July 15, 2003


This appeared at one of the ABC’s peace at all costs online forums. Links are added:

The campaign to bestialise North Korea is in full swing. They must become vile, baby-eating demons so we can invade them and save the world. Why, otherwise, do we never, ever see any images from North Korea other than goose-stepping legions of grim troops? Are all the North Koreans always goose-stepping in uniform? Women, children, peasants, farmers, bus-drivers, lovers, all spending all day every day goose-stepping along broad boulevardes?

The North Koreans were told by George W Bush that they were part of the "axis of evil". Why would they not arm themselves in response to such belligerency? Why would they not try to rattle their sabres, like toad fish that puff up so they seem too hard to swallow? Aggression is, as usual, the outcome of aggression. That's where the mistake is being made. We should be trying to include North Korea in the civilised world, not push it into the dark margins. By orchestrating hatred just as we did with Iraq we are showing ourselves to be no better than ignorant bullies.

Meanwhile nobody is treating wannabe warmonger Kim Myong-Chol at all seriously. Major loss of face for you, Mr Myong!

Posted by Tim Blair at July 15, 2003 07:17 PM

"campaign to bestialise North Korea"

Hey they're human too! It's not a crime to have sex with North Koreans.

Posted by: The at July 15, 2003 at 07:42 PM

Tim, your standards are slipping when you start posting single entries to online forums as representations of something larger.

I just go find some of the nastiest racist shit you would ever want to read on the comments to LGF articles but I wouldnt interpret that as out and out racism among conservatives and warbloggers.

Idiots are idiots, wherever they may roam.

Posted by: Tom at July 15, 2003 at 10:04 PM

Tom: which qualifies as a race: Arabs or Muslims?

Posted by: Brian O'Connell at July 15, 2003 at 10:09 PM

I have standards?

Posted by: tim at July 15, 2003 at 10:13 PM

Wait a minute, North Koreans don't eat babies? Guess I'll have to rethink my world view.

Posted by: ZsaZsa at July 15, 2003 at 10:50 PM

"Tim, your standards are slipping when you start posting single entries to online forums as representations of something larger."

er, and what exactly do you infer that he is trying to represent? it seems to me that he's just quoting some moron on a forum.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at July 15, 2003 at 11:00 PM

Actually the ABC gave him a limited amount of credibility at least in the morning, according to them he was "an unofficial spokesman" for Nth Korea.

Posted by: Richard at July 16, 2003 at 12:22 AM

Dude, where are my standards? (Tim. See above entry)

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at July 16, 2003 at 03:23 AM

The nim-wad wrote:

"The North Koreans were told by George W Bush that they were part of the "axis of evil". Why would they not arm themselves in response to such belligerency?"

That's completely bass-ackwards. Kinda like saying "Harry Truman dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Why would the Japanese not attack Pearl Harbor?"

Posted by: David Crawford at July 16, 2003 at 04:50 AM

Isn't the phrase "peace at all costs" more than a little unintentionally ironic?

Posted by: charles austin at July 16, 2003 at 05:41 AM

Tim on a random skip through the postings on that forum I was presently surprised to see that the majority of posters seemd to be airing sensible (ie rightish) views.

Posted by: Toryhere at July 16, 2003 at 08:42 AM

I saw excerpts from Mr Kim's interview on Hong Kong TV last night. He's a comic genius with a sense of timing you just can't fault. How do reckon Baghdad Bob and Kim would go as a comedy team? Pure gold (pun intended).

Posted by: Preston Whip at July 16, 2003 at 12:11 PM

The CHINESE say that the North Koreans eat babies. Now I don't believe everything China says, but isn't the accusation that Communist China is just part of the Bush/Howard conspiracy taking things a little too far?

Posted by: Patrick at July 16, 2003 at 01:06 PM

Dear Comrade,

Thank you for alerting us to the treachery of George W. Bush and his running dog lackey John Howard orchestrating hatred against our glorious leader Kim Jong Il. The blood sucking beasts and rabid jackals of capitalism cannot but stoop to vile slander. 'Baby-eating demons' is a vicious lie. Any North Korean citizen infected with the Western disease of cannibalism is sent to a re-education camp and the children cared for in a modern state orphanage.

We admit to being deficient in providing newsreels of laughing peasants, joyful farmers and smiling nuclear plant workers. This will be fully remedied when Osama Bin Laden pays for the last shipment of 'earth moving equipment.' I walked past an arms factory worker today on a food queue who whispered to me 'Please, let us continue with our goosestepping. Our only joy left in life is to honour our great leader.'

Always remember North Korea is a model for peace in the world. Indeed, anyone promoting aggression, belligerency and bullying is quickly liquidated. I see you understand that 'evil' is petty bourgeoius morality. Indeed,'civilized' should be thrown into the dustbin of history as well.

Hero of the revolution Stalin said the market must be eliminated. We can proudly say we have succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.

We are pleased with your fifth column work amongst the commentariat. As always, emphasise 'anti-american' in your comments and you will continue with your success with the useful idiots at the ABC.

Li'l Kim
Faithful follower of Kim Jong Il

Posted by: Softly at July 16, 2003 at 03:44 PM

If the greenies were to troop over to N.Korea, then the government could serve up a side plate of mung mung beans with consomme baby.

Posted by: d at July 17, 2003 at 03:57 PM