Why We Must Never Be Socialist

September 16, 2009

Unification monument in Pyongyan
Image via Wikipedia

If you want to see what it’s really like to be a Socialist nation take a good look at North Korea. As if comparing West and East Germany weren’t enough.  You might remember East Germany and the WALL they had to build to keep people IN their country. But it looks like we need a reminder from North Korea.

Here’s an excerpt from the site, “One Free Korea”


quoting a story from The Globe and Mail,


Despite having more arable land per capita than the United Kingdom or Belgium, North Korea is chronically, desperately short of food, and spiralling downward into its worst crisis in a decade.

Analysts believe North Korea could feed itself under normal circumstances, particularly since, according to the World Bank, North Korea has just under 125 hectares of arable land per 1,000 people, compared with 95 hectares in the U.K. and 80 in Belgium and China. (The Canadian figure is 1,443 hectares per 1,000 people, a ratio surpassed only by Australia and Kazakhstan.) North Korea’s farmers, however, are crippled by the country’s isolation and the government’s top-down management of agriculture. They have faced a particularly difficult struggle since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, which meant the end of decades of nearly free fuel from Pyongyang‘s former patron.

“There are no farm animals, virtually no machinery. They’re not practising anything like crop rotation,” said Paul French, author of North Korea: The Paranoid Peninsula. “You know there’s a problem when people have eaten all the livestock.”

If this is the direction Obama wants to take us then,

No thank you Mr. President!

We need to be heading in the opposite direction as quickly as possible.  Even though we’ve been down this road since The New Deal, now’s the time for a rapid U-turn in the other direction.  That big “bridge out” sign up ahead that resembles North Korea could be the last exit before the abyss of no return.

-God help us!

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One Response to “Why We Must Never Be Socialist”

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