Dennis Rodman: “Kim doesn’t want to kill anyone – he wants to talk peace.” Latest North Korea Propaganda Video Shows White House in Flames.

Meanwhile, back at the propaganda ranch in miserable, skinny North Korea, here is the most recent video put out for the world to see via the official ministry of propaganda.

New North Korean propaganda video shows White House in flames

The White House is blown up in the latest North Korean propaganda video.

And oh by the way, Dennis Rodman is not only an idiot who has no idea of what he is doing, but he’s also being used as a tool by the deranged little fat man to play to the world stage. Someone needs to put Rodman back on the bench where he belongs. Or send him back to the manscaping beauty parlor.

See also My Take on Kim Jong Eun

Pentagon: North Korean Missiles Can Reach US Mainland, US To Boost West Coast Missile Defences


Warning: The reader will continuously be exposed to the word “fat” in this essay. Further, the reader will repeatedly see the phrase “little fat man” and little fat boy” in this essay. There is one person in the entirety of North Korea at this time, who has been photographed, and who would be considered either “a man of girth” [ which is the eloquent way of stating it ] or who would be considered “fat.” And that man is Kim Jong Eun. I have spent the last two weeks looking and hundreds if not thousands of photos of the people of North Korea. I have not seen EVEN ONE photo of an overweight person among the population. Why? one supposes. Why do you think? Kim Jong Eun does not eat three times a day. He FEASTS at least five times a day on the most expensive food stuffs imaginable while his people drop dead of starvation as they struggle to stay upright without wobbling in any given moment.  Even if the North Korean people had the raw courage and inner resolve to form a bloodless COUP and drop this man dead in his tracks without firing a single shot [ yes, there are more than one thousand and one ways to do this ] I highly doubt that they would have the physical strength to pull off the feat. I am making it abundantly clear in this essay how thoroughly I despise this ridiculous little man and everything he represents. Not to mention that Dennis Rodman is now forever on my shit-list as well. I have had enough of being threatened by teeny-weeny comic book characters posing as the rulers of nations. If you are a North Korean living in the free world, I hope you will find a way to get this essay into the hands of the right people who are living in North Korea. Somehow, some way they need to bring this man to his end, and quickly, before the US military does it for them. It’s easier to put one deranged fool out of his misery than to take more than half of his nation with him as nuclear collateral damage, don’t you think?  That’s why I am writing this essay. Better the one man die NOW than 15 or 16 million of his own people soon die with him because they were too scared to rise up and do something to stop him before it was too late.


It’s another crazy day in the life of an American news blogger. I wake up and before I am half way through my first cup of tea I see two headlines which call up my warrior blood, in spite of trying to ignore them:

Pentagon: North Korean Missiles Can Reach The United States

US to boost nuclear missile defences to counter North Korea

That’s not a combination of headlines I want to see, and definitely not a combination of headlines I really want to write about. So I wasted a good half hour blogging about a 33 million dollar casino heist in Australia, and a notorious 25 cent vending machine which is now famous here in the states. But the news out of North Korea constantly nags at me, and I have focused alot of attention on the problematic and starving country in recent weeks.

What I DID NOT want to EVER hear from the Pentagon is a statement confirming that North Korean missiles can hit the US west coast, which is my beloved home [ my home by birth, not by crawling under a fence and running through the desert to get here ] my cherished point of origin for all my daily endeavors, both in life and on the internet.  It makes me quietly livid to know that a crazy, petulant, indulged little fat boy in North Korea, whose entire life experience could most likely be placed inside of an Asian tea cup, has the technological wherewithal along with the sheer insanity to believe he can nuke me and the country I was born in, the same country who has helped to feed his starving people for more than two decades now.

How the hell did the world get this crazy and out of control?  How has it come to be that madmen, little fat men, big fat boys and abjectly crazy lunatic deranged men can routinely climb to the helm of a nation? Or just by the twisted “luck of the cosmic draw” be born into situations where they literally inherit an entire nation of thin, weak starving good and earnest people who deserve so much better than what they have been given and are already cowered into submission by those in the family who came before?

What sickening fluke of karmic fate has it that a woman like me is pressed to write an irate essay about such a pathetic and inherently tragic and narcissistic individual like little fat boy Kim Jong Eun?

With all the possibilities of the world at his feet, born into posh luxury, opulent material decadence, and just about total military power, all this man can think of to do with what he has been given is to continue hurting, torturing, and starving his own people while simultaneously threatening to NUKE the hand that feeds him. How tragic and truly sickening is this situation? How strange has this world become that healthy creative positive living, goodness and normalcy is continuously threatened by clinically questionable, most likely pathological little fat men from foreign lands who make the scripts of all 007 movies potentially come true with their pathetic threats to continuously “nuke the world” since they will never EVER fit into it, even if they try for decades on end?

All the visits in the known universe from Dennis Rodman will NEVER ever make Kim Jong Eun a normal man, capable of normal male instincts to lead, guide, govern and care for his people in a benevolent and loving, intelligent manner. Born into the same kind of clinical pathology which formed Hitler, and cultivated from a cadre of terrified military “yes” men who tremble to offend the little fat boy [ lest he run over them too with tanks] Jong Eun is destined to live an isolated, rather sickening life and will come to a quick and quite isolated “rather sickening end” himself one day.

The minute the little fat boy makes the most foolish decision in modern history is the minute he and his country will cease to exist. “These are the facts of the case  – and they are not in dispute“, quote a famous movie scene.

I happen to believe that our nation has no intention of standing idly by as Jong Eun shakes his little fat belly and rattles his tiny sabres, hoping that in so doing he might raise his position in the world from ZERO to possibly ONE.

There are one-thousand-and-one wonderful things which Jong Eun could have done with the opportunity which was given to him by the universe, in having him be born into one of the most despicable ruling family dynasties in Asia, if not the world.

A brighter, more creative and intellectually inspired man would have had the inner spiritual wherewithal to actually reform socialism in his country, giving people more opportunities to work, learn, earn and provide better for their own families rather than being forced to EAT THEIR OWN CHILDREN in final starving desperation.

A better man would have set himself immediately to the task of dismantling North Korea’s NOT so secret network of gulags, allowing people to return to their families to raise their children and mend ravaged relations.

A superior man would have rolled up his sleeves immediately after ascending to the highest position in the land and reached out to the all the brightest and the best in every nation that he claims has “sent gifts of friendship” to look for innovative trade and economic solutions to North Korea’s dying internal Detroit-like generational fiscal decay.

But Kim Jong Eun is not that kind of man and he never will be. His inspired “opening moments” of leadership at the helm of his Asian fiefdom is to threaten to nuke the greatest nation on earth within about a year of inheriting his little kingdom. Epic Fail is not a term that even begins to describe how pathetic and tragic his reign is in it’s genesis.

Little man Kim Jong Eun:  May your rule be brief. May your legacy of sheer madness, idiocy and genetically inherited evil doom you to a fleeting and completely unimportant moment in human history, which won’t last long enough for historians to even bother to discuss. May you fail to even become a footnote in the passing of events in time and space as the rising tide of Man’s goodness swallows his fading lesser more wicked self in the next 100 years. May you evaporate as quickly as you have imagined that you might cause others to evaporate in order  to bolster your own dim sense of actual selfhood.

May your fantasy of who you are grind point to point very soon with the stark actuality of what you can and cannot do in the real world of nations, and hope get away with it. May your end come quickly. May you then be utterly erased and forgotten in God’s universe.

North Korea missile ranges map

Life Inside North Korea: Photos, Video

Updated on March 14th 2013

Since I started this photo essay on North Korea three days ago, already several of the photos I found showing the actual conditions that people are living in inside the country have disappeared from the internet, leaving “broken icon” images where the photos had been. That makes me only more determined to show other Americans what is really happening inside North Korea. I want North Koreans to know that someone on the outside is praying for their liberation. I have made up my mind on this, and until or unless WP yanks this news blog, I want to keep showing the world what I find when I look into conditions inside North Korea. I’d like for other news bloggers to join me in outing the real conditions there. Forget photos of Dennis Rodman hugging Kim Jong Eun. That’s all just part of the big lie. I want to focus on what is happening to everyday people in North Korea. That’s where my heart is drawn. There is real, sustained, gut wrenching human suffering, torture and death taking place hidden inside North Korea and it has to be brought into the light of day for the world to see. It’s time for a change to take place in North Korea.

For more than 55 years the North Korean people have been kept in more or less complete isolation from the outside world, existing in a literal time warp which is frozen somewhere between the late 1940s [ citing many of their fashions ] and the late 1960s.

They subsist intellectually on a steady philosophical diet of State created fairy tales and carefully crafted mythologies designed by the North Korean department of propaganda to instill awe and worshipful reverence of the Kim family dynasty. Any fleeting glimpses of real conditions on the outside world are caught from underground communications with defectors, or through the robust “black markets” which exist inside North Korea to supply much needed food, medicine and information about the outside world. People trade in these markets upon risk of death if they are caught.

In the West people make motion pictures like “The Hunger Games” which examines life in a hunger-gamestotalitarian fascist state which literally starves it’s own people into generational submission. In the REAL WORLD we have the horrific actuality of North Korea. Sadly, no mighty heroine like Katniss Everdeen has caught fire yet to do something about the plight of her people. But she’s out there. She might only be two or three years old, but God already has His hand on her if she has been born inside North Korea. Since North Korea seems to hold female leaders in positions of power with such open contempt, it seems only fitting that in a future which may become manifest in the not-too-distant future, North Korea’s liberator might in fact, be a young woman. Truly God always has the last laugh in these matters, don’t you think?

Cited:  “The digital age has made it almost impossible for the North Korean regime to keep all outside information out of the hands of its citizens. Times of high tension and low resources in the country have historically made its people more willing to accept the notion that living conditions must be better.

The North Korean officer who spoke with US News had his own moment of dawning comprehension during the massive famine that crippled the country in the mid 1990s. As many as 3 million North Koreans or more died of starvation brought on by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the aid it provided, and the newly minted North Korean “great leader” Kim Jong Il‘s unwillingness to cast aside nuclear and military ambitions.”

“They’re getting more and more information about the outside world, especially DVDs of dramas of South Korea that show how wealthy the country is, or thumb drives with material on them, much coming from China,” says David Straub, associate director of the Korean Studies Program at Stanford University. This amounts to more and more anecdotal information proving the leadership has been lying to its citizenry, he says.

“It’s not possible to predict the outcome,” he says. “We’re some time from a tipping point, but the trends are not good if you’re a North Korean leader.”

Kim Il Sung, 1912-1994

The massive Kim family dynasty socialist lie all began in 1948 with the advent of Kim Il-Sung. The North Korean government refers to Kim Il-sung as “The Great Leader” (위대한 수령, widaehan suryeong) and he is designated in the North Korean constitution as the country’s “Eternal President.”  His birthday is a public holiday in North Korea.

Christian Apostasy Hall of Shame

The “Great Leader” and founder of socialist North Korea, the man who first instigated the epic 55 year era of hunger, starvation, oppression, human cruelty and abject suffering which has characterized the modern decades of life in North Korea, Kim Il-Sung, was in fact, the maternal grandson of a Christian minister.

Cited:  “Kim claims he was raised in a Presbyterian family, that his maternal grandfather was a Protestant minister, that his father had gone to a missionary school and was an elder in the Presbyterian Church, and that his parents were very active in the religious community.”

Today the charade of glossy socialist public appearances masking abject suffering within continues through his grandson, Kim Jong Eun. It’s been stated that as many as three million people in North Korea have died due to famine. But no one on the outside knows the exact numbers. That’s just an estimate.

Funny thing: usually when as many as three  million people are passing away from famine, the UN is all over it.  The awful story is all over the alphabet news casts and the world begins gathering to DO something about it. Fund raisers kick in, celebrities get on board, and famine relief concerts are broadcast around the world to raise awareness and raise money. It’s an odd silence that instead fills the spaces where the world would usually be doing something to help the North Korean people. So into that odd silence I’ll interject this photo and video report, along with others.

WARNING: Some of the video reports on this page display graphic, explicit, violent or other uncomfortable scenes and imagery which may be disturbing to some viewers.  I had a hard time watching much of it myself.  The content of  some of the videos is appalling to the soul of a free human being. I am not posting this material to disgust readers. I am posting it to educate readers. There is a reason that we love and treasure our freedoms and our civil liberties in the United States. The video reports below provide just a mere glimpse of what happens to a human population in a nation where evil is allowed to flourish for decades on end. These videos cover a broad time period of approximately 50 years or more, including the era of Kim Jong Il, the father of current North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun, aka Kim Jong Un, as well as the era of his grandfather, Kim Il-Sung.

I was taken by the apparent veiled fear on the faces of this family, as they were apparently chosen to pose for a photo with leader Kim Jong Eun. None of them look very happy about it, and the grandmother holding the child looks as if she is about to burst into tears.

North Korean Spring? Defector Predicts Possible Insurgent Violence Brewing

U.S. Intelligence Chief ‘Very Concerned’ on North Korea

Personal Musings:  Christian scripture make reference to a series of “Lesser Antichrists” who make their appearance on the world scene before the final Son of Perdition appears.  If there has been a period of “lesser Antichrists” who have horrified the world with their vile actions since the times of Christ, [  tyrants like Saddam Hussein and Hitler ] , one would have to regard the generational crime regime of the Kim family in North Korea as part of that dismally wicked pantheon. The mere fact that this horrific oppression and population indoctrination has gone on for more than 50 years is extremely difficult for me to digest spiritually. The magnitude of the crimes perpetrated against their own people by North Korean leaders screams for justice to finally come for unborn generations of North Koreans and for the end of this regime to come as well.

If you don’t have time to watch all the videos posted, try to make time to watch the first one. It is a complete documentary on North Korea made just a few years back by a British film crew who were granted unusual access to the insides of North Korean society. Even what they saw was just a glimpse and 90% of what takes place in North Korea remained off limits to them. Nonetheless it not only stunned me, it made me want to kiss the ground that I was born free and cherished as a citizen of the United States of America.

Photos from inside North Korea

North Korea Daily Life

A few little known facts that I ascertained from watching these video reports:

  • At a certain point in time, as recently as 1994, it was literally against the law for any North Korean civilian to make eye contact with a foreign visitor or tourist.
  • Visiting journalists are forced to bow to all statuary and monuments to North Korean “Supreme Leaders” whether they wish to, or not. NOT to bow might be grounds for the immediate termination of the visit.
  • Visiting journalists are not allowed to query any North Korean citizen or State representative of the regime in public or private. Should a wrong question be presented, the visit is ended. Should a wrong answer be volunteered, the citizen or representative who gave this answer might spend the remainder of their life in a prison gulag for committing a crime against the State.
  • All hotel rooms in North Korea are bugged. Someone is always listening to all conversations held in those rooms.
  • Due to sanctions and the rarity of gasoline, North Korean streets are practically deserted. Foreign journalists from the UK video-taped a North Korean policewoman in an immaculate uniform directing traffic – that did not exist – in the center of a large empty thoroughfare.
  • No elderly or handicapped persons are visible on North Korean city streets. They have either been relocated to an undisclosed location outside of Pyongyang, or they are encourage to stay indoors. They are regarded as social “untouchables” for the most part. They are cast away.
  • Vast sums of money has been spent over the decades to create enormous monuments, displays, statuary and the like of the Kim Family dynasty which now sit desolate, as only a handful of foreign visitors arrive to tour these sites each week. Journalists were astounded at how desolate public squares and city monuments were in Pyongyang. Every locale was impeccably clean, and totally empty.
  • In Pyongyang, city block after city block of expensive high rise buildings and structures give the feeling of a pristine but deserted movie set. It’s all been done for show for any foreign guests. Everything is empty, hotels, office buildings, city squares, civic centers. UK journalists speculated as to whether the greater part of Pyongyang had been built to prop up appearances and to boost the moral of a beaten down and starving population.
  • Chauffeur and taxi drivers in North Korea are under strict orders to speed from one destination to the next, dis-allowing a foreign guest from taking any unscheduled stops along the way. Queries placed to the driver about anything observed en route are ignored.
  • The majority of all human activity observed in city squares in Pyongyang pertains to locals rehearsing for six hours a day to appear in celebrations and pageants dedicated to North Korean leaders. Children rehearse for their parts in these pageants for six hours a day as well.
  • Journalists speculate that there are may be about 18 “State sanctioned hair styles” which may be worn by North Korean women. I found a possible photo of these styles with their numbers showing and posted it. Some writers suspect the same rules are in place for the North Korean men, as photos of their “State preferred” hair styles have been seen and documented as well. See photos.
  • Although the world long ago moved on from the Korean War of the early 1950s [ just as we have now normalized relations with Vietnam in the decades since the 1960s] North Korea is locked into a virtual zero forward movement “time freeze” around the events of the Korean War. Huge museum displays about the war are mandatory viewing for every North Korean citizen, including young children. These museum displays are graphic and horrible. Every child in North Korea is educated to loathe and despise America and Americans from babyhood. It’s not unlike what takes place in the Muslim Mosques throughout the Mideast, regarding the generational inculcation of hatred of the West.
  • Every North Korean citizen is told, repeatedly, from infancy, that their “Supreme dear leader” has supernatural gifts. The Supreme Leader is regarded as somewhat of a living Deity on Earth. This macabre fairy tale has been kept going through three generations of the Kim family dynasty in North Korea. The entire nation is living as people enslaved in a cult might live, not unlike the notorious US based cult of Scientology. Newspapers, broadcasts, music, video, magazines or and sort of media from the outside world are strictly prohibited in North Korea. The entire population is kept completely ignorant of conditions and events from the outside world. Those who escape and live to learn about the actual world they live in are not only shocked by what they learn, they are stunned by how little they EVER knew about the real world from their upbringing in North Korea. They exhibit a peculiar type of “reality shock PTSD” that actually requires quite extensive counseling and even therapy to heal from. This healing and recovery process from their past in North Korea can take years to finally complete, if ever.

“Everyone is scared, permanently.”– description of North Korean society given by a former propaganda writer from North Korea who swam to freedom in South Korea with his two daughters in recent years.

More Little Known Facts & Statistics about North Korea

Life Inside North Korea:  2009 Video Report


The population currently stands at around 24.45 million, according to the UN Population Division, a growth of 151% since 1950. The UN estimates that the North Korean population will rise to 24.55 million by 2100.


North Korea is officially the world’s most corrupt country, according to the
Corruption index 2011 from Transparency International
, which ranks countries on a scale of one to ten. Kim Jong-il‘s homeland made its index debut this year with a score of one.

Capital punishment

North Korea ranks third for meting out the death penalty, behind China and Iran, according to Amnesty International’s death penalty statistics. 60 people were executed there in 2010.

Military strength

According to the IISS Military Balance 2011, North Korea has 1.19 million people on active duty (1.02 million army personnel, 60,000 navy and 110,000 air), plus 189,000 active paramilitary personnel, and a further 600,000 reservists. 5.7 million North Koreans are reservists in the worker/peasant red guard, which is compulsory to the age of 60.

Nuclear capability

North Korea is a nuclear power, but only has two nuclear warheads (2009 est.), lagging far behind the world’s other atomic powers. According to 2009 research by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Russia has nearly 13,000, the US 9,500 and the UK 192.

North Korea v South Korea

Between 1958 and 2010 there were around 150 incidents between North Korea and South Korea (that we know about). The Datablog mapped them in 2010.


North Korea scored 19.4 on the 2010 Global Hunger Index, a level classed as alarming by the International Food Policy Research Institute. The situation has worsened since 1990, when the country scored 16.2. The proportion of the population that is undernourished has risen from 21% to 32% in that time.


North Korea ranks 149th on the Institute for Economics & Peace’s Global Peace Index 2011, with a score of 3.09. Only Somalia, Iraq, Sudan and Afghanistan are less peaceful.

Carbon dioxide emissions

North Korea ranks 44th on the world carbon emissions index (using 2009 figures from the Energy Information Administration), with a CO2 emissions level of 79.55m tonnes (3.51 tonnes per capita). That’s an increase of 14.3% year on year, the 14th highest (a rapid increase is an indicator of economic growth).


The North Korean football team scored one goal in the 2010 World Cup (though that was against Brazil), conceded 12 goals and received two yellow cards. They didn’t make it beyond the group stage.


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North Korea Threatens US With Preemptive Nuclear Strike

Headshot of John Kerry with the U.S. flag in t...

Headshot of John Kerry with the U.S. flag in the background. Are you up for this Mr. Kerry? First order of business:  DO SOMETHING about Kim Jong Eun’s nuclear strike verbage.

I’ve been following the increasingly bizarre threats coming out of North Korea for weeks. The “Dennis Rodman” visit was nothing short of surreal. I live on the West Coast, so naturally I don’t find any of this “we’re gonna nuke you” talk from North Korea funny in the least.

US analysts are routinely dismissive of North Korea’s latest military swagger as puerile. They cite the chirping broken record of a repeating pattern which has been in place since Kim Jong Eun’s father led the tiny isolated nation up until his death. The pattern usually goes:  North Korea defies the global community and tries a nuclear test. The global community responds with sanctions. North Korea is outraged and acts out by making awful threats and tries to do even more forbidden nuclear tests. The global community reacts, lather rinse repeat. Something is really wrong with this pattern.

Isn’t insanity defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?

OK maybe it’s just me, but these latest threats somehow feel different. It’s something in my gut. When I wake up at 4 am and something feels seriously “not right” in the greater world at large, it does make me wonder.

Is the North Korea problem becoming a case of the boy who cried wolf? Are they lunatic enough to actually attempt a nuclear first strike, because IF they were to do such an unthinkable thing, it would be the LAST thing they ever did before their utter and absolute evaporation occurred. I’m just saying.  The USA has played “nice” with North Korea’s tantrums through the decades, not unlike a patient but stern parent. We removed the last of our own nukes from South Korean soil in 1991. That should have gone a long way as a goodwill gesture.

Certainly the Jon Eun regime has the capacity to do enough military math to ascertain that any attempt by them at a preemptive nuclear strike on the United States would result in the instant nuclear evaporation of their entire nation in a millisecond, by way of a US military response, right?  Surely they do know this, correct?  Because if they don’t comprehend the utterly horrific and dire consequences of playing with harsh words and nuclear fire, then someone better inform them pronto. Mr. Kerry, You’re on.

Please take the matches out of the hands of these terribly acting out children, before they do something stupid that results in the instant obliteration of their entire nation forever. It’s not out of the question that North Korea will become  nothing more than an endless charcoal colored charred ruin with some white bones sticking out of it, where a small nation used to be, if someone doesn’t put a stop to the deranged rhetoric streaming out of Jong Eun’s regime.

This latest round of commentary from Jong Eun feels darker and markedly different, and I really do wonder if Jong Eun is crazy enough to put the entire nation of North Korea on the altar of his inflated military ego, endangering his country’s very existence for the sake of looking like a Napoleonic ‘little big man’ on the world stage.


Calling the sanctions part of a U.S.-led “war of aggression,” the North vowed to “display the might… it built up decades after decades and put an end to the evil cycle of tension,” according to a statement published by the nation’s state-run news agency and attributed to a foreign ministry spokesman.

Just exactly what are our foreign policy people doing to DE-escalate the irrational chest beating coming out of Kim Jong Eun? Can’t we do better than Dennis Rodman?  Are official foreign policy phones ringing off the hook somewhere?  Because if they are not, they should be.

I did learn one odd new fact today that adds to the surreal nature of the escalating tensions. Part of our latest round of sanctions aimed at punishing North Korea for playing with nuke missiles again is the prohibition of the sale of certain luxury items which are coveted by the North Korean elites:

“The new measures ban the export to North Korea of luxury items such as jewelry, yachts, luxury automobiles and racing cars. ‘North Korea’s ruling elite, who have been living large while impoverishing their people, will pay a direct price for this nuclear test,’ Ms. Rice said.”

Well that makes me feel MUCH better. Now that I know that North Korean officials can no longer order luxury yachts, race cars and fancy jewelry while they tinker with their nukes I’ll sleep better at night for sure.

John Kerry, I hope you are rested and ready for the opening moments of your tenure as Secretary of State. God be with you, my good man.

Here is the latest:


Don’t Nuke US Kim Jong Eun. If You Do, You Might Hurt One of Our NBA Basketball Stars.

Don’t Nuke Us, Kim Jong Eun. If You Do, You Might Hurt Our NBA Basketball Stars.

English: Chicago Bulls Dennis Rodman 1995 - 19...

English: Chicago Bulls Dennis Rodman 1995 – 1996 Season (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Politics and the search for world peace [ not to be confused with whirled peas ] makes for strange bed fellows. For better or worse, sometimes the most unlikely public personage can make an inroad toward better foreign relations where the officially designated team cannot. No slur is intended for our small army of US high officials who handle Asian foreign relations, but today [ for the first time EVER in my life] I am supremely grateful for the personality dazzle and star power of none other than rainbow flame Dennis Rodman, former NBA superstar and now, Kim Jong Eun‘s new BFF.

North Korea has been doing and saying all the wrong things to keep the waters calm for US / Asia foreign relations in recent months. Every public statement and action from the tiny starved nation has escalated the bluster and threat vibe. It hasn’t felt real pleasant to have to watch recent North Korean propaganda videos where imagined nuclear bombs detonate in large US cities, all playing out to the strains of Michael Jackson’s “We Are the World” elevator music.

The radical Muslims want us dead from the East, and North Korea wants to nuke us into oblivion from the West. It’s not at all a placid time in America’s history, and our politicians are so interested in wagering for their own political survival on both sides, they seem to have forgotten that there is a nation to run of American people, and that the mighty task of running it requires rising to a higher plane  than merely jousting for DNC or GOP interests.

Meanwhile, back at the North Korean ranch, nuclear test rockets are fired, the ground is shaking, troops are high stepping in well groomed rows of porcelain military perfection with their heads all turned toward youngster-in-charge Kim Jong Eun, and I am wondering, as I always do, how many other Americans are watching it all unfold as closely as I am.

Enter Dennis Rodman, the most unlikely but well suited goodwill ambassador for North Korea we could have ever NEVER imagined. The only two people who could have been more perfect for this job might have been Elvis Presley or Marilyn Monroe, both of whom were adored and practically worshiped by Kim’s father.  Will wonders never cease in the modern world?

We could always choose to settle our disputes by having two representatives, one from each nation, run a foot race then appoint the winner as the final philosophical and moral victor. But if we chose Rodman and Eun to run the race, no contest. Rodman would win and the US would be the victor. All military swash-buckling could then come to an official end. It makes just as much sense to me as how we handle our foreign relations by proxy celebrity, food bribes, cash payments and official double-speak.


Kim Jong Eun and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea on Thursday. (Jason Mojica/AP)

“You have a friend for life.”

Dennis Rodman to Kim Jong Eun after the two watched an exhibition basketball game together in Pyongyang Thursday, according to an organizer of the NBA legend’s improbable North Korean goodwill tour. No, really! A spokesman for VICE, the media company underwriting the trip, told AP that the young dictator also hosted the American delegation for a long, boozy dinner, just two weeks after conducting an underground nuclear test that has heightened tensions with the U.S. The WorldViews blog ponders what this all means.

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