Some interesting news from a South Korean intelligence service has made some international headlines this past week. It seems that Kim Jong-un, who assumed the office of “Supreme Leader of the DPRK” on December 30th, 2011 after the death of his father Kim Jong-il, has a severe anxiety problem.
The last time I talked about Kim Jong-un on this site, it was about his “endorsement” of Donald Trump. But, just like how Donald Trump’s campaign is appearing more desperate, it’s been announced that the North Korean dictator is having some problems, too.Gaining over ninety pounds in weight and struggling to sleep, the 33-year-old dictator seems to be turning to binge-eating and smoking to calm his nerves. Kim’s struggles with insomnia have led to a dangerous fear within his mind, too. What on earth could the so-called “God” among men be fearing? His personal safety.
A hell of a lot of questions have been answered through this little intelligence briefing, too.
The people of North Korea have been force-fed lies for generations about their “supreme” leaders. The reason we’ve been seeing a noticeable lack of Kim on public grounds for so long is simply to keep that “supreme” status untouched. Would the people living under him see him as a God-like superhero if they suddenly saw him obese, ill, and sleep-deprived? The answer is rather simple: no.
Also, the past few years in North Korea have been marked with purges amongst the dictator’s top-level rankings. Anxious about his safety and fearing a possible usurper among his ranks, Kim Jong-un is most likely acting with an irrational sense of emotional and mental instability. From the horrific execution of his uncle to the purging of military leaders and the reorganization of his committed “cabinet”, we’re seeing his problems show through his actions.
Lee Cheol-woo, a member of the ruling party within South Korean, had this to say about the information supplied through the spy agency: “He [Kim] keeps a close tab on any potential threats to his power, including the military, and he is obsessed with ensuring his personal safety.”
With this in mind, realize the pressures that dig into every world leader. The significant aging process mixing with the unhealthy binge eating, drinking, and smoking will eventually combine to make diseases incredibly possible with the 33-year old leader. Would a Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea be able to continue the Jong regime if their dear leader suffered from a heart attack? In this age, a struggle for a power grab could be more than likely.
And that’s dangerous, if you believe North Korea has the capabilities of designing and building a long-range nuclear missile.