January 25, 2005
Harvesting the Fruits of Moonbattery
According to BBC News, North Korea has cut food rations to half the amount recommended by the UN's World Food Program, whose monitors say that government handouts have been reduced from 300 g (10.5 oz) of cereals a day to 250 g — the equivalent of two medium-sized potatoes. Sixteen million North Koreans rely on the rations. One kilogram of rice now costs 30% of the average monthly wage in this workers' paradise.
History has taught us before that where you have communism, you will have want, and probably starvation. Yet in a disconnect from reality so extreme as to be startling even coming from the BBC, the article tries to pin the blame for the hunger on capitalism.
It seems that in desperation to inject life into his moribund slave-based economy, the psychotic Kewpie doll Kim Jong-Il has allowed some private farmer's markets. According to unnamed "North Korea watchers," this tempted farmers to hold back some of their harvest to sell on the markets, thus causing shortages.
Another communist dictator by the name of Joseph Stalin had the same problem of farmers holding back some of the food they produced. He responded by killing them and seizing the grain. The resulting famines killed tens of millions of people. But as Uncle Joe liked to say, one death is a tragedy, a million deaths is just a statistic.
No doubt the useful idiots at the Beeb could find a way to blame Stalin's victims on free markets too.
Posted by Van Helsing at January 25, 2005 7:57 AM
Same old whitewash; maybe the Beeb is employing Walter Duranty's grandson?. Perhaps the infinitely wise Beeb would care to explain why no one is starving to death in capitalistic South Korea.
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