Skip to comments.Daily Kos Comes to Defense of North Korea; No Worse Than South Korea, USA
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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I think he says things like that to bump up the number of people who visit his blog site.
These lefties should be kicked out of the country and forced to live in these countries. They should starve to death.
Clown? Like the clown of a horror movie.
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.
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.
Yeah, remember that big South Korean famine?
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.
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??
“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.
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.
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.
The Two Koreas, 19502008: An Unplanned Experiment in Economic Systems, the Carbon Footprint and Human Well-Being
You mean that mid-90’s famine that killed 3 million or so.
Oh wait, that was North Korea
Yeah, like men, women and children. What a putz.
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.
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.
Doesn’t NK outrank the US in quality of Health Care,too?
Doesn’t NK outrank the US in quality of Health Care,too? /s
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.
I would want to make a further study of the political benefits of Uragan D2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just the sort of unwaveringly addled thinking that has made San Francisco the lugubrious joke it is.
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.
If the outline of NK hadn’t been added to that image, South Korea would look like an island.
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.
After a certain point, debate is replaced by violence.
Yep, I think you make some good interesting points there.