Yet Another Reason

…why we should never allow a society where only the cops have guns:

Kim Jong Un’s new secret squads will execute anyone viewing pornography under the North Korean dictator’s efforts to clamp down on ‘foreign influences’.
Enforcers are working to stamp out foreign television, hair cuts and even birthday parties, according to testimony from a defector included in a new report.
The squads, known as ‘gruppa’ or ‘non-socialist groups’, are tasked by Pyongyang to pursue violations of the Communist Party’s official ideology.

And as for that Surveillance Society thing:

‘The groups operate as a hidden tool, which is used by the government to achieve their ultimate objectives of ubiquitous surveillance and the ability to thoroughly oversee each and every resident,’ the report says.

If they can execute you just for a triviality like watching Wanda Whips Wall Street, they can kill you for having dirty fingernails.  Or using the “wrong” pronouns.

The State is never your friend.

And here’s one for the gruppa, just because I can:

13 comments

  1. If only we could divide a country in half with people of the same culture then make one a free market society and the other a socialist society and see what happens.

    JQ

      1. please do take it. That’s what I did. There is a meme or picture going around the internet showing the Korean peninsula at night and the contrast is blatant.

        JQ

  2. When people claim that only police and the military should have firearms, I explain that this has happened and there is a movie about this very situation. The movie is called “Schindler’s List.” They usually get very quiet after that.

    JQ

    1. I’ve heard “the drapes match the carpet”, but never “the cuffs match the collar” for the question of whether she’s really a red head. (She certainly is! And quite properly shaped regardless of the color.)

    1. Compared to NK, Venezuela looks like paradise. I used to follow Mick Hartley who focuses on NK and gender mutilation, but unfortunately he tried to cancel me for daring to disagree, which is the very evil he rails against when precious student unions disinvite speakers with whom they disagree. But give him a try. Just don’t post a comment.

  3. Wasn’t the current North Korean dictator’s father was still in power he was reputed to be a heavy user of porn?
    And have you notice that in the “western press” the Leftist-aligned dictators are described as the “leaders” of those countries while the anti-eastern bloc dictators are always described as dictators, strongmen and whatever pejorative term strikes the “reporter’s” fancy?

    1. yes, Windy, you’re right. If a totalitarian was left leading or outright leftist, they were described as the leader by the Western Press. If the authoritarian was against communists, then they were called dictators. The Western Press is very good at manipulating language to push their agenda. Unfortunately, since Watergate the American press is largely against American strength and prosperity.

      JQ

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