Third Place: The Korean Mousetrap

“Every people has its own Socialism.”

-Arthur Moeller van den Bruck

Studying Korean Nationalism and Korean Socialism from a Hamiltonian perspective offers more choices and options than simply understanding them from a Jeffersonian perspective. Careful observations will reveal that the Korean War never ended. The Democratic-Republican Party consistently refused to allow the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to be reunited with the Republic of Korea (ROK). It was not until the presidency of Donald Trump that there was a potential possibility, however insignificant, for North Korea to cease its hostilities toward the US. One of the final decisions pursued by Trump happens to be a decision to negotiate a proposed Peace Treaty to end the Korean War, a Peace Treaty that could have been signed if Trump got a second Presidential Term. The lesson to be learned here is that the Jeffersonians are incapable of dealing with the DPRK and doing anything about their nuclear weapons program because the American people are unaware of the Japanese Nationalists who vehemently oppose Korean Reunification. The same is true for the Japanese Socialists, who also oppose the Korean Socialists as much as they oppose the Chinese Socialists.  

It is self-evident in the DPRK that the Incentives of Supply and Demand have become inefficient and incompetent. Is it very logical to argue that the greatest Quantity of decisions, driven by the greatest Quantity of Incentives, will yield the best-possible Quantity of outcomes? Only a Liberal Capitalist, Jeffersonian Democratic-Republican or Madisonian Federalist would agree with such conclusions in a manner befitting of the “Economic Calculation Problem.”

Hamiltonianism, meanwhile, has a far easier time comprehending and rationalizing the DPRK, what motivates Pyongyang since World War II and why have they been adamant about the pursuing nuclear weapons. The Intents of Command and Obedience is the polar opposite: the greatest Quality of decisions, driven by the greatest Quality of Intents, will yield the best-possible Quality of outcomes vis-à-vis the Political Organization Problem. The SMP Compendium frequently describes this metaphysical framework as the “the greatest Quality of Arbeit for the least Quality of Geld.”

Let’s suppose for a moment that the Supreme Guide, acting under the Intents of his father (the Honorable Leader) and his grandfather (the Eternal President), offers these United States a rare opportunity to establish a McDonald’s somewhere in Pyongyang. Such an offer is not the product of a so-called “Spontaneous Order”; rather, it stems from what Russell Kirk had called an Ordered Liberty toward the first decision made by the US and DPRK to pursue Détente. Furthermore, this arrangement is also lucrative with the Work-Standard and even more so if the US and the DPRK coexist in a Socialist world order as member-states of the World State Organization (WSO).

In a Socialist world order, how would the Federalist Party proceed with their interactions with the Worker’s Party of Korea? What would the DPRK and the US have to gain from establishing a McDonald’s in Pyongyang? What if the DPRK decides to offer something in exchange for allowing the US to open the first North Korean McDonald’s?

In Part III of “Strategic Accounting and Allocation of the Federal Budget,” the Central Plan of the Federalist Command Economy for these United States is enshrined in the Preamble of the US Constitution:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

We the people” refers to the Totality, the American people who constitute these United States. The Intent of the Central Plan is for us to provide all of the necessary economic conditions conducive to “a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” This Central Plan is eternal and how we realize that Intent was left at our discretion by the Framers.

The Work-Standard, meanwhile, will provide us the means by which to uphold the Intent of that Central Plan described in the Preamble. We can start by realizing that the Work-Standard can finally help us bring back manufacturing in the “Rust Belt States,” reduce our dependency on Economic Foreignization, and resurrect the Hamiltonian Federalist “spirit of competition” that “makes America great,” nurturing it with the kind of American Nationalism and American Socialism described by Theodore Roosevelt that will “keep America great.” Thanks to MTEP, I have a number of important opportunities where we can revitalize the US, achieving simultaneously economic redevelopment and financial autarky.

The DPRK’s Central Plan is the “Ten Principles for the Establishment of a Monolithic Ideological System.” There is a December 18, 1967 Speech from the Eternal President, Kim il-Sung, outlining the Explicit Intent of their Central Plan, with its subsequent 1974 and 2013 versions being the Implicit Intents that are basically references to this same 1967 document. It is an often omitted historical fact:

Thoroughly uphold national independence, self-sufficiency, and self-defense.

Help North Korea support South Korea in the struggle for national reunification.

[Proclaim to] the peasants, intellectuals and all other members of the [DPRK that they must find the Will-to-Power by emulating the Figure of the Arbeiter and the Figure of the Anarch].

Eliminate bureaucracy and establish a revolutionary mass viewpoint [for the Totality] so as to improve the functions and role of the [Electrification of the Whole Country].

Uphold the policies of the Workers’ Party of Korea for Socialist industrialization and strive to carry out the technical revolution in all Professions.

Improve the development of the country’s science and technology.

Increase the defensive capabilities of the country and build up the national armed forces.

Establish economic relations and develop trade with other countries.

Actively fight to defend the interests and national rights of Koreans abroad.

Promote friendly relations with all countries which oppose imperialist aggression, respect the freedom and independence of the Korean people, and desire to establish relations on equal footing.

Any US decision to pursue such a Détente and accept the proposal of the Supreme Guide must uphold all ten Intents laid out by the Eternal President. The tenth Explicit Intent is the most important because realizing it will simultaneously achieve the other nine Explicit Intents. This is a perfect example of the greatest Quality of Arbeit for the least Quality of Geld.

Suppose the US Federalist Command Economy is able to establish a McDonald’s in Pyongyang. Under the Intents of Command and Obedience, the US establishes the facilities for manufacturing the foodstuffs and the machinery within its own borders. Their vocational civil servants at those facilities are to be trained by our own from the McDonald’s Corporation, FAE. US establishes the McDonald’s in Pyongyang and allows the DPRK to enlist anyone of their choosing to work there. The US trains those vocational civil servants, introduce them and their economic planners to the Prussian Art of MTEP (Mission-Type Economic Planning), and educate everyday Koreans and Americans alike on how the DPRK and the US will benefit immensely from this venture.  

Based on the preceding paragraph, this hypothetical RTA involves the DPRK and the US splitting the overall returns of Actual Arbeit and Actual Geld. However, the US Currency under the Work-Standard is the United States Note (USN) as Actual Geld. Note that the USN is distinguishable from the Kapital of the “United States Dollar” (USD) and the KPW is also distinguishable from the Kapital of the “Korean Republic Won” (KRW) from South Korea.

All USNs must be converted into an FEC (Foreign Exchange Certificate) pegged to DPRK Geld, the Korean People’s Won (KPW) on a Fixed Exchange Rate. These KPWs are needed to pay for all of the economic activities carried out by the DPRK Command Economy to facilitate this RTA. Any Actual Geld received from the operation of this McDonald’s in Pyongyang must be converted back into USN on the same Fixed Exchange Rate.  

The extent of Economic Foreignization in the DPRK is always going to be dependent on whether it fulfills the Explicit Intents of outlined in that December 1967 document. Remember, the tenth Explicit Intent in particular is the most important of all:  

“Promote friendly relations with all countries which oppose imperialist aggression, respect the freedom and independence of the Korean people, and desire to establish relations on equal footing.”

Understanding why is the same as realizing why the USN is not the USD. Recall the official USD/GDM Exchange Rate (Großdeutsche Mark; Greater German Mark) in the Compendium:

$75.00 USD for every 1.00 GDM

It is a given in the SMP Compendium that the GDM and USN are two of the five Currencies backing the Value of the JDS (Jedem Das Seine; to be translated as “From Each According to His Ability, to Each According to His Needs”), the World Reserve Currency of the WSO in this Socialist world order. The other three Currencies are the Soviet Ruble (SUR), the Chinese Renminbi (RMB), and the Japanese Yen (JPY). Therefore, $1.00 USN is easily convertible to any of the other four Currencies at par value:  

$1.00 USN = 1.00 GDM

$1.00 USN = ₽1.00 SUR

$1.00 USN = 1.00 RMB

$1.00 USN = ¥100 JPY

If so, the USD/USN Exchange Rate is also $75.00 USD for every $1.00 USN. This is an important observation as the USD/KPW and USD/KRW Exchange Rates for North and South Korea respectively as of 26 October 2021 at 00:41 UTC are:

$1.00 USD = 0.00111 KPW

$1.00 USD = 0.00085 KRW

In order to actually reach the equivalent of $1.00 USD, the DPRK must pay 899.99 KPW and the ROK must pay 1,169.81 KRW.  The Korean equivalent to the American “cent” or the German “pfennig,” the monetary subunit, is the “chon” (KPW) and the “jeon” (KRW). The Exchange Rate for the two Koreas, even without the Work-Standard, does come across as being outrageous. The Balance of Trades and Payments is heavily skewed toward the USD.

From the implications of this hypothetical RTA, I am confident in my own conclusions that there is an actual Implicit Intent behind why the DPRK would tolerate a McDonald’s over the termination of its own nuclear weapons program. Implicit Intents, like Explicit Intents, do not exist under the Incentives of Supply and Demand. It is an obscure and often forgotten historical fact that the DPRK has had tremendous difficulties trusting three of the five nation-states backing the JDS, the Russians, the Chinese, and the Japanese. The German Reich, these United States and the Catholic Church have far better chances at building good relations. It all depends on making the best first impression and trying to gain the trust and confidence of the Korean Totality.

The Jeffersonians Democratic-Republicans and Madisonian Federalists, like the rest of their Liberal Capitalist brethren around the world, have always been bad at Cultural Psychology. They do not understand that Korea has always been a frequent target of the Chinese and the Japanese for centuries. Or why there is a centuries-old social custom among the Koreans to inform all foreigners openly and overtly on “a decision to raise food prices” or “an impending food shortage without anyone literally starving” based on an Implicit Intent.

The Implicit Intent can only be rationalized by the Federalist Party; the Democratic-Republican Party will never tell the American people, especially the overweight and obese. This is the Korean instinct telling all foreigners that the Korean Totality–both South and North–is neither willing nor prepared to wage war on anyone. Compared to the Chinese and Japanese, the Koreans are notorious for their heavy eating habits. North Koreans like the Supreme Guide take things even further with chain smoking, the DPRK still struggling to go cold turkey on tobacco. Moreover, the Supreme Guide lost 20 Kilograms (for Americans, that is 44 Pounds) and has become more energetic and virile because there is another old social custom in Korea where binge-eating and becoming overweight are ideals for the Korean Totality to literally strive for. While the DPRK television runs a cartoon that specifically warns against overeating and being overweight, ROK youths are obsessed with watching Internet livestreams of people eating large amounts of food.

Rather than obsess about the DPRK’s nuclear program, the US should be more concerned about brokering a Peace Treaty and deciding which nation in Eurasia shares the same mutual interests as the American people. Working towards the complete denuclearization of the whole world must happen at the World State Organization. Everyone is in fact waiting for the end of the American nuclear weapons program. If the US is adamant about abolishing nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs in other countries, other countries will expect the same from our Federal government. As for Korea, I have an upcoming Blog post on an important document about the Korean Mousetrap.

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