Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ripe For the Taking~

Like an over-ripe tomato or cantalope, North Korean god-king Kim Jung Un stands at the edge of a wheat field, inspecting its yield.

Kim Jong-un inspecting wheat during a visit to a seed research farm,
in a picture that provoked comment on his expanding waistline.

Lovingly lifted from The London Telegraphby Julian Ryall

North Koreans told to prepare for new 'arduous march'
In an ominous echo of famine in the 1990s, the sanctions-hit regime is telling citizens to be ready to 'chew the roots of plants once again'.

In a proclamation that will strike fear into the hearts of the North Korean people, state media has ordered the citizenry to prepare for a new "arduous march".

The term was first coined by the North Korean leadership in 1993 as a metaphor for the four-year famine that decimated the nation from 1994.

That (instigated) famine - in which as many as 3.5 million of the nation's 22 million people died (16%)- was brought on by economic mismanagement, natural disasters, the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the consequent loss of aid, combined with the regime's insistence on continuing a life of luxury and feeding the military.

Now, less than one month after the United Nations Security Council voted in favor of new sanctions against North Korea for its recent nuclear and missile tests, Pyongyang has announced a nationwide campaign to save food.

"The road to revolution is long and arduous", an editorial in the state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper stated on Monday. "We may have to go on an arduous march, during which we will have to chew the roots of plants once again".

When will these Korean people rise up and kill the snakes which keep them in perpetual misery?

The Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper, reported that every citizen of Pyongyang is being ordered to provide 2.2lb of rice to the state's warehouses every month, while farmers are being forced to "donate" additional supplies from their own meager crops to the military.

Time for a regime change that really 
will make a difference~

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