This just in concerning the famous Stalinist state ruled by a stunted gargoyle with bad hair from a long line of stunted gargoyles with bad hair (and no, I’m not talking about Chicago.) North Korea is in the throes of another (predictable) famine. Excerpt:
Someone needs to get ahold of North Korea’s leaders and bring them to an American grocery store. That country closed its border with China — also communist of course — during COVID and is now deep in the throes of famine. Maybe this explains even Kim’s mysterious weight loss.
North Korea is ordering citizens to start producing their own food to prepare for a long-term food shortage that could last for three years, but ordinary people say that the government is shirking its responsibility, sources in the country told RFA.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization estimated in a recent report that North Korea would be short about 860,000 tons of food this year, about two months of normal demand.
RFA reported in April that authorities were warning residents to prepare for economic difficulties as bad as the 1994-1998 famine which killed millions by some estimates, but experts said that the situation was dire, but nothing like the 1990s.
The U.S. and many western countries experienced temporary supply chain issues as consequences of the COVID lockdowns, but we have rebounded. We’re dealing with inflation but not starvation. On most days the shelves on our grocery stores are full and we can get anything we can afford. Even our so-called “food deserts” aren’t so disastrous that the government is telling people to start growing our own food or we’ll starve.
It doesn’t have to be the way it is in North Korea. Communism is to blame, first and last. It doesn’t work, it never has, and it never will. North Korea’s cousins to the south are struggling through another round of COVID but they’re capitalist. They’re not starving.
But they will be.
There’s no good way out of this for the North Korean people. They are starved, uneducated, ill-used, and disarmed. China won’t intervene. South Korea isn’t too interested in taking on the Nork military, who will probably start slinging NBC weapons around wildly.
And if the regime topples from within – well, desperate madmen with nukes, what could possibly go wrong?
I’m guessing here, but I’d say the next ten years will tell the tale.