So here we have the absolute treachery of the US Right laid out in all its splendour. Who are you to speak for Hong Kong? Who are you to deny the people of Hong Kong the universal rights that all humans are entitled to? The idea that "the Chinese have left it pretty much as it was" is greatly disputed in Hong Kong. The comparison between the second biggest economy in the world, the oldest continuous civilisation - whatever its faults and there are many - and a criminal gang of mass murdering fascist thugs, is also ludicrous. But how stupid can it be to propose that the Free World abandons South Korea to North Korea? More than stupid. This is treachery. The sort of glib isolationist drivel that fails to see the interconnectedness of the world. It's not so much intellectual failure on the part of the US Right but more a hateful, selfish, internally generated moral failure. This isolationist rubbish - of course a disaster for the well being of the United States and its allies - is no more and no less than twisted evil at the heart of America's degeneracy and decline. North Korea was being slowly strangled by the world community, led by successive US governments. Actions that needed to be taken were to increase pressure on China to stop enabling circumvention of sanctions. The economic pressure should have been tightened further. The regime was beset by factionalism. Kim had far from consolidated his position. He was purging and executing people. It all looked pretty grim for him back then. So instead of continuing with a policy to squeeze this communist-nationalist monster further, what has happened? This American president, mentally impaired with severe narcissistic personality disorder, has conducted a love-in with this sociopathic mass murder (who likes to watch his political opponents being executed on his orders by anti-aircraft guns) and decided that they have much in common. He has conducted an exercise purely for the benefit of soothing his own narcissistic rage that has enabled Kim to re-group, continue with weapons development, and flourish within his own kingdom as an undoubted world statesman who has the President of the United States as one of his great admirers. Furthermore the Republican Party is now spinning this gross betrayal of its own (supposed) values as Churchillian "jawing jaw rather than warring war". These people who until now had twisted the slightest nuance in foreign affairs by anyone vaguely liberal into a shriek of "appeasement", now make Chamberlain returning from Munich look like the scourge of Hitler compared to Mr Trump's capitulation in the face of a few ego boosting words and photo ops. All the pressure that existed before is now relaxed. Kim is elevated as a great leader in front of a people that were starting to question him (the regime had been said to be on the verge of implosion). Trump has paid more respect to this thug than any other world leader. Where he has tried to de-stablize democratically elected world leaders he has done nothing but give succour to scumbag Kim. This has benefited Kim enormously. Weapons production - according to the CIA - has accelerated, along with the production of weapons grade nuclear fuel. He is now undisputed leader and safe from overthrow. Trump is a traitor to open societies. As are people who call for annexation of South Korea by the North. He is enthusiastically supported by his sycophantic and dependent base. They dutifully line up on forums like this to support him whatever he does. The tragedy is that with the European Union imploding in a similar way, the world is now gradually being surrendered to the enemies of freedom. And this is not lefties surrendering to communists. It is the US Right, purely due to their own personal psychological inadequacy, low intelligence and the gross ignorance with which they are afflicted, selling the Free World to any tyrant you can name - Xi, Kim, Putin, Duterte... The Right will now deny reality to support the snake oil salesman. Traitors all.