Monday, June 01, 2009

What A Week It's Been

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been too busy enjoying myself. French food and chocolate mousse cake doesn't eat itself. It shouldn't. That's why I'm here.

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have ratcheted up yet again. North Korea launched a failed satellite in April and fired (and continues to fire) Taepodong missiles into the East Sea. It still threatens South Korea and the US with military action. Some may dismiss North Korea's threats as idle as it doesn't have the wherewithal to do battle with both South Korea and the US. However true that may be of the impoverished Stalinist state, there are two factors to consider: China and Russia. I suggest Russia and China be penalised; that North Korea be engaged directly by either South Korea and the US; and, chiefly, that we never forget what suffering lies beyond the DMZ.

If you want to see something more ingratiating than CNN's love affair with Obama, go here.

(Thanks a bunch, Dark Roasted Blend!)

On more colder shores, the Inuit were thrown under the bus in favour of Europeans who still think aboriginal people live in teepees. Governor-General Michaelle Jean ate a piece of seal heart and paid the price for it (this article compares her to Sarah Palin, the epitome of meat-eating evil). Forget that these champagne socialists don't even know where Canada is on the map, let alone how we or the Inuit people live their lives, who are these people to judge what people eat? When I lived in South Korea, I saw that many Westerners couldn't abide kimchi, the pungent pickled vegetables that occupy every meal table in every household. I didn't like it at first but now I can't get enough of the stuff. Should cultural relativism stop when things become unappetizing?

This is what I think of that.

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