posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 01:06 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how many people believe that the policies and actions of Bush & Co are the root of all world evils. While the man most
certainly is a political dolt, he is not responsible for North Korea's nuclear capability. That country has been pursuing nukes for many, many
years......long before GWB came into office. Nor is the United States the sole stakeholder or responsible party in the North Korean issue.
These rantings, to me, are typical of a generation of young, uneducated, and inexperienced people who believe that bad things done by bad people
must be the fault of someone else. Personal responsibility for one's actions, whether on an individual level or on a national level,
seem to be a lost concept. It's always easier to blame the problem on someone else - especially some big, easy target - because facing the problem
directly takes courage, determination, and force of will.....something that much of today's generation sadly lacks.
North Korea chose to obtain nuclear weapons because they are ruled by evil men who only understand the concept of power through violence, threats,
and aggression. This concept has served them well for 50 years, as they have been able to hold off their westernized enemies while simultaneously
enslaving their own population. The possession of nuclear weapons is the next logical step in the natural progression of solidifying their power
through the terrorizing of their neighbors and their citizens.
Normally, in a situation like this, one would hope that the general populace would rise up against their oppressors (and, believe me, "oppressors"
is putting it mildly) and cast off their chains of oppression. This can be facilitated by putting military, politcal, and economic pressure on the
regime, while simultaneously providing tacit support to the general population and resistance movements, either in the form of real support or moral
support. However, seeing how the NK regime is so utterly repressive and violent, I fear the general NK population simply lacks the strength and the
will to rise up. In the mean time, the rest of the world must now live in the shadow of the nuclear-armed despot who is by all accounts is off his
rocker and in bad need of psychotherapy.
If Bush is responsible for ANYTHING, its for getting us so deeply involved in stupid quagmires like Iraq (and Afghanistan, to a lesser extent) that we
are now physically unable to make credible threats against the likes of Iran and NK, who now possess or are attempting to posess those same WMD's
that were the original boogeymen of our current follies........