Monday, November 29, 2010

WAR.... What is it good for?

Sometimes I hate that I come from Canada. We don't know war or hardship or have such a strong sense of patriotism that we get all fiery when someone speaks ill of our Prime Minister. People don't even know our Prime Minister.

That's why I have a hard time understanding the emotions that my wife Rory feels when she heard about North Korea firing on a South Korean island off their Western shore. Every move by the army, politicians, global leaders has been met with a terrible anticipation that this might be the moment Koreans have been expecting for 50 years. This might be the continuation of the Korean War (because the war never officially ended).

I love my country but I don't know how I would react if Alaska shelled Yellow Knife and two soldiers died. It would be unexpected and sad but soldiers die, it's in the job description. I don't know. Anyway, I would see it as an isolated incident as it isn't a situation that's been brewing for generations.

I feel bad for my Korean family who don't know what will happen next. I pray they are well and that this mess ends and that North Korea gets their shit together and we can go back to trying to fix the Palestinian-Israeli-Iranian-Syrian mess, which, naturally seems more complicated.

See my blogpost on the Korean mess on

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