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Pence is not doing well representing the US.
He is still preaching hate and intolerance of North Korea to his supposedly captive audience of South Koreans.
Yet the spirit of the Olympics seems to have escaped him and him alone.
Where does such hatred of communism come from? Why is the west willing to kill and starve communists?
Could it be that they don't want competition on a level playing field?
We can't say yet because the west has never missed an opportunity to take advantage of its position of
economic and military dominace. Have they missed the moral issue altogether? The rest of the world hasn't.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics proved to be short-lived, quickly drowned out by the images of the two Koreas marching and competing together, as the South appeared to look favorably on warming ties on the Korean Peninsula.

Pence spent the days leading up to the games warning that the North was trying to "hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games" with its "propaganda." But the North was still welcomed with open arms to what South Korean President Moon Jae-in called "Olympic games of peace" and the U.S. appeared to be the one left out in the cold.

Moon was all smiles Saturday as he greeted Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, and Kim Yong Nam, the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state, for lunch at the presidential residence. Kim Yo Jong offered an invitation from her brother for Moon to visit the North, in the strongest sign yet of an expanding diplomatic opening opposed by the U.S.

Pence said Friday that the U.S. would oppose talks between the two Koreas until the North agreed to open negotiations on ending its nuclear program, and he was silent Saturday on the news of the invitation.

"The vice president is grateful that President Moon reaffirmed his strong commitment to the global maximum pressure campaign and for his support for continued sanctions," Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said when asked about the development.

Earlier this week...
“North Korea has done everything wrong as an actor on the global stage that a country can do,” Bossert told reporters in the White House briefing room. “President Trump has used just about every lever you can use, short of starving the people of North Korea to death, to change their behavior. And so we don’t have a lot of room left here to apply pressure to change their behavior.”

Will the US become so desperate that they pull either the starvation lever or the nuclear lever?
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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