RT is showing a military parade in NoKo. It's an impressively synchronized performance, but oddly non-self-sufficient.
All of the marches are Western in rhythm and harmony. Could have been written by Sousa. The band is strictly Western instruments, hundreds of sousaphones. The action (so far) is mainly a couple of generals zooming back and forth in Mercedes jeeps, meeting and shouting commands, then zooming off in the other direction. Soldiers and crowds shout and sing in perfect unison. The crowd forms visible-from-above card pictures with the speed and precision of a giant LCD screen.
The weather is cold enough for steamy breath, which shows that the vast ranks of soldiers are actually breathing in unison.
After the zooming generals, we finally get Dear Leader's speech.
And Dear Leader is the only unsynchronized
part of the display. He's an untrained speaker, rocking back and forth as he talks, fumbling with the pages, not making eye contact, not showing strength or confidence. The old general who has been describing the action to Kim looks disgusted, seems to be wishing for an adult boss.
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Convective thought: NoKo's best revenge would be FAST reunification. Imagine a unified Korea where each side throws its best talents into the marriage. The South contributes competent management and vast industrial and economic skills. The North contributes millions of well-trained young
workers, the mission of self-reliance, and NUKES.
A major economic power with NUKES, working together with China and Russia, would have nothing to fear from USA STRONG. They could order us to get the fuck out, and we'd have to obey.
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