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Reasons to Admire North Korea

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Yes, I am a white racialist, and I admire North Korea. Let me explain.

North Korea—Not Communist

North Korea is not communist, plain and simple. Juche, the official state ideology of North Korea, can be roughly translated as “spirit of self-reliance.” Kim Jong Il, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, said the basis of Juche is the idea that “man is the master of everything and decides everything” [1].  Juche can also be understood as “always putting Korean things first.”[2] This is obviously more nationalist than communist. In 2009 North Korea officially stopped using the term communism to describe itself and removed it from the constitution. Additionally, they inserted the term “Songun” into the constitution, which emphasizes the powerful position of the North Korean military in the government, and posits that it is model for society to emulate.

Militarism—Required for Independence


The most common criticism of North Korea is that it spends a huge amount on its military while its people starve.  The US government estimates that North Korea spends roughly a quarter of its GNP on the military.[3] This puts North Korea at the top of the list for proportional military spending. What people don’t seem to understand is that North Korea’s radical autarkist ideology—in other words, its refusal to bow to the international financial order (putting Korea first)—absolutely requires that national defense be put first. Without a powerful military North Korea could not exist. So yes, North Korea accepts what little aid it can get and has struggled to adequately feed some portions of its population, but that is the price of independence for them, and they are willing to pay it—and for that alone the North Koreans get my respect. Whatever you can say about the North Koreans, you cannot say they are weak. Their will is strong, and they seem willing to die to maintain their independence.

Another misconception is that North Korea is a puppet state somehow controlled by China. Although historically China had great influence on North Korea, the relationship has been strained in recent decades, and North Korea has made it clear that it is no puppet state. China continues to be North Korea’s sole ally because of lucrative trade,[4] historic friendship, and the fact that North Korea, were it desperate enough, could be very problematic for China. There is no doubt that China enjoys some influence, but North Korea remains a firmly independent nation.  If this isn’t made clear enough by their ultra-nationalism, their ethnocentrism surely drives it home.

North Korea—Racist?


According to B. R. Myers, the North Korean ideology maintains that “the Korean people are too pure-blooded, and so too virtuous to survive in this evil world without a great parental leader.”[5] He also asserts that in addition to feeling that foreign races are inferior, the North Korean government “occasionally criticizes the Jews’ influence on world affairs.”[6] Following in the footsteps of hyper-nationalist movements of the past, the North Korean government has established the belief that its people are uniquely intelligent, strong-willed, and superior in many ways to foreign races. The Japanese (their close racial cousins), had very similar beliefs before being defeated in the Second World War. Myers actually believes the Koreans adopted their racial beliefs from the “fascist Japanese” during Japan’s occupation of Korea. Regardless of their claims of superiority, or from whom they might have borrowed it, the average North Korean IQ of 105 is one of the highest in the world.[7] South Korea is reported to have an average IQ one point higher, at 106, which is almost certainly due to the population having greater access to resources. Keep in mind the severe sanctions North Korea is operating under.

While I don’t agree with the extent of the state-control of the economy in North Korea (i.e. controlling consumption), I certainly have no loyalty to the capitalist system, which I see as racially corrosive, among other things. And let us not forget the whole reason the United States got involved in the Korean civil war was to defend (or impose) capitalism and by extension the ruling international financial order.

Essentially I admire North Korea because it is in direct opposition to the hostile ruling elite in the West and the globalist destruction of distinct peoples and nations. North Korea is the only ethno-nationalist state opposing the current world order, and as long as it exists, it will stand as an example (and a possible future ally) for ethnic and racial nationalists everywhere, especially those of us in the West who see the only hope for our people in the destruction of the current world order.


1. “On the Juche Idea,” The People’s Korea 31, March 1982: 11.

2. Bruce Cummings, Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History (New York: W.W. Norton, 2005), p. 414..

3. “North Korea .” U.S. Department of State, September 29,. 2010,

4. Keith B. Richburg, “In Chinese border town, trade with North Korea can be lucrative but problematic,” Washington Post, November 26, 2010,

5. Richburg, 2.

6. Richburg, 2.

7. Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen. “Richard Lynn—Intelligence and the Wealth and Poverty of Nations,”


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  1. LEW
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    North Korea does not merit unqualified support from White racialists simply because they oppose the global order. Their methods of population control alone are chilling.

    defectors continue to report that North Korea maintains a record of consistent, severe human rights violations, stemming from the government’s total control over all activity. All sources of media, such as radio, television, and news organizations, are controlled by the government and heavily censored. Correspondence is strictly monitored and Internet use is limited to the political elite. Cellular phone access is limited to an internal network; international calls are deemed illegal except for the political elite. North Korea is ranked second to last on the World Press Freedom Index. Reported human rights abuses include arbitrary and lengthy imprisonment, torture and degrading treatment, poor prison conditions (including cases of starvation), forced labor, public executions, prohibitions or severe restrictions on freedom of speech, the press, movement, assembly, religion, and privacy, denial of the right of citizens to change their government, and suppression of workers’ rights. Cases of starvation have been repeatedly documented.

  2. Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    I recommend this recent book for a mindblowing look at N, Korea:

    The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters by B. R. Meyers

    “In his new survey of North Korean propaganda, The Cleanest Race, B.R. Myers insists that the ongoing support of the North Korean public for the regime doesn’t reflect any great faith in communism. Instead, he argues, it is rooted in a kind of paranoid racial nationalism adapted from the Japanese fascism that flourished before World War II…. Myers feels that the racialism at the heart of the regime’s ideology will sustain it even as it fails to provide the prosperity it promises.”
    –Laura Miller,

  3. Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    The enemy of my enemy…is not necessarily my friend. Everything about North Korea stinks in the mind, particularly the murderous collectivism. Find another exemplar. How about Zionist Israel? Now there is a “nation” that is about nothing but racial self-interest and, through a combination of brains, $$$$$$$$$, and chutzpah, currently rules the world. Like whites once did.

  4. FORP
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    Well, most may not like North Korea, but I suspect you’ll find more than one White Nationalist who believes that we’ll need a transition period where we are similar to North Korea — a police-state period to “educate” a generation of people and ethnically purify the nation.

    I do think it is sad though that such a high IQ people are living in such a terrible situation for such a long time. At this point, I think the system in North Korea isn’t about protecting race, but rather protecting an elite that is living high and enjoying western technology and other goods brought in from China and Russia. The leader of the country had his kid educated in Switzerland — not exactly a sign that they hate the West.

    Removing our military bases from South Korea would be a good step in letting the Koreans resolve their problems on their own.

    • LEW
      Posted November 29, 2010 at 4:29 am | Permalink

      I’d be shocked if there is a single WN anywhere other than the author of this article willing to offer such unqualified and glowing admiration of North Korea. The author objects to their intrusive economic controls and nothing else. Rulers who care about, love and desire to protect their people don’t practice such violent inhumanity, brutality and cruelty against those same people. They allow mass starvation not to maintain racial purity but so a handful of oligarchs can enjoy the good life. And proposing a WN alliance with North Korea is lunacy. It is damn near impossible for an American to even set foot in North Korea, much less work with the North Koreans. The proposal is akin to suggesting an alliance with Al Queada (sp?). Not only is it a horrible, unworkable, poorly thought out idea, it might draw the attention of the FBI. If North Korea passes on a nuke to some faction of Islamic butchers in the Middle East or sets off a nuke on Western soil, the nuke will likely be used to slaughter our innocent kinsmen rather than anyone directly responsible for the global order. This article is not well reasoned, is purely political in nature and therefore does not challenge the reigning cultural hegemony and does nothing to articulate an inspiring vision for WNs or elite Whites in general.

      • Greg Johnson
        Posted November 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

        LEW, I think you are reading too much into this article.

        First of all, I published two pieces by different authors who find North Korea interesting for the same reasons.

        Second, neither of them is unqualifiedly enthusiastic about NK. Personally, it sounds like hell to me. But all I know about NK comes from the western media, the same people who lie systematically about everything else. So why take their writing on NK without skepticism?

        Third, the idea of an alliance–though theoretically possible, because of a convergence of interests–is impossible at this stage, not for the reasons that you give, but simply because White Nationalists have absolutely no power, and sovereign states do not choose powerless allies.

        But in a subjective sense, I think it is possible to root for NK, as I root for Iran and once rooted for Iraq. I am glad to see any society stand up against global homogenization and capitalism. But that does not mean that I would like to live in them or can endorse anything else about them besides that fact.

        I do think that any alternative view of the globalist establishment’s maligned pariah states contributes to our mission. It gives people a glimpse of alternative outlooks and gives them a sense of the all-encompassing nature of the propaganda to which they are subjected.

  5. Andrew
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 3:47 am | Permalink

    I have no wise and all-encompassing answers to the horrendous challenges facing us White Folk. And I can respect the commitment of the North Korean people to protect their racial identity. But there is nothing else in their tyrannical, collectivist culture to which I can relate.

    Principles of individual liberty, free markets (which, we must remember, are far different from the fascist corporate capitalism and the fraudulent, forced-backed, debt-based monopoly-controlled fiat central banking system we now see in the failed socialist democracies of Europe and America), the sanctity of private property, technological innovation, unfettered scientific inquiry, bold engineering ventures, ideals of self-responsibility, individual self-reliance, deep distrust of coercive authority, unparalleled cultural attainment in music, architecture, philosophy, and the fine arts, religious tolerance, voluntary extra-state generosity toward our fellows (even those of other races) – all our shortcomings and intra-fraternal conflicts notwithstanding – are some of the hallmarks of our White legacy, one which we have allowed ourselves to be duped into surrendering to parasites and sociopaths bent on greed and power.

    While Mr. Paulson makes a valid point regarding the stubborness of NK’s apparent, though not proven, resistance to the evil NWO, I respectfully submit that its model would be sheer hell for the sensitive White Soul.


    • RJ Moore
      Posted January 12, 2016 at 4:39 am | Permalink

      NS and elements of Fascism and the anti-capitalist right always strike me as missing the point; individualism, science and private property with strictly limited legal power are some of the most ‘white’ of any civilizational traits, and if the ‘solution’ to Western dissolution is to become superstition-mongering Chinese-wannabees I think I’ll take the Apocalypse any day. Hermit Kingdoms may be okay for little penninsula people, but any ‘white man’ satisfied with such an existence should get out of the gene pool, there is enough white ignorant parochialism among liberals without promoting it as a ‘value’ for the Right. Faust > YHWH

  6. Brian
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Great article! Another reason the Jew controlled Western governments dislike the North Koreans is their providing military assistance to countries like Syria and Iran – More enemies of the hate state Israel

  7. Greg Paulson
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Admiring certain aspects of a government and people does not imply an endorsement of everything they do, and I certainly never said the North Korean government should be a model for the West.

    I am not a collectivist, but that doesn’t stop be from admiring a foreign people and government who are. Asians have always been more collectivist in nature, it is both arrogant and ignorant to think they should adopt Western systems of governments.

    Personally, I am not an individualist in the libertarian sense either. I think free markets, and capitalism as we know it need to go. I prefer the Fascist corporatism, or the something akin to the National Socialist model. Speaking in more general terms, I actually believe you can have both great individual freedom and collectivism simultaneously, though I don’t have the time and this is not the place to get into such matters. But these are just my preferences, and quite frankly they are irrelevant considering how far off we are from having the chance to implement them.

    The point I want to make is this: don’t read more into this article than is written.

    I wrote this article specifically because I knew many people are not of my opinion and I wanted to offer a different point of view.

    • LEW
      Posted November 30, 2010 at 6:33 am | Permalink

      Japan is also a good model. Apart from Japan’s problematic low birthrates, the Japanese have the closest existing system to my ideal for a White ethnostate.

  8. Greg Johnson
    Posted November 30, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

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