“I shrink with horror that I cannot express in words … at this continuous slaughter of men in Korea. I have seen, I guess, as
much blood and disaster as any living man, and it just curdled my stomach, the last time I was there.” ~ Gen. Douglas MacArthur's recounting of the
Korean War (July.28/2017).
A common pattern used repeatedly by the late guru of propaganda — Edwards Bernays — was to turn a harmless entity into a fearsome enemy through
lies and manufactured news stories. "North Korea Is An Enemy Of The State"
propaganda campaign has been a very effective tool
used to influence public perception and engineer consent. The U.S. Government has an extensive history of conducting planned campaigns of extensive
strategic psychological operations — based upon the works of Bernays — through national media to influence and direct the perception and climate
of the nation towards its imperialist objectives.
Many westerners perceive North Korea (DPRK) as its enemy — a real threat. Those who view North Korea as a threat have become a pawn through
the engineering of consent
. To allow propaganda to insinuate our lives and to go unchallenged is to remain devoutly ignorant.
So, as I read biased journalism promoting the idea America should bomb North Korea back to the stone age; along with similar perspectives shared on my
Twitter feed and also right here on ATS — I have come to realize there are some people who possess a distorted version of history. This twisted
perspective has greatly influenced their view of present day reality revolving around the geo-economics, geopolitics, and the military actions of both
North Korea and America.
A Rationale Analysis of What a Nuclear-armed North Korea Portends
1. It is clear from the cases of Iraq and Libya that a disarmed US-designated enemy is not spared from a violent opportunistic attack. That North
Korea was included on George W Bush’s “axis of evil” along with Iraq triggered alarm bells in North Korea.
2. The US refuses a peace treaty with North Korea.  And the sanctions against North Korea constitute an act-of-war. Trump tweeted, “China could
easily solve this problem.” But it is not China maintaining a state-of-war with North Korea.
3. The US is nuclear-armed, has used nuclear weapons, and does not adhere to a no-first-use policy.
Given the above three points would it be rationale to be without an effective deterrence against a military attack?
Furthermore, when North Korea did enter into an Agreed Framework with the US in 1994, among the obligations was an end to hostilities; normalization
of relations, no nuclearization of the peninsula; freezing operation and construction of North Korean nuclear reactors in exchange for two
proliferation-resistant nuclear power reactors; and, while awaiting completion of the nuclear reactors, the US was to provide oil for
North Korean energy needs.
The US did not fulfill its obligations. In other words, the US cannot be trusted to uphold its end of any agreement.
Q: Why do some US citizens and other westerners perceive North Korea as an enemy of the state and a threat? Why does western national media and those
who peddle the distorted truth continue to get away with such nonsense?
After all, history has shown that it IS
America who has always been a threat to North Korea and not the other way around.
The US has been threatening; pointing close range missiles at; imposing sanctions; and engaging in covert war against North Korea for the
past 70 yrs.
The real question that should be asked is: Why Do North Koreans Hate and Distrust America?
Many Americans specifically, believe that North Koreans despise them for their freedom and democracy. Those who believe this lie are nothing but
delusional. North Koreans don't hate Americans for their freedom and democracy. North Koreans hate and distrust Americans because they haven't
forgotten what the American government did to them in the past: bombed them back to the Stone Age.
*During the Korean war, the US dropped 635 000 tons worth of bombs and 32 557 tons of Napalm on North Korea.
*The American military industrial complex killed more than 20% of North Korean population using chemical and biological weapons in just
three years from 1950 to 1953.
*The America military industrial complex burned down every town in North Korea. Bombed every brick that was standing on top of
another—along with everything that moved. America annihilated North Korea's infrastructure. North Korea became a living hell because of the US
bombing campaign and yet, it is Americans who perceive North Korea as a threat despite N.Korea having never dropped a single bomb on US
North Korea Has Never Attacked the US, but the US Has Killed an Estimated 4-10 Million Koreans:
North Korea has never attacked the US. It was the US that attacked North Korea during the so-called Korean War. The US used chemical and
biological weapons, resulting in an estimated 4-10 million Koreans being killed.
In fact, US General Curtis Lemay, in the aftermath boasted: “After destroying North Korea’s seventy eight cities and thousands of her villages,
and killing countless numbers of her civilians … Over a period of three years or so we killed off – what – twenty percent of the
To understand the inhumanity of General Lemay's boastful words above—it needs to contemplated from this perspective:
During WWII, the United Kingdom lost 0.94% of its population, France lost 1.35%, China lost 1.89% and the US lost 0.32%. During the
Korean war, North Korea lost close to 30% of its population.
All DPRK has ever done to offend the USA was rebuild itself to become stronger than it ever was before, despite ongoing pressure and unfair economic
sanctions imposed on them by the American government.
North Korea does not have its navy patrolling the coast of North America like the US does in the Korean Peninsula. North Korea does not have fifteen
close range military bases surrounding America with every kind of WMD pointing at like the US does. North Korea does not advocate for economic
sanctions against America.
Again: who is the real threat? Who is the real aggressor?
North Korea has every right to increase its nuclear arsenal in order to defend itself — especially after history has been weighed.
It's clear that propaganda against DPRK has been so successful that many westerners don't view the people of North Korea as their fellow human
beings who seek the same currency of life as the rest of us. Many seem to have the impression that the Kim Jong-un Regime is all that exist within the
In fact, the propaganda campaign has been so successful — the harmless entity has now become a fearsome enemy.