WASHINGTON, February 8, 2018: As the world’s athletes gathered in Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the 2018 Winter Olympics, Vice President Mike Pence was in attendance to support the U.S. Olympic team. Also in attendance was North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong, who happens to be the director of the propaganda and agitation department of the Workers Party of [North] Korea.
Pence refused to stand in recognition of Korean athletes or even to make eye contact with the little dictator’s little sister.
Needless to say, the Hermit Kingdom’s totalitarian elites, used to hearing the high-pitch praises of their traumatized and starving people, aren’t accustomed to being on the receiving end of the old cold shoulder.
“If [Vice President Mike] Pence wants to avoid experiencing a hot agony of shame on the stage of the Olympics,” said an angry editorial in the Korea Central News Agency, “he had better stop behaving imprudently and clearly learn about how ardently the compatriots of the north and the south of Korea wish to reunify the country by their concert efforts and quietly disappear.”
A follow-up editorial said the Trump administration will unleash its “nuclear strategic assets… on the Korean peninsula in late March or early April after the Winter Olympics.”
The unhinged reaction by North Korea’s state media to Trump and members of his administration is on par with America’s fake-news journalists so affected by Trump Derangement Syndrome.
South Korean athletes fear repeat of 1985
South Korean Olympic athletes marched with their northern brothers under a flag representing a united Korea, depicted in light blue against a surrender-white background.
This embarrassing act of capitulation was, no doubt, intended to head off the kind of violence that occurred in 1985, when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded Soul, South Korea, the 1988 summer games.
North Korea was quick to dash off an angry letter to the IOC demanding that 11 of the 23 sporting events take place in the communist north.
But their demands were rejected.
In retaliation, the communist north sent two agents to plant a bomb aboard Korean Air Flight 858, which departed from the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The Seoul-bound flight exploded midair, killing all 104 passengers and 11 crew.
The two North Korean agents, a male and female traveling on forged passports, were apprehended in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
They swallowed cyanide tablets before they any interrogations.
Although the male agent later died, the female survived and was extradited to South Korea for further questioning.
She admitted to participating in the bombing and said it was personally ordered by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, father of the bastard child and current dictator Kim Jong-un.
But remembering the past, even the recent past, is not the mainstream media’s strong suit.
This explains why the Associated Press’s Zeke Miller and Matthew Pennington gushed over “the two Koreas marching together – and their officials shaking hands – at a time of heightened tensions on the peninsula.”
They noted that Pence remained seated as the intimidated South Korean team marched in unison with their northern neighbors in the game’s opening ceremony. Pence’s applause was “only for the American team, but Asia experts said the vice president’s refusal to stand could be seen as disrespectful to the hosts,” says the AP.
Missing Obama’s bows
After eight long years watching President Obama genuflect to foreign potentates, expressing deference to backward ideologies in apology for America’s greatness, it’s understandable “Asia experts” should view the Trump administration’s actions regarding North Korea as “disrespectful.”
But Trump is not the genuflecting type:
“No nation, on Earth, has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles,” said President Trump of communist North Korea in remarks to the United Nations General Assembly in 2017. “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea… Rocketman [Kim Jong-un] is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.”
Unlike AP’s scribblers, Vice President Pence is aware that a state of war has existed between the United States and North Korea since the latter crossed the 38th parallel in an attempt to conquer it’s freedom-loving neighbors to the south in June of 1950.
The U.S. Pentagon estimates that 33,651 American military men died defending South Korea’s independence and freedom.
Getting back to the Olympic games, ABC’s Joohee Cho mused in his reporter’s notebook that a group of 229 North Korean cheerleaders “started singing their own Korean songs, taking a cue from a leader.”
And what followed? “Awkward confusion filled the air.”
Cho noted the stadium’s majority South Korean spectators “looked puzzled. Some watched in amusement.”
As Olympic games attendee and South Korean citizen Kyu-hoon told Cho, “Unification is what I was taught to long for. Of course, we are all Koreans and should be reunified. But look at us. We are culturally too different now.”
The wide gulf separating an advanced free society from a backward totalitarian state is never more apparent than when seen from space. North Korea sits in an abyss of hopeless darkness, while South Korea glows like the unleashed lightning from freedom’s torch.
If Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea’s little dictator, was staring a hole in the back of Vice President Mike Pence’s head, it’s because the United States is a constant reminder of the communist North’s failure to violently unite with the south, plunging it into totalitarian darkness and death.