North Korea a Menace to Society?

North Korea, do those words conjure up a civilized society in your mind? North Korea is analogous to a very smart, high energy kid on the playground who is obsessed with bullying every kid he comes into contact with. The only scary thing is this kid constantly brags about how well he knows the methods to make homemade dynamites and grenades. Would you let that pudgy kid play with your child or would you tolerate him bullying other kids? Noteworthy; North Korea is a proud socialist and communist peoples republic according to the democratic people’s party leadership. I wonder what the average common man would say if given the choice to be in a free society or live under the socialist regime? What would Bernie Sanders, Socialist senator from Vermont, say about what it means to live in a socialist society? I hope to have an opportunity in the future to pick Mr. Sanders brain. It could turn out to be a Hollywood-style blockbuster documentary!

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The Peoples’ Republic homegrown supreme Rock Star!

A brief history of North Korea in a snapshot in the 19th century:

  • 1910-1945, Korea was Annexed and controlled by Imperial Japan
  • Korea was split into two parts; North and South at the 38th parallel approximately 50-50 split. As part of World War II general order Japanese surrender to America,1945-1950.
  • 1945-1950 North Korea was occupied by the Soviets while the Americans took control of the capital Seoul in South Korea
  • 1948 Kim Il Sung became the leader of Juche, self-reliant socialist Korean philosophy via Peoples Worker Party (WPK) of North Korea. Meanwhile in the same year 1948 Syngman Rhee an anti-communist rose to power to control the South Korean government. The two nations had a diametrically opposed political, economic and social system. Stark differences between USSR Communist ideology and the United States ideology of Capitalism; the birth of the cold war!
  • 1948 The USSR withdrew its troops from North Korea and so did the Americans in 1949 from South Korea.
  • 1950 the North Under Kim Il Sung leadership decided to invade the south to force a reunification of the Korean Peninsula as one nation. The invasion was successful but the allied united nations forces led by the United States of America pushed back and hence the beginning of the Korean War.
  • 1950-1953 Korean War dragged on until Chinese forces helped the North Koreans as the South advanced north with the help of American troops.  A stalemate became reality as two sides couldn’t penetrate deeper with outright victory and the 38th parallel was re-established as a halfway point between the now divided two nation states.
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A real Ladies Man Kim Jung Un in Communist Style! Must be fun being a Dictator!

If the following statement ripped right out of the official North Korean government doctrine has any resemblance to irony then I would welcome you folks to the real world of comical insanity and pardon me while I avoid falling off my spinning chair! After the quote stay tuned for some interesting provocative queries and factual data that may shed some light on this “sublime philosophy!” no pun intended nor are we trying to defy logic in this part of the universe!

Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea is a genuine workers’ state in which all the people are completely liberated from exploitation and oppression. The workers, peasant, soldiers and intellectuals are the true masters of their destiny and are in a unique position to defend their interests.” Sounds like a reasonably good philosophy thus far, right? Until you run into the following intriguing factoids:

  1.  North Korea has approximately 16,000 miles of road network but only 450 miles are paved roads. An insider joke; North Korea is the safest place to drive as there are no road accidents and no traffic because no one can afford a car except for the ruling class!
  2. Annual income for North Korea is about $16 Billion GDP. that’s about 1/5 of Bill Gates founder of Microsoft net worth ($87.3 Billion). Translates into $645 annual income per person based on a population of 24.8 million folks!
  3. Marijuana (Weed) is legal in North Korea to keep everyone sedated and mellow!
  4.  Traffic Lights don’t exist, so plenty of real traffic cops on every conceivable corner.
  5. Outside of the capital Pyongyang, there is no electricity in many towns and countrysides.
  6. North Korea bases its calendar on its founding father and first despot leader born April 15th, 1912 Kim Il Sung. Therefore in North Korea, it is currently the year 104. They truly believe they are the first nation and tribe on earth as in Adam and Eve! After free weed smoking you never know folks, it could be true?
  7. On average North Koreans are two inches shorter than their counterparts in the south. Being that healthcare and nutrition are an actual luxury in North Korea!
  8. Only 20% of the land is arable in North Korea.
  9. North Korea has been labeled the most corrupt nation in the world! Only Somalia and Bangladesh come in second and third in comparison to the regime.
  10. For about $8,000 a North Korean can pay a “coyote” to escape to China or to South Korea! When an escapee is caught he or she must serve a sentence in a labor work camp including their grandparents, parents, and children. A full 3 generational punishment! If you belong to a higher class you simply get sentenced to death! For an Average North Korean it would take only 15 years or realistically 24 years of savings to come up with an “escape fee of $8000 based on $645 annual income!”
  11. Free and fair elections are held every 5 years! The only choice you have on the ballot is one candidate, the great leader Kim Jong Un!
  12. North Koreans are taught that, the North Korea is one country and that South Korea is just an occupied colonial beachhead for the imperialist American government.
  13. Every bookstore in North Korea is replete with one major book title;  Kim Jong Il books about how he was born miraculously, the genius military protege who graduated before schedule and was able to teach his masters and superiors about everything you can conceive of military wise.  Books about Kim’s mother and bedtime stories of legendary conquest and feats and everything poetic and lifestyle about Kim Jong IL, and his father  Kim IL Sung.
  14. As part of the vacation and vocational learning, every North Korean is encouraged to visit Kim Jong IL burial casket draped in a glass. It is required homage and patriotism as a champion of the cause for Socialism!
  15. Kim Jong IL in 1978 kidnapped a famed filmmaker Shin Sang from South Korea, specifically to make Propaganda films that would shine the light on how enlightened, entertaining and wondrous life is in Socialist North Korea! And also improve the North Korean Movie industry!

If this whole North Korean story were all a work of fiction, it would be an instant literature classic best seller only second to the legendary walk of fame as in George Orwell’s  book 1984!

What we know and don’t know, maybe the hair trigger that raises the specter of a messy bloody war if the civilized world must confront this rogue regime! We have reached a fever pitched crescendo! Thanks to the “kick the can down the road” philosophy pursued by past administrations starting with Bill Clinton,1994 through Obamas, 2016. An almost insane approach code-named “strategic patience” which is essentially a capitulation to the madness from a potential suicidal maniacal government! That should reassure you folks out there that we live in a very mundane peaceful world wherein our enemies are saber rattling and threatening global peace and our dear Government officials, especially the last Czars of 2009-2016 era had been resting on their laurels or twiddling their thumbs while “Rome Burns”.Don’t you wish you were a snowflake? It’s one thing to have a mutually assured destruction detente pact (MAD) as we have had with the Soviet Union now Russia in bygone decades, but when you have overzealous religious nutjobs such as Iran and a certified maniacal Communist regime as in North Korea, we can not afford to ignore the threats that these regimes pose on the global or regional stage! the entire western civilization has to rally together and protect these precious freedoms and fundamental human rights we all cherish! This is an existential threat: Picture this scenario for a few seconds; your next door neighbor consistently threatens to burn your house down because he doesn’t like your fencing or the noise from your lawnmower when you’re pruning the brushes, and you notice your neighbor piling up wood and playing with Molotov cocktails and dynamite while threatening to incinerate your house? I doubt that any sane neighborly person would look at that scenario or situation and call it a time for “strategic patience?” even more irrational would be the thought of just engaging the neighbor into friendly coffee time chat, that may assuage their diabolical menace? Unfortunately, that’s the world we live in where threats by any adversary must be taken seriously and for what they are worth; real existential threats! I’m not a war monger and I would hate that we descend down this very precarious path as we all know the necessary evils of war! I would hope that we could offer this chubby communist manchild a good treat that would make him and his regime back down and maybe unite the Korean peninsula into one nation in exchange for the total dismantling of all the nuclear technology and sites they have burrowed under the ground or wherever they have hidden them. The most head-scratching conundrum is the fact that America and the rest of the western world have no actionable human intelligence on the ground due to North Korea being isolated and cut off from civilization the last 50 years and counting! Will the new Trump Administration do something strong and positive to solve this menace? I nervously await the wise and calmer heads in the “situation room” at the white house, to act decisively and quell this cancerous cell on humanity.

Lets us take a short journey to North Korea. A picture is worth a thousand words and more sublime are the self-evident facts that spin out of the ethernet by way of expert analysis through our caveman scientist lab.

 

Street
Soldiers routinely ask folks to sweep the streets as part of Keep North Korea patriotic and clean!
Defect
Chilling in the hood!
Train
The only mode of Transportation for most regular folks! Train travel is also only by approved permit from the local government!
City
Communists never seem to know much about elegant architecture? It’s the same boring script as in eastern Europe!
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Kim Jong Un and the ruling class are well fed and fat while the kids starve in the general population? What happened to their great manifesto “Peoples Republic?”
Road
No Kidding! that’s actually a busy highway! No traffic no accidents in North Korea, possibly the safest place to own a vehicle on the planet!
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Working hard for the “Man” dedicated bone grinding labor for a little corn!
Height
Universal Principle: Given a choice Folks want tons of freedom, to have fun and live life to the fullest!
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feast day! mostly a photo-op as such places rarely if any exist in North Korea. Outside ruling class getting all the “nice” food good luck finding a restuarant with nutritious food!
Farmer
Rice fields: If only this were commonplace in North Korea, how great that would be for the people!
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This is where North Korea spends most likely 90% of GDP on the Military! Twisted Priorities!
Wife
Apparently every guy in North Korea should have a hair-cut such as the great leaders hairstyle to look manly?
Factory
A busy factory filled with so many workers you can barely see the machines!
Cops
Fancy well dressed traffic cop! You can find them on every street intersection in Pyongyang the capital city.
Subway
Subway and transit train! I wonder if it is ever on time?
Soccer
soccer in the hood!
Moranbong
Kim Jong Uns hand picked Girl band! I wonder if they are as good as Destinys child? Will they ever compete on America’s got talent?
Bowing
O Hail the great leader! His excellency the Lord of our lands! Folks have to bow when they encounter Kim Jong IL Statue?
Peace
This is the Communist version of a “Wealthy Village” and apparently government officials are quick to “show-off” this fake villa compound to tourists and visitors alike!
Voting
One man One Vote! Candidates listed on the Ballot: 1. Kim Jong Un 2. Kim Jong Un and 3. Vote any candidate on the first ballot! When in doubt just vote Kim Jong Un!!
Amusement
Playgrounds open to the ruling class and the public! No ordinary North Korean can afford amusements or the play rides? Catch-22?
Glass Tomb
Public viewing of the dead Kim Jong Il is a required public service and should be on North Koreans bucket list?
Stadium
The world’s largest Stadium that seats a whopping 150,000 spectators. Named Rungnado May Day Stadium DKRP has some bragging rights here!
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North Koreans routinely smuggle soap operas from the west! they want a taste of South Korean lifestyle just for starters! Even though their government tells them Western values are evil!
Bench
chilling by the train as Soldiers and train conductors wait next assignment!
North Koreans are taught that Korea is one united territory. They Don’t consider South Korea as a separate Country, they teach their youth that South Korea is an American beach-head and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) is just a bleep on the radar!
A Lenin Like Statue in North Korea of the great leader and founder of DKRP, Socialist revolutionary Kim Il Sung When you see this staue its your patriotic duty to bow down and pay homage!
Pyongyang
Pyongyang the Capital City! is it anywhere close to breathtaking?
Forever the father of the North Korean Nation! This painting is available in every building and on mountain tops!

 

Yes, that is Vladimir Putin meeting with the so-called “great son!” Putin meets Kim Jong Il Circa July 19th, 2000 Putin is everywhere! What does the dinosaur media have to say to that omnipresence by the great Putin?
A pose for the Fatherland North Korea!
Middle School kids get the indoctrination just perfectly! Cute uniforms to boot!
Hvae you read a book on Kim Il Sung, or Kim Jong Il or better yet Kim Jong Un? All you can read on the life and times of the “great leader” and genius founding father of North Korea!
As you can see the Kims picture must be on every building!

 

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