Friday, July 07, 2006

North Korea

A friend of mine sent me a link to a slate article that describes North Korea as an Orwellian slave state. It makes some pretty compelling arguments.

Two points I find most telling are -- first one: everybody in North Korea has to be in their house and lights out (if they still have lights) by a certain time. He backs that up with a nighttime sattellite photograph of the Korean peninsula. The second is the one that should raise eyebrows everywhere, and that is the refugee problem -- in China.

"Which way are the boats heading?" Bill Whittle asks in his latest essay. Good way to judge whose system is working better. And North Koreans are so desparate to get out, they escape to China -- that bastion of freedom and prosperity.

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