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North Koreans Still Crying

January 16, 2012 by  

North Koreans Still Crying

Any North Korean who failed to show up or to mourn the death of Kim Jong Il convincingly enough are likely a little upset now, as the government is handing down at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who didn’t participate.

An unidentified source told Daily NK:

The authorities are handing down at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who didn’t participate in the organized gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didn’t cry and didn’t seem genuine.

Immediately after the mourning was allowed to stop, North Korean officials reportedly began conducting “criticism sessions” at all levels of industry, in enterprises and by local people’s units to find out who didn’t mourn enough. In addition to the session, the people of the country have also been subject to near-constant propaganda aimed at glorifying the young new leader, Kim Jong Un.

A Japanese paper reported earlier this month that Kim Jong Un issued an order not to let a single defector get away around Dec. 19, when the North announced the death of Kim Jong Il, citing a source supposedly knowledgeable about the North Korea-China border areas.


Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • eddie47d

    Totalitarianism at it’s finest. Closed borders and blind obedience to authority and nowhere to run or hide. The gulag of North Korea is “alive” and well!I’m sure there are millions of North Koreans who yearn for the concept of Freedom yet I doubt if they would even know how to achieve it.

    • libertarian58

      And in this country, we still have it (relatively speaking) but the majority of Americans wouldn’t recognize liberty or freedom if you hit them up-side the head with it. Thanks to Agenda 21 in our schools and a bought-and-paid-for MSM.

      • madog2

        The little tubby baby faced devil in N Korea and the bean pole with ears in Washington could be brothers due to the way they see their subjects

  • s c

    This is a neat little exercise in how utopians “think.” They don’t really ‘think,’ of course. It’s a figure of speech. You see, utopians “feel.” They HATE to think, as it makes life too complicated for them.
    Now, in the case of the ‘new guy’ in North Korea, he went just a wee bit too far in his statement. In North Korea, they MUST say and think that everyone is happy there. For the new guy to SAY that ‘not a single defector should manage to “get away” means that a) not everyone is happy in North Korea and b) there are people there who are looking for ways to ESCAPE North Korea.
    It never ceases to amaze me how someone can lower himself to become a utopian, but America has some people who are cut from the same diseased cloth as those who are so ‘happy’ living in North Korea.
    I can appreciate someone who was born retarded. However, when it comes to self-made utopians and other assorted filth, well, that just boggles the mind. I guess what it comes down to is the fact that either someone has a functioning mind – or they don’t. And, as Americans are learning right now as we enter yet another ‘political campaign,’ robots, retards, and utopians of all manner are rooting for whoever can LIE the most and promise this and that – while they thirst for the enslavement of every man woman and child. HOW can anyone gleefully sell their own kids to a system that demands that everyone who is not a politician wear chains and be treated like dirt? A pox on ALL utopians EVERYWHERE.

    • 45caliber


      Thinking is hard work. So, considering the liberal dislike for work, how can you expect them to want to think?

      • s c

        45caliber, now I’m really confused. ‘e’ seems to realize that North Korea has serious problems with freedom. But ‘e’ doesn’t have a clue when it comes to America.
        I suspect that the new guy in N K must be related to Obummer. Oh, I get it. The new guy already had a totalitarian government in place. Here, the government was headed in that direction, but it took Obummer to know how to SHOVE it even further.
        Now it makes sense. Do you think you could explain it to ‘e’ and the rest of the in-house utopians?

        • Deerinwater

          “utopians” Who are you addressing? Small word with a host of many different meanings sc.

          Life is imperfect, in that you could been born with a club foot, two heads, a man spirit captured in a womans body. But even if we wasn’t, it doesn’t make us “perfect”

          The quest for perfection is just that, “a quest”.

          We are not perfect, perfection is something to strive for, while knowing you shall fail.

          Only in seeing the big picture might we hope to catch a glimmering glimpse of perfection but we can never survive from witnessing such a view.

          Utopia /juːˈtoʊpiə/ is an ideal community or society possessing a perfect socio-politico-legal system. The word was imported from Greek by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempt to create an ideal society, and fictional societies portrayed in literature. It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia.
          The word comes from the Greek: οὐ (“not”) and τόπος (“place”) and means “no place”. The English homophone eutopia, derived from the Greek εὖ (“good” or “well”) and τόπος (“place”), means “good place”. This, due to the identical pronunciation of “utopia” and “eutopia”, gives rise to a double meaning.

          Economic utopias are based on economics. Most intentional communities attempting to create an economic utopia were formed in response to the harsh economic conditions of the 19th century.[dubious – discuss]
          Particularly in the early 19th century, several utopian ideas arose, often in response to their belief that social disruption was created and caused by the development of commercialism and capitalism. These are often grouped in a greater “utopian socialist” movement, due to their shared characteristics: an egalitarian distribution of goods, frequently with the total abolition of money, and citizens only doing work which they enjoy and which is for the common good, leaving them with ample time for the cultivation of the arts and sciences. One classic example of such a utopia was Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward. Another socialist utopia is William Morris’ News from Nowhere, written partially in response to the top-down (bureaucratic) nature of Bellamy’s utopia, which Morris criticized. However, as the socialist movement developed it moved away from utopianism; Marx in particular became a harsh critic of earlier socialism he described as utopian. (For more information see the History of Socialism article.) Also consider Eric Frank Russell’s book The Great Explosion (1963) whose last section details an economic and social utopia. This forms the first mention of the idea of Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS).[citation needed]
          Utopias have also been imagined by the opposite side of the political spectrum. For example, Robert A. Heinlein’s The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress portrays an individualistic and libertarian utopia. Capitalist utopias of this sort are generally based on free market economies, in which the presupposition is that private enterprise and personal initiative without an institution of coercion, government, provides the greatest opportunity for achievement and progress of both the individual and society as a whole.[citation needed]
          Another view that capitalist utopias do not address is the issue of market failure, any more than socialist utopias address the issue of planning failure. Thus a blend of socialism and capitalism is seen by some as the type of economy in a utopia. For example, one such idea is to have small, community-owned enterprises working under a market-based model of economy. Such a model of market-based Communism itself was in theory supposed to create a “classless utopia”, but no nation has ever reached that point.

          • 45caliber

            Keep in mind that this “utopia” is EXACTLY what the liberals hope to create. They want everyone and everything to be equal.

            However – like the Communists in Russia – not all things CAN be equal. After all, if everyone owns everything, as they say, how many can wear the Hope Diamond at the same time? Obviously someone has to be more equal than the rest.

            Further, how do you get all the jobs necessary for a community done if everyone only does what they want to do. I know the libs believe they should be in charge, since that is the job they want, but who is going to be the one to clean out the sewers when they plug up? Who is going to volunteer to do that since he simply loves that type of work?

            Obviously it is a fictional situation – but the libs simply can’t see that. All they can see is a society where they will be the ones in charge – and everyone will see and recognize that they are the most qualified to handle that job. Which – again – will never happen.

      • eddie47d

        Too bad that Caliber and SC are playing a fools game in attacking Liberals on this one. Kim Jong Un is not a Liberal but more a a law and order kind of man. That would fit nicely into the Conservative category,(remember that was Nixon’s motto). Saying that Liberals don’t work is petty blindness on your part Caliber and you seem to have fallen into the same septic tank that SC lives in.

  • Mary

    I hope North Koreans will rise against the dictator. I hope they send them to hell where they come from. They only have their miserable life which as far as I concern it’s not worth to live.

    • 45caliber


      The real problem is that NK is a police state – similar to the one that powers-that-be want for the US.

      No one has weapons. They are watched 24/7 either by the Mark 1 eyeball or by electronic means. They aren’t allowed to go anywhere without permission except for home to work and back. They are only allowed a minimum wage (to prevent wealth accumulation) and have limited means to buy such necessities as food.

      There is no way that they can rebel and get rid of their rulers without outside help. And most countries, including the US, would be upset if they got that since it would be possible that their own citizens might also get outside help if needed.

      • Mary

        Yeah. I know I just cann’t stand the abuse look at the face of the mofo in the above picture. I hope we are not going to let the bastards take our guns because that will be totally slavery for us. I hope every man and woman in this country will have the guts and never give their guns alive. I promised myself somebody want my gun will get it from my cold hand.

  • John

    N.K. has subjected its people from birth to believe in the supremes. You brain wash an individual from birth to believe in something and you will have that individual the rest of their lie. The older generation still remembers freedom, but with little food, no weapons, constant surveillance from friend and neighbors it is very hard to rise up. It has been done. What will cause change in this country is to get the word of God to the people and for the nations of this world to put so much pressure on N.K. that they have no choice, but to fall. With the U.S., as usual, leading the way the nations of this world continue to feed the people of N.K. and help them. This has to STOP. Yes,it is cold and some will die that may have lived with foreign aid, but, the people of N.K. will never be willing to rise up as long as they are being care for by others no matter how much they might want to. Once they begin to rise up that uprising has to be supported from the outside, i.e. U.S. arms, etc. I know we are the policemen of the world, but yes we are. There are very few nations that will help another nation at the cost of their own citizens and expect nothing in return. Those nations that do will require a leader and that leader has always been the U.S., sometimes kicking and scram, but we have always been there for other. That is part of the reason this nation has been great.

    • 45caliber

      I noted that the mayor of some New Jersey city (Newark?) is offering a $1000 reward to anyone who turns in a gun owner. Signs of the times…

    • eddie47d

      To turn in an illegal gun owner. No weapon would be taken away from someone who has a permit.

  • AK Tom

    North Korea-the ultimate in “utopian” Society.

  • http://Boblivingstonletter Gottaplenty

    We keep talking about other peoples problems and just keep letting the boobs in our own country slowly creep in pulling us into the same sorry state of affairs…A little at a time . Ill bet most of the people on this list of critisizm hasn’t so as much as gave a thought to what today is . It is a day dedicated to a commie . MLK proven by the FBI long time ago. That is only one little thing at a time we must learn to love, Not long till its public manditory mourning for public officials. get out and celebrate to show your approval…..

    • s c

      Gottaplenty, MLK seems to have been someone whose beliefs would be diametrically opposed to the W H boob. Assuming that CHARACTER was more than a mere word to MLK, I find it more than hard to believe that MLK would have anything to do with someone like Obummer.
      If CHARACTER is important, and if MLK revered the concept, then there is NO WAY that MLK would associate with Obummer. Above all else, Obummer has NO CHARACTER. I doubt if Obummer would have any if he could get it free at a garage sale. Obviously, it is not acquired in Chicago or at Haavid or in a utopian Big Tent.

    • eddie47d

      Maybe so SC but Obama has much more decency and character than you possess. You failed the morality test too many years ago to count.

    • eddie47d

      I still say SC has many character flaws.

  • Violet

    Pay attention folks because this is the government that our president and queen crisco envision for us. Oh, by the way, he’s well on his way to achieving just that.

  • EliWhit

    Anybody want a puppy?

    • Deerinwater

      Sure! I’ll take 6.

    • Mary

      Keep one. They are great they don’t talk and let you know if somebody is coming. Give you time to get ready.

  • DoctorBob

    Apparently North Korea already has an NDAA available to its leader. We’re right on track behind them. Do you realize that, thanks to NDAA, Obama now has this kind of power, too? Frightening!

  • Karen

    Wasn’t it NK where John Birch was murdered for trying to help the people

  • libertarian58

    Wake up, lemmings, this is where we’re headed. . .

  • BSG

    Its a sad commentary on the state of the world where we can just stand by and watch 8 million people be subjected to such idiocy. I guess we Hillary can’t put too much pressure on them for fear that the other totalitarian giant China might be upset with us.

  • Deerinwater

    Brain washing at it’s finest. I am glad that they are a small nation and no serious threat to anyone but their neighbors.

    As long as they can reproduce and feed their people, they will be there. At some point it will no be substantiated and hard decisions with be made.

    The nature of things is to grow or die, few times in there middle ground.

    I’ve got enough human drama and tragedy to keep me occupied today. Things that I can do something about and that is my focus.

    Better them then me.

  • gnafu

    Oh no! This is what America will be like in another year.

  • Bett

    losing sovereignty fast here in USA, see clip

  • vincent

    A number of Obama’s current and former Czars/advisers/mentors/friends have a worldview that is very close to that of Kim Jong Il; Dunn, Sunstein, Van Jones, Ayers, Dorn, Cornel West, Axelrod, Stern, Shabbaz, ad nauseum! With the NDAA, TSA, asset forfeiture laws, currency regulations and DHS spy apparatus, we cannot be far from a land of internment camps, disarmament, food rationing, nationalized energy production, and crushing poverty.

  • WickedPickle

    Take note people!! If we don’t live in a totally free Country, at least we’re freer than most. Do your wagging, do your whining, it’s your right being a United States Citizen.. Just don’t compare the freedom of other Countries because there is no comparing.. We vote to stay free, don’t confuse that with the high stakes money grubbers.. If not for that element, the candidates would be relatively balanced, think about that.. NOW vote your choice!! Leave the “Anyone but Obama” intellect at the door, think before voting because the objective will result in at least four years because of your decision.. Decide, but use your logic, not your emotions. These candidates (all of them) are in it for the win.. You MUST be in it to choose the right leader.. Don’t vote against.. Vote for.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    And in today’s New York Post editorial (1/16/2012, page 22), we read of Carter’s condolences over the death of Kim Jong and wishing success to the dictator’s son. As the editorial points out, Carter is probably still bitter over his landslide 1980 election loss. I also have to say “AMEN” to the NY Post editorial’s final paragraph: “But his presidency was a failure from beginning to end – and that had electoral consequences. A word to the wise.” YES!! We need to consider this during this year’s GOP primaries. Why vote for an idiot like Ron Paul, or a RINO like Romney?? As for the loser Jimmy Carter, he should really appreciate the fact that (as of 1/20/2009) he is no longer the worst POTUS in American history.

  • Bob W.

    If these North Korean leaders want to be loved perhaps they should treat their people like human beings. Love cannot be forced especially through brutality.

  • DavidWallace

    Too bad they have nukes and no natural resources to plunder otherwise we would liberate them from thier dictator.


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