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With the fear of nuclear strike back, it’s starting to feel a lot like the 1950’s. If modern graphic design started to gravitate to that era, I would be quite happy.
Since South Korea has become such a hot topic and a constant cause for political unrest, I took it upon myself to create a much needed 3d model of Kim Jong-un (AKA, Little Rocket Man) for political commentators and designers to use when needed.
Little Rocket Man, the Character
The comedian Fred Armisen explained his view of dictators: With all of their faults, they do show a sort of boyish vulnerability, which makes them a bit endearing. Kim Jong-un seems to have an aura of perpetual youth about him and seems to exhibit the quality that Fred Armisen had spoken of. This was something I noticed as I was developing the 3d caricature of him.
As I open-mindedly consider the many worldviews that make up the divided nations of our world, it’s easy to see the diverse nature of the human condition, and how value systems can differ so radically from one another. It is with this attitude that I created the Little Rocket Man character. It is not my intention to downgrade any human, but rather to simply convey Donald Trump’s word-picture of “Little Rocket Man”. The picture shows a little boy with a deadly weapon strapped to his back, and it becomes obvious that the boy is a threat not only to the world but especially himself and those depending on him. But in all fairness, I could have easily put Trump’s character in the same position as well, and still have an accurate picture of the situation.
Kim Jong-un, My View
As I watch the hysterical back-and-forth of various countries concerning Kim’s wielding of nuclear power, I am reminded of a small Asian country that America had been bombed in 1945, and hope that Kim’s arrival is not some sign of divine justice underway. As we see Kim’s boyish ambition combined with the divine power that nuclear weapons represent, it is not a far stretch to realize that he is something of an exaggerated example — almost a parody — of the modern super-powers that have flaunted these weapons in the last half-century.
A Conflict of the Sea and Forest
The clashing of these very different yet very powerful nations reminds me of a parable told to Ezra by the angel Uriel:
I went into a forest into a plain, and the trees took counsel,
And said, Come, let us go and make war against the sea that it may depart away before us, and that we may make us more woods.
The floods of the sea also in like manner took counsel, and said, Come, let us go up and subdue the woods of the plain, that there also we may make us another country.
The thought of the wood was in vain, for the fire came and consumed it.
The thought of the floods of the sea came likewise to nought, for the sand stood up and stopped them.
If thou wert judge now betwixt these two, whom wouldest thou begin to justify? or whom wouldest thou condemn?
I answered and said, Verily it is a foolish thought that they both have devised, for the ground is given unto the wood, and the sea also hath his place to bear his floods.
Then answered he me, and said, Thou hast given a right judgment, but why judgest thou not thyself also?
The wielding of nuclear power is truly a deep and intimidating subject, but while I was testing out the model in a game environment, I was reminded — as I often am — of the mostly innocent nature of the human race: