Skip to comments.Give Il Dork Dong What He Does Not Want(Vanity)
Posted on 07/07/2006 11:00:02 AM PDT by 18yearold
I am sorry for my first thread to be a vanity. I have lurked so long here and have enjoyed the give and take. I just graduated HS, and I know I am not as learned as most of you out there but I have a question......
Why not just open up to NK? The worst possible thing that douche would want is open borders. Let ustrade, and our allies trade with NK and then the people there will see what the truth is and rise up. I knoe this seems over simplified, but this nut in NK scares me.
"Let ustrade, and our allies trade with NK and then the people there will see what the truth is and rise up."
A. They have nothing to trade due to their adherence to a communist system.
B. Their media is COMPLETELY controlled, therefor the people will not "see what the truth is".
C. They possess not the means to rise up, i.e. arms, a theology of freedom, etc.
D. We have tried peaceful coexistence with the COMMUNIST regimes before. We have provided them food as their citizens starved, even to the USSR during the height of the cold war!
The bottom line is they are COMMUNISTS, and therefor not reasonable or sane. Dealing with them as if they are reasonable is insane. Get it?
35 years ago, I felt this way about Russia. Then I saw the pitiful quality in their cars and cameras. The NK missile failed in its launch. I think the threat is overblown hype.
Good Lord, did you pass history? Then again it depends on who was teaching or grading.
Sounds to me like either you weren't taught, or you didn't learn.
Anyway, if you get a chance, compare and contrast how the Clinton administration dealt with NK with the Bush administration. See if "cooperation" and "agreements" got anythign done in the past.
History will judge what this president does in these critical days. It will be Reaganesque.
Russia made cameras ?
Just off the cuff my thoughts are they are first choking off the life blood and giving specific consequences for bad behavior, and or know that if they did not sanction the 'Il' would take it all anyway and still use the same manipulative tactics with the general population (starvation etc) to control them. Lastly, it is a sickness and they want to contain it.
Think for a moment if the 'Il' spread his tactics to S. Korea and just ended up widening his territory of repression, as opposed to the opposite happening. At least right now the problem is isolated and has clearly defined borders (minus of course the behind the scenes support of the Chinese--but even this is a known factor). Thus is it easier to contain the threat.
Sometimes the unknown is worst than the known and this is sometimes why we see, in my opinion, small steps taken with countries such as NK unless they become a huge threat, versus just wiping out the leaders. Look at all the energy, time and money it is taking to rebuild Iraq. Can you imagine this happening in at least two to three other countries such as Iran and NK at the same time? It would leave the US over taxed and possibly unable to defend itself from even larger threats such as an attack from China/Russia etc. JMO. Food for thought. Thanks for the post.
"35 years ago, I felt this way about Russia. Then I saw the pitiful quality in their cars and cameras."
Yeah, but their ideology, guns, tanks, RPG's, and mines work well enough to have killed millions in all corners of the world in the last 50+ years.
[Go and smack your high school English teacher for all of us.]
[[And your history teacher.]]
Might as well throw the economics teacher in there as well.
Unfortunately, things are radically different there. Information is strictly controlled as are goods. Anything decent that they imported from us would only find its way to the most trusted party members.
Plus, you have to consider that the people there have been brainwashed for nearly 50 years.
Thanks for the post though, and I hope you have a thick skin. This is the usual welcome to Free Republic, so don't be too discouraged.
I'd like to know what is the measurement for 'well-informed' is. Questions are a sign of intelligence. Get over your big self.
You've bound to have learned more on FR than in your public high skewl.
N.K. is a closed society if they didn't teach you that.
...far better to control and starve your people.
LOL so true!
Early on I was actually called a LIBERAL here on FR!
Very silly. You'd have better understanding if you just read the wikipedia entry on North Korea. That's saying something.
Kim doesn't want open borders. He keeps very tight control over his country and everthing his people see or hear. He limits and re-labels foreign aid for his starving people to keep them from realizing what a loser their country is.
North Korea is so bad that they flee to the PRC!
Might be a good idea to bomb North Korea with web-enabled cell phones, but then we'd have to figure how to get them in range of cell towers...
Last I checked, we were still under an Armistice of a declared War.
We have no Peace Treaties, or any other agreements with NK,
and trade with a declared enemy would probably be a bad idea...
I think there is some misunderstanding here! The open borders of Eastern Europe were opened by the Communists, not the West. The Communists had, up until the end, kept everyone effectively in prison by closing the borders. Just prior to the fall of the Berlin wall, massive migrations from the Czechs were allowed and it became very clear that lots of people would leave if they could. This was a relaxation of the closed borders by the Communists. They actually had automated machine guns on some fences to keep people IN.
Please do not confuse this with the "open borders" and "free trade" problem we face with Mexico. It is totally different.
Closed borders is what Kim wants, not us.
Kim is trying to get us to pay extortion money for him not to pursue the acquisition of nuclear weapons and delivery systems.
We should not pay. The Clinton administration agreed to such an arrangement in the 1990's and it only resulted in resources for Kim's regime and time.
I was stationed in the Army when the iron curtain fell. When I got there they were still shooting at people trying to get into W. Ger. Communism fell when the people overthrew their tyrant leadership. This won't work for N. Korea because: 1. Asian mindset is different from European mindset 2. The leader is a megalomaniac who is systematically starving his population. 3. The population has no means to systematically fight back even if they could. 4. Similar thing was attempted with Hitler, and you SHOULD know where that got us. There are EVIL people in the world and they must be dealt with accordingly. Kimmy is one of them