Why Appeasement Is Our Only Hope Of Peace With North Korea

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The events of the past weekend have shown, once again, that the present era of relative peace between nations is strictly illusory. On Sunday, immediately prior to the start of the BRICS summit in China, North Korea performed its sixth nuclear test. The latest test was by far its largest; the denotation of a hydrogen bomb, with an estimated power of three times that of the Hiroshima bomb. According to monitors, the blast caused a 5.6 magnitude earthquake at the nuclear test site. Tremors were felt as far away as China, whose President, Xi Jingping, is believed to be ‘highly embarrassed’ by the actions of an important ally. The United Nations Security Council meets today to discuss this issue.

World markets were quick to price in the heightened geopolitical risks with a sell-off of the Nikkei Index and – despite it being inedible – a sharp rise in the price of gold. North American markets are unchanged, showing their resilience even to extreme foreign events, although their closure for Labor Day may have been a contributory factor.

Unsurprisingly, the North Korea crisis dominates the front pages of most newspapers:

Whilst we merely report the news, world leaders have to decide what, if anything, to do about North Korea. Fortunately, they have accredited analysts and experts in the media to help them in their weighty deliberations. Although many of these analysts are merely career journalists with no ‘real-world’ experience to speak of, they have the advantage of coming at the issue with ‘fresh eyes.’ This allows them to make policy recommendations safe in the knowledge that there will be no personal repercussions for them if they screw it up. We also know from their repeated criticism of Donald Trump that the appropriate solution to the North Korean crisis is to do precisely the opposite of what Trump recommends in his Twitter feed:

Whilst Trump is admittedly constrained by the 140 character limit of his Tweets, it’s not exactly clear what he intends to do about North Korea. Will he nuke the place, stop trading with China, impose further sanctions or something else? The only thing it seems he is clear about is that South Korea’s policy of ‘appeasement’ of North Korea does not work.

Because our mission is to advocate the contrary position to that of Trump, we urge Western leaders to consider strongly a policy of appeasement towards North Korea. Our recommendation is not merely a reflection of our deep personal and political prejudice against Trump; rather we believe that history has shown that appeasement works, at least in the short term. British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, famously appeased Nazi Germany in 1938 by signing the Munich declaration, allowing Germany to continue its mandate of Czechoslovakia. Chamberlain’s brave actions – in the face of criticism from warmongers like Winston Churchill – resulted in 1938 remaining extremely peaceful and war being averted until 1939.

Appeasement is especially relevant in the context of North Korea, which we do not consider to be any real threat to our interests. Firstly, contrary to some extreme reporting in the conservative press, we believe that North Korea’s Dear Leader is a rational and unemotional person who we can do business with.

Take a moment to study the featured image above. Here is a relaxed and jocular Kim Jong Un sharing a relaxed moment with some of his closest friends. Some of the worst elements of the unaccredited media would have you believe North Korea’s Dear Leader is a tyrant, a malevolent dictator, someone who instils fear in his citizens. And yet, the photo doesn’t lie: Dear Leader is clearly an amusing guy who sure knows how to tell a joke. He’s not a ‘funny guy’ in the Joe Pesci/ Goodfellas sense, just someone whose natural charisma shines through and makes everyone feel easy around him.

Secondly, North Korea is an example of what is possible in a true communist society. Here, there is no inequality. Everyone has a job and food to eat. It seems the idea of sharing and a sense of community is especially strong in North Korea, as is indeed its support for transgenderism. It is for this reason that around one third of North Koreans who were wrongly assigned the male gender at birth now identify as womyn, calling themselves ‘Kim’.

Let’s not go to war with North Korea. Rather, we should listen to their grievances and appease them.

jfb

I did watch a video (from A. Soral) regarding his recent trip to North Korea and tears were rolling down my face, it’s a paradise, at least for some aspects. But my opinion is ambiguous here; even the honorable John McCain slate them and as John Bolton reminded us recently, they could decide to sell nukes to Iran..I have also tried to find the LGBT offices in the PyongYang phone book but it wasn’t anywhere in the 21 pages

ExpatLogger
ExpatLogger

Only 21 pages?? If you got your copy from a public phone box, check the last page. If it doesn’t still have all the Zs, the remaining pages must have been torn out. They use good solid paper in PyongYang, and somebody must have been caught short, when they saw Trump’s latest tweets.

MillionDollarBonus

JFB, I’m absolutely positive that North Korea shares all of our views on transgenderism, intersectionality and every other social justice topic. If they don’t, then that’s only because the West has colluded to keep them in the dark about these issues.

Black Lives Matter

We need to give them another $4 billion stat! Bill Clinton did that in 1994 and successfully convinced the North Koreans to give up their nuclear weapons program! Appeasement works!

MillionDollarBonus

Whatever we do, we must be careful not to upset China. They are an important trade partner and they have all the cards.

Spike Lee
Spike Lee

“Chamberlain’s brave actions – in the face of criticism from warmongers like Winston Churchill – resulted in 1938 remaining extremely peaceful and war being averted until 1939.”

Precisely. Why do these neocon warmongers want to have a war in 2017 when we can put it off until 2018 or 2019, when Mr Kim is on more stable footing.

The best way to handle this situation is to give some of our ill-gotten tax money to Mr Kim as aid and lessen sanctions on his country, and allow the Chinese to give him our technology that they have stolen to help him with his ballistic rocket and space program.

MillionDollarBonus

As a vegan and proud beta male, passivity is naturally my default position.

trav777

and if not that, then on all fours, right?

MillionDollarBonus

I’m conflicted on this one Pbier. On the one hand, Trump is always wrong, and he is entertaining the idea that North Korea is a serious threat. In addition, North Korea is a shining example of how communism CAN work, despite what conservatives say. But on the other hand, I see many accredited journalists salivating over the prospect of war with North Korea, which makes me think there might be a larger progressive global agenda at play here. I honestly don’t know what to believe at the moment, but when the accredited media’s position on this crystallizes, I’ll get behind whatever they suggest.

Black Lives Matter

We should give them billions AND nuke them. Then install Kim Jong-un as the first undocumented Asian-American President of the United States. He may not be a natural born citizen, but that never stopped Obama. So it should work.

MillionDollarBonus

Good suggestion. Duplicity is a virtue in progressivism.

jfb

North Korea WAS a serious threat under Obama, but now they are much less a threat and Trump is crazy, at least that was my position this morning. But their good relations with Russia is worrisome…And if Kim Jung-un could only stop to transform the IMF advisors that we sent him into Tteokbokki…

hungrypirana
hungrypirana

Pbier loves police states and doesn’t mind nuclear blackmail.

Shitty
Shitty

There are way too much letters in this article, I’m confused

Vladmir Putin
Vladmir Putin

It is already rubble, the most important news on North Korea received only 70 odd views. Onan, how’s your contract with the One, for supplying 72 virgin camels to his followers? Can you train the AT staff in that business?

Shitty
Shitty

How much maniacs does Vladimir Put-in supports? As much as he could find

trav777

This is because of the crusades

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