The future of human beings and the environment that sustains them are in a serious danger thanks to US President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-Un. Only the American people and Congress can stop an annihilating war between America and North Korea, which will make the rest of the world its collateral victim.
Some people take Trump’s name in the same vein as Adolf Hitler. The Cold War remained cold because some sane and mature people were in charge of the principal rivals of their war machines.
Not this time.
From what little we know, the secretive Kim is not mature, sane and responsible. One does not seek to destroy one’s people and country to satisfy his or her ego.
However, we know much more about Donald Trump from his rhetoric and behavior.
As a presidential candidate, Trump trashed his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as well as his Republican competitors. He called Clinton crooked and corrupt and chanted “Lock her up.” He called his Republican rival Ben Carson “low energy,” Marco Rubio “Little Rubio,” Jeb Bush “weak.”
Many had hoped President Trump would be different from the candidate Trump. But Trump remains unhinged and unreformed. He has trashed his own party leaders like Mitch McConnel, Senate majority leader, and Paul Ryan, Speaker.
Recently, several psychiatrists and mental health professionals have weighed in and said Trump is mentally ill, suffering from “extreme present hedonism,” a sociopath, and a danger to America’s safety and democracy.
US politicians even from his party, Republican Party, like Jack Reed and Susan Collins, have expressed their concerns about Trump’s mental state.
Only recently, he has called sportspeople, who take the knee when the American national anthem is played, the son of a bitch.
One can gauge the severity of the situation from the acid-tongued Philippine President Duarte. Duarte has said he is better than Trump because he is not a bigot whereas the US president is.
None of his past victims had lashed back. But this time Trump has found a match in Kim.
Trump blasted Kim for testing his missiles and nuclear weapons recently. He called Kim a Rocket Man, a Little Rocket Man, Insane and a few other things perhaps believing that, like his previous victims, his new victim would keep his mouth shut.
But Kim fired back calling Trump “deranged and a “dotard,” or senile, and a “bastard.” He called Trump’s speech at the United Nations recently a “mentally deranged behavior.”
The war of words between Trump and Kim would have been amusing if both did not have their finger on the nuclear button and both were not unstable people. So I do not find it amusing. At stake are the safety of humanity and of the environment that sustains humanity. Trump has already pulled out America from the climate change agreement. He now has threatened North Korea with annihilation.
At stake are the safety of humanity and of the environment that sustains humanity. Trump has already pulled out America from the climate change agreement. He now has threatened North Korea with annihilation.
Maybe, Trump is bluffing and blustering in this case, and he would not pull the nuclear trigger. But given the verdict of the psychiatrist and mental health professionals, how can you be so sure?
Now all eyes are on Republican Congressional leaders in the United States and China in north Asia to tame Trump and Kim, respectively. John Kelly, Trump’s chief of staff, tried to bring order in the White House but failed to tame Trump.
Trapped between these teen bullies like leaders, the rest of the world would have to cower under the threat of a nuclear holocaust.
Congressional Republicans in the United States and China, North Korea’s closest friend, can save the world from annihilation promised by Trump. They should lean on the US president and North Korean president, respectively. Trump and Kim should not be allowed to destroy our children’s and our own future.