The NK Summit: Trump’s Narcissism and Destructiveness on Full Display

Schadenfreude
Schadenfreude: Narcissism & NK Crisis

The Ol’ Pussy Grabber has met with Kim Jong-Un in Singapore for a couple of hours behind closed doors with only translators. No one knows what was said or done. Can we even be sure those were like proper translators and not pee-hookers? You know how the Ol’ Pussy Grabber likes him some pee-hooker. Then, they came out and signed an empty proclamation declaring themselves both worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize, took a few pictures, figuratively grabbed a few pussies, and went home to lie to their respective presses. The End

Wait, that’s it? They met for a couple of hours? That’s all? Did anyone know it would be so brief? From the talk before hand, I thought it would go on for days. Any talks that would produce a substantive agreement would have to go on for days, wouldn’t they? Of course, any summit between national leaders would take months of intense advanced planning, and, after the summit ended, talks would have to continue.

Hey, wait a ding-dang minute! There ain’t no one in the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s admin who can do the intensive planning and negotiating that any substantive talks would require. This summit did not have months of advanced planning. And, there won’t be no follow up, neither, because the Ol’ Pussy Grabber has so gutted the State Department that there is no one left to continue the talks. So that means, ergo gaggo,this here summit never was intended to result in anything but the malodorous cadaver that they wheeled out in the closing press conference.

Like everything else the Ol’ Pussy Grabber does this summit was more glitz than glamour, more flash than pan, and more glimmer than gold. So, what did people think we would get out of the summit? A de-nuclearization agreement? A shift in the sanctions regime? Withdrawal of American troops? Really, just what the fuck did people think would come out of this two hour layover in some “shithole” country that weren’t the New York City, the bestest country in the whole world according to the Ol’ Pussy Grabber?

Before we get into what actually came out of the summit (spoiler alert, nothing, but you already knew that, didn’t you?), we’ll consider the two “negotiators.” It might could help us to understand the reasons nothing came of the whole circus other Dennis Rodman’s tears, and you don’t want to be drinking those salty tears, neither.

Kim Jong-Un

Let’s dispense with the notion that Kim Jong-Un is a madman or a lunatic or unpredictable or any of that usual tripe. He’s not. North Korea is not. He has been groomed for his position from an early age. Since approximately five years of age, he’s been dressed in general uniforms. At about ten, he was given a .45 automatic pistol to carry around, and allowed to shoot playmates, schoolyard bullies, and household staff at will, allegedly. Actual real live generals were forced to kowtow to him. And, he got a specially modified car that allowed to drive from the age of five. Do you think the Ol’ Pussy Grabber got any of that or any of his children? I don’t think so.

His lessons in running the country were not limited to such window dressing. His father, Kim Jong-Il, was likely giving him more than just that. Lots of tips and pointers about running real actual gulags and executing political prisoners and rivals… you know, things that only the Ol’ Pussy Grabber can dream about for right now.

You can also look at how he has led the country: being very accessible to the everyday people of the country, very casual with other high ranking government and military officials (holding hands and walking arm-in-arm), very hands on with various demonstrations of the government’s power (launching satellites and ballistic missiles), very forthcoming on failures (announcing the failure of a satellite to launch and admitting to South Korean president, Moon Jae-In, that a trip in North Korea would be very uncomfortable). He’s no dummy. He is playing the politics of his country and the peninsula well. He has to. His life depends on it.

Once he was appointed upon his father’s death in 2011, he’s been fighting to maintain and strengthen his position. He has had over 300 people executed since then including an uncle, Jang Song-Thaek, allegedly executed by anti-aircraft gun and his half-brother, Kim Jong-Nam, by VX nerve agent in a Malaysian airport. These are the moves of a person who is eliminating the competition not of someone who is a lunatic. These are cold and calculated. Very rational.

The success of the nuclear and ballistic missile programs have gone a long way to consolidate his position in both the Politburo and with his military leadership. He must be seen as a capable and effective military leader able to counter both the South and the US. Those two programs were that ticket. Nothing was more important than getting that right… and, he did.

Now, he’s meeting the US president a feat his grandfather and father were never able to accomplish. We have put the finishing touches on his claim to the throne by giving him this meeting, offering him a visit to the White House, and proclaiming an end to the “provocative war games.” For fucks sake, has anyone been more blatant about playing into the hands of our opponents? Seriously, anyone?

Kim Jong-Un is now a world leader on par with the US — another feat his grandfather and father could never pull off because idiot in the White House. And, he got there without giving up a thing. Nothing. No thing. He’s made no concessions.

  • He signed an agreement with the South with vague rehashed and regurgitated wording about committing to a denuclearized peninsula. That’s no concession.
  • They destroyed their nuclear testing facilities. They were done with them. They were obsolete. They’ve achieved their immediate goals with developing their nuclear arsenal. To go further, they’ll need to upgrade those facilities. Destroying them was not a concession; it was window dressing.

The Ol’ Pussy Grabber

Now, let’s turn our attention to the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. First, he cannot see the world from any perspective other than his own because of his extreme narcissism. He cannot even begin to imagine what motivates Kim Jong-Un or what his goals might be. He cannot fathom a world that has not been imagined in his own head. And, in his head he’s Harry Potter, Barack Obama, and Jesse Ventura all rolled into one.

The Ol’ Pussy Grabber cannot relate to the world that Kim Jong-Un inhabits. If he could, he would begin to understand that Kim Jong-Un has used him to consolidate his position as head of government. He would realize how shaky Kim Jong-Un’s hold on power has been until very very recently. If he had realized that, he might could’ve exploited it to his advantage, but he didn’t. He’s agreed to legitimize Kim Jong-Un in front of the dictator’s most important constituency, his military commanders and Politburo, without making him work for it at all.

Of course, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is master negotiating again in ways that we mere mortals cannot even begin to fathom. Right. The Ol’ Pussy Grabber now holds a chit, is owed a favor that he can cash in in the future, right? Fuck no. That ain’t how it works in Korea. If he had any understanding of Korean or even Far East Asian culture, like if he had the experts that had worked at the State Department writing reports on Korea and Kim Jong-Un that he would read and follow up with insightful questions at briefings he might, he would realize that those exchanges are extremely limited. A gift acknowledges the need of a favor, not the obligation of a future favor.

When I was doing extra-curricular tutoring in South Korea, you would bring the apartment guards a gift of some kind, a bag of oranges, a bottle of soju, something because the guard could turn you into immigration. You needed that guard to have a reason not to. You needed something from him. The guard did you the favor as long as there was no reason not to, i.e. a more compelling offer from the other side or just a flare up in anti-American sentiment. He didn’t need you. You had to ingratiate yourself to him.

When I was working under contract for Koreans to teach English, it was clear that contracts were not necessarily binding as we see them in the West. They were starting places for future negotiations. They could be changed at anytime without notice to the benefit of your boss.

I once asked my boss for a Korean phrase that would be the equivalent of my grandmother’s admonishment, Play nice! when we cousins were getting fussy. I wanted to encourage my young students not to cheat at games, which they did constantly. He gave me a phrase that meant, Stop it!

Cheating was not seen as dishonorable. It was seen as expected. Even if you caught the other player cheating, it wasn’t embarrassing. It was just part of the process. Both sides accepted it as part of the unwritten rules of the game.

Kim Jong-Un does not feel obligated in any way shape or form to help the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. You might recall that shortly after his election, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber was begging the president of Mexico to give him some concession on paying for the wall like, we’ll work it out, but Nieto wouldn’t play along. Who the fuck would after the rough treatment that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber has been giving Mexico? Why the fuck would the Ol’ Pussy Grabber expect him to? Oh, that’s right, he’s a fucking narcissist, so of course he would and be angry when he was being held accountable for his own bull shit.

Ain’t no Kim Jong-Un going to give him no pity concession, neither. Unlike the Ol’ Pussy Grabber, Kim Jong-Un is being carefully watched and judged by the other powers that be in the North. He cannot afford to give away no favor even if he wanted to which he don’t! Seriously, ya Ol’ Pussy Grabber, why should Kim pay for the cow when he can get the milk for free, know what I’m saying?

The Agreement

The agreement signed at the summit had one major provision, NK would work toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. If this sounds familiar, its because it is. Those is the rehashed, recycled, dusted off sad old tropes that the North always trots out to appease whatever US admin is making demands of it. They ain’t about to honor those words any more this time than they did the last three times they made that particular empty promise. Let’s face it, they  flushed those agreements straight down the shitter like a common Pussy Grabber; they’ll do it again.

According to Vipin Narang, MIT US-NK relations expert, it is about as weak and vague an agreement as can be reached. In exchange for signing such a meaningless agreement that they’ve gladly reneged on before, Kim has been elevated to the equivalent of a sitting US president, extracted a promise to suspend military exercises with South Korea for as long as nuclear development is on hold and negotiations are on going, and gets credit for dismantling defunct and obsolete nuclear facilities. He literally got everything he coulda wanted out of this. Everything.

South Korea will look at this mess and conclude that the US is a fickle partner and seek to reach its own agreement with the North, say a peace treaty. Essentially, Kim Jong-Un has split us from a valued and long-standing trusted ally. Does anyone see a pattern here?

So, let’s say, South Korea does sign a peace treaty with the South — not the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s doing, no matter what lies he has uttered or will mutter about it. A peace treaty will relax some of the tensions on the peninsula allowing the North to free up some of their meager GDP to actually address their economic issues rather than funneling it all into the military first.

With less of a threat from the North, SK won’t need the US military on the peninsula no more. With anti-US sentiment waxing and waning in South Korea, it could easily lead to demands that the US withdrawal from the SK. Withdrawal will only help the North.

The only things that come out of this agreement is a weakening of the US geopolitical position in North East Asia. Great. Does anyone see a pattern here?

Can there be any doubt in anyone’s mind, even Paul Ryan’s mind addled by years of dreaming of throwing his own grandmother out of the house that she spent her whole life paying for, that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is actively working against the best interests of the US and the West? The Repubes might not admit it, but surely it is absolutely clear to the partisan of the Machiavellian hacks that this is what is going on. It must be absolutely clear to even the most cancer riddled Repube voter from Cancer fucking Alley as they interrupt their government sponsored chemo treatments to vote to cut funding for government sponsored chemo treatments.

Questions as to why are answered in the previous two posts, The G7, the NK Summit, & the Narcissist: Disaster is Striking and The Depths of Trump’s Narcissism as told by the Ruined Lives and Carnage Left in his Wake. As has been made clear in this blog, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is a narcissistic personality disorder. It really is the only thing you need to know in order to predict and, therefore, manipulate him. As was made clear in the Disaster is Striking post, much of what he has done while in office has been dictated by the narcissistic wound that Obama gave him at the WHCD.

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So, consider what Obama said in 2013 about possibly meeting Kim Jong-Un, This is the same kind of pattern that we saw his father engage in and his grandfather before that. Since I came into office, the one thing I was clear about was, we’re not going to reward this kind of provocative behavior. You don’t get to bang your spoon on the table and somehow you get your way. Was this summit and concomitant rigamarole simply because Obama refused to meet with them, especially after he famously said he would be open to it in 2008 and such a big deal was made out of it?

Occam’s Razor, man. Occam’s Razor. Less is often more.

8 comments

  1. you hit a bull’s eye ! well done !
    I am looking forward to seeing how South Korea is going to handle this insulting smack in the face…and how they are going to address this pile of shit, Koreans are not stupid…….and we need to have a foot hold in that neck of the woods. If our Asshole in Chief insists on brinkmanship.. we will indeed be in deep dodo..

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    1. Howdy Francese!

      From what I’ve read in the press, but it ain’t much, it sounds like the immediate response was confusion. The SK officials weren’t even sure which military exercises they were referring to. So, there’s that. They are likely to turn to the actors that can help guarantee their security, NK and China. Geopolitically, this policy makes no sense.

      We’ll see what happens, but this is not helping the US or SK. It is helping Russia, China, and NK.

      Huzzah!
      Jack

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  2. The poker player met the Go player, and only one of the knew what game was really being played. It wasn’t the poker player. Another thing to consider is that Trump is hoping to use this to help win an election in two years, while Kim is setting up his game board to be running NK for another 50-60 years and pass it on to his son or grandson.

    Meanwhile, Mike Pompeo is spinning and leaping logic like a New York break dancer to try to explain it all, and translate Trump’s ignorant babble into proper national security establishment mumbo jumbo. to allies and adversaries alike, and then he gets to go visit a few Congressional committees. Have fun Mike, you signed up for this.

    Speaking of the Mumbo Jumbo, which we have been hear a lot of, I did a modest exercise in deconstruction on my blog. https://cabbagesandkings524.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/its-not-about-the-nukes/

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    1. Howdy Bob!

      Excellent point about the long game being played by Kim. However, I must say that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber ain’t no poker player; he’s a solitaire player. He only plays with himself. And, he cheats, so he always wins. He thinks that is good. I may have to borrow (with credit) this whole analogy. It is pregnant with snarky, sarcasticky, and profaney possibilities.

      Watching his admin lackeys cope with his gaslighting and then try to gaslight the rest of us is alternately amusing and tragic. Pompeo is in for a year or two of grief, frustration, and incredible stress.

      Huzzah!
      Jack

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      1. I agree about Trump playing solitaire, but all his metaphors of negotiation seem to come from poker, where, if you think you have a winning hand or are bluffing, when the opponent bets or sees your bet, the thing to do is to raise the bet in hope he will fold, and the object is to take the whole pot. He has sid he thinks Chairman Xi is a great poker player. With Mexico, Canada, the EU , and China now matching his tariff bets, he will respond by raising the bet. He can’t help it. He has to in order to look strong when someone stands up to him. Congress could pass legislation to limit his authority, but the trade war will have to be seriously hurting people in their districts for that to happen.

        Another thought: I heard an interview of a cyber security expert who said he thinks the nukes are not the greatest threat from NK (among others). The have demonstrated a surprisingly sophisticated cyber capability. He said of the Sony Pictures attack, “We didn’t know they could do that.”. He pointed out that cyber warfare, which is happening everywhere, carries less risk with more flexibility than physical weapons. in his view, the nukes are the shiny object, the distraction. He also observed that Iran seems to have sidelined nuclear development in favor of cyber and regional political influence building.

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      2. Howdy Bob!

        One of the worst of the many bad things about narcissists is that they are convinced that they are right. They proceed using their own flawed judgement and reactions often based on limited or no information. Given that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber refuses information and brags about his lack of preparation, we can safely conclude that any decision he’s made about NK is based on his narcissism.

        Among the many things that human beings do that narcissists can’t do is reciprocity. We exchange favors but we also punish deceit and other forms of dishonesty. The Ol’ Pussy Grabber only understands intimidation and vengeance. In negotiations, especially diplomatic and trade negotiations, such tactics are disastrous.

        If I haven’t said it during the past 24 hours, I’ll say it now, we’re so fucked.

        Happy Father’s Day!

        Huzzah!
        Jack

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