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North Korea no worse than South Korea or the USA

North Korea begs to differ: Three generations of defectors’  families will be executed.

It’s not just posters on Daily Kos who support North Korea, of course – the left loves the place, just as they love Venezuela and Cuba. Give me a communist dictator, I’ll show you Sean Penn.

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  1. Inagua

    Don’t forget the Left’s love affair with the Soviet Union. Two of my favorites:

    1) John Kenneth Galbraith, 1984: “That the Soviet system has made great material progress in recent years is evident both from the statistics and from the general urban scene…. One sees it in the appearance of well-being of the people on the streets…. and the general aspect of restaurants, theaters, and shops…. Partly, the Russian system succeeds because, in contrast with the Western industrial economies, it makes full use of its manpower.”

    2) Paul Samuelson, 1985: “What counts is results, and there can be no doubt that the Soviet planning system has been a powerful engine for economic growth…. The Soviet model has surely demonstrated that a command economy is capable of mobilizing resources for rapid growth.”

  2. She looked much hotter in Barbarella.

  3. Balzac

    Inagua, thank you for remembering these towers of liberal learning proclaiming the success of a system that crumbled of its own failures and contradictions in 1989.

  4. AJ

    You really have to be drinking the kool-aid to believe that North Korea is no worse than the USA. But Obama’s college pals Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn were blowing up buildings to start a revolution so that North Korea and other communist countries could take over America. Word on the street (Shoes and Huggie Bear are sayin’) is that they (he and Bill) might have even been touchy feely friends, NTTAWWT. But Obama didn’t say he was against putting the warrantless assasination of Americans into the NDAA while secretly insisting that it be put in, and while saying he would veto it when he was going to sign it all along — he was the one who demanded it be put in — for no reason. No, we’re not as bad as North Korea; just boiling frogs on the road to total tyranny. Here’s just another sample of the latest boiling frog incident: http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/307441/28/TSA-asks-woman-to-prove-her-breast-pump-is-real

  5. Anonymous2

    My former employers shipped me off to Moscow in January, 1986 for a short exploratory visit. As luck would have it, I met the woman to whom I’ve been married ever since. This, in turn, means I have made more than a few visits to the USSR and later Russia, most recently less than two weeks ago. I’m still getting over the jet lag.

    I have no idea where Galbraith and Samuelson got their information back in the ‘80s. Either they were never there or they allowed themselves to be shuttled between their hotels and various show projects in cars with KGB minders. Their opinions are beyond laughable.

    As for the USSR making “full use of its manpower” back then, try this: while the Soviets technically required their working-age citizens to have jobs, it was quite common then for those who didn’t need to work to simply rent out their work papers to pensioners who needed work to avoid a life of poverty on the State pension.

  6. DollarBill

    Though certainly I’m no fan of the totalitarian North Korea, I see Jude Wanniski cited (fourth in lline in your Google link) as an admirer of North Korea. Jude certainly was no left-winger, but a very prominent member of your right wing clan. Jude was an arch-Reaganite, a member of the WSJ editorial inner circle and a devout supply-sider. (who later in his life turned out to be a harsh critic of the neo-con, permanent war crowd that you CF and your bellicose fellow travelers admire so much.)

    For balance sake, on the issue of fondness for dictators, it should not be forgotten that right wingers in this country have always had a fondness for military dictators (e.g. Pat Buchanan hearted Franco, Jean Kirkpatrick and Henry Kissinger and Margaret Thatcher were devoted to Latin American dictators of the 70s and 80s, like Pinochet and Stroessner and Peron, Conservatives in the US throughout the Reagan era actively supported and encouraged authoritarian movements in Latin America and backed Asian dictators like Marcos and Suharto, who were certainly no pillars of human rights and democracy. So a little balance please!

  7. Inagua

    “I see Jude Wanniski cited (fourth in lline in your Google link) as an admirer of North Korea.”

    Dollar Bill – I read the Wanniski link and was unable to find one admiring word about North Korea. Please advise on what basis you claim that Wanninski was “an admirer of North Korea.”

  8. Inagua

    Dollar Bill – Backing military dictatorships is not the same thing as admiring them. With the possible exception of Pinochet’s economic reforms, can you cite one example of an admiring statement by a Conservative leader similar to the statements by Galbraith and Samuelson about the Soviet Union?

  9. AJ

    Here’s a link to a thirty-nine minute video, “The New World Order: The Blueprint of Madmen”, that should be of interest to anyone who is concerned about the health and safety of their family, and the future of America. The first 5:50 minutes of the video is comedy, then after that it gets deadly serious. On my computer the video “timed out” at 13:01; this can be fixed by sliding the video 30 seconds or so forward, then repushing the play arrow if necessary, or by reloading the video, reclicking the link, or URL, but instead of starting from the beginning, just sliding the slider slightly past 13:01 and pushing the play arrow if necessary. Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yY6ZFYD9sJo

  10. Rude Poster

    AJ, get out of the house. Walk the dog or go clamming with CF. I am worried about you dude. This obsession with conspiracy theories can only end badly. Did you hear about that breitbart fellah? Peace out.

  11. G W Chase

    Seems like a ton of US wheat in North Korea is worth more than a nuclear bomb – now if we could just sell that logic to the Iranians.
    GW

  12. AJ

    A lot of conspiracy theory has become fact. Breibart died the day he was going to release some very damaging videos of the annointed one. It certainly doesn’t smell right, but people do die of natural causes??? But just like in Romania when everybody woke up, tyranny came to an end. You don’t need to be a revolutionary, all you have to do is wake up the person next to you. Remember: “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. ” — Thomas Jefferson
    America is worth standing up for. But in another month the snow should melt — not much of a snow pack this year — and it will be time to step back from the computer.

  13. Rude Poster

    AJ, I am quite sure that most of the conspiracy theories will end up being fact and I do think the people will wake up and when they do this all ends…………….badly. I hope you have some good weather soon.