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Daily Kos Comes to Defense of North Korea; No Worse Than South Korea, USA
Newbusters ^ | 12/22/11 | Tim Graham

Posted on 12/22/2011 10:14:39 AM PST by Nachum

How nutty is the Daily Kos blog? Nutty enough to make an outraged defense of North Korea? Yes. On Wednesday afternoon, Niccolo Caldararo – an adjunct professor of anthropology at San Francisco State University – complained “The Western media wallows in the exotic and North Korea has been the clown of the 20th century, brought forward for comic relief now and then or pasted up as a ‘paper tiger,’ to scare voters before elections or as a distraction for other important news.” (Snip) While North Korea may behave in a strange fashion at times, its political history is no less

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1 posted on 12/22/2011 10:14:42 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I think he says things like that to bump up the number of people who visit his blog site.


2 posted on 12/22/2011 10:16:07 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Nachum
Unbelievable.
3 posted on 12/22/2011 10:16:30 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

These lefties should be kicked out of the country and forced to live in these countries. They should starve to death.


4 posted on 12/22/2011 10:19:08 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: Nachum

5 posted on 12/22/2011 10:19:19 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: Nachum
The Western media wallows in the exotic and North Korea has been the clown of the 20th century...

Clown? Like the clown of a horror movie.

6 posted on 12/22/2011 10:19:39 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist - VRW Conspirator)
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To: Nachum

I was flipping through the radio channels and got to NPR nightly business show. They had some comments from listeners and one airhead from I believe Seattle talked about how we should not wish for North Korea to change because there are several endangered species indigenous to North Korea that might become extinct if North Korea started to develop economically.


7 posted on 12/22/2011 10:21:36 AM PST by C19fan
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To: Nachum

Give a Marxist enough rope, and they’ll hang themselves, fellow travelers and all.

I guess the folks in South Korea and the United are dying of starvation now. Somehow I missed this...

When was the last time a military ship from South Korea killed everyone aboard a North Korean ship in their own coastal waters?

It would be difficult to list all the things North Korea has done, to alienate itself from civilized nations.

You have to be singularly ignorant, to not know that North Korea is a very bad player on the face of our planet.


8 posted on 12/22/2011 10:22:06 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, remember that big South Korean famine?


9 posted on 12/22/2011 10:22:21 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: Nachum

Time to take him to South Korea for a week and then air drop him into a work gulag in the north side of of NorK-land.


10 posted on 12/22/2011 10:24:04 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Nachum

Don’t worry,Niccolo Caldararo. With the way this country is headed, you may soon be living in a North Korean type of state.

However, be forewarned.

Once all the capitalists,conservatives and Christians are gone, who will you blame when Utopia is not succeeding??


11 posted on 12/22/2011 10:24:15 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.


12 posted on 12/22/2011 10:25:09 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Nachum
North Korea is off the scale in depravity, inhumanity and Godless totalitarian brutality. Anyone who says otherwise is a certified whack-job.
13 posted on 12/22/2011 10:27:10 AM PST by JPG (Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.)
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To: Nachum

“professor of anthropology at San Francisco State University”

All you need to know. Way to go CA tax payers subsidizing this clown’s salary and perks.


14 posted on 12/22/2011 10:27:58 AM PST by C19fan
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To: Nachum
While North Korea may behave in a strange fashion at times, its political history is no less responsible toward its own citizens than the history of the South [Koreans], especially the recent history that was dominated in the 1960s to 1980s by dictatorial regimes that practiced torture and mass arrest. While we hear of starvation and torture in North Korea, these are far less well documented than the recent history of the South.

Yet the South progressed economically at a rapid pace despite its dictators.

I love the part about atrocities being better documented in the South than the North (which is no doubt true). Apparently the prof doesn't understand that nothing except what the regime wants ever gets documented in the North.

15 posted on 12/22/2011 10:29:24 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: DoughtyOne

I had a discussion with someone on a thread the other day and he mentioned Korea as a war we lost.

I disagreed, because we participated and fought, there has been a divided Korea for sixty years, half of it free.

If we hadn’t, it would have been 100% Communist.

That counts as a victory in my book.


16 posted on 12/22/2011 10:29:41 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Nachum

The Two Koreas, 1950–2008: An Unplanned Experiment in Economic Systems, the Carbon Footprint and Human Well-Being
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/12/21/the-two-koreas-19502008-an-unplanned-experiment-in-economic-systems-the-carbon-footprint-and-human-well-being/


17 posted on 12/22/2011 10:29:43 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: muir_redwoods

You mean that mid-90’s famine that killed 3 million or so.

Oh wait, that was North Korea


18 posted on 12/22/2011 10:30:00 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: DoughtyOne
Apparently he thinks there are concentration camps in South Korea. Then again, since these are officially "re-education camps" where people are re-indoctrinated in communist ideology, perhaps he thinks South Korea is worse than North Korea specifically because the South doesn't have such camps.
19 posted on 12/22/2011 10:32:57 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: C19fan
several endangered species indigenous to North Korea

Yeah, like men, women and children. What a putz.

20 posted on 12/22/2011 10:33:24 AM PST by agrace
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To: Jonty30

Moral equivalence between North and South Korea?

Now if they used electric consumption as a measure, the North would fall far short. But those who are still defending the “pure” Communism of North Korea, will not be swayed by such materialistic standards.

Well, without electricy in abundant quantities, industrial doesn’t go anywhere. Virtually all the industrial production of North Korea is entirely in support of its military complex. The agricultural production is given very short shrift, still working with the main source of power being either the personal effort of the peasants, or feeble attempts to utilize animals as beasts of burden.

Vast numbers of people have literally starved to death in North Korea since 1950. And the situation has never improved.


21 posted on 12/22/2011 10:34:39 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: Nachum
As for the nuclear weapons issue, we should also recall that the USA has been the only country to use nuclear weapons, and we used them on civilians

Yeah, 'cause, you know, we shouldn't have used them on civilians. After all, it is possible to do a precision nuclear strike on military targets with a weapon whose blast radius is measured in miles.

Anyway, I can't believe the left is still beating this dead horse of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, even after it is clear this saved hundreds of thousands of lives. Actually, yes I can.

22 posted on 12/22/2011 10:35:58 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Nachum

Doesn’t NK outrank the US in quality of Health Care,too?


23 posted on 12/22/2011 10:40:48 AM PST by Leep
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To: Nachum

Doesn’t NK outrank the US in quality of Health Care,too? /s


24 posted on 12/22/2011 10:40:57 AM PST by Leep
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To: C19fan

They want the Middle Ages when it comes to technology.

They want to starve.

They want to be cold.

They want to die of diseases.

They want to eat at their neighbor’s trough.

There is no cure for Liberalism other than a noose.


25 posted on 12/22/2011 10:49:42 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Articles like this reinforce the notion that a eugenic solution to the Democrat/mentally retarded by choice Problem will be the only way for our country to recover.

I would want to make a further study of the political benefits of Uragan D2.

26 posted on 12/22/2011 10:50:56 AM PST by jonascord (Political euthanasia would benefit the species...)
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To: rlmorel

The Korean War took place before my time, and I've not spent much time reading about it, so I'm not one to talk about whether we achieved our goals or not.

One can't look at the above photo and claim that we lost. We may not have gained all we wanted to, but that's how it goes in life. You achieve what you can.

I'm with you on this one.

27 posted on 12/22/2011 10:54:16 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Yeah, you may be on to something there.

And perhaps that’s why these Lefties are so upset with mObama. He hasn’t introduced them here.


28 posted on 12/22/2011 11:15:11 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: Nachum

What a macaroon.

Here’s a little gedankenexperiment for adjunct Professor Caldararo: remove all the barriers, mines, fortifications and the like at the 38th parallel DMZ, and allow unimpeded migration across the border in either direction, and let me know which way the population would flow.

Here’s a couple of hints for Mr. Adjunct Prof - an early version of that experiment was carried out in Berlin a couple of decades ago; a crude form of it is occurring now at the border between Korea and China.


29 posted on 12/22/2011 11:27:13 AM PST by Stosh
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To: Nachum

Leftist academicians (usually redundant) so believe in the dream of a socialist eden, many of them cannot bring themselves to recognize the obvious fact that all totally socialist states have been hells on earth. The record of N. Korea has been one of the most monstrous disasters in human history. But the professor refuses to admit the obvious.


30 posted on 12/22/2011 11:57:06 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Nachum

Just the sort of unwaveringly addled thinking that has made San Francisco the lugubrious joke it is.


31 posted on 12/22/2011 4:06:25 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Nachum
Heilige Scheiss. The guy makes Ward Churchill look reasoned and rational.

While we hear of starvation and torture in North Korea, these are far less well documented than the recent history of the South.

Um...maybe that's because the North is a totalitarian police state, which makes it difficult to "document" things.

I dearly wish this author could trade places with an average North Korean.

32 posted on 12/22/2011 4:28:57 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: ILS21R

If the outline of NK hadn’t been added to that image, South Korea would look like an island.


33 posted on 12/22/2011 4:32:25 PM PST by Bob
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To: ILS21R; DoughtyOne
Ah, but our intrepid Kossack has an explanation for that! You see, dark North Korea at night is just like Marin County next door to glowy San Francisco:

Marin is comparatively dark at night...because environmentalists fought to save its farmland and created vast parks.

And there you have it, comrades! North Korea is just a big pristine old-growth forest! Ecologically speaking they're far ahead of us! (Except that there are no forests at all in North Korea, the inhabitants having chopped them all down for firewood.)

Mendacity on a Walter Duranty scale.

34 posted on 12/22/2011 4:48:44 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Nachum
Debating a leftist is an exercise in futility.

The Two Koreas, 1950–2008: An Unplanned Experiment in Economic Systems, the Carbon Footprint and Human Well-Being

35 posted on 12/22/2011 5:08:02 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

After a certain point, debate is replaced by violence.


36 posted on 12/22/2011 5:09:59 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: denydenydeny

Yep, I think you make some good interesting points there.


37 posted on 12/23/2011 2:05:57 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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