Donald Trump remains a surprise. He did a first yesterday. He popped his head into the White House briefing room and threw a bone to the assemble goof’s of the mainstream media, to wait for a big announced at 3:30pm. He then left while their mouths hung open. At 3:30pm, the South Korean representative announced that North Korea’s “Rocket Man” has asked to meet face to face with Donald Trump, another first. Kim Jong Un has never yet met with the head of state of any country save probably China. What is going on here and why with Trump?
As expected, the media went wild. By the evening’s news, CNN was crediting Obama’s policies against No. Korea for bringing Kim to the table. Other media naysayers, from their lofty platforms, were all positing the reasons why any “summit” between Trump and Kim could not possibly work by regurgitating all the failed efforts previous presidents experienced in dealing with the Hermit kingdom. If they couldn’t, how could that awful Trump achieve such a feat?
We have a serious contradiction here right now. All the major players in the world today are unpredictable. Putin is trying to support a collapsing economy with a strategy of provoking his neighbours to keep them off balance so he can create political room for his dreams of renewing an Imperial Russia.
China’s president Xi, who just made himself President for life, is unpredictable too because no-one really has any idea about his character the party’s ideas or his long-term objectives. China needs internal stability but no one can predict how China’s external policies of stirring the pot, may react to the potential of political change on the Korean peninsula.
China is still reeling from Trumps steel and aluminum tariffs when suddenly, here Trump is ready to reunite the Koreas, and Kim asked for it. I don’t believe it will happen, but China must seriously consider it. On top of that, China has its own social problems that threaten its internal stability. So does North Korea for that matter. Kim fears his military could oust him now that Trumps total embargo on banking and commerce is forcing North Korea into bankruptcy. China can’t carry Kim’s economic burdens forever. It’s the unpredictability of it all that makes us think “out of the box.” What’s next?
Trumps “Anaconda Plan” for North Korea is squeezing Kim’s economy far more then any previous policy any American president or the UN has enacted. Common thinking works on the basis of fear of reigniting the as yet unresolved Korea War. “Rocket man,” who has threatened the US with a hail of nuclear terror raining down from the sky has suddenly and quietly opted for a first meeting with the last unpredictable world leader, Donald Trump.
We live in a world of fear. Two of those three unpredictable but powerful world leaders, Putin and Xi, plus North Korea’s Kim, could react negatively to a single bad decision possibly plunging the world into a nuclear holocaust. That’s the fear. Since Putin and Xi are both effectively free of any democratic constraints, and Trump probably wished he were, the anticipation and fear of the future lies in the hands of a psychotic despot and an always smiling billionaire negotiator who eschews the title “politician” but revels in getting the job done. Trump has managed to force North Koreas Kim to at least express a willingness to meet with him, and the world trembles.
America does not yet even have an ambassador to South Korea thanks to Chuckie Schumer. Trump is on the cusp of greatness, The democrats will prevent it at all costs. Maybe Trump will actually earn a Nobel Peace Prize.
Remember freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go Get ‘em!