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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Video @: [/FONT][/COLOR]Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Another American citizen sentenced to an incredibly harsh sentence in the DPRK. I certainly hope we can bring them all home at some point through negotiations.
    [shakes head slowly].

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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    North Korea is pretty much the worst place in the world to be. I cannot fathom why anyone would go there voluntarily. If there is any regime that needs to be toppled and people liberated, it is the ones who literally live in a dystopian fascist 1984 hellscape.
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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

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    [/I][/FONT][/COLOR]How fortunate this man is. He's about to have a rare ability to see all the marvels of socialism. I bet he begs not to leave in the end.
    North Korea "socialist"... and there I was thinking that I had heard everything.
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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    North Korea "socialist"... and there I was thinking that I had heard everything.
    You been out of the news cycle for the past 65ish years?


    You don't get to claim "it's not socialism" just because it doesn't work. Not working is one of the hallmarks of socialism.

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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    You been out of the news cycle for the past 65ish years?


    You don't get to claim "it's not socialism" just because it doesn't work. Not working is one of the hallmarks of socialism.
    It isn't socialism because they don't even pretend to be socialist. It is a totalitarian regime.
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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Why do Americans go to North Korea, why even risk it?

    BUT, I will say that I enjoyed Vice's documentary of the nation.
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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    It isn't socialism because they don't even pretend to be socialist. It is a totalitarian regime.
    sure. And if history has taught us anything, it is that Socialist Paradises are never totalitarian dictatorships.

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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Why do Americans go to North Korea, why even risk it?
    this one apparently thought he was escaping the brutal evil capitalist whatever-haveyou system over here, and asked for sanctuary over there. May he find it.

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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    this one apparently thought he was escaping the brutal evil capitalist whatever-haveyou system over here, and asked for sanctuary over there. May he find it.
    I missed the asylum part.

    What an idiot.
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    Re: Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    sure. And if history has taught us anything, it is that Socialist Paradises are never totalitarian dictatorships.
    We both know better... but that isn't the point. The USSR and China at least tried to follow socialism... N. Korea? Not even close. They are nothing more than a military dictatorship that operates totalitarianism. The others were dictatorships of socialist systems.
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