Thursday, June 30, 2011
Bravery extends to Pyongyang
The so-called "Arab Spring" has produced unexpected ripples.
One is in the world's most totalitarian state.
Graffiti was found in Pyongyang saying:
"Park Chung Hee and Kim Jong Il are both dictators; Park Chung Hee a dictator who developed his country’s economy, Kim Jong Il a dictator who starved people to death"
Graffiti in North Korea is so rare that known incidents of it since the Korean War are countable on one hand. To criticise Kim Jong Il in this way is unheard of, and would get anyone associated with it a summary execution.
Read Daily NK to see how the regime is reacting, by closing universities over the summer.
The cracks are appearing, it's just a tragic and pathetic shame that most of the self-styled promoters of human rights in the West ignore it.
Meanwhile, when WILL New Zealand's brainless and inane news media hound North Korea's willing idiot in Porirua - Reverend Don Borrie - for his decades of sycophantic apologies to a regime that holds babies and small children as political prisoners to be enslaved, raped, beaten and starved?
About the same time as it will ask probing questions of Cuba-philes like Matt McCarten and Keith Locke about treatment of psychiatric patients in Cuba, or should I say people deemed by the regime to be mentally ill because they don't embrace the regime.
By the way, I'm heading to New Zealand today... it's been two years...