Monday, May 1, 2017

Mutual Assured Lunacy

Stylized, propaganda painting. Kim Jong-il, portrayed as a semi-deity, standing on a mountain, sunset behind him. Mount Paektu, his alleged birthplace.
I'm an Internet expert.
It's all right to wire the industrial zone only,
but there are many problems
if other regions of the North are wired.
- Kim Jong-il
I may be missing a few subtleties, but the North Korean Cult of Personality and the Trump Cult of Personality have disturbing similarities.
The Entrepreneur- portrait of Donald Trump painted by Ralph Wolfe Cowan.
Many are saying I'm the best 140 character writer in the world.
It's easy when it's fun.
- @realDonaldTrump
Because North Korea has a 60 year head start embracing a dictatorial megalomaniac, the American dictatorial megalomaniac might want to consider economic options before he returns our country to the 1600s. 
That being said, North Korea has an interesting export business.  
North Korea The Mansudae Grand Monument in Pyongyang in 2014 depicting Kim Il-sung (left) and Kim Jong-il (right), with visitors bowing. Mutual Assured Lunacy, postscript and Other stories of Trump and Megalomaniacs. marchmatron.com
These statues look like they're made to be toppled.
- Adrian Tinniswood, Historian
Kim Il-sung, the first Supreme Leader of North Korea, as most newly installed despots do, demanded his loving followers construct enormous and idolatrous statues befitting his authority.
At some point, the North Korean dictator decided that other despots would also enjoy enormous and idolatrous statues befitting their authority.    
The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal. Made in North Korea. 160 feet in Bronze. Mutual Assured Lunacy, postscript and Other stories of Trump and Megalomaniacs. marchmatron.com
The appeal is in the statement of the obvious -
and of course, size is everything.
- William Feaver, Art Critic
The largest statue to date is a 160 feet structure in bronze, located in Senegal and celebrating the African Renaissance.
Unable to pay a $27 million bill, the President of Senegal deeded state owned land to the North Korean regime. In addition, he didn't consider the response of the majority Muslim population to the exposed breasts of both sexes.
China's inflatable Rooster with Trump style hair and gesturing wings. 52 feet tall stands in a shopping center courtyard. Mutual Assured Lunacy, postscript and Other stories of Trump and Megalomaniacs. marchmatron.com
There is a very popular, giant, Trump figure. 
In the Year of The Rooster and the Year of The Donald, China has created a Trump Rooster. The inflatables range in size, and cost, with a six-foot blow up selling for $50, and a 52-foot model for $5,300.
Maybe that's why we aren't going to trade with China anymore.
Daily News cover. GI Joke. Toy soldier Trump dissed war hero - five deferments to dodge Vietnam Draft. Medal for being neat. Mutual Assured Lunacy, postscript and Other stories of Trump and Megalomaniacs. marchmatron.com
There is also a shared fondness for medals.  
Candidate Trump, after being presented a Purple Heart by retired Lt. Col. Louis Dorfman. Mutual Assured Lunacy, postscript and Other stories of Trump and Megalomaniacs. marchmatron.com
Man, that’s like big stuff.
I always wanted to get the Purple Heart.
This was much easier.
- Trump
Senator Tammy Duckworth, Iraq War veteran, and double amputee. Mutual Assured Lunacy, postscript and Other stories of Trump and Megalomaniacs. marchmatron.com
This is what you look like when you are awarded a Purple Heart.
Nothing easy about it.
- Senator Tammy Duckworth


After 60 years without war, North Korea displays some creativity in awarding medals including: 
North Korean senior military officials. 60 yrs after the Korean war, opening ceremony of a cemetery for fallen fighters of the Korean People's. Medals cover their ill-fitting jackets. Mutual Assured Lunacy, postscript and Other stories of Trump and Megalomaniacs. marchmatron.com
North Korean senior military officials,
60 yrs after the Korean war,
attending an opening ceremony of a cemetery of fallen fighters. 
Order of Railway Service Honour: 1st Class, 2nd Class, and 3rd Class 
Order of Fishery Service Honour : 1st Class, 2nd Class, and 3rd Class 
Order of Colliery (Coal Mine) 
Service Honour: 1st Class, 2nd Class, and 3rd Class 
Photos of the Dear Leader controlled by Korean Central News Agency. Military leaders surround a laughing Kim Jong-un seated at a table outdoors, watching the test firing of an ultra precise rocket, 2014. Mutual Assured Lunacy, postscript and Other stories of Trump and Megalomaniacs. marchmatron.com
If the American imperialists provoke us a bit,
we will not hesitate to slap them with a preemptive nuclear strike.
The United States must choose!
It’s up to you whether the nation called the United States exists on this planet or not.
- Kim Jong-un
 
Ironically, we may already be at war with North Korea and our current Head of State wasn't the crazy politician who started it. 
An armistice, intended only as a temporary measure, was signed in 1953. No peace treaty has ever been signed.
In March of 2017, Senator McCain called Kim Jong -un "this crazy fat kid" and Senator Cruz called North Korea a state sponsor of terror.
The Official DPRK Statement:
"As such guys as John McCain and Ted Cruz made a provocation tantamount to a declaration of war against the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea], the DPRK will take steps to counter it. They will have to bitterly experience the disastrous consequences to be entailed by their reckless tongue-lashing and then any regret for it will come too late."  
One more bit of irony? 
Democracy - where even an idiot has a say by @furia139 Trump street graffiti in London. Mutual Assured Lunacy, postscript and Other stories of Trump and Megalomaniacs. marchmatron.com .jpg
Graffiti by @furia139 in London
Our country is a laughingstock. All over the world, they're laughing. - Trump, Nov. 7, 2016
I'm not sure how many global eye rolls or witticisms were directed at America pre 2017, but I am willing to bet Trump has ensured our country's place in global buffoonery.
Donald Trump painted as a sad Hobo clown

#NotMyPresident #Trump #Power #NorthKorea #Vets
Update 8/29/2018

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Other stories of Trump and Megalomaniacs:

www.marchmatron.com/2017/09/memento-mori-and-yolo.html
Memento Mori and YOLO
www.marchmatron.com/2017/09/some-more-than-others.html
Some More Than Others

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