Tagged: Korea

The Korean Case: Facts and Distortions

A regular reader directs me to an article at American Thinker, my old haunt (before it actually became haunted), describing the coronavirus situation in Korea. Knowing that I live and work here, he wondered if I could provide any insight into whether the AT article was at all accurate. It took some deep breaths for me to make the foray over there on...

Root Causes of Mortality

So it turns out that almost every single Italian who has died “from” the coronavirus had an underlying preexisting health condition. In other words, this bad flu bug hit them when they were already weakened by something, causing complications for their already compromised health — just like the common flu does to thousands of people every year. Gee, who could have predicted that?...

Staying rational in spite of all the evidence in favor of doing so

Now that Trump has spoken publicly about the new coronavirus outbreak, the American blogosphere will be dominated for days with vigorous arguments (i.e., rabid posturing) for or against one’s favorite political representative, as though this issue had any proper connection to politics. Of course, in this age, everything is connected to politics. Not to political philosophy, political community, or political history, mind you...

The Tribunal Eats One More of Its Own

What do you do with an old dog who can’t be taught new tricks? If you are the progressive leftist tribunal, and he’s your old dog, then you eat him as a warning to other old dogs. Such is the fate of horribly unfunny but absurdly successful milquetoast comedian Jay Leno, the man who inherited Johnny Carson’s coveted role as host of The...

South Korean defense in the hands of North Korean sympathizers

Yesterday came the news that Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in had cancelled joint military drills yet again, in an attempt to revive “peace talks” with Kim Jong Un. In other words, they were continuing the overt appeasement policy that has proven an abject failure every time it has ever been tried in dealing with any brutal tyranny, anywhere, ever. Moon plays this game...

Trump, Pompeo: The news behind the headlines

Apparently Donald Trump is turning his death stare (i.e., his tiny, twittering fingers) on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The official reporting is that this is a response to Pompeo’s lack of firmness in fighting the IMPEACHMENT HOAX.  This is a cover story, or a diversion from the real issue here. The sycophantic Pompeo has been everything Donald the Wonder Traitor ever wanted,...

Here’s what a REAL “fundamental transformation” looks like, Part One

On Thursday, Korea’s Constitutional Court struck down the country’s long-standing abortion law and handed the responsibility of writing a new law to Moon Jae-in’s Marxist-leaning government. This was merely the latest in a remarkable series of radical changes to Korea’s political and economic norms undertaken since Moon assumed office in May 2017. The socialist juggernaut is running roughshod over every aspect of Korean...

Trump Surrenders (Again)

In my initial remarks on Donald Trump’s failed second summit with Kim Jong-un, I quipped that no deal could be reached because the two sides couldn’t find anything else for Trump to concede to Kim after last year’s summit. Of course, I was only joking — there is naturally plenty for Trump to concede, and in spite of reaching no deal this week,...

American Weakness

I read a little post at the anti-Trump news site Newsblender, regarding Russia’s recent hardline position with Japan over some disputed islands, and Putin’s implied warning to Japan to sever its strategic alliance with the U.S. One reader’s comment on that post observed, “Russia sees a weak American leader. They will take each and every opportunity to flex their muscles.” You could literally...

How Trump Was Used in Korea

Moon Jae-in is a lifelong, hardcore progressive, which is to say he is a neo-Marxist at heart, though he cloaks it in bland business suits and talk of “peace” and “democracy.” Many of his domestic policies since winning the election to replace impeached Park Geun-hye are standard-issue progressive “reform” assaults, such as imposing sweeping new regulations on private businesses. But nothing he has...