Saturday, July 30, 2005

The Worst Country in the World

Although there are many contenders for this sorry distinction, North Korea far and away is the winner. Amnesty International's report makes that clear.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has a horrifying story here.

The U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea weighs in here.

A director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center writes about North Korea's Nazi-like regime in the Washington Post.

So far, religious organizations have taken much of the job of trying to enlighten the world about North Korea's hideous government and the terrible suffering of its people. It's up to progressives, liberals, and Democrats of all types to put this issue front and center. If we are to be morally consistent, we must protest. We have to be champions of human liberty everywhere. And no country demands our outraged voices be raised more than the vicious, barbaric dictatorship of Kim Jong-il.

2 comments:

Kira Zalan said...

It is clear - North Korea is delusional. Apparently, it has dreams of taking the place of the Soviet Union simply by opposing the West. The delusion is manifest in their imagination of themselves to be of any significant importance in the world (economically, politically or culturally), as the Soviet Union certainly was.

Anonymous said...

A delusional state run by a delusional leader who sees himself as the new Joseph Stalin. My heart aches for the North Korean people.