UNCONSCIONABLE!!!!!


On November 18, 1956, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, addressing Western ambassadors at a reception at the Polish embassy in Moscow, said …

“About the capitalist states, it doesn’t depend on you whether or not we exist. If you don’t like us, don’t accept our invitations, and don’t invite us to come to see you. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!”

we-will-bury-you-2On September 19, 2017, U.S.’ Donald Trump, addressing the United Nations in New York City, said of North Korea …

“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea …”trump-fist

I was 5 years old when Khrushchev gave his speech.  Within days, posters appeared everywhere showing his picture with those words:  We Will Bury You.  Even at age 5, even though I was not quite sure what it all meant, I was chilled.  I am now 66, and at hearing Donald Trump’s words, I am chilled to the bone.

The so-called president of one of the largest western nations, in theory a democratic republic, just threatened to murder 25 million innocent people.  If there are those who applaud this bombast, they are inhumane.  If those who are responsible for writing Trump’s prepared speeches thought this was a show of strength, they should be script-writing in Hollywood, not Washington.  Donald Trump has made many outrageous claims, said many horrific things since he first entered politics in mid-2015, but in my opinion, this is the worst, the most unforgivable, the most inhumane statement he has ever made. 25 million people’s lives were just threatened by a man who is not even good enough to clean their stables.

Trump accused Kim Jong-un of overseeing a regime that has starved its people, yet he threatens to murder those very people.  The people of North Korea are human beings, a fact that seems to escape Trump’s notice. His threat is nothing less than a threat of genocide.

John Bolton, former ambassador to the United Nations, applauded Trump, saying the speech was Trump’s best yet.  A few random comments from readers of The Independent, a UK publication, were “reckless idiot”, and “the problem isn’t North Korea, it’s the U.S.”.  As of this writing, the world has not yet had time to react, but most assuredly, Trump’s remark will do absolutely nothing to calm the already high tensions around the globe.

Here are just a handful of the people Trump has threatened to ‘totally destroy’ …

 

25 thoughts on “UNCONSCIONABLE!!!!!

  1. Jill, you and I wrote along the same lines, but your post is more complete. Well done. Jack Bolton said this was Trump’s best speech yet. Another person said that may be true, but it is a very low bar. While it had some reasonable parts, when contrasted to previous President’s it was bombastic and lacked necessary decorum for public discourse. I have witnessed five interviews with leaders who condemned the Nikita-like bombast.

    True leaders do not draw attention to themselves nor find it necessary to beat on their chest. That is not strength or leadership – that is chest beating. There is an old saying to be more fearful of the person who is calm and self-assured. As an example, do you know we scares Trump more than anyone in the world – Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. He is quietly and competently going about his business. Compare that to the tweeting man. Keith

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    • Many thanks, Keith! Great minds think alike 😉

      Yes, I from what I can discern, the only two leaders who supported Trump’s bombast were Netanyahu and Putin. Says something, doesn’t it? And he is certainly afraid of Mueller, but he knows that demanding he be fired would be seen by the world as an admission of guilt. Mueller has my utmost respect for his handling of these matters, and it appears the scope of his investigation just keeps getting wider and wider.

      Thanks again, Keith …

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  2. I agree that Trump is a total ass who has no concept of human respect much less statesmanship. WWIII? No, even these lunatic leaders realize that there will be no winners if that war breaks out. I think their feelings of self-preservation will win out and an all-out nuclear war will not happen. If I am wrong, there will be no one left to tell me, “I told you so!” By the way, Jill, I am impressed that you welcomed the opposing comment and treated the person respectfully. Nicely done!

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    • I don’t really think we will end up in WWIII either, unless by accident … which, with these two dopes at the helm, I wouldn’t rule out. And you are right … it won’t matter a whit what we predicted under those circumstances, and we won’t care.

      Thank you for the kudos! I do welcome opposing opinions as long as they are done respectfully. I used to have a detractor who would slam both me and other readers, and those things I do not tolerate, but will delete such comments. But the couple of differing opinions I’ve had lately have been tasteful and respectful, and I think we all have an obligation to listen and think from perspectives other than our own. I try to do that, but I must admit that there are many times I fall short … I hear a few words and immediately bristle. I’m trying to work on that 😉 Thanks again!

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  3. Dear Jill,
    I am in the camp that I am more fearful of DDT and his lack of impulse control than I am of Kim Jong Un. When he as representative of the USA IS the big man in the room, that speaks for itself, HE DOESN’T HAVE TO FLAUNT THIS POWER.His bluster adds nothing but it is a deterrent towards the possibility of any future diplomatic talks. .
    Hugs, Gronda

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    • I am with you on that … I trust neither of them, but I trust Kim Jong-un more than I do Trump. I cringed and shuddered when I heard that Trump would be speaking at the U.N. and secretly hoped he would get a bad case of the stomach flu. I was not wrong to be concerned, obviously. He has just added to the instability around the globe and does not seem to realize or care. Hugs!!!

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  4. I really don’t see this going beyond the ‘puff and bluster’ stage on either side, especially if everyone else remains level headed. This is a cartoon unravelling between Trumpest and baby Kim. They both need muting, but no one has done that yet, or even thought of a way to do it.
    North and South Koreans are the same people, linked by family, blood lines and friendships. The Korean war is technically, only in ‘Truce’ mode as it was never resolved by anything more than an armistice. The proliferation of weapons and fighting words will never resolve this. As Putin remarked, North Koreans ‘would rather eat grass’ than give up its weapons program from a few sanctions placed upon it.
    Baby Kim is as unstable as Trumpest, but he it is still possible to talk with him about North Korea’s place in the world, whereas all hope of that with Trumpest is fading fast.

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    • True that it is saber-rattling on the part of both, and I have long said that I do not expect it to come to either firing nuclear weapons at the other. But …. I think, too, of the kid who threatens to beat another kid after school, and then, even though he really no longer wishes to, it was merely words spoken in a moment, he will go beat that kid up just to save face. Now considering that both these ‘men’ are egomaniacs …

      Overall, I trust Jong-un more than I do Trump, and that in itself is a very sad statement. China is not real happy with Trump over his speech, as I think most of the world is not very happy. People with knowledge and sense in this country are not at all happy with him, but then you’ve got those 36% who think it makes him look ‘strong’ to threaten and browbeat. I just think it makes him look like a fool.

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  5. Unfortunately citizens are judged by their leaders and in the case of tyrants like Kim Jong they suffer due to him and outside sanctions. If anyone gets thin due to shortages it won’t be Kim and his leading scientists. Sanctions are like price increases they hit the poorest the hardest.
    The best policy is to lift all sanctions including those against Russia and withdraw military from the area and see what China and Russia do , put them to the test of leadership. Incidentally we do not know who is the most intelligent of these two madmen we must stop equating intelligence with moral rectitude.

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    • You are correct that most sanctions do not personally affect the leaders, but the already downtrodden citizens. Some sanctions, such as freezing bank accounts of those leaders, are more effective, but those are rare. I’m not sure I could agree with lifting all sanctions, however, because it sends the wrong message … it says “do whatever you wish, and we will not raise a finger”. But that said, I do not know what the right answer IS.

      I wasn’t equating intelligence with moral rectitude, but rather basing my statement on observation of rhetoric and behaviour. Neither are geniuses, obviously, but one sign of intelligence is knowing when to shut up, and Trump has proven himself a moron in that area. As well as others. I do know that I trust Jong-un more than I trust Trump to not go off half-cocked and start WWIII.

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  6. Well, you probably don’t want this opinion, but #1, Donald Trump is the President of the U.S. and has a responsibility to protect our citizens. I doubt he would take any pleasure in annihilating any innocent victims. Apparently, though, no one is considering that the bully of the North Korea has no problem threatening the innocent lives of his own people for the sake of his huge ego. So….we are supposed to allow North Korea to annihilate us? What about the innocent people in our country?

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    • All comments are ALWAYS welcome on this blog. Doesn’t necessarily mean that I agree, but as long as you state your case with respect, your comment is welcome.

      My only responses to your comments are that Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump are both … BOTH … guilty of playing games with one another … one-upmanship, if you will. Jong-un is highly unlikely to lob a nuclear bomb at the U.S., and though he is as juvenile as Trump, frankly I would trust him more than Trump. He is the more intelligent of the two. However, when Trump makes statements like he did at the U.N. today, he forces Jong-un’s hand … a very foolish move indeed.

      And my other point would be that no one life is worth more than another. My life is no more valuable than that of a North Korean peasant working in the rice paddy, so … I will fight for that peasant’s life as long as I have the voice with which to fight. Right? Wrong? I think there is no right or wrong in this one … just what we each believe.

      Thank you for your comments … please do come back … you are always welcome here.

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  7. I suppose he hasn’t considered collateral damage in South Korea or doesn’t that matter. And will China sit still while this happens as N.Korea is within it’s sphere of influence. Russia has declared itself a friend of N. Korea too so maybe they’ll not sit idly by.Just how many directions can thew U.S. fend off missiles from if the other big boys decide to attack all at once. No doubt Europe will be busy fending off their own missile attacks too. WWIII is just a hairsbreadth away and it’s true The Lunatics have taken over the asylum.
    xxx Cwtch Mawr xxx

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    • All excellent questions/points! But see … the thing is that you are capable of broad, coherent thought processes that lead you to conclusions like this. Trump has a very narrow, small mind (it matches his hands, don’t ye know?) that can only see one path, and that is the path that makes him, so he thinks, look GREAT. He thinks this makes him appear strong. He thinks the people will applaud … and sadly, some are. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

      xxx Cwtch xxx

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  8. How anyone could applaud that kind of irresponsible Drumpf-shit is beyond me. I don’t know who this Bolton character is, but I’m glad he’s “former”. Now, lets make the Cheeto former too, and we can get on with things…

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