……..and so it bombs its neighbors to get attention. The ones repsonsible for the beating are the victims…..How Liberal can one get?
Jimmy Carter wrote the following article for the Washington Post. Mr. Carter is never capable of being anything but serious. Nearly everything he suggested or touched during his presidency, 1977-1981 was seriously flawed. He was the last Democrat candidate I ever voted for for any national office.
I shall never forgive him for his incompetence which remains to this day. He writes about his self claimed specialty, North Korea:
“No one can completely understand the motivations of the North Koreans, but it is entirely possible that their recent revelation of their uranium enrichment centrifuges and Pyongyang’s shelling of a South Korean island Tuesday are designed to remind the world that they deserve respect in negotiations that will shape their future. Ultimately, the choice for the United States may be between diplomatic niceties and avoiding a catastrophic confrontation.
Dealing effectively with North Korea has long challenged the United States. We know that the state religion of this secretive society is “juche,” which means self-reliance and avoidance of domination by others. The North’s technological capabilities under conditions of severe sanctions and national poverty are surprising. Efforts to display its military capability through the shelling of Yeongpyeong and weapons tests provoke anger and a desire for retaliation. Meanwhile, our close diplomatic and military ties with South Korea make us compliant with its leaders’ policies.
The North has threatened armed conflict before. Nearly eight years ago, I wrote on this page about how in June 1994 President Kim Il Sung expelled International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors and proclaimed that spent fuel rods could be reprocessed into plutonium. Kim threatened to destroy Seoul if increasingly severe sanctions were imposed on his nation.
Desiring to resolve the crisis through direct talks with the United States, Kim invited me to Pyongyang to discuss the outstanding issues. With approval from President Bill Clinton, I went, and reported the positive results of these one-on-one discussions to the White House. Direct negotiations ensued in Geneva between a U.S. special envoy and a North Korean delegation, resulting in an “agreed framework” that stopped North Korea’s fuel-cell reprocessing and restored IAEA inspection for eight years.
With evidence that Pyongyang was acquiring enriched uranium in violation of the agreed framework, President George W. Bush – who had already declared North Korea part of an “axis of evil” and a potential target – made discussions with North Korea contingent on its complete rejection of a nuclear explosives program and terminated monthly shipments of fuel oil. Subsequently, North Korea expelled nuclear inspectors and resumed reprocessing its fuel rods. It has acquired enough plutonium for perhaps seven nuclear weapons.
Sporadic negotiations over the next few years among North Korea, the United States, South Korea, Japan, China and Russia (the six parties) produced, in September 2005, an agreement that reaffirmed the basic premises of the 1994 accord. Its text included denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, a pledge of non-aggression by the United States and steps to evolve a permanent peace agreement to replace the U.S.-North Korean-Chinese cease-fire that has been in effect since July 1953. Unfortunately, no substantive progress has been made since 2005, and the overall situation has been clouded by North Korea’s development and testing of nuclear devices and medium- and long-range missiles, and military encounters with South Korea.
North Korea insists on direct talks with the United States. Leaders in Pyongyang consider South Korea’s armed forces to be controlled from Washington and maintain that South Korea was not party to the 1953 cease-fire. Since the Clinton administration, our country has negotiated through the six-party approach, largely avoiding substantive bilateral discussions, which would have excluded South Korea.
This past July I was invited to return to Pyongyang to secure the release of an American, Aijalon Gomes, with the proviso that my visit would last long enough for substantive talks with top North Korean officials. They spelled out in detail their desire to develop a denuclearized Korean Peninsula and a permanent cease-fire, based on the 1994 agreements and the terms adopted by the six powers in September 2005. With no authority to mediate any disputes, I relayed this message to the State Department and White House. Chinese leaders indicated support of this bilateral discussion.
North Korean officials have given the same message to other recent American visitors and have permitted access by nuclear experts to an advanced facility for purifying uranium. The same officials had made it clear to me that this array of centrifuges would be “on the table” for discussions with the United States, although uranium purification – a very slow process – was not covered in the 1994 agreements.
Pyongyang has sent a consistent message that during direct talks with the United States, it is ready to conclude an agreement to end its nuclear programs, put them all under IAEA inspection and conclude a permanent peace treaty to replace the “temporary” cease-fire of 1953. We should consider responding to this offer. The unfortunate alternative is for North Koreans to take whatever actions they consider necessary to defend themselves from what they claim to fear most: a military attack supported by the United States, along with efforts to change the political regime.”
Comment: It is my observation that a great civilization in its ascendancy is displaying its masculine expression. Societies in this environment accomplish, have pride in their accomplishments and display confidence in society’s institutions both government and private. The people in these cultures become disciplined providing an atmosphere for raising children successfully. Moreover, the citizens of such societies don’t riot because of tuition hikes or insection pats at airports. People feel good about themselves, including their own personal behavior, about their neighbors, and about their nation, especially if that nation is built on a democratic base. Its leaders are able to make decisions, Problems need to be solved. Its followers are proud to take battle to defend their country, their homeland, their land and creations.
Great civilizations in decline are feminized. They no longer have a clear focus on what has been accomplished, is being accomplished, and worry about the future, no knowing what to do for fear of error.
The people have not strived for their personal success, but have received largesse forced or gifted from those who have. They recognized security as paramount in their lives. No matter what is happening across the river, across the street or next door, these people will ignore all, no matter how evil and how unrelenting the evil is, they will pretend it doesn’t matter. “Let someone else do what needs to be done.” In such a culture the males become feminized and entertain gifts and pleasure from gifts to replace the pleasures achieved from accomplishment and creativity.
Seeking pleasure becomes the primary pleasure of life. Crops are no longer planted on time, and then not at all. Ability to understand yesterday’s successes is lost. In democracies citizens eventually learn to vote for self interest….to satisfy their pleasures. They are easily bought, easily dominated by the simple, no longer learning the more complex. As they lose knowledge, they lose language. Pleasures become more sordid. Standards are grayed and then lost and forgotten. The culture is in decay and no longer stimulates the people to value it and so to fight to save it.
Decisions can’t be made, especially those which affect future matters. A thirst develops for autocratic rule, youthful male action to clear the air and return to solving the real problems setting the patterns of society in the right directions.
Freedom is not honored in the feminized society. Jimmy Carter would be the ideal leader of such cultures. Security is what counts. In the feminized society led by the Jimmy Carters, honor, honesty and reality interfere with feelings and dreams. They do not matter. Fiction is preferred to create the peace where people can enjoy their pleasures.
Feminized societies unchalleged are doomed. One of the best signs of advanced decay is when a once noble culture no longer is willing to sacrifice to defend itself and its values against its most threatening enemies.
Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama are the two American president advocates of the feminzation culture for America. Neither invented the disease. I befalls any collection of people who no longer accept a higher meaning in life of their existence and pleasures.
Both avoid reality, no matter how obvious its history. Both invent their own let’s pretend solutions and will arrogantly laud them no matter how they fail.
I shop at Lunds for my food. So often these days some mother shouts to her offspring, male or female, “For the thousandth time, I’ve told you not to touch stuff on those shelves”. I believe these mothers. They have screamed at their kids the thousandth time not to do something…but no one pays attention.
This is the new world order Americans live in. No one pays any attention to what is really important for our culture. No one fulfills the male role any more. My children never touched items that didn’t belong to them willy-nilly. Their mother, a fervent reader of classic fiction, a gentle dreamer and idealist lefty, didn’t have to repeat any instruction to kids about touching merchandise that did not belong to them. Their father’s voice had told them it was not to be done because it was not theirs to touch. One needs to listen, observe and learn matters dealing with civilized life in order to recognize and define the uncivilized.
America was still in its ascendancy when I learned those matters from both my parents. Both were adults.