This is the only lonely picture Waiting on my floor littering my shore This is the last true burning letter Given to a girl Written by a boy Living in a world Created to destroy
But if I built you a city Would you let me? Would you tear it down?
But there you go for the last time I finally know now what I should have known then And I could still be ruthless if you let me But there you go when I’m not done You’re waving goodbye well at least you’re having fun The rising tide will not let you forget me forget me
This is your ghost that kneels before me Razors on her tongue, a body full of oxygen It won’t be the last time she’ll ignore me Thinning in my skin Without the strength, to go Winter setting in To cover you in snow
But if I built you a city, would you let me in? Would you tear it down?
But there you go for the last time I finally know what I should have known then And I could still be ruthless if you let me But there you go when I’m not done You’re waving goodbye well at least you’re having fun the rising tide will not let you forget me forget me forget me forget me, yeah
I’ll raise towers and climb them Rivers and walk them Oceans to drown in you won’t make a sound in
But there you go for the last time I finally know what I should have known then And I could still be ruthless if you let me But there you go when I’m not done You’re waving goodbye well at least you’re having fun The rising tide will not let you forget me forget me
Still… on the slim offchance that we’re wrong about this and Kim Jong Il turns out to be a dictatorial madman with no interest in peaceful disarmament, what then? Short of the (admittedly drastic) measure of a trade embargo cutting off his supply of Forever 21 sunglasses, what carrots and sticks do we use? Behold - the possibilities are endless:
NOTHING!: We do not negotiate with rogue nations! Instead we will devastate them by periodically shaking our fists and going “ooh you’d better not” and “ooh you’ll be sorry” until they relent.
MORE NOTHING! What do you give the rogue nation that has nothing? More nothing! Sanctions will make North Korea go from Starvingest Stalinist Dictatorship to MORE StarvingestER Dictatorship EVER! Let’s see how much longer Kim Jong Il can take the pain after we sanction away his janitor’s children’s sumptuous dirt buffet!
NOTHING… PLUS ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILES!: The United States does not negotiate with rogue nations… and we don’t have to, because we have spent over $200 billion on a vast and array of broken anti-ballistic missiles! When those North Korean missiles see our far more expensive and non-functional missile shield, they will be so impressed and intimidated they will drop harmlessly into the ocean to be eaten by large fish a la Super Mario Brothers 3.
DELICIOUS KLONDIKE BAR: What would you do for a Klondike bar? Would you shut down your nuclear weapons program, submit to a thorough inspections regime, and disarm your stock of ballistic missiles? Well, the United States doesn’t care, because the United States does not give delicious ice cream to rogue nations. That would only encourage them to develop nuclear weapons just for the sake of obtaining delicious ice cream.
FAKE OUT: Barack Obama goes “Hey look over there - an aid package and a non-aggression pact!” While North Korea turns around going “Where?”, Obama makes off with up to six nuclear warheads, 100 No-Dong missiles, 8000 spent fuel rods, and a bunch of plutonium. Suckers!
FAKE OUT 2: Obama promises that in exchange for the dismantling of its nuclear program North Korea will receive a “wet willie,” an unspecified prize too enigmatic for North Korea to resist. When the agreement is signed, however, North Korea gets nothing more - and nothing LESS - then a moistened finger swirled in its ear, to its bitter shame and eternal embarrassment!