posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 10:46 PM
"North Korea marked the birthday of leader Kim Jong Il amid heightened nuclear tensions on Wednesday, comparing Kim to a daring porcupine routing an
arrogant United States that swaggers like a tiger. "
How sad but true that the struggle on the Korean peninsula has reached such lamentous proportions that the fallout from the original mess created by
the Cold War and more specifically United States involvement has allowed the Rule of Law to be replaced with the Rule of Kim. Instead of consolidating
democracy as should have been done 3 decades ago, the remains of autocratic rule has found a niche market under the clever guise of socialism in North
Korea. The above comment rings true on a number of different levels and instead of dealing with more pressing concerns of the 21st century such as
universal healthcare, spreading peace and prosperity, we are forced to deal with remnents of the ideological war-filled 20th century that continues to
haunt us into the new millenium.
~ Rebel Saint ~