@ReiMurasame @piccolan @ZackBornstein @picola1922 You nailed it. Except that in my worldview Peace on the Korean Peninsula has to win out. Like Dennis Rodman “I believe in North Korea” and I see the human side of Kim and Ri and how they see the US. The “cynical strategic objectives of the DPRK” are
@ReiMurasame @piccolan @ZackBornstein @picola1922 explained by Kim Yo Jong. Don’t you think a “shrimp among whales” vilified by the world for defending against a US nuclear first strike or regime change by using textbook nuclear deterrence has to be cynical? I also think the affection/respect is mutual.
@ReiMurasame @piccolan @ZackBornstein @picola1922 So I see the DPRK wanting to get to peace and normalized relations w/ the US more than Washington does. They’re faced w/ this conundrum but seem willing to negotiate their nuclear weapons if the US will accept them as a nuclear state.
@ReiMurasame @piccolan @ZackBornstein @picola1922 Dennis Rodman going to North Korea and making friends w/ Kim Jong Un promoting Basketball revealed that KJU “does not want to do war”. That’s a revelation. The fact Kim and Dennis chilled out and partied together shows another side of Kim we can relate to.
@ReiMurasame @piccolan @ZackBornstein @picola1922 Also that I’m half-Asian enables me to relate to what I perceive are North Koreans’ aspirations/dreams. I mean elite like Moranbong Band, not defectors. They want peace like I do. They want women’s fashion & better quality of life. I can relate to them.
@ReiMurasame @piccolan @ZackBornstein @picola1922 On another level, Kim Yo Jong’s commentary, inspired when she was “killing time one morning drinking coffee watching the news”, bridges the ideological gap. She hinted at a way forward in negotiations. I put a plan in writing I think DPRK would accept:
@ReiMurasame @piccolan @ZackBornstein @picola1922 So here’s this Glass-Half-Full/Empty plan I think Kim Yo Jong and Choe Son Hui have been alluding to. It could lead to ending the War right? Except that Washington hawks and the MIC would never do it. That makes the former Apprentice host Trump the X-factor. This is also why
@ReiMurasame @piccolan @ZackBornstein @picola1922 the DPRK leadership are fans of Trump. If Trump accepts DPRK as a nuclear state (and they cap/freeze/dismantle current nuclear & ICBM development programs) as a prelude to PEACETIME, we turn the page and US and DPRK could become friends like US & Japan.
@ReiMurasame @piccolan @ZackBornstein @picola1922 Another major plank in my worldview is making friends. I don’t “belong” to any single race. I connect to people just thru common humanity: Everyone has two parents. If DPRK wants 2b friends w/ the US and Trump is the only shot at it, I want Trump to win.😌

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