Given the propaganda spewed at us by the MSM every day, I’m guessing a lot of us would be surprised to learn that Marxism is not the underpinning of North Korean ideology anymore. But it isn’t, and it hasn’t been for awhile now. The ideology of the North Korean regime is something called Songun, which means “Military First.” This basically means that all the reources of the country are directed towards its military apparatus, and any crumbs left over will be distributed among the 22 million North Koreans.
In practice, of course, there are no crumbs. Basically everything in North Korea is in the hands of the military, and the political elites who also usually hold high positions in the defense apparatus. The Songun policy was devised by Kim Jong Il, who gave a name to the practice he began even before the death of his father, Kim Il Sung. The elder Kim, who was a Marxist, actually did see the well-being of his people as an obligation, and North Koreans were able to eat and see a doctor for most of the time he was alive. But in Kim Il Sung’s final years, he ceded more and more of the day-to-day operations of the country to Kim Jong Il, who managed to, among other things (1.) indebt the country to a point where it was utterly unable to pay its loan payments, (2.) neglect agriculture and healthcare to a point where both basically collapsed in the early 1990s, and (3.) enrich the elites in the political and military apparatus to levels never seen before in Kim Il Sung’s North Korea. The third action assured Kim Jong Il of the support of the military, but the 3 notable actions of the Kim Jong Il era together spelled death for maybe as many as a million North Koreans from diseases related to starvation. It is said that the elder Kim, still a committed Marxist, never really knew how bad it had gotten in his country, since he rarely set foot outside one of his villas in his final years. One can only speculate what his reaction may have been. The North Korea he founded and ran had a relatively high living standard; right up until Kim Jong Il took over the day-to-day operations of the country, North Koreans actually lived better overall than their counterparts in the South did.
Let us now look at the progression of the North Korean regime, and compare it to our own Rushpubliscums.
Rushpubliscums have engineered a system in which as many crumbs as they can get their hands on wind up in the hands of a few elites. Rushpubliscums also want to give every Treasury dime to the military. Not to taking care of soldiers, mind you: we’ve all seen how they try to outsource care for veterans (and vets end up in roach-infested mold palaces like Water Reed Hospital.) No, the Rushpubliscums want to funnel as many military dollars as they can grab to their contractor cronies, who roughly equivocate the Pyongyang political elites. In Washington, as in Pyongyang, the uniformed people tend to get the really short end of the stick.
But funneling every dollar to the elites, and a military-heavy political ideology aren’t the only ways in which Rushpubliscums resemble the Kim regime. They are also trying to stick fundamentalist religion into every school in the country, which equivocates to the Kim worship taught in North Korea. Oh, and by the way…. they really don’t think that the lower-rung kids need to learn much more than Jesus and “patriotism” (meaning war.) Replace “Jesus” with “Kim family” and you have most of the North Korean education system. Schools are falling apart for lack of funds, and parents must make up for shortfalls in cirriculae and building maintenance themselves…. but you can rest assured that Kim worship, and a military mindset, will be taught to North Korean children, even if nothing else is. Elite children, of course, have it a little different, since their education system is stellar. Elite children can also pay their way out of just about any kind of national service, something that will sound familiar to most of the upper echelons of today’s Rushpubliscum politicians, who also had connections that kept them far away from the jungles of Vietnam.
But the similarities don’t end there at all.
Kim Jong Il defaulted on his debts so he could continue to funnel money into the military-political apparatus. Rushpubliscums TRIED to do this same thing last year. Kim Jong Il also refused to recognize what deforestation was doing to North Korea’s ecology, especially to farmland that was suddenly menaced by runoff from the hills. Here in America, Rushpubliscums want to life all restrictions on polluters and tree cutters, in spite of the disturbing evidence of what we’re doing to the planet. Will the day come when we are suddenly unable to grow enough food to feed ourselves? And when it happens, who is going to care?
And last but not least, in North Korea, you can be detained on the say so of any local official, without trial, and without notification to your family (who may well be detained with you.) From Gitmo to the privatized ICE detention centers, the American Gulag is already being built to house the local riff-raff.
-Elitism, in the form of never asking the wealthy for any kind of a sacrifice, personal or financial.
-Unrestrained spending on the military, and the political and business elites connected to it.
-Defaulting on the debts we owe, if paying those debts means that the wealthy will have to part with even a dime of their booty.
-Unthinking, uncaring rape of the environment.
-A demonstrated willingness to gut education, and services, for about 99% of the population, in order to make sure that the top 1% have ever more.
-Brutalization of any portion of the population that is not in sync with the aims of the ruling clique.
I really can’t see a whole lot of difference in the Kim family ideology and the Rushpubliscum Party platform.