North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb

A hydrogen bomb detonation – a few are talking about what affects such a blast would have on sea life, and the ever debated ‘Climate Change’.  Testing a bomb to make sure it works and in the process altering our entire planet for decades to come is a function of Ego and Pride. Hundreds of thousands of fish/marine life will die. Porpoises, dolphins, whales, and food fish will be altered by radioactive fallout. Their gene structures will be damaged. The temperature of the ocean will rise. The ozone layer will be diminished. Particles will be dispersed in the air and deposited on land detrimentally affecting animal and human life. Plant life could be harmed. 

And yet, the only thing the media seems able to dispense is the fact that the actions of this narcissistic, insane man – are all Trump’s fault. As though his deep insanity didn’t exist until just recently. As though North Korea has never been a threat. As though North Korea used to be a nice liberal communist country until Trump was elected. Worshiping the same kind of communism that our Liberals embrace for America, somehow this topsy-turvy world has literally lost its mind.

And while Merkel and Macron tell Trump to ‘fix it’, Russia, the dreaded evil Russia, is actually doing something.

The Director General of North Korea’s ministry is currently in Moscow negotiating a peaceful resolution. In actuality, no country wants a North Korean war, or to be subjected to the after effects of a hydrogen bomb. But no one seems to have the guts to attempt a resolution, they all just point fingers – ‘you fix it’.

Apparently, the only request that North Korea has placed on the table has been systematically rejected by the US – “Pyongyang would suspend its nuclear and ballistic missile tests in exchange for a halt in joint US-South Korean military exercises.”

Seems reasonable to me!  I could live with that.  And so could the hundreds of thousands of marine ecosystems.  There is no request that the US stop it’s own testing, it’s nuclear activity, or even exit South Korea, they simply want us to stop exercises with South Korea. In exchange the worst World War in history would be shelved.

But Ego and Pride are at stake.

Ego fuels the Israeli-Palestinian war without ever coming to a resolution. Ego fuels the racist war against ‘whites’. Ego and Pride could very well be our culmination. Are we really considering a World War because of our Pride?

In that light, I found the following quote:  “In A War of Ego, The Loser Always Wins…”

When ego rules an individual, the person is inclined to act only for self instead of for the community, or group he represents. We are all guilty. But a responsibility exists when an action is so catastrophic as War. John Lennon famously justified his Ego as a function of elevating his – self.

“It is easy to tell the toiler

How best he can carry his pack

But no one can rate a burden’s weight

Until it has been on his back”

― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Pride is an interesting topic because our schools and our society define it as something good, something children need to embrace, something that empowers. Black Pride, Black Lives Matter, demands the death of ‘White Pride”. It is rooted in hypocrisy. In fact, pride is the root of destruction, wars, chaos, selfishness, and The Fall.

“The tyrant is a child of Pride

Who drinks from his sickening cup

Recklessness and vanity,

Until from his high crest headlong

He plummets to the dust of hope.”

― Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

Personally, I’m not willing to pridefully agree to World War III and the wasteful desolation of Earth and all its inhabitants.

North Korea: Detente or War?

The Korean War of the 1950’s saw North Korea, China and Russia against ‘everyone else’, it was the Communists vs the Nationalists.   The unit strength of the Communists dwarfed that of the Nationalists, military casualties vary from half a million to about 1 million with wounded well over 1.5 million.   Civilian deaths were over 2.5 million. It was brutal. What did it serve? It was a border war that ultimately gave South Korea freedom from the totalitarian rule that Kim Jong now covets.

Contrary to some mainstream reports that would have us believe that Kim Jong Un is an intellectual commander, he is more of a psychological narcissist .   More like a caricature from a James Bond movie, his education was rather a bleak barnacle… “having thousands of pounds lavished on his education at a top private school in Switzerland, he didn’t leave with even the equivalent of a single GCSE. When he was just 15 his father took him out of the costly International School Of Berne, where fees now run around £16,000 a year. He moved him to a nearby state school to save money but he was quickly put in the lower tier in class.”  

You see, Kim Jong Un wasn’t interested in war or being a leader, instead from a young age he was obsessed with Hollywood and preferred watching endless movies, pretending to act in a variety of roles for his classmates… while failing his classes. He left the Liebefeld-Steinholzi School near Berne without securing ANY exam results at all. His preference? Football, basketball – and porn.

Today the media is still weighted on Russia when the threat is North Korea. North Korea does not have the capacity to wreak worldly damage, but if it forced the hand of China, we would be in dire straits. Russia is no longer communist Soviet Union, and would most likely become an ally of the US as it has in every other war except the Korean War.

Right now the US is attempting to engage Russia’s help in defusing North Korea. The mindset that is important is “pride”. It is not about whether Pride is right or wrong, but how to deal with it in avoiding war. As long as the US makes threats, those threats have to be countered or Kim will appear weak to his people and lose the respect and fear that dominates his power if he doesn’t counter those threats. He is thus forced to respond with greater threats in order to maintain his ‘face’.

Sanctions too have proven to a worthless threat and serve only to enrage, not to diffuse.

Psychology tells us exactly how to act and react when confronted by a narcissist;   listen, offer praise, and diffuse defensiveness.   When attempting to create a diplomatic agreement; set boundaries thru compliments, focus on solutions, don’t threaten or challenge, and show them their benefit in the action.

While we are all narcissists by birth, we are not all narcissistic by disorder. Still, whether we are fighting a war, diffusing a war, or working on our own personal issues, these guidelines can be hugely beneficial (I personally stand convicted).

In the realm of North Korea, Putin and Xi seem to understand this delicate balance in dealing with Kim Jong Un, and I think that while the US wants to appear strong, sometimes strength is more visible in detante.