Friday, April 27, 2018

Here’s What Kim Jong-un Wrote in South Korea’s Guestbook

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed the guestbook at the Peace House on the Southern side of the demilitarized zone.

Via a translation provided by Hawon Jung, Seoul correspondent for the AFP news agency:
A new history begins now - at the starting point of history and the era of peace.

-Robert Wenzel  


  1. This must be difficult for our arrogant federal govt to swallow: The leaders of North and South Korea ostensibly striving for mutual peace and trade without American support and despite American attempts to deep-six it.

    More than ever it is clear to me that the federal govt. is a monstrous hypocrite and the greatest threat to the pursuit of peace and freedom in the world.

    1. At least we can give the US gov credit for, intentionally or not, providing North and South with a mutual adversary.

    2. Bingo!

      It was very telling that Kim didn’t look like a monster on the news (though like all statists he is). Reminded me when Saddam, Gaddafi, and Assad were not monsters for short periods. In Petraeus’s words: “Tell me how this ends.” The Deep State usually wins and the rest of us lose.

    3. I'm not really informed on this issue, so I am wondering how you know the US government didn't have something to do with this.

      I know Trump has said he wanted peace there and so has the Chinese PM and they have been in lots of talks about it so how do we know this isn't the result of them putting pressure on these two? Also, perhaps North and South saw that if this continued they'd both end up screwed.

    4. Trump seems to use a corporate shaming technique rather the typical government pressure. My read is that his actions shamed them into getting something done, to prove Trump wrong about them.

  2. This does not bode well for the massive make-work/jobs-training/welfare program that is the U.S. least not the South Korea Division.

  3. It's actually a haiku, translation:
    "Mises and Hayek
    won calculation debate.
    The socialists lost!"

    [courtesy of "The Haiku Economist" by Jim Cox]