Stop with the hype already…geeze….#North Korea ain’t going to do squat

The term Sheeple is insanely accurate when it comes to those who listen to the news.  It is absolutely ludicrous for anyone to be afraid of a war actually happening.  Do you know why?  Let me tell you:

First, and this should be a rather LARGE clue.  Not a single embassy has issued a travel advisory.

From the Canadian Embassy Site:

SOUTH KOREA – Exercise normal security precautions

There is no nationwide advisory in effect for South Korea. Exercise normal security precautions. (emphasis mine)

Unlike their warning for North Korea.

NORTH KOREA – AVOID ALL TRAVEL

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against all travel to North Korea (officially named the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) due to the uncertain security situation caused by North Korea’s nuclear weapons development program and highly repressive regime.

There is no resident Canadian government office in the country. The ability of Canadian officials to provide consular assistance is extremely limited.

Do you SEE the difference?

Here’s the US Embassy in Seoul.

A Security Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that despite current political tensions with North Korea there is no specific information to suggest there are imminent threats to U.S. citizens or facilities in the Republic of Korea (ROK). (emphasis mine)

The US Embassy on North Korea:

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of

March 14, 2013

The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens about travel to North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK).(Actually, they go into rather LARGE depth in their warning.)

So stop your belly-aching and whining and fear-mongering about North Korea.  The news is NOT your friend in this (or any other really) matter.  They are there for one reason and ONE reason only….to make money but oh, they got you sooooo good.  There are people who are listening to some fear because of fancy words put into the media, fueled even further by paranoid families that they have decided to quit their English teaching jobs here and go home.  They don’t put a single, solitary REAL thought into the possibility of it actually happening.  They only listen to the media (yay for profits!) and give up to their fears.

Have a nice flight home you people.  Those who don’t bother to look into things for themselves.  Those who let others make decisions for them.  Those who have no spine.

War does NOT make a ruler popular.  The Kim dynasty has a history of making threats after leadership change.  This is all ‘sabre-rattling’.  It is a ‘war of words’.  It is all talk.  If you think the vast majority is poor now, how do you think they could possibly handle any-type of prolonged fighting?  Hell, even China is getting pissed at them, and China is their only real friend (not counting the Iran connections…).

Nothing is going to happen.

If it does, you have my explicit permission to say “I told you so.”  Till then, Grow a pair!

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Author: DragonDon

Having a love of travel has lead me to move to South Korea in 2010. Moving to an Eastern culture from a Western culture is a wild experience and there is never a dull day!

12 thoughts on “Stop with the hype already…geeze….#North Korea ain’t going to do squat”

  1. Hear Hear! Unfortunately you’ve hit the nail on the head…sheeple…news fodder…go hand in hand in making money for news editors…if only people would wake-up.

    1. As long as we keep speaking the truth, more and more people will read and eventually some of them will get it. It is a very long and slow process of waking up humanity……very long and slow….

      1. You are welcome :) Although I’ve not gotten back to use Twitter, I trust it more as a news source from real people who are not getting paid to promote things. It’s usually very raw.

    1. More informed? Not really. I just look at patterns. Anyone with half-a-brains knows that media hypes up things. Anyone with half-a-brain can do some research and see NK’s pattern of behaviour. Anyone with half-a-brain knows this is just hot air. Most just don’t bother putting any small effort into looking beyond the cover.

  2. I agree with you, in part, due too the fact that you are there and knowledgeable. However all who listen or read news reports are not sheeple; only those from Chicken Little Ville. Following is a quote by Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of U.S. Pacific Command…Tell me what you think after reading. Kim Jong Un is “more unpredictable” than his late father Kim Jong Il. “His father and his grandfather always figured into their provocation cycle an off-ramp of how to get out of it,” he said. “And it’s not clear to me he has thought through how to get out of it.” My point is his recklessness; one wrong move either intended or accidental will start a conflict like dropping a lit match on dry forest tinder….saailer

    1. I think the Adm. said the answer himself. “And it’s not clear to me he has thought through how to get out of it.” note the ‘not clear to me’ part. When you have no insights to a peson or country, one should not assume that they would do anything different. I once heard that the pudgy guy rake sin about $2 Billion for himself. Regardless of how much he actually does have, going to war would absolutely jeopardize that. Yet he is a leader and he must keep up that fearless pose to keep the country under control and his power where he likes it. So he can’t do _exactly_ what his predessors have done, so he does something else. Something that really hurts noone but on the surface looks ‘real bad’. Shuttdown down the joint north-south run Korean factory is merely an example of this. It screams “Hey, I have power here, you are NOT welcome!” but in reality, this is the farthest thing away from provoking a war as possible. The whole ‘saving face’ imagery is pervailent throughout Asian. To the point where if you get hit by a car, you don’t get paid because of your injuries, your payment is based on how much ‘face you have lost’. Wars wil be no different. He knows he can’t beat everyone but he has to show the image to his people that he can so he does things as a ‘show of face’ to his ‘enemies’ and prove to his people that he has everything under control.

      I have always maintained that the only way things will change is by one of two ways. 1/ NK will do something stupid and launch an attack. This is highly unlikely. 2/ A coup will happen from within and there will be a change of guard. Although I have been toying with the idea of the world community getting tired of his shit and the US sets up an attack, blames NK with the excuse that they can go in, slap his silly ass around and life can move on. Not like they haven’t set up people before to accomplish their own agenda.

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