By Robert A. Vella

Back in grammar school, I remember these two kids who hated each other.  They fought constantly and looked for any opportunity to cause trouble for the other.  In the classroom, they had to be separated.  On the playground, the rest of us were forced to either take sides or try to avoid the hostilities which we knew was coming.  The bigger child was a blowhard and a dumb-ass.  The smaller child was a mischievous little jerk.  Although the big kid had the advantage of size, he was clumsy and dim-witted.  He was also very insecure and needed constant reassurance from the other children, his teachers, and his parents.  The smaller kid was supremely self-confident and defiant.  He couldn’t care less about what anyone thought of him.

Eventually, the big kid realized he couldn’t win.  The smaller kid almost always got the better of him.  So, he tried to make peace.  Pressured by our teacher, his nemesis slyly agreed.  They shook hands and promised to “play nice” from then on.  Everyone cheered!  Finally, we could go to school and not have to contend with that daily turmoil!

A week later, the peace was broken and never returned.

Further reading:

Trump Was Outfoxed in Singapore

Full text of the U.S.-North Korea agreement signed by Trump, Kim

12 thoughts on “Trump and Kim agree to play nice, and all the other children cheered

  1. Pingback: Trump and Kim agree to play nice, and all the other children cheered | The Secular Jurist | sdbast

      • I’m leaving to go home on Friday but won’t get back until Saturday. On the news here, the emphasis seems to be on the fact that tRump has cozied up to a brutal dictator and has praised the guy. The Australians seem to be horrified by that and feel that nothing was gained and that it’s all been said before . (I watch ABC news here, and their attitude about tRump seems to be the same as in Canada)

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        • Apropos. Trump is cozy with dictators (e.g. Putin) and adversarial with democracies (e.g. Canada, France, Germany). That fact is not going unnoticed around the world. This is indeed a horrifying turn of events. People are justifiably worried.

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  2. An excerpt from the full text (for anyone who hasn’t as yet read it) —

    Having acknowledged that the US-DPRK summit — the first in history — was an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening up of a new future, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulation in this joint statement fully and expeditiously.

    Does anyone else see what I see in the first part of this (before the “commitment” part)?


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