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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Lie of the day

Remember when we all thought Bill Kristol was a conservative?

His bitterness over Hillary -- excuse me, "Evan McMullin" -- not winning last year erupted today when he flat-out lied about President Trump.

Kristol tweeted, "Kim Jong-un presides over an unspeakably cruel and totalitarian regime. Trump is happy to insult him or (half-jokingly?) say he hopes to befriend him. The one thing Trump doesn't do is express revulsion at the regime and hope that the people of North Korea will one day be free."

John C. Nolte of Breitbart tweeted back a link to what President Trump told the General Assembly in South Korea this week. Some commentators said Trump's portrait of North Korea was too graphic.

From President Trump:
Workers in North Korea labor grueling hours in unbearable conditions for almost no pay. Recently, the entire working population was ordered to work for 70 days straight, or else pay for a day of rest.
Families live in homes without plumbing, and fewer than half have electricity. Parents bribe teachers in hopes of saving their sons and daughters from forced labor. More than a million North Koreans died of famine in the 1990s, and more continue to die of hunger today.
Among children under the age of five, nearly 30 percent of afflicted -- and are afflicted by stunted growth due to malnutrition. And yet, in 2012 and 2013, the regime spent an estimated $200 million -- or almost half the money that it allocated to improve living standards for its people -- to instead build even more monuments, towers, and statues to glorify its dictators.
What remains of the meager harvest of the North Korean economy is distributed according to perceived loyalty to a twisted regime. Far from valuing its people as equal citizens, this cruel dictatorship measures them, scores them, and ranks them based on the most arbitrary indications of their allegiance to the state. Those who score the highest in loyalty may live in the capital city. Those who score the lowest starve. A small infraction by one citizen, such as accidently staining a picture of the tyrant printed in a discarded newspaper, can wreck the social credit rank of his entire family for many decades.
An estimated 100,000 North Koreans suffer in gulags, toiling in forced labor, and enduring torture, starvation, rape, and murder on a constant basis.
In one known instance, a 9-year-old boy was imprisoned for 10 years because his grandfather was accused of treason. In another, a student was beaten in school for forgetting a single detail about the life of Kim Jong-un.
Soldiers have kidnapped foreigners and forced them to work as language tutors for North Korean spies.
In the part of Korea that was a stronghold for Christianity before the war, Christians and other people of faith who are found praying or holding a religious book of any kind are now detained, tortured, and in many cases, even executed.
North Korean women are forced to abort babies that are considered ethnically inferior. And if these babies are born, the newborns are murdered.
One woman’s baby born to a Chinese father was taken away in a bucket. The guards said it did not “deserve to live because it was impure.”
So why would China feel an obligation to help North Korea?
The horror of life in North Korea is so complete that citizens pay bribes to government officials to have themselves exported aboard as slaves. They would rather be slaves than live in North Korea.
To attempt to flee is a crime punishable by death. One person who escaped remarked, "When I think about it now, I was not a human being. I was more like an animal. Only after leaving North Korea did I realize what life was supposed to be."
And so, on this peninsula, we have watched the results of a tragic experiment in a laboratory of history. It is a tale of one people, but two Koreas. One Korea in which the people took control of their lives and their country, and chose a future of freedom and justice, of civilization, and incredible achievement. And another Korea in which leaders imprison their people under the banner of tyranny, fascism, and oppression. The result of this experiment are in, and they are totally conclusive.
Trump was specific for a reason: to humiliate the reunification-at-any-cost crowd. Such a deal would not be like reunifying East and West Germany because the two Koreas are too far apart to be equals.

Hillary never would give such a speech.

Ever.

Nor would she stand up to Kim's nuclear program, which mysteriously collapsed on October 10 when a tunnel collapsed killing 200 scientists and technicians.

Those who cheer Kim calling Trump a dotard side with a regime that rapes and enslaves people.

I do not lump Kristol in that group. I just wish he had done his homework on Trump, and paid attention to what is happening in the world.

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10 comments:

  1. Kristol is blinded by his hate. He is lost to me and the Weakly
    Standard...TG

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  2. so what if Trump had said he "wants NOk to be free". What would it have accomplished except make Bill feel good? NK will never be free unless China wills it so and most likely it never will. The whole sad mess is really a Chinese creation and for now in their own interests. Wishing hard doesn't seem to work in real life, at least it didn't for his jug band, Bill and the Haters, in 16.
    Bill is a Priest of the Only Path, defrocked by the temple faithful. He feels the need to vent his over stuffed spleen now and then. LIke most of his nebbish media he would not have a public existence if it wasn't for DT tweets. But like them he is not grateful, only rapacious for more.
    What would they do without DT? What does the junkyard dog do for his bone? We must ask Bill. Thankfully for Surberland I've run out of mixed metaphors

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    1. North Korea is a Chinese puppet. And Trump eating dinner in the Forbidden City was a message sent to the puppet.

      -Mikey NTH

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  3. William Kristol is a vile, disgusting, animate ball of pus -- the foul detritus oozing out after being rejected by the living body. We were supposed to think he was "conservative" simply because he liked seeing young men and women of all colors, who happened to be born into social strata beneath him, die in wars of choice he demanded we fight. He and Evan McMullin can go re-enact scenes from "The Kevin Spacey Story" with each other for all I care.

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    1. Kristol comes from Trotskyites. His "conservatism" was a ruse to facilitate its modification leftward. He is a globalist, the name for it in more precise periods of history being an international socialist or a communist. He was fine pretending to be "conservative" as long as the country was moving leftward beginning with the subversive Bush I. But once people began to wake up because Trump spoke to their misgivings and articulated for them how they were being screwed by a group who thought themselves above-it-all, Kristol let the mask fall.

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  4. His hate for Trump is eating his brain.

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  5. Heh. Bill K. thought he was organizing a 2 Minute Hate session for President Trump; but he's put himself front and center, and is receiving what he thought as going to be aimed at another.

    The next step in the process is, "Bill Kristol? Never heard of him." Which is what he fully deserves!

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  6. Kristol is not and never was a Conservative. He is a Neo Conservative. Big difference. Neo Conservatives are Trotskyists who have managed to fool the American public by adding the word "conservative" to their name. There is nothing conservative about them.

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  7. Kristol has more then proven his hate and lack of integrity where the Trump administration is concerned. He is feeling his elitist position sliding away and is desperate to try and remain relevant in todays politic arena and is failing daily.

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