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Dear people of the world,
President Trump told us to sleep well after he met with North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un this week.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the thuggish journey to this meeting. Scenes from Wayne’s World play through my head.
Game on! Game on! CAR! Game on! Game on! CAR!
Or is it rather a game of chicken?
Kim + Trump: We are going to meet! We are bringing world peace!
Kim: Wait, nope. I don’t wanna.
Trump: Well then, I don’t wanna either.
Kim: Okay well maybe we can talk denuclearization.
Kim: I reaffirm my firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Trump: I commit to provide security guarantees to North Korea. Oh, and we will stop war games.
From what I read, this meeting isn’t saving the world.
But. But. I have to say. It is the first time in a looooooong time that these two countries have come to the table.
Right now, as children are being ripped from their parents’ arms as they cross the border; as Trumpist Corey Stewart won Virginia’s Republican Senate nomination and his fans celebrated with hateful glee, chanting, “Lock Her Up” (seriously?? still??); as we play stupid tariff games with our Canadian and international friends…
I will take any step toward peace I can get.
Kate Viggiano Janich
Activist. Entrepreneur. Mom. Lover of no-drama.