DR WAYNE KUBLALSINGH
US HISTORY is the product of a mortal struggle between men in white hats and those in black; or, as the westerns and detective movies say, between the good guys and the bad guys. Habitually, the bad guys win. That is why North Korea should not give up its nuclear weapons. Genocide, terror, invasion, forked-tongue; the US owns all of these. Not North Korea.
Did North Korea invade the Americas and commit genocide against scores of indigenous civilisations? Did it, after a 1783 revolution against British tyranny, after establishing a democratic state, a Bill of Rights, a famous constitution, wage a 200-year war of extermination against ancestral peoples with cavalry, cannons, machine-guns, reservations? Did North Korea do this?
Did North Korea enshrine a 300-year-old system of slavery against captured peoples from the African continent? Did it promise to free slaves in a civil war in the 1860s, and then begin to whittle down all promised legislation to perpetuate Jim Crow, such that 100 years later blacks were still fighting on the streets to win basic rights? Is North Korea’s juridical and law enforcement system radioactive with the ideology of racism?
Did North Korea initiate or perpetuate two genocidal world wars (anti-Semite/Fascist/Nazi) in the first half of the 20th century? Did it through the ages of the Renaissance (rebirth), reason, Enlightenment, liberal democracy, practise imperialism against natives in Africa, India, the Caribbean, Latin America and Indo-China?
Did North Korea, in the second half of the 20th century, slaughter 20 million people in Latin America, Africa, South East Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean in so-called “cold war,” proxy hot wars of destabilisation, the dismantling of states, assassination, invasion and conquest? Who has North Korea invaded?
Did North Korea say war on terror, Assad must go, weapons of mass destruction, Operation Desert Storm, we came we saw we killed, using mainstream media, the CIA, mercenaries, terrorists, satrap states, its armaments and taxpayers’ monies to commit genocide, mayhem and terror in the Middle East in this 21st century? Did it create a refugee crisis in North Africa and the Middle East? Is North Korea exiling Edward Snowden to Russia, or confining Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, for exposing these terrifying facts?
Did North Korea destroy 20 per cent of its own people with American and British bombs and planes in the 1950s? Did it use chemical weapons, Agent Orange, white phosphorus, defoliation agents against peoples, lands, animals and communities in Cambodia, Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s. Did North Korea, with Churchill and Stalin, drop two atomic bombs on Japan in 1945?
Does North Korea have an insatiable appetite for opiates and drugs, so that it destabilises entire nations and economies in Latin America and the Caribbean? Does it sell billions of dollars in arms to despotic regimes (friends) in the Middle East? Does it make and break international laws at will, unilaterally employing conventional weapons of mass destruction (Tomahawk cruise missiles, Daisy bombs, mother-of-all bombs, drones, B52 payloads) against sovereign peoples, hospitals, funerals, weddings, alleged terrorists? And create laws granting its servicemen immunity? Has it encircled China with destroyers, bases, nuclearised submarines? Does it own 800 military bases in over 70 nations globally? Does North Korea own 6,600 nuclear missiles (the US), or 7,000 (Russia), or 300 (France), or 270 (China), or 215 (Pakistan), or 115 (India), or 80 (Israel)? If nuclear weapons are deterrents, then shouldn’t North Korea, which allegedly owns less than ten, own more than any other nation? It has been harassed, demonised, threatened more than any other nation in the past decade; as it struggles to safeguard its economic system (juche/self-resilience). And, disgracefully, it has been abandoned by the so-called non-aligned and Third World states.
If nuclear weapons are so bad, and North Korea must have none, why is the US and Britain currently refurbishing its nuclear arsenals, using billions of dollars of their taxpayers’ monies? Which are the real rogue and pariah nations? If the good guys do win in the United States, why all these historical acts of terror? Why have they not taken up arms against the dictatorship of their senators and ended it all? Not they. This is because, in the main, they have relented, or compromised to the bad guys.
Americans have turned their weapons, meant by their Second Amendment as “necessary to the security of a free state,” not on the state, but on their neighbours, their city streets, their corner grocers, their innocents in schools. The good guys are few and far between (John Brown — white anti-slavery martyr, peace and disarmament movements, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King).
A summit is being held tomorrow in Singapore between the North Koreans and the US. North Korea must not make the blunder and give up its nuclear arms. Even if the current US initiative is well-meaning; future bad guys, the Pentagon hardliners, the Congress hawks, the CIA, the hot gospellers of war in the mainstream media, the permanent mills of war machines will destroy it in future.
It must keep its nuclear weapons, retain an independent economy, state and arsenal. It must ally with, not be dominated by, China.
It must only destroy its nuclear assets if the US, Russia, China, France, Britain, Pakistan, India, Israel, historical imperialists or imperialist collaborators, destroy all of theirs.