The End of Civilization As We Know It?
Many Americans are wrapping up an extra-long July 4th weekend, and l’m ready to re-watch for at least the sixth time a 75 year old movie classic, one the most over-the-top patriotic films to come out of World War II, James Cagney’s “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” and here we are on the brink of the end of civilization as we know it.
North Korea, the size of Kentucky, has the capabilities to launch a nuclear missile that even if it just touches Alaska which is United States territory, will lead us and the rest of the world into The Final Conflict of Mankind. Russia and probably China will side with North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and most of the Asian region will be toast, and the rest of us will be done 27 minutes later or contaminated for the next ten millennia.
Certainly little me has no answer to the problem nor does it sound the world leaders who keep talking more sanctions – huh? – but we better do something quick cuz we are dealing with a nut job that makes our President sound like Mother Teresa. Maybe we need to nuke the son of a bitch with unfortunately his people as collateral damage or it’s Gone, Baby, Gone for the rest of us.
Oh, as for the origin of the phrase “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” yankee is a corruption of the common Dutch name Jan, which was an ethnic slur by the British during the Revolutionary War against the Dutch who had originally founded New York City as New Amsterdam; and dandy was a foppish – effeminate – jerk.
Let’s hope the origins of that phrase don’t kick us in the ass now.
Or maybe, just maybe, one of North Korea’s “friends” will obliterate them first rather than see themselves go down the drain. Or what Darwin called, “Survival of the Fittest.”