Something historic is happening on the Korean Peninsula.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met, walked into each other’s countries, and have been meeting all day to work out a lasting peace. The end goal is to formally sign a treaty signifying the end of the Korean War by the end of 2018.
The two countries are still technically at war, having signed an armistice rather than a treaty, and no true treaty can actually take effect without one other signature – President Donald Trump’s. You see, the United States also has to sign in order for the Korean War to truly be over, and that would be one hell of a feat, given the last couple of decades, at least.
But, what makes this feat so remarkable is the man who appears to have made it all happen – once again, Trump. In fact, when you think about it, Trump is the only man who was qualified enough from the get-go to make this possible. He is the only American leader who possesses the key trait needed to achieve the previously unachievable.
It’s not charisma. It’s not intellect. It’s not negotiating savvy. The trait that Donald Trump has that no other American president has really had before now is straight-up crazy.
And, when I say “crazy” here, I don’t mean he’s eccentric. I mean he is well and truly nuts. He is a guy whose staffing and policy decisions are made on a whim with little fore- or afterthought. He is a guy who will actively undermine and troll his own Cabinet secretaries.
For God’s sake, he is the only person who I have ever heard actually rage tweet in television interview form.
Think about it. The past few presidents have wanted to appease North Korea and make them happy enough to stop their warmongering. We gave them money, food, hit them with a rolled-up newspaper and said “No!” very firmly, and none of it worked.
But along comes this insane egomaniac who waves his military around like he’s trying to win some sort of masculine measurement contest, and North Korea, who was previously the craziest dictatorship on earth, looked back in horror like “Holy moly, we can’t compete with this gosh dang guy.”
And now North Korea seems to want peace. I’m not saying it’s gonna happen – North Korea has talked about denuclearizing before – but what I am saying is that the only way you fight crazy (North Korea) is with crazy (Donald Trump and the insane nation that made him their leader).