Communism In Action–North Korean Style–This is why academics love it?

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    Do not think about, write about or deal with  human behavior without determining the effects of incentives. It’s not their money, of course they’ll waste it.

    Academics love socialism–communism–Red Fascism–and all its variants because they would be in charge. They use one of the oldest cliches there is–The ends justify the means–What the communists end up with is a regime which can’t produce much food, good toilet paper, automobiles which are any good……..all well worth the killings and the repression.

     The following quotes are from Sam Holliday’s book. He was there and saw the death he describes.

“The communists had established a fifth column and networks of supporters throughout South Korea long before the North Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th Parallel. As soon as they gained control of any location, the former officials were jailed, and local members of their fifth column were installed as a new government. It made no difference that most of the people were anti-communist; the communists quickly assumed control. Then they moved against the wealthy in the name of equality and social justice. Many moneylenders and wealthy landowners were executed as soon as they were identified. Those who had worked for Americans were executed. There were no trials— the word of members of the fifth column was enough. They had no plan to convert people to communism; rather, the plan was to eliminate anyone who could not readily be assimilated into a socialist collective. Their fifth column identified religious leaders, teachers, lawyers, and intellectuals that they consider hostile to communism as “enemies of the people.”

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     Communists love “social justice” This is their version of the struggle for “hearts and minds”–terrify your enemies and remove potential opposition.

“The new government at all levels then collected the “enemies of the people” and led them to mass graves, hands bound, wired to each other. They were shot. This was all done for a purpose.

                                                     Lesson Learned:

North Korean Cruelty If we have found the wanton killings isolated, it might be concluded they were the actions of a few cruel, sadistic, or undisciplined individuals. However, we noted the same pattern in every village and town we liberated. These killings were planned. This was the elimination of those who might block the communists from the consolidation of power. They killed anyone they could never trust. The communists were just being efficient. This was the easiest, quickest, and cheapest way to achieve centralized authority. Those targeted are capitalists, landowners, government employees, policemen, those who worked for Americans, and their families. The victims were required to dig their own graves before being shot in the back of the head. Often those doing the killing were teenage girls. Some victims were tortured before they were killed. It was not always clear why they were tortured. Their hands and feet would be tied, and then fingers, ears, lips, or flesh would be cut off. Women and girls were often raped. Often the young men were not killed but were sent off to the North Korean Army. They were confined until they were sent forward with only a pointed stick in the first wave of an assault. The other aspect of the communists’ plan is to gain the support of the disadvantaged. They constantly claim to be the defender of peasants as a collective whole and that they will bring social justice to all Koreans. They will take from the rich and give to the poor. They were careful to pay the poor any time they required food or lodging. Being an individual is to be eliminated; centralized authority by some revered person is the only solution.

When we reach Taejon, I pass by trenches where the bodies of over 600 South Korean civilians and police are laid out. All had been murdered. The stench of death is overpowering. People are moving among the bodies, with their noses covered, to identify relatives. I am told thirty-five bodies of Americans are among the dead.”

Holliday, Sam C. (2015-01-23). Forgotten: Ideological Conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan (Kindle Location 2236). BookLogix. Kindle Edition.

    Shoddy consumer goods and no personal freedom–the socialist daily double.

Government Job or Respect–Which’ll It Be?
Cheerio and ttfn,
Grant Coulson, Ph.D.
Author, “Days of Songs and Mirrors: A Jacobite in the ‘45.”
Cui Bono–Cherchez les Contingencies

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