By Julia Latchana, Assistant Editor
Maybe we should limit the child’s play going on the world stage. Or should I say playground?
Ever since Donald Trump began his presidency, he has been butting heads with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, most recently in a response to the dictator’s testing of nuclear weapons and the “success” of their hydrogen bomb testing.
As a response, Trump called Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man” during a speech to the United Nations on Sept. 19, trying to get the dictator to stop his nuclear testing and echoing his tweet on Sept. 17: “I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!”.
This then led to Kim to retort, with a variety of nicknames for Trump including “mentally deranged,” “dotard” and a “barking dog.” Trump then responded by saying that Kim is “obviously a madman.”
The North Korean dictator is not dimwitted, as we Americans would like to think.
Okay, so maybe Kim did feed his uncle to dogs so he could obtain power, but as the “grandson of a god” he can do whatever he likes, meaning that his loyal citizens may not give a damn, which is frankly good for him.
However, President Donald Trump might not have his hat on the right way.
Since taking presidency— and a little bit before that— Trump has done some questionable things without thinking about how they affect all the American people, and not just the business side of things.
I believe that this is a fight that neither side will be able to win. If Kim Jong Un were to shoot nuclear missiles at the United States, more than half of the country would likely be devastated. On the other hand, if the United States strikes first, the ensuring war would destroy not only North Korea, but South Korea — a U. S. ally. That would then cause China, and maybe Russia, to throw a missile our way.
Either way, we’d be screwed.
If you were to take out all of the political factors attached to this dilemma, and a nuclear warhead were aimed and shot, the destination would be utterly decimated. The warhead wrecking the land when it hits its target is already big problem, but the after effects would be worse. Some living things will die as soon or right after it hits, but the living things that don’t die, will most likely get cancer or radiation poisoning.
Even if we didn’t have Trump as our current president, the threat of nuclear strikes between the two countries would still be possible because of the U. S. stance on North Korea and how we helped protect South Korea from invasion.
With Trump, the inevitability of oblivion seems to get closer everyday.
Posted: Oct. 20