TRADING INSULTS

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(a statue I spotted along West Cliff, Ramsgate – for reasons unknown, it seems to fit my song posted below)

As I understand it the 38th parallel is the dividing line between North and South Korea. I think it was about 4 years ago when the North were talking about how close they were to building a missile that could take out cities on the east coast of the US. The news worried me and a lot of others at the time. It was as clear to me then as it is now that if they did that, the US would bomb them flat in retaliation, and if that happened it would be the end of the world as we know it.

Watching the news bulletins right now it seems that it wouldn’t take more than a cross word here and a funny look there for this whole bombing scenario to kick-off WW3. Worrying in the extreme.

I’m a simple pacifist, who understands just one thing. The only peaceful solution to any dispute is to be had when the two sides sit down and talk to each other. Maybe I’m naïve, but as of now that is what I believe they should be doing. Trading insults is pathetic.

I originally posted this song – one I wrote about the North Korean ‘threat’ 4 years ago – around the time I started blogging. It seems relevant again right now – perhaps more so than before. It is an experimental number that doesn’t take sides. It just focuses in a surreal way on how this thing could pan out if the relationship between nations goes pear-shaped. It’s called ‘Erasing the 38th. If you’ve not heard it before please have a listen.

https://soundcloud.com/zoolon/erasing-the-38th

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37 thoughts on “TRADING INSULTS

  1. Well Lord Zoolon, you may be worried but you wrote a fabulous song, lyrics and music-wise. Loved the pace especially and your voice is crystal clear out there in front. I take heart on this business from all the cold wars and sabre rattling I’ve lived through, prob the sad fact that one threat goes away and another comes in to take its place.

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  2. Apart from the mentally ill leader, the people of North Korea have no clue what’s going on in the world outside of their country, and what their government is up to, and how it all could end in their annihilation, plus the possibly the end of the world as we know it too. A sad, sad state of affairs!

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  3. George, a haunting song and the title works in so many ways, both brilliant. In reading the thread I was disappointed, I guess the definition of experimental. lost its luster for your lecturer. ~ Mia Rocky & Rexie Raccoon

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  4. Totally agree. It’s embarrassing to be from the US right now. Or ever! I did not vote for this lunatic. Not sure anyone did. North Korea situation has me concerned to say the least. Trip of a song, man! I shared it with a few people who I knew would like it.

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  5. “Trading insults is pathetic”: just about all any American politician (or wannabe politician (re: the President)) has done over the past twenty years. Yeah, it’s been going for loads longer, but at least the insults were limited to television and newspapers and the occasional book. Now it’s a constant barrage, the verbal equivalent of acid rain, and just as damaging.

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  6. “Take off this mask, see how it burns” ~ Oh yes, absolutely! The lyrics on point – particularly right now with North Korea’s missile projects underway (scary). But also what you wrote in your post about talking through things to get to a resolutions is very true. If more people did this my goodness what a better world it would be for it. I also like how the track slows down into instrumental at 4:31, taking on a psychedelic sort of feel.

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    • Not many people pick up on what this song was/is about. Even at uni when I wrote it the lecturers, although scoring it high mark, had no idea what I was trying to say – you got it in one. Thank you, Christy B.

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      • ‘Bending the typical, showing new ways to look into light – or into the dark’. A lost art reborn, or a new found one. It doesn’t matter as long as it’s there. Glad to know you also.

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