The Unipolar World Has Ended and the Multipolar World Has Commenced

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English translation of the book title (from Korean): 

“End of 500-year Domination of the West’s Unipolar World

and Creation of Anti-imperialist and Self-determined Multipolar world of the 21st Century”

by

Prof. Kiyul Chung

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Introduction

To begin with, I congratulate the author of the Book, Professor Kiyul Chung for his dedication, his courage, his passion and his wisdom allowing him to produce such a great book (the Book) which is greatly needed in the present troubled world. And it is a great pleasure for me to review this book.

This is a great book of 555 pages, rich in contents, important for its messages and inspiring for peace-loving people in the world. It is written in Korean  and some parts are written in highly scholarly language. It is possible that in my review, I may not be able to reflect fully the intellectual and even emotional impact of the Book.

The Book tells us how the West ruled the Third World (the non-West world) for 500 years through the slave trade, destruction of civilizations, stealing of natural resources, genocide, unforgivable human rights violations and other crimes against humanity.

The Book tells us how the Deep State was formed and how it is organized and how it has been oppressing and exploiting people through the Neocon financial and military might of the U.S.

The Book tells us how the Third World begins to fight back to free itself from the West’s domination and construct a multipolar world where countries are co-existing through mutual respect, co-prosperity and co-security.

The Book focusses on the heroic global leadership of Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump for the creation of a multipolar world.

The Book has the following 8 chapters:

Chapter 1:  The falling of the unipolar force and the rising of the multipolar force

Chapter 2:  Ukraine I

Chapter 3:  Ukraine II

Chapter 4:  Afghanistan

Chapter 5:  Kazakhstan

Chapter 6:  Trump Reinterpretation or Reillumination

Chapter 7:  Koreans in Japan

Chapter 8:  Global Peace Forum on Korea (GPFK) in Korea and the U.S.

There are so many issues, stories, and events in the Book that I had to find an appropriate model for the review.

I have thought of two models.

One is the review of each chapter.

The other is to put all the contents in an analytical model in which the Book contents are reviewed in a logical sequence.

I have chosen the latter, because the same issues are repeated in many chapters in order to emphasize the issues.

The following is the model. In my comments, I added some data and events in order to supplement the Book author’s views.

  • Part One: the Deep State and the Global Threat of the Unipolar Force
  • Part Two: Rising Multipolar Force and the Ultimate Battle with the Unipolar Force

Part One: The Deep State and the Global Threat of the Unipolar Force

  • Origin of the Deep State
  • Objective of the Deep State
  • Governance of the Deep State
  • Operations of the Deep Sate
  • Consequences of the Deep State

Origin of the Deep State

The Book explains that the origin of the deep state is the Ashkenazi Jewish financial power elites formed in England centuries ago and expanded into a global network, a Huge Financial Empire in the world managed by the American financial network such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brother and other institutions.

Objectives of the Deep State

The objective of the deep state is to establish one single global government ruled by the selected few rich and powerful. Such an idea is promoted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) resulting in “The Reset” supported even by the UN.

Governance of the Deep State

The Global Governance of the Deep State comprises the primary decision-makers, partners, and collaborators.

According to the author, the primary decision-maker is the American military-industry complex (MIC). But it seems better to include other sectors of American society. I would suggest that the primary decision-makers of the Deep State is the American pro-war community (APWC) comprising the “defense industry”, the Pentagon, the U.S. Congress, pressure groups, think tanks, media and universities.

The senior partners are Britain and Israel, while the junior partner is EU.

The British financial elites are viewed the most important senior partner of the Deep State. Israel plays a key role in relation to intelligence operations.

The junior partner is EU the function of which is to carry out what the APWC decides upon. EU member states are Washington’s “vassal countries” to different degree, however. They depend heavily on Washington for security and economic affairs. Most of the EU member countries are part of NATO which is in fact designed to protect the interest of the APWC.

The so-called collaborators are the Third World countries which are often less than vassal countries Their political leaders collaborate with the Deep State with a view to promoting America’s strategic to the detriment of the citizens of their own countries. These Third World political leaders are for the most part corrupt, they are bribed into submission. 

Operation of the Deep State

The purpose of Deep State operations is to make every country in the world Washington’s vassal country and promote Washington’s political, economic, and military interests.

The Deep State operations have essentially two dimensions:

The bilateral approach, and the multilateral approach.

The Bilateral Approach 

The bilateral approach consists in enforcing political submission (vassal states) to Washington. It involves the following process:

First: it begins with demonization of the targeted country portraying the country as a “non-democratic regime”, characterized by the derogation of  freedom and, above all, alleged human rights violation. This process of demonization is propagated and/or manufactured by the mainstream media, corporate think tanks and Pentagon-funded research institutes and universities.

Second: sustained demonization (propaganda) is intent upon in influencing Western public opinion, while at the same time creating hostility against the targeted country.

Third: the regime change affecting targeted countries takes on various procedures. It begins with diplomatic persuasion to become Washington’s vassal. If the latter procedure is not effective, an intelligence operation is launched involving the CIA, M-I6 (UK) as well as Israel’s Mossad. Covert operations are undertaken with a view implementing regime change through a coup d’état. 

This happened twice in South Korea: the coup by General Park Chung-hee in 1962 and the coup by General Chun Doo-hwan in 1980. 

It happened in so many countries in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and even in Europe. This happened in Afghanistan (Chapter 4) and in Kazakhstan (Chapter 5)

Fourth: economic sanctions have been successful in destroying the economy of the targeted country and causing death of children and bringing the misery to an entire population. Many countries have accepted to become Washington’s vassals to avoid economic sanctions. 

Fifth: if the above process fails, direct military interventions take place most of which are outright wars. War is Washington’s most favoured tool of global conquest. It is a feature of the American imperialism. 

The war-targeted countries have the following characteristics: 

  • Strategic geopolitical value [ex: DPRK aka, “North Korea” and Afghanistan];
  • Unacceptable religion or political-economic regime (Socialism, authoritarian regime) (Socialist countries, Islam countries);
  • Resource-rich countries (the Third World).

If you combine all the three characteristics, the entire Third World, namely the Global South is the target of America’s hegemonic military agenda. 

In fact, the U.S. is the most war-loving or war-craving country in the history of mankind. 

President Jimmy Carter said in 2018 that since its independence, the U.S. had 226 years of war leaving only 16 years of no war.

Outlined in Kiyul Chung’s book, since WWII, the world has experienced countless wars and military interventions, of which 80% were initiated by the U.S. 

The Multilateral Approach

The multilateral approach consists in manipulating international institutions and multinational relations to promote the interests of the Deep State.

The typical international institutions which serve the interests of the Deep State are the U.N., the WHO, the WEF, NATO, the EU, UNHRC, the IMF, the World Bank, and other institutions. A good part of the budget of these institutions is funded by Washington, which enables the U.S. to use the organizations  to promote the interests of the Deep State.

The Deep State has been leading the destiny of mankind through the American pro-war community (APWC) and creating an extensive and powerful  financial and military apparatus, which enables it appoint and/or fire political and economic leaders of many countries including South Korea, Japan and even European countries.

However, over the years, Washington has lost gradually its credibility and power. The following analysis explains how and why this occurred: 

The U.S. has Lost Most of its Wars

  • It did not win the Korean War.
  • It was defeated in the Vietnamese war by the Vietcong.
  • It failed to enforce regime change in Iraq and Libya.
  • It could not win the Syrian war.
  • It failed its coup d’état in Kazakhstan.
  • In Afghanistan, after 20 years of war against the Taliban, it has failed to implement a  “regime change”.

As far as war and military capabilities are concerned, Washington’s performance record is not too bright.

Then, why have so many wars been undertaken?

One of the primary reasons is the fact that all US-led wars are part of a “Big Money Operation” which is very lucrative for the Deep State.

Besides, the American economy is so much interlinked into wars that Washington-initiated wars will continue, which will further damage Washington’s credibility.

The Book goes on to explain why the third world is trying to be free itself from the domination of the unipolar force run by the Collective West which is controlled and led by Washington. There are several reasons for this: 

First, the target countries of America’s regime-change offensive are indignant against Washington.

Second, the regime of free trade agreements, the global value chain and the neoliberal economic system have resulted in the destruction of the potential economic development of developing countries on the one hand and, on the other, they have created a skewed global income and wealth distribution in favour of the West at the expense of the interests of the poor countries of the Third World. 

These phenomena have led the Third World countries of the Global South to focus on the initiation of a multipolar world, whereby all countries respect one another, peacefully coexist, avoid war and cooperate for common prosperity.

Third, Washington’s relations with the Third World are no longer “attractive” in comparison with China’s relations with the Third World.

Washington’s Third World policy of economic aid (IMF, WB, USAID) has strings attached: the string require the adoption of so-called “American style democracy”. In contrast, Chinese economic aid (trade, investments, ODA) has no strings attached. This has induced the Third World to be establish links with to China to the detriment of the U.S.

Fourth, Washington’s ambitious global value chain policy, offshore manufacturing strategy and excessive military spending (USD 1.0 trillion in 2023) have contributed to undermining America’s global economic hegemony. 

In fact, the American GDP which was 40% of the global GDP in 1990 has fallen to 16% in 2023. This has resulted in the curtailment of “economic aid’ to the Third World. On the other hand, many countries of the Third World have experienced a remarkable growth in GDP. This means that the The Third world has become more independent from Washington.

All these factors have made the unipolar world less attractive, and it has made favour the development of a multipolar world

Part Two:

Rising Multipolar Force and the Ultimate Battle with the Unipolar Force

The Book’s presentation of the rising multipolar world may be summarized as follows:

  • The rise of global leaders like Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump;
  • Successful resistance to Washington’s regime-change plot in Afghanistan;
  • Multilateral resistance to the West-initiated coup d’état in Kazakhstan;
  • First proxy-war between the Collective West led by Washington and Russia supported by the Global South as well as large sector of Ukrainian population;
  • Battle against the West’s propaganda.

The Leaders: Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and Donald Trump

Kim Jong-un

If there is a global leader who is the most demonized in the world, it is surely “North Korea’s Kim dynasty,” especially Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un. It was 2002 when DPRK under Kim Jong-il’s leadership was put on the list of “evil”. But Kim Jong-un was even more demonized. 

Despite intentional demonization including U.S. nuclear threats, joint military exercises, and economic which have resulted in the deaths of North Korean children, the DPRK has never lost its national sovereignty, its self-reliant economic system as well as its effective policy of nuclear deterrence.

North Korea is perhaps the only country in the world which has never yielded anything and fought the U.S even suffering extreme hunger. 

DPRK’s Juche socialism was a major political weapon for African countries in their fight against the Western colonial powers in the 1970s and 1980s.

Moreover, Kim Jong-un won the nuclear battle against the Deep State. The test of an H-bomb in 2016 and the launching of ICBM, Hwasung-14 in 2017 was instrumental in terms of deterrence. 

In the words of  Dr. Jeffrey Lewis with regard to nuclear deterrence: “The Game is Over. North Korea Has Won” (Foreign Policy, August 9, 2017).

It was a remarkable achievement for Kim Jong-un. Is was his grandfather, Kim Il-sung who initiated the plan to develop a nuclear arsenal for deterrence  and then his father, Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un himself completed the nuclear deterrence project. 

DPRK has become a bona fide nuclear power. This is good news for the Third World, because North Korea can now help third countries in acts of deterrence along with China and Russia in response to U.S. Nuclear Blackmail.

Vladimir Putin

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin is an extraordinary leader. Since the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989, Russia found itself in a precarious reality. There was massive exodus of Russian people to physically survive. Its economy was ruined; wrong leaders came along, and the corruption culture was the order of the day; precious military equipments were sold on the black market. The history and heritage of Russian civilization was in danger of disappearing.

The West was happy to see the ruin of its major rival. The West thought that the game was over; it thought that Russia was no more. 

But in 2000, a former KGB official came along and started to rebuild Russia. Putin made a miracle. Russia’s nominal GDP rose from USD 278 billion to USD 1.8 trillion meaning an increase 6.5 times. The global ranking of Russia’s GDP (nominal) rose from 20th to 11th. 

Moreover, Russia became the largest holder of nuclear warheads. Russia intervened to save Syria and other developing countries from the West’s aggression. It is both Kim Jong-il and Putin who foresaw and were committed to the “Creation of the Multipolar world” as inscribed in the 1st Clause of the historic DPRK-Russia Federation Joint Declaration when both leaders met at their historic summit in Pyongyang in July 2000. 

Putin has strong influence in the Middle East and Africa. Russia is the first country which engaged in an actual or “real war” with the West in the proxy Ukraine war. I will come back to Putin later in this review article.

Xi Jinping

President of China, Xi Jinping is surely another key builder of the multipolar world. His contribution to the construction of the multipolar world may be grouped into two sets of his activities.

First, he is a key leader who has shown that “American democracy” is not necessarily the “best regime”, that American military strength is not invincible, that the American economy cannot dominate the world forever and that Washington’s capacity to effectively rule the world is weakening.

Second, he has exhibited an innovative approach to his relations with the Third World.

The BRICS and the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) promote connectivity of the Third World and the autonomous development of the Third World. This approach is different from the West’s neo-colonialism which is largely concerned the their own “colonial interests”.

The Putin-Xi-Kim Triangle 

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping are key leaders of Multipolar organizations. The BRICS and the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) cannot operate without their leadership.

The membership of BRICS and SCO is increasing. BRICS has now 11 member countries and 40 more are waiting to join.

The SCO membership is also increasing. These organizations will become the center of gravity of the multipolar world.

DPRK is not presently active in the existing multipolar organizations. But, as mentioned above, its Juche philosophy can constitute a “spiritual guideline” in the struggle against the “unipolar force”. Moreover, the DPRK nuclear arsenal can serve as nuclear deterrent in support of the Third World.

Donald Trump

Now I come to Donald Trump.

The story of Trump presented is perhaps the among the important of highlights of the Book.

Although the author, Dr. Kiyul Chung did elaborate on this issue, I should mention that Trump is broadly in favour of a  multipolar world in which Russia, China and DPRK can live in peace along with U.S.

Here are the reasons.

In the first place, Trump does not want any more wars. He recalled back the U.S. troops in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and other parts of the globe.

He asked South Korea to pay five times more for the service (security) rendered by the U.S. military in Korea. The hidden purpose was to withdraw American troops from Korea in case South Korea does not pay. Moreover, he decided to withdraw from TPP and other multilateral organizations designed to contain China.

Trump’s North Korea peace policy was one of the most audacious diplomatic strategies the world has ever witnessed. His claim for more contributions by  NATO member countries to the defence budget was part of his honest desire to dissolve NATO which had little to do with American security or welfare.

In short, what Trump wanted was the end of Washington’s expensive military empire which has little to do with America’s security and which was for the money and power of the deep state. In a way, Trump was undertaking dangerous war against the deep state. 

What he wanted with the “America First” policy was the reallocation of limited resources to the wellbeing of ordinary Americans in opposition to the misplaced ambitions of the Deep State.

In fact, Trump declared war against the Deep State. He so declared that several times. During the 2016 presidential primary, Trump said “It is time to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.” The swamp was the Deep State.

But Trump’s war against the Deep State constituted an enormous political risk. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865 by the Deep State for his Greenback money project. 

John F. Kennedy was assassinated by the Deep State in 1963 for his dream of a peaceful multipolar world. 

The war against the Deep State is a costly undertaking.

We remember that the entire Kennedy family members were killed by rifle, by airplane crush or by political assassination.

In 1964, Ted Kennedy survived a plane crush but as Senator, he was politically assassinated.

In 1968, Robert Kennedy was assassinated. In 1999, John F. Kennedy, Jr., son of President Kennedy was killed in a suspicious plane crush. 

Along with the assassinations or suspicious deaths, the entire Kennedy family had been targeted. The rare survival is Robert F. Kennedy Jr. son of Robert Kennedy. He is a presidential candidate as independent, though he is a democrat. He is supportive of a multipolar world.

The riskiest thing Trump did was the Hanoi summit with Kim Jong-un in February 27-28, 2019. The Singapore summit of June 12 of 2018 was a collection of words with no contents threatening the Deep State. 

But the Hanoi summit was different. Kim Jong-un traveled by train for six days, which might have alarmed the Deep State thinking that some important concessions were made to North Korea by Trump resulting in peace in the Korean peninsula. This was too much for the Deep State, because Peace could have led to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Korea and less weapon sales to South Korea and Japan.

Trump was ready to sign the document confirming the agreement. But, as we all saw, just before the signing of the document, John Bolton, known as the most obedient servant of the Deep State showed Trump a piece of paper which was conducive to uneasiness and nervousness on the part of Trump  before he left the conference room. But, at the moment of departure, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un behaved as if they would meet again. In fact, they met again along with Moon Jae-in, President of South Korea, on June 30 of 2019 in Panmunjom.

The author provides many interesting stories about Trump. One thing to which I attach importance is the fact that Trump is an anti-war politician and he is contributing to promoting the coming of the multipolar world. The significant point is that he is at the center of the unipolar world. 

Fortunately, there are other opinion makers within the unipolar camp who promote the multipolar world. The list is short, but it is extending.

Jeffrey Lewis said that the DPRK-US nuclear confrontation was over with DPRK’s “Game is Over. North Korea Has Won”

Douglas McGregor said that in late summer 2022, the Ukraine war already over with Russia’s victory.

Even Tony Blair, former prime minister of UK said the unipolar era was over.

Successful Resistance Against Washington’s Regime Change Plot in Afghanistan (Chapter 4)

This chapter offers the story of how the coalition of 14,000 troops was not able to change the Afghanistan regime after 20 years of fighting and confrontation (2001-2021) against the Taliban government under the pretext that the Taliban refused to send to the U.S. Osama bin Laden who was suspected to be behind the 9/11.

But there was no proof that Osama bin Laden was behind the 9/11 disaster. 

The US-NATO coalition fought against the Taliban. However, on August 15, 2021, the Taliban won the war and the pro-US puppet regime met its end. 

The author’s message in this chapter is the fact that, even with a costly regime change operation, the West led by Washington couldn’t ensure that the  puppet regime would prevail. This has happened in Afghanistan. That is, without American protection, no regime can survive. In fact, the pro-U.S. Afghanistan regime collapsed shortly after the departure of U.S. troops.

There are also the voices saying that South Korea will collapse as soon as Washington abandons it. The Book explains how South Korea is dependent on Washington for everything including the selection of presidential candidates and the nomination of party chiefs. 

The Book explains how Washington has intervened in Korea’s internal affairs ever since 1945 including the two military coups d’état and rigged elections.

So, one might think that Seoul will collapse without Washington. On the other hand, the Book explains how North Korea has fought to remain sovereign vis-à-vis Washington’s nonstop demonization, sanctions, and persistent nuclear threats.

Multilateral Resistance Against the West-initiated Coup d’état in Kazakhstan

In Chapter 5, the Book provides the story of how a coup d’état organized by foreign forces was avoided by a group of friendly neighboring countries. On January 1 of 2022, a large group of people went down the street to protest the high price of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas).

However, foreign forces intervened to make transform the price of gas protest movement into a civil war. It appears that a group of Americans and the Turks organized to civil war to topple the government which was not pro-West. The coup force paid USD 200 to those who would participate in the riot. In fact, the coup was an attempt to transform the uprising into a colour revolution.

The coup force had 20,000 armed people large enough to topple the government. The Book tells us also that there were numerous NGOs operating in Kazakhstan including American NGOs including National endowment for Democracy (NED), Freedom House, USAID (independent government agency) and others. These NGOs were there to topple the government and install a pro-West regime. 

The coup almost succeeded due to traitors inside the government. In particular, Masimov, head of the Kazakhstan Security force, was the key person involved in the coup. By the way he was close friend of Joe Biden.

The Book tells us that the coup was avoided due to a group of friendly neighboring countries. The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) composed of Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan sent a multinational military force to fight the foreign power-instigated coup. And the coup d’Etat was avoided. The coup was over within 10 days.

First Proxy War Between the Collective West Led by Washington and Russia Overwhelmingly Supported by the Global South or Global Majority in Ukraine (Chapter 2 and 3)

In Chapters 2 and 3, the Book takes a lot of pages to explain the real meaning of Russia’s Special Military Operation (SMO). The Russian SMO shows the will of Putin to save Russia from the West’s heinous will to ultimately destroy Russia. 

As pointed above, after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the West thought that Russia as country was finished. But in 2000, a former KGB officer, called Vladimir Putin took power. Since then, the West has been watching Putin with contempt and curiosity. But, after a 20-year rule, he transformed Russia into the 11th economic power, and he transformed Russia into one of the most powerful military powers Worldwide. 

The Book explains well how the West’s planned to destroy Russia.

The plan began with the Maidan colour revolution of 2014, which resulted in expelling the democratically elected pro-Russian government of Victor Yanukovych who fled to Russia. After the Maidan revolution, Kiev set up a pro-West regime supported by Washington and Ukraine’s neo-Nazi paramilitary forces.

The Maidan colour revolution was planned by the West and the composition of the new coup regime was dictated by Victoria Nuland who has involved on behalf of the U.S State Department in the process of  selected ministers and key government officials.

Victoria Nuland is married to Robert Kagan who was the co-founder of the notorious Project for New American Century (PNAC) in 1997.

The PNAC is neocon “political philosophy” in favour of regime destruction and regime change Worldwide as a means to reinforcing U.S. hegemony.

It may be noted that John Bolton, UN Ambassador, Dick Cheney, Vice President, and Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defence under President George W. Bush were cosignatories of the PNAC

Her relationship with the Kagan family gives an idea how hard Neo-con warmongering person Victoria Nuland is. The Book says that Nuland was involved in the Maidan uprising, arming Ukraine with NATO aid and even initiating the Donbas war.

NATO under the directives of Washington has trained and armed the neo-Nazi force to attack the two break-way Russian speaking republics, Donetsk, and Luhansk.

Since 2014, the neo-Nazi attacks against the two break-away republics have resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians and voluntary militia soldiers. There were two attempts to avoid the Donbas war in 2014 and 2015 through the Minsk 1 and 2 Agreements, both of which failed to reach a peace accord.

The breakaway republics asked Putin to save them from the attacks by the neo-Nazi forces and the Ukraine regular forces. At the request of the Donbas republics, on February 2024, Putin launched Special Military Operation (SMO).

The Book says that the SMO is tantamount to a war between the West and the Global South led by Russia. The underlying reasons are as follows: . 

First, only 30 countries of the West were supportive of sanctions against Russia. The remaining countries of the Global South  (Non-West) were against the anti-Russia sanctions or abstained, did not take sides. 

Second, the Global Majority is fed up with invasion, oppression and the exploitation by the West and they were supportive of Russia’s peace initiatives. 

Third, if Russia is defeated, the next target countries will be China, North Korea, Iran, and all other countries not friendly with or against the U.S. and the West. This has made the Global South or the Third World to rally around Russia.

Fourth, the Ukraine proxy war is indirectly looked upon by the Global South as the expression of a “racist war” between the White population of the West and the Coloured population of the Global South which constitutes a “Global Majority”.

In other words, the Ukraine proxy war is the war between the West-dominated unipolar world and the multipolar world where no single country rules the world but, where all countries mutually respect, peacefully coexist, and co-prosper. 

And the coming of the multipolar world is irreversible for Kim, Putin, Xi, and other global leaders.

The Book says that the outcome of the Ukraine proxy war has a significant impact on 87% of the global population which historically have been ruled by Western colonial powers which represent 13 % of the World’s population.

Battle Against the West’s Propaganda Offensive

One of the most dangerous weapons in the hands of the unipolar camp is media propaganda. Perhaps, the entire mainstream media of the West constantly manufacture lies, disinformation, misinformation and they report lies as truths.

The lies are made up not only by the mainstream medias but also by the government agencies such as the Pentagon, US State Department, government research centers, especially so-called “think tanks” and other organizations. 

Most of the national TVs in the U.S. including, CNN (like BBC in the UK), Fox News, NPR, New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, Hollywood, and many other media establishments are involved in media disinformation, the distortion of underlying realties with a view to demonizing their “enemies” while applauding America and the West.

The usual menu of demonization “enemies” includes lack of freedom, dictatorship and human rights violations. But, as soon as the enemy country becomes pro-US and becomes a vassal country of America, the demonization campaign stops or weakens in intensity.

The catastrophic damage of mainstream media propaganda consists in the brain-washing of Americans and the people of Washington’s vassal countries including Japan and South Korea.

The lies produced by these corporate media are conducive to abhorrent results. The Iraq war of 2003 was justified by the alleged existence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq. It was painful to watch General Collin Powell, Secretary of State under G.W. Bush, telling the UN that Iraq had “Weapons of Mass Destruction”. Obama lied about the existence of chemical weapons in Syria as well.

The U.S. justifies so many lies that it is called “the Empire of Lies”. 

When Washington invades other countries, it blames the victim nations for their invasion. In the case of the Ukraine proxy war, the West initiated the Donbas war to force Russia to intervene militarily. Then, the West blamed Russia for the war despite the fact that it was the West which was responsible. Thus, as many have argued, the Ukraine war was a “false flag” war.

In Chapter 7, the Book presents how the Japanese government uses fabricated media data to hide devastating racial discrimination against “Koreans in Japan”. 

The Japanese people are not aware of the enslavement of hundreds of thousands of Koreans kidnapped to force them to work under sub-human working conditions. But the Japanese press still repeats the “North Korea’s kidnapping of 13 Japanese individuals” which took place in the 1970s. Of course, the Japanese media never mention the enslavement of hundreds of thousands of Koreans during the WWII.

In Japan, there are more than half a million Koreans who have lived there for more than a hundred years. Koreans are barred from public services, discriminated in education, prevented from decent jobs and, above all, there are “ultraright-wing hate groups” with the mission to humiliate and even threaten to kill Koreans.

The world is not aware of such harsh treatment of Koreans in Japan. Moreover, the world is not aware of the true image of the DPRK’s Juche socialism largely due to Western media propaganda. 

All these distorted images concerning Japan and the “demonized North Korea” are created by biased media reporting or “mass media deception.”

What the Book is saying is that only the concerted efforts of the people can provide the truth allowing the world to be more just, more equal, and safer.

For this, we need more people-to-people contacts at the global level.

The Book talks about the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) undertaken by Korea University in Japan. The Korea University began the ISEP in 2021 under the co-leadership of Professors Derek Ford of DePauw University and Dr. Kiyul Chung, author of the Book. It was the student exchange program with DePauw University of the U.S.

Through direct contacts with faculty members and fellow students from Korea University, the American students could see how the real world was different from what the media is reporting.

They began to see the real Japan and the real DPRK (aka, “North Korea”) that are different from what they were taught at schools and what they learned from the media in the U.S. The ISEP continues every year since 2019. And other U.S. universities are expected to join the program in the near future.

The Book explains in Chapter 8, the last chapter, how global activities can promote global peace. Dr. Kiyul Chung organized the annual conference of the Global Peace Forum on Korea (GPFK). In 2019, the conference took place at Columbia University in New York. The participants include academics, peace experts, diplomats, policy makers, lawmakers, leaders of civic movements, the people of arts and other opinion makers. These conferences can be useful in finding truth about the wildly polarized war.

I think that the coming of the multipolar world is possible inasmuch as it supported by ordinary people at the grass-roots. The leaders of the multipolar world movement cannot succeed unless the people are behind them.

What the Book is pointing to is the solid backing by ordinary people Worldwide. It is the very key to the construction of the multipolar world.

However, to do so, we need de-brainwashing of the people who do have been mislead in their understanding and perception of the so-called unipolar world. 

For this, we require independent media such as Global Research (CRG) founded by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky and the 4th Media (21cir.com) founded by Prof. Kiyul Chung. We need much more independent media.

To close my comments, the Book signals the global march toward the multipolar world and it explains how to get there.

Once again, I salute Professor Kiyul Chung for his difficult and time-consuming work of producing such inspiring work even at the risk of hurting his hands and fingers.

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Dr. Joseph H. Chung is professor of economics at Quebec University in Montreal (UQAM). He is Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).

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