Amazing. Despite my predictions otherwise, the North Korean government has asked the United Nations for help. Early reports state that over 1,000 people have been injured and 50 bodies have been recovered so far.
Maybe things won’t go as badly as I thought. Maybe this will open up North Korea’s borders just a little bit and we’ll be able to find that glimmer of hope we had four years ago, before the Bush administration, before the Axis of Evil, back when for a brief moment, outsiders were allowed into the isolated country, if only to hold long lost loved ones for a few seconds before letting them go again.