“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says Yahweh Sabaoth. (Zechariah 4: 6)
President Trump is Not a Politician and He’s Not Bluffing
An article in Reuters titled “Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally” presents some interesting information:
U.S. President Donald Trump dialed up the rhetoric against North Korea again at the weekend, warning the country’s foreign minister that he and leader Kim Jong Un “won’t be around much longer”, as Pyongyang staged a major anti-U.S. rally.
North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that targeting the U.S. mainland with its rockets was inevitable after “Mr Evil President” Trump called Pyongyang’s leader a “rocket man” on a suicide mission.
“Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” Trump said on Twitter late on Saturday.
Trump and Kim have traded increasingly threatening and personal insults as Pyongyang races towards its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States – something Trump has vowed to prevent.
Analysts say the escalation in rhetoric is increasing the risk of a miscalculation by one side or the other that could have massive repercussions.
North Korea’s state-run television KRT aired a video on Sunday showing tens of thousands of people attending an anti-U.S. rally at Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang.
The North’s official KCNA news agency said more than 100,000 people gathered for the rally on Saturday and delivered speeches supporting comments made by Kim earlier in the week.
“We are waiting for the right time to have a final battle with the U.S., the evil empire, and to remove the U.S. from the world,” KCNA quoted Ri Il-bae, a commanding officer of the Red Guards, as saying. “Once respected Supreme commander Kim Jong Un gives an order, we will annihilate the group of aggressors.”
The Rules are Changing
Many people in the U.S., particularly “liberal progressive” Democrats and their mouthpieces in the establishment media, ferociously attack President Trump for being so outspoken and direct in his comments about North Korea, Iran, and their leaders.
That’s to be expected. It’s reflex. They do it automatically without thinking.
President Trump is not a politician, and he doesn’t pretend to be one. He is doing things that defy conventional political logic, but conventional political logic brought us to where we are today.
For more than 2 decades, U.S. presidents have been using diplomacy and submitting to extortion (they don’t call it extortion, but that’s what it is) to no avail. Conventional political logic suggests that we should continue doing what we have been doing unsuccessfully.
That’s insane. President Trump rejects it.
We are in a war right now. We’ve been in the war for many years. Using conventional political logic, we have armed our enemies, and now they possess thermonuclear weapons and ICBMs. It’s the same as giving an attacker the gun and ammunition that he will use to shoot you.
Under President Trump, the rules have changed. Of course, our enemies don’t like it. They have come to expect that their belligerent language and staged rallies will frighten us into submission. It has worked for so long that they can’t imagine that it won’t work again now.
Leaders in North Korea and Iran are experiencing a rude awakening, and they aren’t happy about it. That’s too bad.
If we haven’t learned anything else about President Trump, we need to learn this: he does what he says he will do. He’s not bluffing. He’s telling our enemies in no uncertain terms that they had better change their ways, and they had better do it fast.
Limousine liberals enjoy contemplating what might have happened if someone had had enough common sense and courage to confront Adolf Hitler before he ignited World War II. If a world leader had done in the 1930s what President Trump is doing today, limousine liberals would have attacked him just like they are attacking President Trump.
Who can forget the Munich Agreement? Germany had invaded the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia, and the British and French prime ministers agreed to let Hitler have it if he agreed not to use military force against any them.
Hitler happily agreed, and the rest is history.
On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned to England from the meeting with Hitler waving the Munich Agreement in the air and proclaimed, “Peace in our time.” Chamberlain was using conventional political logic.
Appeasement didn’t work then, and it won’t work now. Limousine liberals saw Chamberlain as a hero. He was a fool, and so were they.
President Trump is not a limousine liberal, and he’s not a fool.
It’s about time for professional athletes to learn what most of us think about their political stunts on and off the field. We owe President Trump a debt of gratitude for telling them what most of us think.
Stephen Curry is an NBA star sponsored by Under Armour. He has been an outspoken critic of President Trump.
Curry is a great basketball player, but his grasp of global and domestic political events is sophomoric at best. He reminds me of Dennis Rodman in that regard.
Curry needs to learn that there are consequences for stupidity. President Trump withdrew an invitation to the White House. I don’t give two hoots about professional basketball, so I’m sending my message to Under Armour directly.
Maybe Curry and Under Armour will get the hint.
“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)
See “His Name is Yahweh”.