Um… yeah right Rex.
There is about a zero percent chance that I won’t be fixated on and anxious over this amped up conflict with North Korea. The chances of me staying cool, calm and collected and sleeping well at night are about as good as the chances of me getting through all of my family’s daily laundry, or not having a 5 pm cocktail. I’ll be frank. North Korea’s latest threat has my mom-panties in one hell of a bunch. Although North Korean threats and promises really aren’t anything new, it has certainly been hyped up as of late and it’s bloody frightening.
And I can hear my dad in my ear now, “Let’s not jump off the cliff Kristin.” (He has held me back from my cliff of irrationality far too many times to count.) North Korea has threatened our livelihood before, so perhaps this is yet another bluff from Captain Crazypants, Kim Jung Un.
In 1994 a North Korean negotiator swore they would turn South Korea into a “Sea of Fire.”
In 2002 Pyongyang promised to “mercilessly wipe out aggressors.”
Now the North Korean Army has issues a 47 paragraph statement ending with a promise that “the tragic end of the American empire will be hastened.”
Maybe it is because this is my first experience with hearing about the North Korean threat in my adult life that makes it so damn scary. Perhaps it is because I am a mother and now everything is a little bit scary. Or maybe it is because North Korea has recently launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads capable of striking the United States mainland that has me one step away from breathing into a paper bag. On top of that terrifying development North Korea is under the leadership and regime of a bonified lunatic. Oh yeah, Kim Jong Un is a Stage One Cuckoo and to my knowledge it is never good when crazy people tell you they are going to blow your shit up.