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The Nuclear Insanity Of The United States of Trump

We cannot allow North Korea to develop nuclear weapons, they told us, because the leader of North Korea is crazy.

What would we expect to hear from a crazy national leader brandishing nuclear weapons? How about this:

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen! He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with fire and fury and, frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before!”

Donald Trump fetal position

The President of the United States issued this threat of nuclear war while sitting in front of an American flag with his arms wrapped tightly around his own torso, in the closest thing to a fetal position the American people have ever seen their national leader take in public.

Yesterday, Republican politicians sought to reassure the world by saying that Donald Trump’s threat to send nuclear missiles onto North Korean cities was an impromptu statement, unplanned by the Cabinet. This excuse for Trump’s threat fails to reassure, though, because it confirms our worst fears: That the extreme impulsiveness of Donald Trump cannot be restrained. Donald Trump, the man with his fist held above the nuclear button, seems barely able to keep himself from a total emotional breakdown, ready to launch a war with no plan other than killing on an unprecedented scale.

Nuclear War

When Donald Trump promises “fire and fury like the world has never seen”, he reminds the world that it was the United States that invented nuclear weapons. It was the United States that launched the only nuclear attacks the world has ever seen.

When Trump promises “fire and fury and, frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before”, he is saying to the world that he wants to outdo Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Yesterday was the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, but the only lesson that Donald Trump seems to have taken from America’s nuclear bombing of Japan is that there’s no point in having nuclear weapons if they’re never used.

Nagasaki War Crime

Donald Trump’s threat has failed to intimidate the government of North Korea. Last night, North Korea did exactly what Donald Trump said would provoke him to attack North Korea with nuclear weapons. North Korea issued a new specific threat against the United States, saying that it plans to launch missiles that will land in American waters off the coast of Guam.

General Kim Rak Gyom, head of North Korea’s strategic forces, announced that, “The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA will cross the sky above Shimani, Hiroshima and Koichi prefectures of Japan. They will fly for 3,356.7 km for 1,065 seconds and hit the waters 30 to 40km away from Guam.”

Donald Trump has drawn a red line, and North Korea has stepped right over it, challenging Trump to follow through on his threat to launch a nuclear war.

Trump has made it plain that he has no respect for the moral limitations that restrain ordinary people. He is willing to say and do anything to prove his own greatness.

Trump has said, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay? It’s like incredible!”

Now, the entire world is standing in the middle of Fifth Avenue, and Donald Trump has a gun in his hand.

If North Korea can’t be allowed to have nuclear weapons because it has a crazy leader, what on earth are we doing allowing the United States to continue to threaten the world with its nuclear weapons arsenal?

16 thoughts on “The Nuclear Insanity Of The United States of Trump”

  1. Paul Glenn Cawley says:

    Couldn’t agree more and couldn’t have said it better myself! If it was possible, the best thing that SHOULD happen is We The People say “Donald Trump YOUR FIRED!!!” And then ‘JUST SAY NO’ to an even WORSE ‘Neocon Nightmare’ in Mike Pence and just have new elections!!! What in the world has happened r this country? It’s been taken over by a foreign country and a bunch of Babylonian Talmudists and their Neocon banking canal friends along with the military industrial corporate complex called the DEEP STATE. Until the American people have the courage to stand up to these total LIARS and War Mongering Monsters we are headed for destruction here in America. Get rid of the Federal Reserve and IRS too!!! First thing!!! Amen

    1. Al Hopfmann says:

      I think that a careful analysis of Pence’s voting record in the Senate shows him to be more of a “moderate” than a “neocon”. Recognizing that both terms are used differently by different people, it is best to rate him quantitatively by how much his votes as a Senator supported the Constitution. My judgment is 62%. Most people would consider that moderate.

      1. J Clifford says:

        Actually, Mike Pence is regarded by most people as an ideological extremist on the far right end of the political spectrum. According to the ACLU, Mike Pence voted to support constitutional rights only 7% of the time while a member of Congress. ( )

        Whether or not you agree with the ACLU, I think it’s fair to say that the ACLU represents many Americans’ ideas about what constitutional rights are. Mike Pence is no moderate.

        But… Mike Pence is a side issue.

        The main issue is that Donald Trump has put the entire world in danger of nuclear war with his reckless inexperience.

        If you want to talk about Mike Pence so much, consider this: Mike Pence hasn’t done a single thing to stop Donald Trump’s march into nuclear madness.

        1. Al Hopfmann says:

          ACLU is very selective in supporting individual rights. It mostly ignores them in order to focus on collective rights. That organization is not a good judge of what is constitutional. They support racism such as “affirmative action” which decides what some people can have or not have, do or not do, based on their race. Nobody has a choice of skin color or ethnicity when born. Racism is evil, and governmental racism is the worst type of all.
          Pence is a moderate. Trump is a functionalist. Clinton and Warren are atrocious.

          1. J Clifford says:

            The ACLU represents a majority consensus of what constitutional rights are.

            Pence is a dangerous extremist who has hopped into bed with the thoroughly dysfunctional Trump.

            This morning, Donald Trump announced that a nuclear attack on North Korea is “locked and loaded”. Trump is completely unfit to hold the office of President of the United States.

    2. Al Hopfmann says:

      You are totally correct about the importance of getting rid of the Federal Reserve and the Infernal Revenue Service. It would be nice if we could go back in time and have a “do-over” of 1913. It would also be interesting to meet de facto President House and see if we could figure out what his real motivation was.

  2. Al Hopfmann says:

    Regarding the Trump/North Korea/nuclear issue, I think that it is instructive to listen to or read what President Truman said when he announced the bombing of Hiroshima. It is also instructive to listen to or read what President Clinton said in trying to justify trade with North Korea that led to them being able to advance their nuclear program. Criticism of President Trump should not be considered invalid simply because he agreed with Truman or disagreed with Clinton.

  3. Juniper says:

    Mister Hoffmann, today Trump reiterated his threat, and even now, Mike Pence refuses to criticize or even gently distance himself from Trump. Mike Pence is a full citizen of crazy town in the Trump White House.

    1. Al Hopfmann says:

      If you want a good view of “crazy town”, watch Senator Elizabeth Warren jerking her head and gesturing with her hands like she is scolding a naughty 8 year old child every time she gives a speech. It is annoying to say the least.

      1. J Clifford says:

        Physical mannerisms aren’t a problem for me.

        Taking the world to the brink of nuclear war is.

        1. Al Hopfmann says:

          Taking the world to the brink of slavery by evil tyrants and elitist politicians is just as big a problem.

          1. Kevin says:

            So Trump isn’t an elitist? Trump may appeal to knuckle draggers like yourself Al, but he is the definition of elitist. Uneducated, uninformed, illogical, a disgrace to the human race, and yes, an elitist.

  4. Al Hopfmann says:

    Neither the ACLU nor the United Nations “represents a majority consensus of what constitutional rights are”. That kind of thinking shows an incredible lack of understanding what liberty is. Both organizations are a big part of the problem today.
    More on Pence: He is not a “dangerous extremist”. He is a moderate, compromising politician whom many liberty advocates see as clearly less dangerous than the likes of Clinton or Warren or Schumer. Many of us are not supporters of him, but see him as clearly a step up from Joe Biden. Most of us are not supporters of Trump, but see that we might be able to influence him to do some things right, while there was no chance of getting Obama to detour in any way from his path to completing the establishment of unlimited government (…”fundamentally change” … the nature of the American system).

  5. Al Hopfmann says:

    Kevin, apparently you don’t read very carefully. Nobody here is claiming that Trump isn’t an elitist. Nobody here is claiming that Trump is a good president. But unlike the seemingly hardcore dedicated advocates of unlimited government who are attacking him relentlessly here and in other articles on Irregular Times, there are people who recognize that he is actually less of a problem than any of the last several presidents who were attacked much less. He is different in that he actually can be influenced to do some good things. That should open up a little bit of hope that there is an opportunity to make some positive changes instead of just letting our country continue on the path of total destruction of individual liberty. But that will only happen if we all work positively to exert our influence on ALL of our political leaders to return to the path of limited government and the American Way. You cannot depend on Trump or any of the other elitists to do it on their own. They are more interested in power and maintaining the confusion of the sheeple.

  6. Kevin says:

    Nice try Al. From your earlier post “Pence is a moderate. Trump is a functionalist. Clinton and Warren are atrocious.”.

    That pretty much explains who you are and the circular logic you employ. Don’t try and sound reasonable now.

    1. Al Hopfmann says:

      My statements that you quoted are correct. Your claim that it is “circular logic” would need significant explanation to even begin challenging their validity. Do you adore people who are consistently contributing to the destruction of liberty, while others who do so only irregularly become the targets of vicious venom? That doesn’t sound “reasonable” to me.

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