In a world as unstable as the one in which we live, unstable, paranoid leadership at the helm of any nation, even some rogue nation like that of North Korea warrants a very watchful eye. North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong un, is no doubt not only unstable but a dangerous man threatening real problems in that region of the world.
He has begun a purging of leaders within the ranks obviously to assure his ranking, and total control over the entire government. anyone, it seems, who dares to question his decisions or perceptions is seen as a threat, and to avoid an attempt to overthrow him, he instead moves to destroy any opposition, real or imaginary. I suspect, personally, that imaginary fits the bill in this case. Some watchers of North Korea are obviously seeing the development of instability within North Korea. Attempts to develop nuclear capability, and threats of war, as well as threats to even attack the United States are obvious signs of a young leader, incapable of leading, and thus out of control. Any thinking to the contrary is in deed dangerous because it leads one to think that there is a method to the young leaders madness. There is no method, because any of his perceptions seem to be imaginary in-deed.
Kim’s uncle was the stabilizing force in the region. China though has now lost its most important link to North Korea, and thus has lost what hope they had for influencing stability of what is quickly becoming a rogue nation, with a young leader at the helm out of control.
one North Korean watcher notes that while Kim has enunciated a policy of jointly pursuing nuclear weapons and development, it isn’t clear whether he views economic reforms as strengthening his rule or undermining it by inviting unwelcome comparisons with foreign economic’s and introducing foreign concepts and practices.
However, I would beg to differ with this observer because as I have said before I do not think Kim is at all capable of differentiating between reality concepts or those brought on by his paranoia. I do not think he is capable of deep concept thinking, in that he obviously is not interested in what those around him are thinking. Any independent thought is seen as a threat. He see’s himself as the sole leader, because of some Devine idea that he is the intellect in the crowd who knows the direction North Korea must follow. As a result, any opposition, real or imaginary, must be eliminated.
Kim therefore, is a very dangerous man. He must be watched, and China, and the United States must make it very clear that any actions that he takes effecting the region will be met by swift military retaliation, especially if he moves on South Korea.
The world must say clearly…..Such behavior will not be tolerated.
That’s my point of view, I look forward to your insights on this and all the issues of the day.
On a personal note to the readers…..As you can see we are back on-line, up and running. I again apologise for having to stop publication. November was a rough month for the Horton family. Here it is December and while problems still persist, at some point we have to get back to work on the issues of the day.
Our computer problems seem to be on the mend. So once again, we are presenting our insights and perceptions of the day.
In short….The Horton Journal is back and this is our Political Perspective.