---------- Post added December-18th-2011 at 11:47 PM ----------
Nobody wants to see a person die. But when that person makes himself a threat to a nation/world then, yes, people are going to be happy to see them gone.
Obviously there was no chance of improvement while he was alive and in power, the only way for anything to get better was his death. In theory I guess it could actually get worse, but that's very unlikely since things are so bad there.
We're just going to have to agree to disagree on this, you have some bizarre logic going on that common sense can't penetrate.
PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA—In surprisingly candid remarks Thursday, Kim Jong-un, heir apparent to North Korea's highest government post, expressed doubt that he was sufficiently out of his mind to succeed his father, longtime dictator Kim Jong-il.
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. ~ William Pitt
"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground" ~ Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." ~ George Washington
My suggestion to you is to move on from this news and simply hope that the people in that country do their best to not allow another dictator to swoop right in and pick up from where he left off.
Last edited by Willy Wonka; December-18th-2011 at 10:59 PM.
I thought gods didn't die, that's got to hamper the ol' North Korean IL theology. I guess his son is now the divine one.
Well, now we're screwed.
Some interesting bits of news from the article someone posted earlier:
Kim, 70, died on Dec. 17 of exhaustion brought on by a sudden illness while on a domestic train trip, the official Korean Central News Agency said.
Kim probably had a stroke in August 2008 and may have also contracted pancreatic cancer, according to South Korean news reports.“Kim Jong Un’s taking complete control of the helm will not take place for a while due to his youth and inexperienced leadership,” said Yang Moo Jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul. “The North will likely be under the control of a governing body for about a year.”South Korea’s won declined as much as 1.6 percent to a two-month low of 1,177.15 per dollar and government bonds dropped after the news. The Kospi index lost 4.2 percent to 1,762.34 as of 12:38 p.m. in Seoul.
Last edited by visionary; December-18th-2011 at 11:13 PM.
I'm not celebrating the death of a human being, but I am certainly not mourning Kim Jong Il's death either.
What's more is I'm not going to pretend that his passing doesn't give the people of North Korea a chance at something better for their nation and for their lives.
But I'm also not going to pretend that the military government rule will mean much change if any is likely to occur.
Some people give up all expectancy to compassion thru their actions.
Our world is better now that he's dead. What comes next is whatever comes next. But in knowing what Il did in his lifetime, it's good that his life spent oppressing and enslaving others is now over.
Here are some videos about the dysfunctional cult-nation known as North Korea.
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