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Fighting Fake Dictators At Home While Loving Real Ones Abroad

Over the past year, we’ve been told by the left that any action by their side is excusable, including violently assaulting people in the streets, because Trump is a kinda-sorta-maybe-someday dictator, and therefore must be stopped by any means necessary. Well, I’m not sure I agree with their Machiavellian logic, or their broad-brush generalizations of Trump supporters as white supremacist Nazis, but at least it’s nice to see, after all those years of their defending socialist and Islamofascist dictators, that lefties are actually interested in condemning tyranny.

And along those lines, the Olympics has brought the most tyrannical dictatorship in the world, North Korea, into the spotlight. A golden opportunity for all of us to make a statement against true, unabashed totalitarianism. So since liberals have been so quick to stand up against potential tyranny at home, I’m sure they’ll seriously condemn North Korea for its human rights abuses…

…or they could go that way, too.

In case anyone is unfamiliar with how North Korea treats its citizens, here’s a quick primer:

1) North Korea has actual concentration camps that are as bad as, if not worse than, Nazi death camps.

Hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women, and children are imprisoned and enslaved in these hellholes. The stories told by the few survivors who have managed to escape are horrific. They are beaten, stoned to death, starved, raped, tortured, and mauled by dogs. Sometimes they are forced to kill each other for the amusement of the guards. Prisoners eat rats and insects in order to stay alive. Pregnant women are forced to kill their own babies. About a quarter of the prison population dies every year, either from disease and starvation or execution.

2) While Kim Jong-Un grows ever fatter, his people are starving.

Over 70% of the North Korean population is undernourished or starving. Rather than make sure that his famished subjects are fed, Kim Jong-Un spends a quarter of the nation’s GDP on his military and nuclear arsenal (North Korea has threatened many times to destroy the United States with said arsenal). And the starving citizenry must worry that its already meager rations will be stolen by marauding soldiers, who are given carte blanche to loot as they please. Meanwhile, as most of the country lives in literal darkness without electricity, the pudgy dictator invests more and more money into building resorts and amusement parks for himself.

3) North Korea is the world’s worst oppressor of religious minorities.

About a quarter of a million Christians have gone missing in North Korea over the years, and currently there are around 50,000 languishing in prison camps. Communist countries never have any tolerance for religion, and North Korea is far from an exception to this rule. Christians fare the worst because their faith is considered foreign to Asian culture, so the small community of believers in the country are forced to meet and worship in secret. If they are discovered, they face not only political imprisonment but summary execution, enslavement, torture, and rape. In some cases, Christians have been tossed off bridges, trampled, crushed by steamrollers, and crucified.

4) Kim Jong-Un enjoys creative execution methods.

Along with the methods already described, the crazed despot has also been known to perform executions via anti-aircraft missile. A defector reports that a number of musicians were killed this way. Other “enemies of the state” have been killed by flamethrower or mortar round. Jong-Un had his own brother assassinated with a banned nerve agent and his uncle shot to death by firing squad.

And if you want to know how they treat foreigners, ask the grieving family of Otto Warmbier. You may think it’s harsh to demand visitors not overstay their VISAs, but it’s not quite as evil as torturing them to death for taking down a poster.

So that’s pretty much all of the things that the left claims to be against, on steroids. But liberals are more than willing to forgive and forget all of that, because the dictator’s Head of Propaganda sister gave Mike Pence a nasty look. And we all know that Mike Pence is evil, because shut up, that’s why.

What’s really happening here is that the left is so consumed with anti-Americanism and kneejerk multiculturalism that they will reflexively side with even the most evil foreigner on the planet if they think it will help them combat the only people they truly see as their enemies: other Americans who disagree with them. In the early 20th century, leftists (particularly those in the media) praised Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini. Not much has changed since then, except the names of the dictators they kiss up to: Castro, Saddam Hussein, Hugo Chavez, and now Kim Jong Un and his mass-murdering family. But if a democratically-elected Republican president so much as enforces existing immigration laws or issues a temporary travel ban, they scream “dictator!” as if they actually thought that was a bad thing. They use the false threat of dictatorship to smear their own political opponents, but the truth is that leftists, who glorify both government power and foreign dictatorships, would love nothing more than to have a true dictator in charge of this country. Provided, of course, that it was their dictator.

Still time to get on the good foot

One day, John Ziegler should get an engraved apology from ESPN (much as Rocky Balboa should have gotten after beating Clubber Lang). Till then, please take the time to marvel in his Pulitzer-worthy research, which continues to debunk everything you think you know about the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky SCAMdal.

On February 9th, 2001 the day before McQueary went to see Paterno, the media was reporting that the Penn State wide receivers coaching position had just opened up.

This was a job that the part-time and very ambitious McQueary desperately wanted. It sure seems like AMAZING timing that McQueary decides to go see Paterno the day after his dream job had just opened up (it is also REALLY remarkable that McQueary never connected this VERY memorable event to the “episode” when he was originally trying to figure out when this event actually happened) .

What it really was was a strong motive to finally tell Paterno about this minor episode he had barely witnessed involving a retired coach Paterno never really liked: Face-time with the boss while being a good Boy Scout

It is incredibly important to point out that McQueary did NOT get that wide receivers coaching job until it opened up again 3 years later. This alone completely blows apart the Penn State cover up theory as no one involved in a cover-up snubs the only witness in a cover up & never even tells him to keep quiet.

Tuesday Open Thread

Janet Leigh and Charlton Heston from “Touch of Evil”.