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The Brutal Legacy of Kim Jong Il

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 3: 30 PM

It was sickening yesterday to listen to mavens of the media Andrea Mitchell and her co-horts eulogizing North Korea’s brutal dictator Kim Jong Il as if he were some noble and beloved statesman of the world. Andrea Mitchell went on about how intelligent he was, saying, “I met him, I actually met him.” Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright said “No, he’s not a nut, he was very intelligent.” You’d have thought you were listening to a couple of teenage girls talking about a date they had with the star quarterback of the high school football team. The rest of the statist media had a similar love fest for the man who led his people into starvation while expending all of his country’s meager resources trying to build a nuclear bomb.

Here is a graph from The Cato Institute that shows the real legacy Kim Jong Il leaves the North Korean people:

Leftists like Mitchell and Albright swoon over left-wing dictators like Kim Jong Il and Fidel Castro because they are in awe of the god-like power these tyrants have.  They seem to love the whole idea of an individual holding statist authority with the ability to decree life or death on thousands.   Dan Mitchell doesn’t share the airhead giddiness of Andrea Mitchell and Madeleine Albright. He says, rather more appropriately, “One hopes that the dictator of North Korea suffered greatly before he died. After all, his totalitarian and communist (pardon the redundancy) policies have cause untold death and misery.”

This satellite photo at night shows graphically the darkness of North Korea under the grip of dictatorship by Kim Jong Il, compared to the bright lights of South Korea.

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