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The Land of Morning Calm: What's Next for the North Korean People?

Ignore the in-my-face obvious issues and lend all of my attention to unwarranted, groundless non-issues? Not happening!

North Korea, the darkness between the light

North Korea, the darkness between the light

The North Korean people

I had written about an image of a large group of North Koreans; faces in a crowd, not one standing out or apart, from the next, dressed alike, in their order to impress. Not necessarily so that they might find favor with their Ruler, but in order to not disappoint or anger him. For you see it is not merely suggested that they show up for these staged photo ops.

To be in the presence of their Ruler, Kim Jong-un and to somehow stand out...may not end very well for them!

The picture haunted me -

It haunts me still...

What do we really know about these people?

What does a day in the life of a North Korean look like?

I began doing a little research, in order to satisfy my curiosity about these seemingly forgotten people, ultimately transferring those findings and my thoughts, to print.

My focus was on the North Korean people and on the war, but since the initial writing of what would become an article, a lot has transpired!

I still question what will become of these people. They must not fit in, they must not stand out, dressed in their best, carbon copies of the next and the next, so studiously playing their part.

They must become faceless, without identity, when in the presence of Kim Jong-un or any other North Korean dictator for that matter! It is in their best interest to not stand out, to not be noticed!

I began to wonder if all that transpired during the Trump Administration, would finally lead them to a place where they'd no longer feel faceless, but would begin to know what it truly means to live!

My prayer was that they might finally enjoy a certain quality, within the living of that life!

Was it too much to ask that they someday enjoy freedom?

Was it too much to ask that they someday acquire knowledge of and experience some form, of Individual Liberty?

The photo which has haunted me

The photo which has haunted me

What transpired....

Kim Jong-un met with and shook the hand of South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, on South Korean soil.

Kim Jong-un met with and shook the hand of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, in a neutral place, Singapore.

The latter meeting was contingent on the release of three American citizens, which had been held captive in North Korea.

The meeting between the two leaders went forward, because these men were released and are back home.

North Korean rockets were no longer randomly shooting across the sky; off course, wayward and misguided, sending people scurrying in all all directions!

Chairman Kim also agreed to return our war dead and to denuclearize.

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While, most were skeptical, when it comes to Kim Jong-un, as they should be, he certainly is worthy of the doubt and skepticism that comes with the mention of his name and the mention of North Korea.

But, with a Trump Administration, things began to change for the better!

Historic Meetings

North meets South

North meets South



It's hard to imagine that I could have been any more moved than I was upon seeing the faces of American citizens, coming off of the plane, home at last, after being held captive in North Korea.

But I was...upon seeing the caskets of American citizens returning home from the long ago and nearly forgotten, Korean War.

Vice President Mike Pence, spoke so eloquently when sharing stories of many of the brave young men who went, who fought and who never made it back home!

Fresh off the ending of WWII, they went, once again, to a foreign land, when asked, once again, to stop the evil advancement of Communism and of Evil regimes.

I'll never forget the images of the flag-draped caskets coming off of the planes or the precision pomp and circumstance of those in military attire, respectfully bringing the remains of our fighting men to a final resting place, home at last, on American soil.

Yes, it would take time to make identifications and all knew it was quite probable that not all would be positively identified as U.S. Servicemen.

But...if only one could be identified, the family informed, an American hero finally laid to rest on soil in his homeland...the family finding closure at long last...all would be well in this world, for a moment in time!

Coming Home

Coming Home

Socialism embraced in The United States of America

Throughout the Trump Administration, no matter the many accomplishments, no matter the many good news stories; such as us making History and moving in such a positive direction, for a change, the unhinged Left, (aka: the Democratic Party) could not and would not...accept it:

With every meeting, accomplishment, success, triumph, they never let up, not for a second!

They refused to give President Trump an ounce of credit.

They were/they are, always much too busy with the constant negativity, the constant focus on all of the wrong things that do not matter, which do this Country no favors; such as opening our borders and showing illegal immigrants much more love than their own law-abiding constituency!

As they, along with the corrupt media, put all of their energy and effort into destroying President Trump, they never gave a second thought to the damage they were doing to this Nation!

How could they be, when they are in a full on front facing, smooch and embrace relationship with Socialism!

As they place young clueless, socialist candidates, front and center, as representative of the new face of their Party, (although the old faces insist on calling the shots)

It is both disturbing and ironic; for we have sent and will, no doubt, send again... both the young and the most seasoned veterans, into battle, into foreign and unfamiliar places to face enemies who disdain the idea of the freedom we have here!

They disdain the idea of the freedom which we enjoy here and we have a political party in their camp...believing as they, our enemy, believes and sadly...they hold all the power here in the United States of America!

We send them into harm’s way and they fully understand their mission and they fully understand, there's a possibility that they may never return home. Since our inception, our military has fought tyranny both here and abroad, wherever necessary to keep the freedom we enjoy here in America and now, here we are today with a Political Party.....the Democratic Party, full on embracing the very thing which is at the root of the worst kind of evil and at the root of tyranny....


A return to "The Morning Calm"

I’ll not end this, irritated at the imbecilic modern day Democratic Party.

I’ve no doubt that we were moving in a positive direction, the evidence of positive change was all around us, regardless of what the Leftists and the leftist media presented and represented.

I’ve no doubt that because President Trump and Chairman Kim made a connection and I've no doubt that Kim thirsts and hungers for the things, which most of us take for granted here, that things can change for the better, for the North Korean people.

I don't know what will happen now that we've elected a Democratic Administration.

I had hoped that the People of North Korea, might get a second chance, some semblance of a return to...The Morning Calm...but now, I just don't know!

I am not sure what the current Administration is doing or if they even know...

At this point, I am not sure what the future holds here and where that leaves the plight of the North Korean people, God only knows!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 Angie B Williams


Angie B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 04, 2018:

Amen and Amen!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 04, 2018:

Thanks to all their souls. And thanks to our Commander in Chief for getting it done.

Angie B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 04, 2018:

Keeping this on a positive note, the identification process has already begun. A dog tag and other effects found among the remains returned from Korea, will no doubt bring answers and closure to some families. Not all, but some and hopefully, over time, it will be many!

One family has already been notified and will receive the dog tag within the next few days, in Arlington.

Angie B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 03, 2018:

LOL Paula.....and that was my dilemma, could I get through an entire article without mentioning the deceitful, devious, dishonest Dems.....Nope!!!

In fact, I did not plan for them to get the longest paragraph, but at least I ended on a positive note!

Suzie from Carson City on August 03, 2018:

Oh, ladies......I am so into focusing on the positive........and in no uncertain terms.......I am POSITIVE I'm totally sick to death of this $hit!!

Angie B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 03, 2018:

Me too Pop...focus on the positives!

breakfastpop on August 03, 2018:

I say, so far so good.

Angie B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 03, 2018:

Hi Brad, it really is a no-brainer, so why does a generation, ever so often, think they'll be the generation to make the case for Socialism, and prove that all the evidence against it, is skewed?

Angie B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 03, 2018:

So, Eric what that says to me is that some people are not even willing to take a stand for what they believe in. Now I’m sad!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 03, 2018:

I heard something yesterday. The idea was that the reason that the polling data was so skewed last presidential race was that people, even to a random pollster, would not state they were going to vote for Trump out of fear of hatefulness against them.

Brad on August 03, 2018:


Capitalism is when the top ten percent of the wealthy split up 90% of the wealth. And the 90% of the people try to get themselves as much of the left over as possible.

Socialism is when the top ten percent of the wealthy split up 90% of the wealth, and the 90% spread what is left equally among them selves.

Any economic system will have the wealthy at the top. It is only how the rest of the people divide what is left:)

Hang in there!

Reality lies behind the mirror that is usually found in fun houses. You know it gives a distorted look, and what you see is not reality, it is only for hilarity, even though it can cause temporary disparity.


Angie B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 03, 2018:

Hi Eric -

What does a Writer never want to see or hear?

"I kind of wish I had not read this." :) But, that's okay, I get it!

I don't think there's anything more frustrating than witnessing good, positive things happening, praying they'll continue to happen, all while a group of people are in your face, telling you it's not good, it's not positive and that it should not be allowed to continue.

Thanks for reading, didn't mean to make you sad! Have a great weekend Eric!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 03, 2018:

I kind of wish I had not read this. It compounded some readings about violence /random/ against people with a conservative bent. It is a constant. It is so wrong. It reminds me of Jack Boots and the problem of Muslims not condemning violent Muslims.

I really do not care for opinions on Korea. There were two meetings and immediately there is no more firing of missiles and there is repatriating.

There need not be opinion on those facts. They are cut and dried facts.

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