Skip to comments.N. Korea:[No. 331] Flood of Reports to Central Party "People on the Verge of Starvation Death"
Posted on 02/17/2010 7:04:18 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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[No. 331] Flood of Reports to Central Party "People on the Verge of Starvation Death"
(According to sources,) an official from the central party revealed, "There are 5,660 reports which reached the central party from provinces, saying that food situation is dire or people are on the verge of death from starvation. Of them, 2,000 reports even spelled out names of people died in their city or county." According to the reports, commerce has collapsed, food supply is completely cut off, and people are barely getting by eating food substitute such as residue from liquor and tofu manufacturing, corn skin, remnants from grain powdering process.
Folks reportedly complain that people are starving to death because currency reform was imposed on already struggling people, resulting in immediate shutdown of markets, disrupting the supply of necessities and food. An official said, "After the currency reform, the market was promptly shut down before establishing mechanism for supplying goods, leading to breakdown of food supply and starvation death of urban workers." At one point, farmers did get some extra bonus, which improved their living condition temporarily, allowing them to purchase some household goods while condition of urban workers badly deteriorated. Some in the party say, "Markets were abolished without addressing the problem of ration system, which is a badly ill-timed decision. Hasty implementation without (proper) preparation led to starvation death of urban workers."
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This is probably the only country in the world which would be significantly improved if it was annexed by China. And that’s what’s likely to happen.
I wonder if OBama thinking about saving these people Probably
The extent of the misery is just beyond my imagination.
2,000 villages? multiple deaths from starvation each?
I bet the actual number is many times higher.
People are starving as I sit here stuffing my face with a rather large pastrami sandwich. If I could somehow give it to them, I would but it would just be confiscated by the regime to feed their immense military machine or go to their communist leaders.
We have a communist president who would love to see the same system here. Communism never works, never.
Can you believe this BS.
In our country Comrade Kim Jong Il has been giving wise leadership to all the work of the Party, state and army; the problem of ensuring continuity of leadership has thus been brilliantly solved.
In our country now Party work is successful, state work is successful, military operations are successful and socialist construction is successful, under the leadership of Comrade Kim Jong Il. Today in our country all the people have become a great family, single-heartedly united around the Party, and they are loyally supporting the Partys leadership. In the course of many years of struggle under the Partys leadership, our people have realized deep in their hearts that our Party is the true representative and stalwart champion of the masses and their great guide. Therefore, they entrust their destiny entirely to the Party. The recent conference of the families of martyrs from all parts of the country, the conference of Korean intellectuals and the Eighth Congress of the League of Socialist Working Youth of Korea and other conferences have clearly demonstrated again our peoples ardent and loyal support for the Party and their unshakable determination to defend and accomplish the socialist cause under the leadership of the Party.
We still have a lot of work to do to accomplish the socialist cause, the revolutionary cause of Juche. We must firmly adhere to our Partys general line and press ahead with the ideological, technological and cultural revolutions to consolidate and develop people-centred socialism in our country and also realize national reunification, the cherished desire of our nation.
We have struggled for socialism all our lives, and it is inconceivable now to discard the best socialism of ours and restore capitalism, a society where the rich grow richer and the poor grow poorer. The road of socialism is the road of true freedom and happiness for the people, whereas the road of capitalism is the road of exploitation and oppression, misery and suffering for the people. The defence of socialism means victory, whereas giving up socialism means death. Since we pledged to build socialism when we started fighting for the revolution, we must defend socialism through to the end without the slightest vacillation and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche.
In order to defend the people-centred socialism of our country and brilliantly accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche, the entire Party and all the people must unite firmly behind Comrade Kim Jong Il and loyally support his leadership. Loyal support for Comrade Kim Jong Ils leadership is the sure guarantee for continuing and accomplishing the socialist cause.
Kind of like what 0bozo the socialist-commie pig usurper wants to do to our country!
Hordes of starving people with nothing to lose is not a good thing.
Starvation deaths are reportedly concentrated in areas which used to be business hub, where major market is located. People there make their living doing business in the market. Now that market is shut down, they cannot make their living, and are starving to death. Especially Pyongsung in Pyongan Province, the major business bub in recent years since markets were allowed to operate, are producing disproportionate number of starvation victims lately, according to information coming out of N. Korea.
I have seen other articles about them having a poor harvest as well for a multiple of reasons, one of which is South Korea did not provide them with fertilizer subsidies like they did under the ‘sunshine policy’. I feel horrible for the people there, but I wonder how much sooner this regime could have been toppled if we had not sent them grain and financial assistance for years.
The aid ended up fattening treasury of the regime and bankrolling their nuke/missile program. Without such aids, N. Korea would have collapsed more than a decade ago.
"Job well done."
I wish I could find that picture of her giving him a Michael Jordan signed basketball.
That’s why I’m stocking up as much as I can. Zero will have us just like NK in a year or so
>>Enough potential here to credibly destabilize the regime.<<
Starving the Ukraine at the tune of millions didn’t destabilize Stalin’s regime. It only grew stronger.
So, is cannibalism going to play a part in this starvation?
They, the people of North Korea, deserve our prayers.
Thanks for the post.
In a sense, communism and socialism are cannibalism.
Large parts of the human population feeds off of other parts - even to the point of death. Socialism just kills the food source slower than cannibalism.
And provides myriad of measly excuses for their failure.:-)
“...Ukrainians would have been less likely to sit around and wait for their death.”
Yeah sure. They would all have grabbed pitchforks, shovels and axes and marched to Moscow where they would have been welcomed by Stalin with cannon, tanks, infantry and airial assault. Lots of luck.
Most Americans have no idea what a totalitarian government can do to its people. Have you noticed what Saddam Hussein did to his people, and Ayatollah Khomeini to his? And let’s not forget Mao and Pol Pot.
This ain’t 1776 no moh where the heaviest weapon was a musket. In order to liberate a nation, it will take a foreign force willing to do so. See WWII.
On top of it, regular military is in real decay, too. Everybody, civilians or military, has been experiencing acute food shortage, if not outright starvation.
Besides, if you have some seed of internal power struggle inside the regime and immediate neighbors trying hard to interfere and influence the political outcome, things are pretty fluid.
This is not the regime in its youth. It lasted for some 60 years and now badly eroded. Brutal repression has been in effect throughout its entire history. Still now it wears out, and barely standing.
Famine always create serious political complications. There should be enough fanatics who are loyal to the regime in order to ensure regime survival. Such loyalty is now gone.
Tanks worked their magic in N. Korea's past. Before 90's, there were some mass uprisings in provinces which were put down by tanks and troops. They don't have enough fuel for tanks. Most soldiers are malnourished and spend most of their time to find something to eat.
“Markets were abolished without addressing the problem of ration system, which is a badly ill-timed decision. Hasty implementation without (proper) preparation led to starvation death of urban workers.” <<<
The leaders should be shot.
My heart aches for all the citizens caught up in this disaster.
It's a tragic day when the CCP pays more attention to George Washington's admonitions to stay out of foreign affairs than our own leaders... even more tragic for a few million North Koreans.
You did a lot of research on this subject. Thanks for sharing the info. The North has suffered tremendously during and after the Korean War — I hope that the end of their suffering is in sight.