A North Korean defector who reportedly used to work for dictator Kim Jong Un claimed that the megalomaniacal despot’s end goal was to unite North and South Korea under his “own terms,” presumably with himself at the helm as a king or emperor.
“History has proved that the North Korean state will never give up its nuclear capability and their final goal is the unification of Korea on their own terms,” the defector told Britain’s ITV News.
It was unclear whether this was a goal conceived by Kim or simply passed on to him by his father, Kim Jong Il, though it ultimately didn’t matter, since the young dictator shows many of the same signs of megalomania as his predecessor.
In a profile published shortly after his death in 2011, for instance, Scientific American described the late Kim Jong Il as “sadistic, antisocial, paranoid, narcissistic, schizoid and schizotypal.” His son is the same, if not even worse.
“Compared to his father, Kim Jong Un is more aggressive with advancing the North’s nuclear program and ignoring international concerns,” Army Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of the United States Forces in Korea, noted last year in written responses to questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee, according to Reuters.
Brooks also reportedly described the disturbed dictator as more “risk-tolerant, arrogant and impulsive” than his already disturbingly megalomaniacal father, who himself had just been a chip off the old block of North Korea’s founder, Kim Il Sung.
So disturbed and maniacal was Kim Il Sung, according to Ra Jong-yil, the former head of South Korea’s national intelligence service, that he ordered his aides to kill his son, Kim Jong Il, if he ever tried to dismantle the country’s sordid style of governance, according to The U.K. Telegraph.
The point is that Kim Jong Un is, as Scientific American put it, a “sadistic, antisocial, paranoid, narcissistic, schizoid and schizotypal” megalomaniac who cannot be changed. This psychopathy has been bred in his genes, meaning the only way to repair North Korea is to remove him from power. Unfortunately, that could well take military action.
These are the facts.
H/T U.K. Daily Express