Kim Jong-il’s reign of terror will predictability live through one of his sons, Kim Jong-un, and the existing high ranking party members who have kept a stranglehold over the people for decades. China has endorsed Kim Jong-un.
This is an underwhelming death for me. Granted, Kim Jong-il’s strokes and heart issues did make him suffer over these last few years, but I was hoping for something much more satisfying. And it has nothing to do with North Korea being a “nuclear threat”. It is has everything to do with the concentration camps that exist in North Korea, that the entire state is totally closed a la George Orwell’s 1984, and that the people are starving and must resort to cannibalism because the Not-So-Dear Leader would rather invest in drug farms and the military.
North Koreans who were lucky to escape the regime which his father Kim Il Sung had started, under guidance from Stalin himself, have described the horrors of living there that equal the cruelty of the Holocaust. The world continues to do nothing about it. What can be done? Think outside the box, people.
Are you skeptical about what goes on in North Korea? Some mutant bastard didn’t believe me when I wrote about Chinese Human Rights Violations. Don’t believe me? Want proof? Check out some of these free North Korean documentaries: Children of the State, Vice Guide, Welcome to North Korea, read Amnesty International’s North Korean page, and read one of the saddest books ever: The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag.
This stuff is happening RIGHT NOW, not 70 years ago, not 50 years ago…right now. The corrupt Kim family created the “perfect” closed totalitarian communist state “superior” to Fidel Castro’s brand of socialist communism. Uprising is made impossible as only party members and the military are fed. Non-party members and non-military are left to fend for themselves in rural areas or abused in factories. The economy is in ruin. There is no internet access. TV is controlled. Cell phones can only make internal calls, and are monitored. The citizens are conditioned to tattle on each other. The state religion is based on the mythology of The Glorious Leader, The Dear Leader, and The Great Successor. The people are conditioned and brainwashed and have no idea what the outside world is.
The Kim family could have been stopped long ago, but it was not meant to be in this timeline. In American schools they teach you communism was destroyed when the Berlin Wall crumbled, that concentration camps don’t exist anymore, that women have won equal rights in this world, and that slavery has been abolished. All lies. Reunification will destroy South Korean’s economy, so they are not motivated to do so overnight. Very slowly, South Korean and Japanese businessmen are opening doors, but it’s within limits. The culture shock is something they fear as well. North Koreans were raised to believe democracy is evil, and that the Kim family were deities. Most of them (the non-party members) are probably sick.
The West would rather make fun of Kim Jung Il’s personality and quirks that do anything to change the situation there. Like Hitler, who was laughed at for his mustache, height, and mannerisms, Americans like to laugh rather than conceive the suffering of the people. For those of you who do want to help, don’t send food there because it gets diverted to the military, party members, or sold on the black market.
It’s a shame he didn’t suffer the same fate as Mussolini or Gaddafi. Yeah, they were both creeps, but Kim Jong il’s regime was much, much worse. If there’s anyone who needed a public flogging, rape, hanging, and gun shots to the head, it was Kim Jong il.
Hmmm..I have a better idea. He could be reborn into a Korean child in a rural area: no food, no medicine, no happiness, no parents, no education, and no hope. And/or he could be born as an infant and eaten by a hungry person. It would be the ultimate irony since his son Kim Jong-un is the leader now, and Jong-un would be perpetuating a system of injustice that his father would be reborn into. Then again, if rebirth does exist in the karmic sense, there is no way I could imagine all the infinite ways the Wheel will be spinning to give him back a measure of what he deserves.
Anyway, fuck you Kim Jong il. Fuck your ugly son. And fuck your greedy high ranking officials who control the system. The party members in the capital and the military get a Free Pass from me because they have no choice. The one who created the system and give punishments and rewards are the ones who can go fuck themselves and burn baby burn.