In South Korea, at a moment of fever-pitch tensions with North Korea, which is preparing its sixth nuclear-weapon test, and which is a divided country regarding the installation of the US-supplied THAAD system for knocking out North Korean missiles (a system that is a major irritant to China), and which has just gone through the removal of a president whose main personal advisor was a flake with no official position but lots of shady business ties, a proponent of the oft-tried "sunshine policy" has been elected to replace her.
He seemed to do best with a younger demographic, while his opponent appealed to older South Koreans:
The nation's young adults seem to have tasted the consumerism Kool-Aid and all that "fairness" crap with which the West is plagued, which is largely borne of a desire for a seat at the big-boy table:Moon won with 41.1 percent of the votes but that seemingly comfortable margin belied an ideological and generational divide in the country of 51 million people.Data from an exit poll conducted by South Korea's top three television networks showed that, while Moon won the majority of votes cast by those under the age of 50, conservative rival Hong Joon-pyo found strong support among voters in their 60s and 70s.
It will be interesting to see what Kim's next move is in light of this.
Then, speaking of Kool-Aid, newly elected French president Macron seems to like his climate-change-flavored:
He added: ‘My second message is for you guys (Americans), please to come to France, your are welcome.
‘It is your nation, we want innovative people.
‘We want people working on climate change, energy, renewables and new technologies.’