There’s a movie that came out waaaaay back in 1959 called The Mouse That Roared. It was one of those movies you’d see playing on Saturday afternoon on TV on channel 9 when you were a kid. The plot is basically this… The Duchy of Grand Fenwick decides that the only way to get out of their economic woes is to declare war on the United States, lose and accept foreign aid. They send an invasion force to New York (armed with longbows) which arrives during a nuclear drill that has cleared the streets. In the ensuing mixup, the little country accidentally wins their war against the US.
I can’t help but think of the parallels between that movie and the situation now wth North Korea. Essentially they made a big noise about having nuclear weapons, held their breath and stomped their feet, and now are getting a $300 million financial aid package. This drives me crazy that the US continues to pay this kind of money out while people at home starve, go homeless, can’t find work, can’t afford decent medical care or even forced to use dial up.