Post by Mustang
Gordon Chang’s recent article at the Gatestone Institute is nothing if not instructive. Reading the post, titled “Will North Korea Take Over South Korea?” … one wonders how the people of South Korea, given their history over the past 70 years, can possibly accept President Moon’s treasonous behavior as their chief executive —but then, the efforts of this man to dismantle republican democracy in South Korea does sound awfully similar to the presidency of public enemy number one, Barack Obama.
I still shake my head every time I think of Obama’s election … not once, but twice. In fact, there are so many similarities between Obama and Moon that one begins to think about conspiracies of global proportions.
You can read the article for yourself, but here are a few of his salient points:
- · While visiting North Korea, President Moon went out of his way to downplay the legitimacy of the country he was elected to represent;
- · Since becoming president in 2017, President Moon has undermined his country’s democracy in tangible ways, including the use of broadcast media to suppress dissenting views, while at the same time promoting those of North Korea.
- · President Moon ordered the dismantling of the South Korean military, including the removal of defenses along likely invasion and infiltration routes.
- · In North Korea, President Moon recently stood mute while Kim Jung Un referred to the South Korean people as “My people.”
- · President Moon has long advocated unification of the Korean Peninsula; what no one expected is that he has been working overtime to make South Korea more compatible with the authoritarian nature of the North Korean state. As but one example, Moon insists that the term “liberal” be removed from the concept of constitutional democracy.
So why are the people of South Korea standing idly by?
I suppose for the same reason our people thought that electing Barack Obama was a wise choice —on two occasions. South Korea society today mirrors that of the United States: it is beset with social issues, which include alcoholism, substance abuse, over-fascination with social media and video games, destruction of core family values, and a sense that their nation’s policies are of no concern. Being lulled to sleep by drugs and technology would seem to a windfall for Kim Jung Un.
Does any of this sound familiar? Why does this matter? Why should anyone care what South Korea does?
Does it matter because 34,000 Americans gave up their lives during the Korean War? Does it matter because five-thousand Americans suffered as prisoners of war in North Korea and China —and that not all of them came home? Since the Korean armistice (a peace treaty was never signed), the American taxpayer has paid billions of dollars helping to improve South Korea’s infrastructure and subsidizing South Korea’s national defense … a treaty obligation since 1950.
On the other hand, I’m not sure that there is anything the United States can do about President Moon’s treasonous behavior. Maybe the wise course of action is to do nothing —let the Koreans decide their own fate, come hell or high water. The American people seem incapable of dealing with their own political system much less those of another country so far from our shores … and you know, this does suggest to me that Obama achieved most of his goals as chief executive: to make fundamental changes to the United States of America.
Is it in America’s long-term interests to abandon global leadership?
Should we hit them in the old pocket book by refusing to buy Korean cars?
Well, such a remarkable repudiation of South Korea’s present leadership would suggest that we Americans have the chutzpah to act on our principles.
Or that we even have such things as principles.
I would be interested in reader’s views.