Not too long ago I wrote a piece titled ‘Occupy’ lies with anarchist dogs, wakes with ammonium nitrate fleas. North Korea’s new leader, Kim Jong Un, has forced me to change ‘ammonium nitrate fleas’ to ‘enriched uranium fleas’ since the regime has adopted “Occupy” talking points.
North Korea referenced the so-called Occupy movement in a rebuttal to last week’s human rights criticism from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. …
Pyongyang, through its official Korea Central News Agency, retaliated [to Clinton's suggestion North Korea drop its nuclear ambitions] by pointing to economic gaps in the United States.
“It is the U.S. where people’s livelihood and vital rights present themselves as serious problems, in fact, as 99 percent of its population is exploited by those who account for just 1 percent,” a message read.
On some level it’s rather humorous to be lectured to on exploitation by a guy running modern day gulags and torture chambers. However, for the “Occupy” movement it must be quite sad. When the world’s worst dictators attempt to cloak their true nature by using your favorite rhetoric, perhaps an intellectual pivot is in order. A good start might be getting rid of those Communist Manifestos from the free library.
While each foreign policy situation is unique, I find it amusing how often dictators and despots down the line almost always adopt the talking points du jour of hard core leftists. Let’s take Hugo Chavez, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un just to name a few. Without fail, they almost always sound like they’ve been coached by Jimmy Carter, or someone who believes that pulling on the heartstrings of the Jimmy Carters of the world will yield results.
The next time you set out to build a movement, I suggest drawing from the Founding Fathers instead of Karl Marx. You might have more luck with that. Freedom and liberty aren’t things international thugs are eager to hijack, and together they make for a much brighter future.
Your conservative pal,