Is the U.S. Becoming Another North Korea?

FREEDOMS FOR WHICH SO MANY HAVE DIED TO DEFEND ERODED BEFORE OUR EYES

by Sharon Rondeau

North Korea is a reclusive, militaristic regime which oppresses its people in many ways

(May 26, 2012) — A 2012 Amnesty International report states that the communist country of North Korea systematically tortures, starves and executes its people without compunction.  There are an estimated 24.6 million inhabitants of the DPRK, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in a space the size of the state of Mississippi.

The official website of the DPRK describes the country as “a genuine workers’ state in which all the people are completely liberated from exploitation and oppression. The workers, peasants, soldiers and intellectuals are the true masters of their destiny and are in a unique position to defend their interests.”

A link from the main website to “Voice of Korea” shows a communist propaganda site which quotes schoolchildren as wishing to “glorify my fatherland.”  Kim Jong Il, the dictator who died last December, is described as “the Great Leader.”  His father, Kim Il Sung, had been leader of North Korea before him.

Kim Jong Il’s biography defines him as a “comrade” and in a propaganda piece states that he “closely studied and acquired in full the policies and revolutionary traditions of the Workers’ Party of Korea and enthusiastically learned the history, culture, geography and beautiful manners and customs of Korea…”

There is a “Children’s Union” in North Korea which “Comrade Kim Jong Il” encouraged to “work out a bright new age, a new socialist era for themselves.  He appealed to all the young people to dedicate their enthusiasm, wisdom and ability to socialist construction.”  He also decried “modern imperialism.”

A North Korean military training video shows that mandatory torture is used routinely.  “State media” has made public a drought which is threatening the nation’s population with starvation.  The CIA World Factbook states to North Korea as a “regime” guilty of “decades of economic mismanagement and resource misallocation.”  It continues, “The DPRK since the mid-1990s has relied heavily on international aid to feed its population. North Korea’s history of regional military provocations, proliferation of military-related items, long-range missile development, WMD programs including tests of nuclear devices in 2006 and 2009, and massive conventional armed forces are of major concern to the international community. The regime has marked 2012, the centenary of KIM Il Sung’s birth, a banner year; to that end, the country has heightened its focus on developing its economy and improving its people’s livelihoods.”

North Korea has had famines before in which hundreds of thousands of people have died.  Those who did not show enough remorse over the death of Kim Jong Il were thrown into work camps.  Children are indoctrinated in the power of the “supreme leader” at a young age.

Kim Jon Il’s son, Kim Jong Un, succeeded him in December, as there are no “democratic” elections in North Korea.

There is propaganda in American schools invoking the name of Obama, and a recent report from North Carolina showed a public high school teacher vehemently stating that speaking out against Obama was an arrestable offense.  Prior to the 2008 election, a military-style youth brigade consisting of primarily minority youths praised Obama with the chant, “Yes, we can!” and claims about Obama’s health care plan, which had not yet been introduced.  Before the election, Obama had called for a “civilian national security force” equal to the U.S. military.

In December 2011, the U.S. Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), about which Amnesty International stated, “The bill muddies the waters, does nothing to protect Americans civil liberties, or national security. The bill does not protect anyone, and creates a double standard between the detention of citizens and non citizens, undermining the fundamental principle of equality before the law.”

The United States military does not allow the Fifth Amendment protections of a grand jury review and trial by one’s peers when bringing a charge against a serviceman or woman.  Prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are being held in indefinite detention.

The bill was passed despite protest from various groups, including the ACLU, which said, “…Obama’s action today is a blight on his legacy because he will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law.”  One federal judge has declared the bill unconstitutional.

A fertile valley located in California has been rendered a “Dust Bowl” to protect a small fish and promote Obama’s “green” agenda. increasing the local unemployment rate to the highest in the country at the time and causing residents to “beg” for food.

Monroe County, TN has been likened to “a town in Cuba” because of its torturing of citizens, arrests without a proper warrant, control of the press, and corrupt judiciary whose practices “are not found in our U.S. Constitution.”  Horrendous conditions have been described in the jail to include rat infestation, toilets that do not flush, leaky pipes and continuously cold temperatures below the state minimum.

The state of Tennessee has put out a training program demonizing two citizens as “sovereigns” without evidence and circulated it throughout the country.  One of the men is in federal prison even after the judge was provided with the training program information which had been prejudicial to the defendant prior to his trial.  The other man has described the information contained in the training program as “nothing but propaganda” and has exposed the Tennessee courts as operating illegally for the last 28 years.

A February 5, 2012 article indicates that the Tennessee state legislature is considering a bill to counter the NDAA.  But will Tennessee, a state where indefinite detention, documents bearing forged signatures, and illegal grand juries are regularly convened, stand up against the NDAA?  The author states, “So long as county sheriffs are actually doing their job and keeping people safe from an out of control federal government, this could be a major step forward.”  The Monroe County sheriff has been exposed as corrupt but has been re-elected by the people he abuses, although election fraud has been found in all 95 counties of the state.  A member of the Monroe County Election Commission, Mr. Jim Miller, was murdered in July 2010, an election year, and despite credible reports of information which could solve the case, Monroe County, Tenth Judicial District and state authorities have failed to act on it.

Obama has expressed sympathy with “Occupiers” who are allegedly dissatisfied with the fact that in a capitalist country, they are expected to work for a living.  Instead, they demand “social justice” and staged special demonstrations on May Day, a traditional communist celebration.  The occupiers want “revolution,” which term is also discussed in Kim Jong Il’s propaganda piece.

Is the Obama regime putting out propaganda in the months leading up to the presidential election?   Why have photos been published and then removed within minutes, hours or days?  Obama’s FCC has indicated that it believes in restrictions on communication, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion, all permitted under the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights.

Did America’s war dead make the ultimate sacrifice for this and this?

One Response to "Is the U.S. Becoming Another North Korea?"

  1. OPOVV   Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Dear Sharon,
    It is indeed perplexing why so many of our fellow citizens are so willingly giving-up hard fought Freedoms and Civil Rights.
    People with the ability to reason can readily surmise that the end game by Obama and his Obots is the complete and utter destruction of the United States of America.
    Oh, the land will still be here, but only to be turned into a giant landfill from sea to shinning sea. Codes? You got to be kidding. Rules? Another joke. Laws and Regulations, you mean like deporting illegal immigrants? Like throwing people in jail for IDENTITY THEFT, as OBAMA IS DOING?
    Bottom line is the citizens are armed and there’s quite a few million of VETERENS who have weapons and are well versed in the ability to use those weapons.
    But just like those poor North Koreans, we share the same enemy: STUPIDITY. “Racist” and “Bigot”, the refuge of the gullible and ignorant. Have the troops review the UCMJ, especially the part about following illegal orders just may put you in front of a firing squad.
    The ONLY thing that matters is the Constitution. And it’s being added to the heap of all the headstones and coffins that will be bulldozed in our National Cemeteries to lay the foundations of future Mega Mosques.
    No, I don’t think so.
    OPOVV, one who follows in the SOVERIGN footsteps of George Washington and all my fellow PATRIOTS buried in National Cemeteries.

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