North Korea remains today a true poster child for any country that wants to seek a fast path to self destruction and failure of potential. At every twist and turn, this one-party state complete with an Eternal President, has made every effort to leave no stone of failure unturned. If one good thing can be said about the country, it is that have managed to become masters of green conservation, especially when it comes to electrical power. That’s because they don’t have any. Likewise plumbing, communications and industry have all been kept to very low levels for decades. In spite of this, the country may be serving as a future model for a Socialist America. NK has maintained itself as a true socialist ideal in that everything belongs to the state. As a direct benefit, the citizens enjoy free health care, free education, food rations and no taxes since 1974. It also maintains the largest military in the world on a per capita basis (one soldier for every twenty five citizens). This must sound like heaven to the Democrats over here…
North Korea is a land of vast motorways, some with as many as 10 lanes. But they are always empty. Very few people own cars. Homes are constructed out of scrap metal and twigs. Workers toil endlessly in fields to produce meager crops. For fertilizer they often use human manure. Water is hand carried from filthy streams and rivers as indoor plumbing is scarce. While there is food at the market, few can afford to buy anything. Those fortunate enough to own a TV can only get state approved broadcasts. Hey, I feel this could describe America some day if we maintain our current heading.
I am not contending that such a fate is part of the goals the Far Left may have in mind. It’s just that this pattern of having an elite few live well on the backs of millions is a cloak that comes in many forms and which is seen in many places and times.
A Republic, such as we have here in the US, has afforded all its citizens the ability to attain great heights. Not just a few, but the many. We are a free and proud people who have shed blood on more than one occasion so that those liberties afforded by a free market system may still stand. Anyone who would seek to undermine or in any way limit the rights afforded by the Constitution and this way of life can only be considered a traitor of the highest order.
Overly large governments which spew out too many regulations while simultaneously stripping its citizens of their ability to oppose such change is a formula that leads to disaster.
I feel the last picture at right tells it all. It is a satellite picture taken at night of both North and South Korea. One country lives in the light, the other in darkness. One one side a true Democracy and on the other a pure Socialist State. Which side do you want to be on?