Thursday, December 22, 2011

Back on the chain gang.

North Korea can't produce enough food to feed itself. As a matter of fact, they are probably net importers of just about everything from wheat and potatoes to weapons-grade plutonium. So what do they have to export, other than commando hit teams and failed ideology?

North Koreans.

That's right, the Socialist Worker's Paradise of North Korea is apparently engaged in shipping "contract laborers" to the Gangsta's Paradise of Putin's Russia (and let's not kid ourselves about whose Russia it is: Putin's hand is so far up Medvedev's ass that Dmitri can't blink unless Vlad waggles his fingers; I haven't seen ventriloquism that bad since my fifth grade talent show,) where they toil in Siberian forests for their country's supper.

Yellow slavery. Wow. Boy, if that doesn't make you want to put on your Che shirt and wave your Little Red Book around, I don't know what would.

25 comments:

T.Stahl said...

Kissinger was offered 10 mio Chinese women by Mao.
History repeats itself.

T.Stahl said...

I also wouldn't be surprised if the Dear Leader has offered 'volunteers' to the Japanese to help them in Fukushima.

bedlamite said...

Clicky

Jeff the Baptist said...

Yeah I guess you can't pay for everything with ballistic missile technology.

Bubblehead Les. said...

So what do expect from a place that just anointed the 3rd.Gen. of the same family to rule it? Of course one of their Trading Partners would be the Tzar of all the Russias.

Marxism=Monarchy. Just ask Emperor Mao, the House of Castro, the Duchy of Zimbabwe....

Anonymous said...

So Che Guevara and Mao Zedong are responsible for North Korean slave laborers in Russia today?

Or is your point that slavery is inherent and unique to communist ideology?

Besides, it's not as though this is the worst thing in the world.

Tam said...

Man, if hyperbole and sarcasm isn't your thing, reading this blog must be like self-frickin'-flagellation.

Were you assigned it as a penance or something?

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's not such a bad deal, the Russians probably feed them, at least, and give them the chance to toil under frozen skies and buy brake cleaner to drink from the company store, like the other people working in Siberia...

Matt
St Paul

Ken O said...

10:1 the Russian military is now enjoying Korean " comfort women".

global village idiot said...

The only thing I could think when I read this story was "Coolies."

gvi

WV: trodgie. Yup, that's me all right!

Chas Clifton said...

Wow. Does this mean that the Russians are finally running out of political prisoners?

I knew a man once (now deceased) who during World War Two had managed a logging camp in the North Park area of Colorado with a workforce of German POWs. I doubt that it was much less "Dickensian."

Ben said...

They also export tunneling experts. Thank you DLI Korean course...

Neutrino Cannon said...

Well, the Soviets sent a bunch of slave labor south over the border back in the good old days to keep their economy going (some horrifyingly huge number too; tens or hundreds of thousands I can't recall). I guess they're just paying back the favor.

The Jack said...

Slavery in order to enrich the pockets of the Party?

Yeah, that's Communism.

Throughout the Holodomor the Ukraine produced enough food to feed its population, but Stalin wanted that sweet grain for Russia and export and the lovely hard currency that export brought.

As an extra bonus millions of "uppity" Ukrainians died.

That's communism slavery to the state so the state can make money.

Drang said...

This has actually been going on since the Great Leader's day.

@Ken O: During my final tour in the ROK, all the "juicey girls" were Russian, so maybe it balances out.

@Ben: Which course, which class?

Anonymous said...

The People Republic of China uses bulk North Korean labor as well.
They also show up in Libya and Mongolia.

One hot and a cot maybe a win win situation El Norte Koreans.

Gerry

Justthisguy said...

What else would you expect from Neurotypicals? [runs away, dodging and jinking]

Kristopher said...

Anon: Nope. Che tried doing it to Bolivian peasants in the name of "revolution".

Said peasants got tired of being executed for failing to feed and support him, so they dropped a dime on his ass to the CIA.

Buh-bye Che!

It's simply amazing how much both South and North American peasants refuse to put up with being murdered or stolen from by psychotic socialist would-be dictators.

Ken said...

My favorite of Che's words of wisdom: "Don't shoot! I'm worth more to you alive than dead!"

Dunno if that one made his book or not.

Ken O said...

@ Drang- I was thinking more along the lines of the atrocities commuted against the Chinese women by the Japanese during WWII.

the pawnbroker said...

One can only hope that this little alliance works out equally as well for the parties as prior ones have.

Buzz said...

FAILED IDEOLOGY!?!?!?!

Perhaps you weren't paying attention 3 years ago.
A man with a well-documented history of positions and associations was elected president of the world's leading military and economy. Why the hell would he get elected, overwhelmingly among "intellectual" voters, if the ideology was a failed one?

Sheesh.

docjim505 said...

But look on the bright side:

North Korea is still "authentically Korean", at least according to one of the bright, sensitive, philosophical lads at the Times of London.

http://www.spectator.co.uk/alexmassie/7513575/say-what-you-will-about-north-korea-at-least-theyre-authentically-korean.thtml

Gewehr98 said...

They don't need to import weapons-grade plutonium.

They got that one taken care of at Yongbyon. ;-)

Kristopher said...

Buzz: the least intelligent 54% of this country elected that socialist moron. That includes the liberal arts morons who think that spending a mansion's worth of money on a degree that won't get them a job at Wendy's is somehow evidence of intelligence.

Most of that 54% are now having buyer's remorse. Except for the OWS crowd, of course.


That 99% the OWS crowd bandies about refers to the 99% of DNA we share with chimpanzees.