South Korean President Moon Jae-In A Greater Threat Than Kim Part 2

 

Who Was Mussolini?

Benito Mussolini was born in 1883 in a farming village called Dovia di Predappio in northeast Italy. While not privileged with wealth of any kind, he showed good results in his studies. His socialist father influenced him to join farmers’ riots and promote socialist values, and he became a well-known radical activist.

During those times, Italy was a minor country that failed to keep up with modernization. Democracy had yet to take root, and the country was scattered with differing political ideologies. They were diplomatically thrown around by the more powerful European nations, and thus Italy remained unrecognized.

 

Policy of Denial

With the outbreak of war in 1914, Mussolini abandoned his socialist views.

While emerging victorious in the war, the battle-exhausted people of Italy became frustrated with the continuing poverty in the country. Socialist movements became more radial, tending towards plundering from proprietors.

It was then that Mussolini rose in complete denial of what came before him: that communism, democracy and liberalism had failed to change society. Instead he advocated the importance of race, tradition and self-sacrifice as the values upon which the country should unite. He founded fascism.

 

Policies for Populism

In 1919, Mussolini, now the trumpet call of revolution, gathered his fellow radicals from WWI to establish the Italian Fasci of Combat (later the National Fascist Party).

The organization’s manifesto was leftism at its finest. They demanded that working hours be reduced to 8 per day, the introduction of a minimum wage and the heavy taxation of the wealthy class.

It also included the rightist policy of a state-owned military. It was an assortment of policies that they thought would make Italy a stronger country.

 

A Violent Revolution to Gain Command

Mussolini fought with populist policies that accommodated the needs of the public; but as soon as he suffered a crushing defeat, he resorted to brute force. He raided organizations that opposed him, and assassinated political enemies. Finally in 1922, he led a coup d’état and assumed command of the state government. He then adopted an anarchist system, banning any media coverage of parties other than the National Fascist Party.

 

Transferring Ownership and Management Of Companies to the State

Mussolini made huge investments in public facilities, highways and railways in response to the prevailing anxiety amongst the people about unemployment. This reduced the unemployment rate and achieved economic growth.

In the Great Depression starting in 1929, however, he tried to overcome the crisis by transferring the ownership and management of companies to the state. This ended in failure.

 

Entering War in the Name of the Italian Dream

Mussolini held that war aids in uniting the people of a country. He thus ventured upon territorial expansion upholding the Italian dream: the revival of the Roman Empire.

He played an active role in adjusting the interests of Britain and France. As planned, Italy began to climb the ranks of the international community. With the rise of Nazi Germany, Mussolini joined their alliance. Italy fought alongside Germany in WWII, betraying Britain and France.

As history has it, Italy lost; Mussolini was executed and his body was hung upside down in the public square for all to see.

 

What Will President Moon Do Next?

In his book, Mussolini said, “in Fascism the state is absolute; the individuals and groups being but relative to it.” He held that the citizens exist solely to serve the state.

This philosophy, however, denies the individual’s right to happiness. The state erases those who oppose it; there is no liberty. One such state is an absolute dictatorship.

 

Fiscal Reform Help Moon Build Popularity

Moon Jae-in, being the reincarnation of Mussolini (meaning they have very similar tendencies) is without question, a very dangerous leader.

Moon’s first move was to change the economic policy that the people were growing wary of. It was immediately decided that ten thousand temporary workers at Incheon International Airport would become full-time employees.

Moon declared that, “the previous government’s finances was an enemy of the people,” and is anticipated to initiate a fiscal reform that will instantly adjust government administration to answer the needs of the laborers.

He will position himself as a “hero of the civilians” by chasing corruption. While these reforms may show temporary economic improvements, companies will suddenly find themselves becoming slaves to the state.

 

Approaching North Korea Through the Economy

In order to unify the people, Moon will probably aim to carry out the Korean dream: the reunification of North and South Korea. He will take an economic approach. In his book, Moon says:

“We will unify the cheap and high-quality labor power of the North; and we stand on superior grounds in terms of capital and technology, so naturally we will gain more profit out of this than North Korea.”

 
In other words, he plans to exploit cheap North Korean labor to make South Korean products to export. Wealth will be free to flow into North Korea in exchange for Moon’s promise of the improvement of South Korean working conditions, and the South Korean government will profit from it all.

 

“Friendly-To-All” Pretentious Diplomacy

South Korea has always had trouble establishing an independent diplomacy, being greatly affected by the movements of superpowers such as China and the U.S. For now, Moon will probably focus on balancing the interests of China and the U.S.

Japan is going to be tossed around in this makeshift style, but we must remember that Moon’s ultimate goal is the reunification of North and South. He will do everything in his power to achieve this, and if worst comes to worst, he may accept North Korea possessing nuclear weapons. Japan must prepare to face the reunification of a Korea with nuclear weapons.

 

North and South Korea’s Common Interest Is ‘Anti-Japan’

Anti-Japan diplomacy will be the crux of the North-South reunification. Moon might join hands with North Korea, pressure Japan for a further apology and compensation to collect the funds necessary for the grand reunification. He will purge the pro-Japan and Japanese people living in South Korea, just like the Jews once were.

Moon’s forceful ambitions have yet to surface, but there is a great danger that the people of South Korea will fail to recognize the growing fascism, and will be controlled into lending support.

A collective controlling of the people and companies by the state is no different to North Korea’s dictatorship. Those who oppose the Moon regime will be arrested and imprisoned for treason. If the opposing parties do their job of persistently opposing the state, Moon could even order dissolution.

Moon’s plan to unify North and South Korea with a common ‘anti-Japan’ ideology threatens democracy in Japan. Moon is a hardcore revolutionist.

 

Background Mussolini

Coming Into power

Economics: Many leftist strikes take place in protest of the wealth disparity between northern and southern Italy.

Diplomacy: Italy failed to modernize, and fell behind in the acquisition of colonial land. They end up being thrown around by more powerful countries.

The Public: A sharp division between left and right, and a general dissatisfaction with state management, which was suffering under short-lived governments.

 

Background Moon Jae-in

Coming Into power

Economics: An economy over-reliant on business combines increasing unemployment rates and wealth disparity.
Diplomacy: Unable to establish independent diplomacy, being sandwiched by powerful countries. The North-South reunification dream shows no signs of advancement.

The Public: The Park administration scandal triggered anger. “Hell Joseon (Korea)” becomes a popular nickname.

 

Preparing for a Nuclear Possessing Reunified Korea
A North Korea Weapons Purge Without Handing Power to President Moon

With the emergence of President Moon Jae-in, South Korea is now at risk of North Korea’s totalitarian state system spreading into their country. How should its neighboring superpower Japan prepare for this turn of events?
The worst-case scenario for Japan would be if Moon helps prolong the current North Korean regime, and creates a nuclear possessing reunified Korea.

A reunified Korea may decide to attack Japan as a mark of their new solidarity. This could mean the end for Japan. If a reunified Korea launches multiple missiles simultaneously, Japan’s anti-missile system would not be able to keep up.

 

Strengthening National Defense With Nuclear Arms

In anticipation of the situation worsening, Japan must obtain a nuclear deterrent. This, of course, means having cruise missiles and other weapons that can strike enemy bases; but the most effective deterrent is for Japan to have its own nuclear missiles. While there was consideration of for nuclear sharing between Japan and the U.S. back in the 1950s, nothing materialized.

Japan must also make preparations for saving Japanese citizens resident in South Korea at the outbreak of an emergency situation. As long as the Constitution states that the “Self-Defense Force is not an Army”, they cannot take military measures even if they are to save fellow citizens.

Article 9 of the Constitution has Japan shackled, preventing the arming of missiles and nuclear weapons as a nuclear deterrent. In such urgent situations, the only thing Japan can manage is to come up with a convincing argument in constitutional interpretation; but ultimately what needs to happen is a complete amendment of Article 9 to regain state sovereignty, and establish an effective and practical self-defense system.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has proposed an amendment, but his intention of keeping the ‘non-combat’ clauses renders it pointless.

 

Protecting Liberty Through an Independent Diplomatic Strategy

The most peaceful resolution to this future South Korea problem is for Japan to take diplomatic initiative to prevent a nuclear possessing reunification of Korea.

First, we must stop Moon from taking advantage of North Korea.

Japan should negotiate with China and Russia to get serious about North Korea’s economic sanctions and lead them to take part in the weapons purge of North Korea. The U.S. can help by putting pressure on China to go forward with the sanctions. With Russia, stronger economic ties can lead them away from China to join Japan and the U.S.

Looking at Moon’s ideology, we can predict that South Korea will try to become more intimate with China than ever before. Having Russia on our side is crucial in restraining the South Korea-China relations.

Another effective diplomatic strategy is to establish ties with South Korea’s conservatives who are wary of their new president. U.S. support of South Korean conservatives and North Korean defectors can prevent the South Korean public sentiment from leaning towards North Korea.

Somewhere down the line, Moon is bound to use historical issues as a tool to achieve Korean reunification. Japan must be firm on this point. This means no more apologies or compensation, and a clear explanation to the international community that the comfort women story is a fabrication.

North Korea is a place with no freedom of faith, no freedom of opinion and no acknowledgment of the rights that belong to every human being as a child of God: the place is a hell on Earth. We cannot let this hell expand any further. We must stand up to protect the happiness of the people on the Korean Peninsula.

 


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