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April 14, 2007

Happy Birthday Kim Il Sung

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Mr. Eternal President, Great Leader, Kim Il Sung. Happy Birthday to you!

Kim Il Sung turns the big 95 today. Well that would be if he were alive, but if your a man immortalized as a god in North Korea you do not need to be alive to enjoy such things as having a country wide celebration for your birthday; cake, ham, and food baskets for everyone (food shortages hold no power over such an occasion). It is also not necessary to be alive to be voted into government as the Head of State, he holds the worlds record for longest ruling president. Even today he technically still leads the country, which means his son, Kim Jung Il, is only the commander of the DPRK's forces and is still subject to his fathers authority.

Much of the world knows this man only as a ruler who was personal friends with Stalin and who utilized Stalinist Russias' help in rebuilding, modelling and sustaining their blood soaked country.
After living in South Korea and visiting his domain we now know that there is so much more to this man which the world is not seeing because of world power agendas. Here is what you are not being told but need to know:
  • It is projected that currently there will be a loss of some 3 million North Korean lives due to food shortages in the crumbling regime. Take a look at the picture below. Tell me does it look like Kim Jung Il is concerned?
  • There are an estimated 150,000 -200,000 inmates within North Korean gulags, where the annual mortality rate reaches 25% +. Escapees have reported torture, starvation, rape, murder, forced labour, chemical weapon testing on humans, mass executions, and brutalization of any pregnant woman usually to the point of death. (Nazi Germany all over again).
  • It has been said that the haze over South Korea is the remains of charred prisoners cremated some 50 miles north of Seoul.
  • International human rights organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, among others, accuse North Korea of having one of the worst human rights records of any nation, with a severe restriction on political and economic freedoms.
Aid is being offered, however it is said that this aid is only diverted to the army, allowing the regime to save it's foreign currency- which it should spend on cereals-for weapons purchases and sumptuous feast's in honor of the country's leaders (Kang Chol-Hwan, The Aquariums of Pyongyang).

So with that said, "Happy birthday, Kim Il Sung!"

1 comment:

Brent and Kirstin said...

Really looking forward to the post about the little fishy bath!