North Korea: Going, Going, Gone?

by Venomous Kate

Rumor has it that North Korea might be on the verge of collapse. According to the Weekly Standard, the fall is predicted within six months’ time.

As always, there’s a catch:

A recent article in the Washington Post details how it has become far easier and more common for North Koreas to find ways of getting out of their country. How much money you have determines how arduous and circuitous your escape route might be.

How much money you have also determines whether you can escape or not in the first place, which means that those remaining under Kim Jong-Il’s heavy thumb will also be the most downtrodden among North Korean society.

So what do you get if you cull the loudest, most belligerent sheep out of the herd? A flock of complacent sheep too sheepish to bleat no matter how badly they’re treated.

And, really, isn’t that what the Beloved Leader wanted in the first place?

3 Comments to “North Korea: Going, Going, Gone?”

  1. You may be right, but as one who resided in Europe when the wall came down, the story has me cautiously optimistic. De facto open (outward) borders spell the end of a despotic state, pronto.

  2. I can’t wait ’til someone kills him.

  3. It is rather surprising someone hasn’t done so by now, isn’t it?