Masters Of War

Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks. You that never done nothin' But build to destroy You play with my world Like it's your little toy You put a gun in my hand And you hide from my eyes And you turn and run farther When the fast bullets fly. Like Judas of old You lie and deceive A world war can be won You want me to believe But I see through your eyes And I see through your brain Like I see through the water That runs down my drain. You fasten all the triggers For the others to fire Then you set back and watch When the death count gets higher You hide in your mansion' As young people's blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud. You've thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world For threatening my baby Unborn and unnamed You ain't worth the blood That runs in your veins. How much do I know To talk out of turn You might say that I'm young You might say I'm unlearned But there's one thing I know Though I'm younger than you That even Jesus would never Forgive what you do. Let me ask you one question Is your money that good Will it buy you forgiveness Do you think that it could I think you will find When your death takes its toll All the money you made Will never buy back your soul. And I hope that you die And your death'll come soon I will follow your casket In the pale afternoon And I'll watch while you're lowered Down to your deathbed And I'll stand over your grave 'Til I'm sure that you're dead.------- Bob Dylan 1963

Monday, February 8, 2016

[Kim Jong-un’s Hypothetical Letter 5-4] “I don’t want to be a Gaddafi or Hussein” Part IV

[Kim Jong-un’s Hypothetical Letter 5-4] “I don’t want to be a Gaddafi or Hussein”

Under my grandfather’s  leadership, the WPK held the fifth plenary session of its fourth Central Committee on Dec. 10-14, 1962, which is when the parallel development approach to building the economy and national defense was decided on. Faced with a million troops from the US and South Korea, they opted to establish a deterrent against the US, since North Korea’s defense had been left unstable by a conflict between fellow socialist countries China and the Soviet Union. Under pressure from then Soviet Communist Party Secretary Nikita Khrushchev and US President John F. Kennedy, my grandfather seems to have felt a kind of fear of abandonment when the plans for building a nuclear missile base in Cuba were dropped. The US invaded Vietnam around the same time, and it also put pressure on South Korea and Japan to establish diplomatic ties for the sake of trilateral security cooperation, while getting South Korea to send troops to Vietnam.

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