North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump ‘dotard'
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North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump ‘dotard’

North Korea’s Kim dictator leader, Kim Jong Un, is the grandson of the country’s first leader. His title is Supreme Leader. His grandfather, Kim Il-sung is the Eternal President of the Republic of North Korea. His birthday is celebrated every year as an official holiday and is known as the Day of the Sun. In 1948, Kim Il Sung came to rule North Korea after the end of Japanese occupancy in 1945 split the Korean peninsula.

The Kim dynasty, referred to in North Korea as the Mount Paektu Bloodline, is a three-generation lineage of North Korean leadership descended from Kim Il-sung. Each leader, in turn, worshipped as a godlike figure.

An image of Kim Il  Sung being adored by workers and soldiers
Kim Il Sung being adored by soldiers and workers. Image Credit:

Kim Jong-Un’s father was Kim Jong-Il who led North Korea from the time of Kim Il-sung’s death until his own demise in 2011. His title was Dear Leader and he is still revered as the Great Man, Who Descended From Heaven. In true godly fashion, the father, Kim Il Sung begat the son, Kim Jung Il who in turn begat a son, Kim Jong Un. A sort of unholy trinity. The Father, the Son, and the holy hell!

An image of Kim Jong Un.
An image of Kim Jong Un. Image Credit: PPcom

This very plump short man with the strange haircut is the leader of one of the poorest countries in the world. What little money his communist government scams from the rest of the world is spent on military hardware and the beginnings of a nuclear arsenal. The latter causes much chagrin in US government circles and its latest president, the bellicose and notoriously thin-skinned Donald J. Trump.

The war between North and South Korea ended in a draw that cost the lives of 35,000 American combatants and $267 billion in 2017 dollars. The annual budget of the 70-year security alliance between the United States and South Korea runs around $1 billion. The US government of Donald Trump has pressured the South Koreans for a sharply higher share of the cost to be borne by Seoul for hosting the U.S. troops. Coupled with that initiative, the US had been making overtures to the North Korean government to drop its nuclear program in return for a big increase in foreign aid and an abandonment of embargoes.

An image of Kim Jung Un and Donald Trump
Image Credit: Politico

Prior to these behind the scenes talks between the US and North Korea, something of a pissing match began between the two countries with Trump calling Kim Jong Un “Little Rocket Man” and the Korean dictator responding by calling Trump a “dotard‘. Just what is a dotard? A quick online search reveals it to be “an old person, especially one who has become physically weak or whose mental faculties have declined.”

He is certainly a rocket man, but is not little, weighing in at a very obese 290 lbs. Short maybe, but not little. He, in fact, outweighs the Trump by around 47 lbs. 

Michael Trigg
I am a dyed in the wool optimist though I do have fears for the future of my two young grandchildren and what life will be like for them in 20 years or so.

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