My Unique Take on the Orange Crowned God-Emperor’s North Korean Bellicosity

14 11 2017

Pyongyang

I’m going to start with the conclusion and then conclude with the reasoning.

CONCLUSION

This is our last chance to win the Korean War.

REASONING

I have written in this space on several occasions in the last few years that we are in the Era of Peak Boomer, that is, the zenith of the Baby Boomer generation’s ability to exercise serious control over serious and consequential institutions.  So much so that we’re on our third President whose birth is part of the direct “nine months later” consequences of the orgasmic exuberance of the circumstance and aftermath of V-J Day.  Three Presidents, born Summer 1946.  Including the current one.

The first wave of the Boomers are currently in their last gasp of power and influence over serious institutions, and at the same time, are the last people who can exercise that kind of power who have any conscious memory of the Korean War, even though they were just little kids (ages 4-7 if you’re a Summer ’46er) during Korea.  The later you were born, the younger you were when Korea happened, meaning that even if you were alive, you have no conscious memory of it at all, and if you were born after July 1953, you weren’t even alive at all.

Yet and still, whether you were just barely old enough to know what was going on in Korea, or whether you were born after it was over, you had older relatives who were Korean vets, and they inevitably did the woulda-coulda-shoulda thing.  You grew up hearing all that griping.

Donald J. Trump both probably was just old enough to understand that we were at war in Korea when it was happening, and probably heard a lot of the woulda-coulda-shoulda kvetching in his ears as he got older from that point.  He just turned seven when we got out of Korea, and any seven-year old boy who doesn’t see his country emphatically win a war, especially since his very birth was a consequence of his country winning a really big war, is going to have his young male ego hurt.

And now, he’s President, and Korea is still divided along post-July ’53 lines.

See where this is going?  He thinks he can finish the job and close the loop on what got him butthurt at the age of seven.

Presuming the Constitutional process continues after Trump, and as you know, I don’t think it will, this is the last President we’ll have that was alive during the Korean War.  If we have another Boomer President, it will be late Boomer type, a 1959 birth year type, born after Korea, and by the time a 1959 birth year individual got old enough to understand such things, the woulda-coulda-shoulda-ism re Korea dissipated as our attention turned to another Asian civil war, that being Vietnam.  This means that the Trump Administration is last Presidency with “skin in the game” motivation to “win” the Korean War in the way the American foreign policy establishment thinks we should win it slash should have won it.  Speaking of, “our” official goal of “denuclearizing” the entire Korean peninsula is nothing more than a dog whistle for either the internal toppling or the external conquering of the DPRK, and subsuming its territory into the ROK.  There is no other credible route for there to be no nuclear ordinance on the Korean peninsula.  Which means that “denuclearization of the Korean peninsula” is a humanitarian-sounding front for what would in all essence be adding territory to the American Empire, i.e. winning the Korean War once and for all.  The stalemate is that the growing Chinese Empire wants the territory that is now the DPRK to be its protectorate, not ours.

Long and short is that since Korea is still divided, we still think we can win it, and we now have as a Commander-in-Chief someone who wants to win it for personal reasons.

Incidentally, that is why we gave up on Vietnam in the long run, in spite of all the very similar woulda-coulda-shoulda-ism on the part of Vietnam vets that still takes place to this day, (including that on the part of a man who is on the other side of a wall from me right now whereas I write this), because Vietnam didn’t stay divided, the Paris Accords didn’t hold, the North ignored them and overran the South and created a North-ran unitary Vietnam.  If that had not happened, there’d still be separate North and South Vietnams to this day, with a DMZ between them, and we’d still be treating Vietnam like we’re treating Korea, which is, a thing we can still win in the long run.

My late older blood uncle, my late uncle-by-marriage, and my late great uncle, are all Korean vets, the middle one is technically a casualty but one who didn’t succumb to the war injuries until 1988.  Incidentally, my younger blood uncle, who I just alluded to above, the one who you know, thanks to Norm, is one of the three principals of my existence right now and has been since July 19, the others being Norm himself and my lawyer, all of them have legal rights therein, is a Vietnam vet.  So as you can see, I have a plenty of blood and quasi-blood relative investment in eastern Asia.  So what I’m about to write, I’m not writing out of a sense of disloyalty or sedition.  And I know I’m gonna hear from a few people.  But I have to say it anyway:

Those gooks aren’t worth it.  Nary a bone of a single Pomeranian grenadier.

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Ever So Closer

9 07 2017

Ste. Genevieve

2:

Controversy over transgender inmate in Ste. Genevieve County

An investigation is underway at a southeast Missouri jail over a transgender inmate after complaints emerged about inappropriate contact.

This came after April Chambers of St. Louis said her daughter, who is also an inmate at the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center, called home to tell her all about it.

“She said, ‘They put a man in here with us,’” Chambers said.

“I said, ‘What do you mean they put a man there?’ She said, ‘He looks like a woman in the face but, he’s having sex with the girls in here.’”

The sheriff’s office said as soon as the office heard about the incident, authorities took steps to separate the transgender individual and the female inmates.

But Chambers said she’s wondering how this could have happened in the first place.

First off, April Chambers is a black woman, and her daughter is also presumably black herself.  So I wonder how it came to be that she ended up in the pokey down in Ste. Gen.

Now, as for “how this could have happened in the first place” — It’s called World War T.

That said, Ste. Gen County is right next to Jefferson County, and Jefferson County has our Lila.  (Here, here, here and here).  Which means that maybe one day, JCSO will have to arrest our Lila.  Oh Puggg…

Speaking of WWT, there’s more news on that front today.  The sort that sorta makes the “World War” figure of speech almost literally true.  Of course, this should not be a surprise, even in the Era of the OCGE, because our OCGE is down with LGBTQetc and the Genderbread Person all the way.  Remember, forget about the culture wars, or something like that.  Which means, ladies, don’t ever drop the soap.





Rookie Mistake

29 05 2017

Arlington, Virginia

Because it happened at the same time I was paying my annual visit to the final resting places of my own veteran relatives at Jefferson Barracks, (a blood uncle, an uncle by marriage, and a great uncle, all Korean vets, the uncle by marriage the Pentagon technically considers a casualty, as he died in 1988 from injuries sustained while in Korea that didn’t kill him right away), I wasn’t able to watch President Trump’s remarks at Arlington National Cemetery live.  I did watch them on the replay.

I have to be honest with you. I know he loves adoration, and I know out of respect, the assembled audience was going to applaud him. But I wasn’t cool with him smiling in reaction before he started.

This isn’t a joyous day; His facial expression should have been funereal.





Military-Industrial Complex

16 05 2017

Berkeley

Claire:  Give Boeing the contract to build the T-X, in which case they would be building them in St. Louis, because North Korea.

Okay, make that make sense.





A Thorough Investigation Is Called For

7 03 2017

Jacksonville, North Carolina

Top military crimes office investigates nude female Marine photos at Camp Lejeune

Their investigation will take quite some time, but be thorough.

I remember several years ago when a bunch of Scarlett Johansson nudes were leaked; the FBI investigated. Yeah, I bet they did. It was such a national emergency that three quarters of the straight men on the FBI payroll joined the team.





Commander-in-Chief

7 01 2017

Washington, D.C.

It’s apparently not a troll job or photoshop.

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Which can only mean:





Seals Are Apex Predators

14 12 2016

Whitefish, Montana

With the news that Montana’s at-large Congressman, Ryan Zinke, will be tapped for the Interior Department, we find out that he was a Navy SEAL.

I asked here about two weeks ago when it came to pass that half the world is working for Goldman Sachs.  Now I’m asking where all these Navy SEALs came from to start running things and have high level senior civilian governmental duties.  Don’t forget about our Governor-Elect.  It seems like both the electorate in general and the President-Elect are scooping up SEALs and giving them power like they’re about to go out of style.

Have the Navy SEALs become some sort of informal leadership academy in recent years?  Just thinking off the top of my head, the Navy SEALs are to the right what Harvard Law School is to the left.  To put it another way, remembering my Pareto, it could be the case that the foxiest foxes go to Harvard Law, while the most leonine lions go into the Navy SEALs.