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April 11, 2013

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Sam

We have must have purity! Why am I not shocked that Galloway has a major hard-on for Kim Jong-un?

Art

Weird how lefties idealize cohesion and unanimity while schisming daily... or not weird: the only way to get there is by getting rid of the heretics. But they still dream of a day when nobody will even think of heresy.

David

Sam,

Why am I not shocked that Galloway has a major hard-on for Kim Jong-un?

Well, Mr Galloway is a big fan of purity and cohesion, and it’s hard to think of a dictator or theocratic savage that didn’t make him tingle in his special place.


Art,

the only way to get there is by getting rid of the heretics.

Aside from Mr Galloway’s brain fever and trademark opportunism (he is of course fulminating on Iran’s Press TV, where derangement never dies), he may even be a little envious of North Korea’s latest Great Wizard, who after all has certain… resources for dealing with impurities. And you can see the psychological appeal for a man like George. If only the people who laugh at his narcissism and shittiness would just… disappear.

Sandman

Interestingly, his main concern with North Korea is that they don't believe in God. Which makes me wonder why he hates the USA so much, which is full of feverish believers

Anna

Funny how Galloway never wants to live in any of the hell holes he tells us are so wonderful.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Baroness Thatcher, I salute your indefatigability.

Jonathan Apps

I wonder how up close and personal. As a tourist staying in a hotel in Pyongyang and being closely guarded 24/7, or as a peasant starving in the fields of rural NK. This man is barking.

Mr Grumpy

"Interestingly, his main concern with North Korea is that they don't believe in God."

He got a bit carried away but remembered his constituents and his employers just in time!

svh

has not been penetrated by globalisation

I'll just leave that one there for you.

sk60

This is…a cohesive, pristine, innocent culture.

Or a totalitarian nightmare with death camps and gas chambers.

They're easily confused.

Rich Rostrom

To be fair, the United States is far more dangerous than North Korea. It is simply a matter of power.

The U.S. could in fact do grave and potentially fatal damage to civilization. By full commitment to the "global warming" program, for instance. Or by adopting and spreading the corrupt political culture exemplified by the EU.

The U.S. has the power to subvert sound governments and promote very dubious alternatives. Hondurans who remember the U.S.'s support of ex-President Zelaya against his lawful impeachment almost certainly fear the U.S. more than North Korea.

Compared to the U.S., the worst that North Korea can do is petty mischief.

WTP

To be fair, the United States is far more dangerous than North Korea. It is simply a matter of power.

To be fair, the pickup truck I drive to work is far more dangerous than a .45 in the hands of a common street thug. Especially if you stand on your head, close one eye, and squint real hard.

WTP

Ah...sorry, misread your Zelaya comment. Honduras, see Chase Me Ladies. got it. but still. the "global warming" thing threw me.

David

svh,

I’ll just leave that one there for you.

Yes, it’s odd that he implicitly associates freedom from despotism with the deflowering of an “innocent culture.”

BenSix

Pristine indeed.

Ed Snack

Not sure if others get this, but my Kaspersky AV warns me that the freekorea.us website has "malicious software" in it. However YMMV...

Ross

I like to think of him as George "The Least Respected politician in Britain" Galloway.

Look who came top of that poll, and who was second.

enbee

If you want barking mad have a look at the One Show (on the BBC) from Wednesday.

They had somebody on who said North Korea was nothing to worry about and that it was just a funny little place with traffic cops waving to non-existent traffic and lots of big statues. You know, chill out, relax, it's just a funny little place, an open air theme park.

Further irony added by the presence of a telly baker as another guest. The crack team of presenters should have turned to him and said "why don't you make a show that tells them what bread is because few North Koreans would recognise a load of bread even if it hit them on the head."

Few things on television make my jaw drop. This was the first thing in several years to have said effect.

Reed

"uniquely cohesive political entity and society"

No diversity or multiculturalism, then. Racist bastards.

"A culture that has not been penetrated by globalisation and by Western mores"

Insular, racist bastards.

Galloway repeatedly defends immigration and multiculturalism within the UK by reminding us just how supposedly gray and dull life was in 1950s Britain, before the vibrant enrichment bestowed upon us by the newcomers. Conversely, North Korea's closed society has apparently produced a 'cohesive, pristine, innocent culture'.

Socialists are rather good at selectively applying their 'principles'.

David

enbee,

They had somebody on who said North Korea was nothing to worry about and that it was just a funny little place with traffic cops waving to non-existent traffic and lots of big statues.

Michael Totten:

So he’s ramping things up, yelling a little bit louder, behaving in a way that appears erratic and delusional and possibly even insane. It’s still theatre, but like a junkie who must continually increase the dose, his government needs to look freakier than it used to just to achieve the same result. That’s what’s happening. Probably. Kim almost certainly isn’t serious, but what if he is? How would we know? His attention-seeking theatrics are identical to the behaviour of a lunatic hell-bent on blowing the region apart. If war breaks out next month, everyone who has been paying even the slightest bit of attention to the Korean Peninsula will slap their forehead and see, with the clarity of hindsight, that every warning we could possibly need, want, and expect was right there in front of us.

The North Korean military is nothing like Saddam Hussein’s or Moammar Qaddafi’s. Pyongyang has such an enormous array of artillery batteries targeting South Korea (the capital, Seoul, is only 30 or so miles away from the border) that hundreds of thousands of people could be killed over the weekend. North Korea would eventually lose at the hands of South Korea and the United States. It would be finished forever as a state. But the cost in lives would be unspeakable. The regime is like a honeybee. It can sting only once, then it dies. But it’s like a honeybee the size of a grizzly bear.

And that’s a rather good point, isn’t it? How would we know?

Rob

If you drew a Venn diagram of "those who say someone should have assassinated Hitler in 1926" and "those who say NK are just posturing and won't do anything" would it look like a single circle?

rabbit

There is something extraordinarily anal retentive about socialists.

They are obsessed with unity and purity. The idea of a people marching en masse towards a brighter future, without a whiff of disharmony or dissent, and all looking identical in their bright red scarfs worn in precisely the same manner, makes socialists flush with excitement.

The libertarian vision, on the other hand, where people are free to do whatever, however, whenever in their own preferred and unique manner, strikes terror in the hearts of socialists.

Dr Cromarty

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9990334/Football-fans-vow-to-confront-anti-Thatcher-demonstrators.html

One wonders if Laurie Penny will be quite so enamoured of violence and anarchy if it is visited on the assorted crusties, anarchists and pubescent socialists celebrating MrsThatcher's death in Trafalgar by several thousand pissed up Millwall fans.

Joan

David, another classic sentence...

"when we make fun of the craziness of Kim Jong-un, we're making fun of an entire belief system and culture, which is racism at its facile best."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/12/north-korea-kim-racism

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