North Korea is a threat, goes the narrative. And we, as loyal Americans, should fear the potentiality of that fact.
That's why U.S. aircraft carriers, accompanied by fighter jets and warships, are currently steaming toward the Korean Peninsula.
That's why the best soldiers the United States military has to offer are currently in South Korea, training — goes the narrative — to take out Kim Jong-un.
That's why Japan, staunch U.S. ally, is considering deploying troops to South Korea — in preparation for the time when that evil dictator from the north will try to harm Japanese nationals in the south.
Conveniently, if Japan does deploy those troops — and, let's be honest, they will — that will put the coalition of Japan, South Korea, and the United States together on the Korean peninsula.
Consider that for a moment.
They actually want us to believe that it would take the combined military might of the U.S., Japan, and South Korea to take out Kim Jong-un. There literally is no other way to look at it.
As in all cases when it comes to geopolitical analysis, it helps to look at a map. North Korea is sandwiched between a U.S.-occupied territory to the south and a global superpower, China, to the north.
In what universe does it make sense that Kim Jong-un would think attacking an "enemy" in the region would be beneficial? On Monday, Anti-Media reported on the fact that former Pentagon chief William Perry told CNN in November that North Korea would never strike first because, very simply, Kim doesn't want to die.
"I do not believe the North Korean regime is suicidal," he said. "Therefore, I don't believe they're going to launch an unprovoked nuclear attack on anyone."
That's because Kim has certainly applied to the situation what the mainstream narrative would like you to discard — common sense. With just a dash of it, any logical being can look at the events unfolding and see that North Korea poses no threat, to any surrounding nation, period.
Which poses an immediate question: Why the military buildup in South Korea?