World War II. Our vows towards the U.N., towards the Declaration of Human Rights. It works pretty well, pretty good. Our time, despite the doomsday preachers, is the most peaceful in human history that ever was. This place called North Korea is a disgusting remnant of human brutality, inhumanity, total brainlessness, and madness gone wild.
I don’t believe in war, I don’t believe in murder, but wiping out this freakin’ little, fat fuck would be on the top of my list. This regime is Hitler at his best. No, it’s worse! Generational punishment?
Below is a poem I once wrote after a CNN report I saw on the news. Anderson Cooper had interviewed an escapee, maybe the only one ever, of one of North Korea’s camps. It’s called “Auschwitz”, because it reminded me. Seeing those camps, and they are still there to look at, no other thoughts come to mind than tears. There is no more reason.
Syria is only a tiny part. Think Africa, and all the shit going on in those countries. But North Korea trumps it all. Absolute pure evil. This is not a country, this is madness.
Auschwitz - A Lamentation
Breathing freshly burned flesh,
down your lungs,
freedom, in the horror
of those alive an hour ago.
Ashes fertilizing the fields,
growing the same
Auschwitz - The Monument of Evil.
North Korea - Camp 14
but the stench of death remains,
Auschwitz - sworn to never happen again…
the air of America…
Maybe it’s the same air, I don’t know,
it does feel different.
If we could all breathe the same air we would all be the same.
But no. We are not.
Auschwitz, North Korea, ... why do we watch and lament?
Any thoughts? Any help? Any wisdom? Any anything?
I have no personal attachment to Asia as I have to the Middle East, but my emotions towards this madness are just as strong. When will this end? What can be done? Philosophy doesn’t easily solve this, nor politics, nor anything!!! ... I want to leave home and simply go there, but what will that do? One more dead, that’s it. I want to know of possible answers. Are there any out here?