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Daily Dictator

Life under dictatorship is constantly being lauded as virtuous, pure, and wholesome. Mostly, this type of coverage emanates from the State-controlled press, but on occasion, it is repeated by fellow-travellers from the West. The reality, however, almost never matches the image portrayed by the propagandists.

In my continuing quest to illustrate that we in America are still not under an evil BushCoRovian dictatorship, allow me to present this glimpse into an actual dictatorial world:

Pyongyang, the Wealthiest City in North Korea.

More photos of Paradise follow the break.
An overview shows apartment buildings in Pyongyang, Friday, April 20, 2007. South Korean delegates Wednesday arrived in North Korea to participate in the 13th meeting of an inter-Korean committee for the promotion of economic cooperation to discuss possible aid despite North Korea's failure to make progress on an international agreement to dismantle its nuclear programs. (AP Photo/Park Min-kue, Korea Pool)


The stone Tower of the Juche Idea, center, stands in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, April 20, 2007. South Korean delegates Wednesday arrived in North Korea to participate in the 13th meeting of an inter-Korean committee for the promotion of economic cooperation to discuss possible aid despite North Korea's failure to make progress on an international agreement to dismantle its nuclear programs. (AP Photo/Park Min-kue, Korea Pool)


Two North Korean woman holding umbrellas walk in the rain in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, April 20, 2007. South Korean delegates are in North Korea to participate in the 13th meeting of an inter-Korean committee for the promotion of economic cooperation to discuss possible aid despite North Korea's failure to make progress on an international agreement to dismantle its nuclear programs. (AP Photo/Park Min-kue, Korea Pool)


Apartments are seen in Pyongyang April 20, 2007. North Korea told the U.N. nuclear watchdog it would invite its inspectors back into the secretive state as soon as it confirms that funds frozen at a Macau bank have been unblocked, its KCNA news agency said on Friday. REUTERS/Kim Sun-a/Korea Pool/Newsis (NORTH KOREA) KOREA OUT. NO ARCHIVES. NO SALES.


A statue of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang. North Korea said Friday it is holding "brisk" negotiations to settle a banking dispute and will start shutting down its nuclear programme as soon as a settlement is reached(AFP/KCNS via KNS/File)

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Comments:

#1 Hapkido 23-Apr-2007
Wow! That "being lauded" blog is about as anti-American as you can be without opening hostilities!
I, for one, can never figure how people - blanketed in the freedom of democracy - can conclude that dictatorships are somehow utopian & benevolent in their designs.
These same people somehow believe that the most powerful AND benevolent nation on this Earth cannot be trusted to wield our potential wisely.
I think that sums up a good definition for "crackpot". :-)
#2 Brian 23-Apr-2007
Hapkido,

Yeah, songun-blog is perhaps one of the *funniest* blogs in the entire blogging world, though probably not for the reasons Songun expects.

For additional amusement, be sure to check out http://juchegirl.blogspot.com/ - she hasn't updated in almost a year, but her archives are *priceless*

:)

Regards,
Brian
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