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Tuesday, June 12 2018 10:35

#TrumpKimSummit: United States Officially Releases Propaganda Video while Donald Trump & Kim Jong-un form Nuclear Power Trio...

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As prophesied last July, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have come together in Singapore for a historic meeting - the first between a North Korean Dictator Leader and a sitting U.S. dictator-wannabe President. The Trump-Kim Summit took place earlier today, and in a shocking twist, the duo recruited Dennis Rodman Mike Tyson to become the NUCLEAR POWER TRIO. Believe me, even though the band says "It's a song to promote world peace!" it is not the weirdest thing you'll see today, but I have that too.

Now, a masked band rocking out in representation of two controversial "leaders" is one thing, but the official White House Livestream (viewable here) revealed something even stranger. President Trump presented Jong-un with a video that can best be described as "official propaganda." It's essentially a movie trailer by "Destiny Pictures" that presents the duo as potential heroes. Again, this is not fake, and it is not a satire. This is officially-released video from the White House. The segment, ripped from the Livestream can be seen below.

As for NUCLEAR POWER TRIO, behind the freakishly realistic silicone masks by artist Landon Meier are Allegaeon's Greg Burgess (Guitar), Havok's Pete Webber (Drums) and Cephalic Carnage’s Nick Schendzielos (Bass). Again, it's always great to see Allegaeon's crab suit getting good use. I caught that suit in-action a few times when PRODUCT OF HATE toured with Allegaeon a few years back.

Bonus Fun Fact: I'm often asked why I don't attend the frequent conferences that take place for members of the creative industry. One reason is the word "summit." As a child of the 1980s, I despise the word - it brings with it negative connotation that recalls things like the Reykjavík Summit of 1986. There's something uneasy about the word, much like today's Trump-Kim Summit. 

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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