treat that would make him and his regime back down and maybe unite the Korean peninsula into one nation in exchange for the total dismantling of all the nuclear technology and sites they have burrowed under the ground or wherever they have hidden them. The most head-scratching conundrum is the fact that America and the rest of the western world have no actionable human intelligence on the ground due to North Korea being isolated and cut off from civilization the last 50 years and counting! Will the new Trump Administration do something strong and positive to solve this menace? I nervously await the wise and calmer heads in the “situation room” at the white house, to act decisively and quell this cancerous cell on humanity.
Lets us take a short journey to North Korea. A picture is worth a thousand words and more sublime are the self-evident facts that spin out of the ethernet by way of expert analysis through our caveman scientist lab.
Seven and half days ago as President Trump sat across from Chinese Leader Xi Jiping having most likely a sumptuous meal, American forces were dropping 59 Toma-Hawk Missiles on a Syrian air force base! World War 3? Since the Syrian government under dictator Bashir-Al-Asad are a client state of the Russians this could easily escalate into a very long nasty protracted warfare and Americans are weary of interventionalist regime change policies especially in the quicksands of the middle-east.
To his credit, this is a more muscular America that the world stage has been waiting for the last 8 years and counting! Support the mission or not these are the red lines that were crossed by our enemies and the last fictional administration did absolutely zilch, zero, nada to enforce international standards set forth by the civilized world when it comes to using and deployment of biological and chemical weapons.
Drums of war are not what most decent folks want as a policy but it seems that the world is increasingly a dangerous place and the only response befitting a chaotic world is the use or threat of military force as the front of the spear when it comes to diplomacy! Like it or not history has taught us that Military force is the first part of diplomacy! Unfortunately “talks” and talking tough as had been tried a time or two in the past has yielded a big fat zero and as a result, we all live in a tenuous, precarious, unsafe world! And here comes the new President of the United States with an aggressive posture and first class deliverable message; that America is back in charge and will not tolerate other rogue nations threatening the global peace order or indirectly threatening the US. To quote president Trump’s usual mantra “Not gonna happen anymore!” I don’t have presidential daily briefings and I’m not the leader of the free world, but I do trust this president is making the best strategic decision to roll the dice in our favor! Mr. President good luck and may the force be with thee! With this muscular approach, the President is playing 3D chess and has now earned a few bargaining chips on the world stage to deal with the other hot spots such as North Korea and the Iran/Syria/Russia nexus of perfect storms. I do not envy the position of President of the USA but we certainly elected the right candidate with the energy to deal with this sordid mess globally! I pray that the rest of the civilized world wakes up and realizes that we are living in a new world order. Top of the list priority entails dealing with domestic issues from a smart forward thinking standpoint and confronting the real global threat of Radical Islam, not global warming as our friends on the left would have us all believe! We have an existential cultural war against a virulent virus ideology that will consume mankind if we in the western world do not commit to a return to basic natural law and moral authority based on Judea/Christian Philosophy. If we continue down this self-inflicted suicidal pathway practicing cultural marxism and political correctness, it won’t take our enemies five generations to conquer the west. In a span of two generations, we will be sitting on doomsday within our lifetimes (50 years to be precise if you like the warm fuzzy Math!)
The Democrats in the Senate just blew themselves up with a grenade meant for the Republicans on a Supreme Court confirmation hearing? Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer has finally given in to the dark forces of their base! Setting a low bar precedence is not a becoming endeavor for any true statesman and patriotic defender of the constitution. The Dems should be ashamed of themselves and therein lies the problem, shameless cowardice is their Modulus Operandi. Weak leaders who wear the badge of incompetence and shame with a gleeful pride. Sad day in America! These are the folks who can not do their rightful job! Sitting on the bench and sucking one’s thumbs or throwing a temper tantrum is something that only a kindergartener can do with childish innocence, but, we live in an adult world?
Judge Neil Gorsuch, a fine outstanding scholarly legal mind was up for a vote and all the Democrats had to do was supply 8 senators to join the Republicans on a bipartisan confirmation hearing, thus giving president Trump his first executive accomplishment. And a balance of the supreme court in the same vein. Trading a conservative associate Judge for the same type or similar Judge. And why the Dems don’t get this through their thick partisan skulls behoofs me as a real world neanderthal! Republicans hold a senate majority 52-48 against the Democrats. This was a vacancy left open due to the untimely death of Supreme Court legend Antonin Scalia. An opportunity for the Dems to show magnanimity and save this legislative battle for another day when they will truly need to push back or pretend they can challenge the Republicans agenda going forward. Honorable statesman tactics they knoweth not in politics. Alas, the nation suffers from a one-party state machinations with no counter balance and aspirational vision, we are left to political chicanery and shenanigans. Opposition for the sake of opposition is a theater worthy of well-trained Kangaroos that refuse to be tamed for the next circus!
What happens now in the near future if President Trump nominates another possibly two supreme court associate justices to fill in the vacancies that are more than likely to happen? Will the Dems enjoy sitting on the sidelines while the governing party Republicans use the nuclear option each time to avoid a filibuster to the vote? What a disservice they are doing to the national political discourse! Shredding the time-tested constitution into confetti to score cheap political points for any expediency is an injustice that the perpetrators, in this case, the Democrats should pay for dearly at the next ballot box and beyond! The American people deserve better than this bunch of shameless lip service charlatans. Do the Democrats want to join forces with the Green Party and just call themselves the New Democratic Green Party (DGP) or better yet Green Socialist Democrat Party (GSDP). That would make a whole lot of practical sense. True primary colors as they are constructed from top to bottom, with no pretenses. Only true authenticity! Buyer be aware! You know what you are buying into everytime you decide to vote for the Dems or the GSDP! And on the flip side, the Republicans can re-brand themselves as the New Democratic-Republicans! (DRP), since they can’t seem to govern when they have legitimately earned power and have been given the green light by “we the people”? Republicans own all the levers of power for effective and total governance and can execute without any help from the Democrats in all practicality. Yet the Republicans can’t even bring any bills worth writing home about on the Presidents desk and it is day 78 out of the first 100 days? We don’t need a plate full of Linguine for lunch, where is the real grass fed beef in the legislative sandwich?When are we going to have a true binary choice for the electorate? May time have mercy on all of us!
What do crickets, scandals, and Susan Rice have in common?
If your guess is as good as mine, that powerful political theater and media malfeasance makes for a smelly day in Denmark! Something stinks in Washington DC! If you thought for a New York second that we are living in an alternative universe where unicorns smoke cigars and can read Chinese Mandarin using a specially encrypted code provided by the Dinosaur Media Incorporated, you are closer to clarity than the deep end of darkness!
The Dinosaur Media has proved once again how crickets can be taught to sing Kum-ba-ya better than the Brooklyn Orchestra Choir could sing at any event while the Media bobble heads direct and conduct the concert! The Dinosaur Media is determined to pull the wool over our eyes? Why? To give their corporate puppet masters enough time to cover up incompetence and desire for more ruling power! It’s not about letting the citizens pursue happiness and liberty as they freely choose but it is all about more centralized power for the elite to manipulate and control the population because the elites know better how your individual lives should be managed! They are the wizards of smarts don’t forget that factor out there in the hinterlands!
Since the inauguration of the new President on January 20th, 2017, the Dinosaur Media has obsessed with a “nothing Burger” over the Trump/Russian connection narrative, which by any measure of independent observation, leads any rational sane mind to these following facts: (a) All the Russian plus Trump team stories have little to no evidence and are a total distraction from real world stories. (b) a cover up of a scandal if you connect all the unfolding dots of information. A raging fire of a scandal of biblical proportions, i.e It is much easier to cross the red sea on dry ground while water is suspended 200 feet in the air! Than it is to ignore so many obvious leads that have nothing to do with Rabbit holes, and (c) Susan Rice a former national Security appointee under the last administration, is a walking, talking scandal that the media has suddenly conspicuously become hushed and silent about. Oh! Well, they are already coming to her defense before all the facts are out and “unmasked?”
An impressive fact is that we have a business-friendly President who has passed the rigorous test of surviving and being a successful entrepreneur in the free market! This President understands small business people, entrepreneurs, and workers! The perfect change agent needed to save us all from the Washington DC madness swamp of endless regulations. In 2015 alone, federal regulations cost the American economy more than $2 trillion. That is why the President has proposed a moratorium on new federal regulations and is ordering the heads of federal agencies and departments to identify job-killing regulations that should be repealed or eliminated entirely. Play that funky music again!
Bad News For Trump:
The RyanCare formerly known as Obamacare is now on the laps of this current Congress, Senate, and White House! It is a total crap sandwich that will bring more cancerous tumors to the American body of health! We can not allow 25% of the US economy to be dominated and taken over by the Federal bureaucracy with all its foibles and incompetencies. Speaker Ryan needs to get hes nerdy behind and work the back channels like a skilled craftsman and get the freedom caucus, Tuesday Morning Caucus and the other sausage caucuses too numerous to mention in the house of representatives and save us all from this monstrosity known as “Unaffordable healthcare Act” or ObamaCare. There is no time left for playing chicken fiddle, or “duck duck goose”. Take all the time you need speaker Ryan and bring a successful ready to be unveiled healthcare bill on the president’s desk, pronto! Sounds cruel but we need a free market solution! Everyone one including the poorest of the population must have skin in the game! Healthcare is not free!So who foots the bill when one gets sick? This idea that expanding Medicaid and Medicare as the gold standard to cure the lack of coverages is ludicrous on the surface. And to believe that, you certainly must be drunk on dirt cheap 60% full proof liquor. We the people should be able to have insurance in any state we choose and keep any doctor we want and join any association we see fits into our sphere! And if the government wants to help; how about more tax breaks for small, medium-sized and large businesses who provide health coverage insurance for their employees. We can use some health savings accounts! Allow charitable organizations to write off or be completely tax exempt if they provide any health care for average Americans freely, regardless what charity it is as long as it doesn’t engage in any criminal enterprises. The freer we are as a people, the better we will be able to take care of each other, that’s why we have a nucleus and extended family! Mama used to say “charity begins at home!”
Good news for Trump:
We need Congress to grow a pair of cajones and fulfill their sworn oath to serve as the people’s representatives and do to the best of their ability defend our constitution at every turn! But they (congress) have abdicated their role and have permitted the presidency and executive branch become too powerful, its almost like we are living under an autocratic rule! Not by any stretch of the imagination that President Trump is guilty of usurping power, but past presidents have set a very bad precedence especially the last 8 years of executive over-reach and a lame duck congress not holding in check unfettered power grab! Constitution provides co-equal branches of power for a very wise reason! What happens when we have a leader with dictatorial or nefarious tendency at the helm? We will lose our republic! We are not a democracy as I constantly hear our neighbors from the leftist mindset! We are a constitutional Republic with an experimentation in liberal democracy!