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North Korea Published a Letter From “Abraham Lincoln” to Obama

It’s common for the North to throw operatic insults at the military and diplomatic skill of both South Korea and the US. In April 2016, they went one step further, conjuring a letter from deceased 16th president Abraham Lincoln to President Obama. The “Lincoln letter – “dvice from Lincoln to Obama” was published on the internal state-run website DPRK Today, and was titled “Advice from Lincoln to Obama.”

Concern trolling Obama by saying that it looks like he has “a lot on his mind,” the letter scolds him and the US for not reducing their nuclear weapons stockpile, while simultaneously demanding the DPRK reduce theirs. “Lincoln” even throws himself under the bus, saying the American people won’t stand to be deceived the way he did back in the day.

“Hi there, Obama,” begins the letter in a guess-who’s-back-motherfucker kind of way. “I understand how perplexed you must feel nowadays, but I think this is the time for you to gather your thoughts as a president of a nation.”

In the letter, Lincoln derides Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning push to build a nuclear-free world by questioning why the United States has not taken the initiative to scale back its nuclear arsenal first, even as it asks countries such as North Korea to scrap their atomic programs.

“If the United States, a country with the world’s largest nuclear weapons stockpile, only pays lip service, like a parrot, and doesn’t do anything actively, it will be a mockery to the entire world,” the letter has Lincoln say.

Although the fake Lincoln criticizes Obama, the North doesn’t portray the late president as a good leader.

The Simpsons made a bunch of great predictions

    • In 1997, The Simpsons had an episode where Lisa showed a magazine with what looked like a terrible event that would happen 4 years later.
    • One bully was texting another in The Simpsons to “Beat up Martin” on their Newton, a person assistant made by Apple in the 90s. Instead, it messes up and sent “Eat up Martha”. This was a prediction of the autocorrect problem Apple would later have.
    • An episode in 1995 had Lisa talking to Marge through a video chat on her phone. FaceTime was created 15 years later.

Bart Simpson

  • In “Treehouse of Horror XIX” (2008), Homer tries voting for presidential candidate Barack Obama, but the machine switches to John McCain. 4 years later, a machine had been reported to switch the vote from Obama to Mitt Romney.
  • After Homer and his family escaped Springfield in “The Simpsons Movie” (which came out in 2007), the NSA started listening in on their conversations. This is eerily close to what Edward Snowden discovered in 2013.
  • Marge once read the most depressing book ever to Bart: “Curious George and the Ebola Virus”. All the way back in 1997. Wow.