Dennis Rodman is apparently reaching out to Kim Jong Un and asking him to release the American prisoner who was recently sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea.
By JG Vibes
May 8, 2013
As we have been reporting over the past few months, basketball player Dennis Rodman has been developing an interesting relationship with Kim Jong Un, the ruler of North Korea.
NBA icon turned diplomat Dennis Rodman has asked Kim Jong Un to “do me a solid” and release American prisoner Kenneth Bae. “I’m calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him “Kim”, to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose,” Rodman tweeted on Tuesday.
As we reported earlier this week a new complication has surfaced regarding diplomacy between the United States and North Korea, as an American citizen named Kenneth Bae is standing trial for attempting to overthrow the local regime.
North Korea says an American detained for nearly six months has been sentenced to 15 years of “compulsory labor” for crimes against the state…Bae was tried in the Supreme Court on charges of plotting to overthrow the government. He could’ve faced the death penalty.
“I’m not a politician,” he tweeted. “Kim Jung Un & North Korean people are basketball fans. I love everyone. Period. End of story.”
The people who run governments and create giant armies are truly insane, but no one on this earth should associate the actions of these tyrants with the human beings that they extort, oppress and manipulate.
The president of the United States does not represent the average American, in fact their needs and desires are typical diametrically opposed.
Likewise, the governments of Iran or North Korea are not a fair representation of the people who happen to live within that geographical area.
During the cold war people of various countries were able to reach out to one another through art, sports or other forms of entertainment.
Although sports, entertainment, and even art can become a distraction and an escape when taken to an excess, it still offers a great avenue through which people who are living under different tyrants can interact with one another and recognize each others humanity.
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