What The Fuck, America?


I think what I find most upsetting about the meeting between North Korean Grand Poobah Kim Jong-un and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in is that Moon's parents fled North Korea and worked themselves like crazy to support Moon as he became a human rights lawyer and now he has to smile and shake hands with the fucking evil Kim and pretend Kim's a decent human with morals. I don't know how he does it.

Of course Trump's taking credit for this summit and the resulting Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula which may finally end the Korean War, later this year, maybe, if everyone's still into it. But it's previous American leaders who were played like fiddles. I guess Trump's administration deserves some credit but...we'll see what happens.

Still, it's easy for North Korea to swagger into these meetings with confidence, since they've got the missiles. Disarmament has been off the table since the '90s, which is why people keep using the word "denuclearization", a much hazier term with no specific requirements. North Korea is looking to other nations which traded their nuclear ambitions for...well, look at Libya and Iraq. And look how well the deal is going for Iran on Trump's watch. Maybe Little Rocket Man likes having his own trump card.

November 2016
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