Well, we shouldn’t be surprised, should we? In the face of new sanctions, North Korea‘s official spookspeople released a statement indicating the hermit kingdom is ready to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States. Several hours later, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to impose heavy sanctions. Even the Chinese can no longer justify backing the lunatics on the peninsula. The back of Dennis Rodman’s head exploded moments later.
We’ve written several posts about our disgust for dictatorships. Oppression comes in many forms, but fascist/communist criminal organizations like the North Korean government take it up a notch because they do it on a mass scale. The North Korean regime is also expert in psychological manipulation. Over the years, the Kims have developed a formidable cult of personality around their family’s dynasty. There must be something in the water when it comes to that sort of thing. How do pug-ugly dudes like the Kims, Hitler, Idi Amin, Muammar Gaddafi, Vladimir Lenin (and every USSR leader thereafter), Saddam Hussein, Osama bin-Laden, … geez, the list goes on, build a mystique and astonishingly powerful and personal demagoguery.
Call us superficial, but if we’re going to be caught up in a nationalistic frenzy around a charismatic yet highly oppressive dictator, we’d choose Mitt Romney. He’s a looker with an infectious smile. Plus, his gulags would come with Olympic-size swimming pools and caviar.