Tuesday, May 04, 2004
Personality cult. The distinction between socialistic (quack) economic ideas, autocratic rule and the megalomania of the leader can be hard to distinguish. The result of this toxic mix is sometimes maddening.
Scarcity This is a night-satellite photograph of a part of Asia. Notice the absence of lights in the happy-happy land of Kim Jong-Il. Everyone is "extremely happy in the prosperous North Korea" according to a governmental spokesperson.