“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States […] They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”

I was planning on writing something else entirely today, and not entirely trump-related, although trump-inspired, but then I read those words, and I decided that my other topic could wait at least another day.

27 years ago, I was serving as a security specialist in the U.S. Air Force. This meant that I spent my days and nights trying to stay awake under the guise of preventing anything terrible happening to our wonderful war resources.

I was stationed in Germany, and we had just received word that our squadron was going to be deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield (the precursor to Operation Desert Storm, the little operation to try and teach that dastardly Saddam Hussein a lesson).

No one at the time yet knew which of us was going to be deployed, and there flowed through the dormitories both excitement and trepidation. In the military at the time there were those who are almost too eager to get the chance to shoot at people, and there are those who just wanted to earn money for college. The guy in the room next to us was the former. He was hoping against hope that he’d get a chance to “unload a magazine on some towelheads.” I remember his words well.

My roommate and I, being a bit irreverent towards military traditions, took to penning the words to John Lennon’s “Imagine” on his message board every day, and every day, this gung-ho murder machine would wake up, erase them, and threaten to beat the shit out of whomever was writing that commie shit on his door, if he were to catch him. (He wouldn’t, and didn’t when he found out it was us, because my roommate and I both outranked him, and that counted for something.)

Anyway, he kept bragging about how he was going to come home with a necklace made of Iraqi teeth, and all other kinds of macabre nonsense like that. We approached his flight sergeant with our concerns, but he ended up getting deployed to Saudi Arabia, anyway.

I never found out what happened with that guy, because I didn’t get deployed to Saudi Arabia, and I ended up DEROS’ing back to the states before he made it back.

It was seeing the glib dismissal of what war was that helped cement my betrayal of my expected right-wing values. Nothing served a stronger influence in my becoming anti-war and anti-military than my service in the military.

Today, I heard “my” “president” speak irresponsibly and childishly about nuclear war (because, let’s face it, in a world where we’ve all been able to witness the devastation of nuclear war, what else could trumpty fucking dumpty be talking about when he speaks of a “power the likes of which the world has never seen”? What else could be more powerful than nuclear weaponry than stronger nuclear weaponry?

Our president sounded as melodramatic and infantile as Kim Jong Un himself in his (empty) threat against North Korea.

What happens next? Is trump a man of his word? Because we are now in a situation where if trump does not unleash such power against North Korea if North Korea continues to provoke us (which they will), then trump will lose all face in the eyes of the entire world, and trump, more than anything else, is a person terminally averse to losing face.

He has placed our nation in an incredibly horrible situation: carry out our threat, and incur the condemnation of the entire world, or back down, and make us look like a sniveling crybaby of a nation.

trump is the aged, overweight, overvalued, overconfident, and undereducated version of that dormitory neighbor from 1990.

So, in honor of that sociopathic motherfucker who was eager to kill people, I dedicate this to donald fucking trump:

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Here’s your trump picture: