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April 26, 2013 - 11:33 am

Li’l Kim is singing the blues in his Pyongyang pleasure bunker. First, nobody coughed up the food & fuel aid he was expecting in exchange for not nuking Seoul. Now, things are even worse:

The last six weeks have made it clear to the North Korean leadership that they have lost control of information. News of how the outside world is reacting to all the threats, and how those threats look to the rest of the world, is quickly getting to most North Koreans. The secret police (who monitor public attitudes) are reporting that people have a low opinion of their government and the current threats of war have not changed that. The secret police also point out that a lot of North Korean propaganda, especially the stuff insisting that North Koreans have it better than people of other countries (like China, South Korea, and Japan) is considered a bad joke by most North Koreans, and a growing number of them are openly mocking the mandatory lectures and demonstrations they must attend. This is ominous, the fact that the people are losing their fear of retaliation. This is what happened in Eastern Europe in 1989, when all the communist governments there collapsed in a few months. North Korean leaders studied that event carefully and concluded that they had their people under control, that the people still feared their leaders. The decline in fear is scary news indeed because North Korea is basically a police state and without a lot of fear, that sort of government does not work.

When the Kim Dynasty ends — soon — it won’t end well. Gorbachev wisely declined to send in the tanks in 1989, but Jong-un likely has no such compunctions. The South can’t move in, because that would be anathema to Beijing. So Beijing is someday going to get stuck with 22 million screaming, starving babies.

Serves ‘em right.

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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Do you really believe Kim Jung Un and his generals are going to go quietly in the night?
51 weeks ago
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I truly, truly hope that Kim Jung Un soon gets the same experience that ended Ceaucescu's regime in December 1989. There was a wonderful YouTube video (which I can't find right now) showing the look on his face when the crowd doesn't back down as it used to do. If he didn't soil himself literally, he certainly did figuratively. Within days, he was fleeing for his life but he didn't outrun his pursuers. They held a quick trial and hung him and his shrew of a wife. I would dearly love to see Kim Jung Un meet the same fate, the sooner the better. THAT would be a blow for freedom if ever there was one!
51 weeks ago
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Well, if that does happen, expect a new Bodies exhibit for the men, and comfort women for the excess Chinese men....
51 weeks ago
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"So Beijing is someday going to get stuck with 22 million screaming, starving babies."

And they want them less than the South Korean government. Any reunification (if China allows that) will make German unification look like a cake walk. China will likely look to punt this to the UN with Chinese oversight (i.e. all aid goes through/administered by China).
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