North Korea is the world’s last manufacturer of vintage Stalinist boilerplate, as this 2003 story about the recently deceased defector Hwang Jang Yop demonstrates so beautifully. I think that economic protectionists and historical preservationists need to put their heads together and develop a rationale for preserving this almost lost art of rhetoric. As they say in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, “This is really enough to make even a cat to laugh.”
Pyongyang, November 7 (KCNA) — U.S. hard-line conservatives were reported to have arranged the visit of ugly-looking Hwang Jang Yop to the U.S. from October 27 to November 4 for such anti-DPRK burlesques as “hearing”, “interviews” and a “lecture.” They took him to different places to let him make malignant remarks such as “dictatorship abusing human rights” and solicit the U.S. not to offer any “security assurances” so that the political system in the DPRK may “collapse.”
As already known, Hwang, by nature, is human scum as he defected to the south in quest of profligacy and his own pleasure leaving behind his own family and relatives and unhesitatingly betraying his own motherland that had protected his own life.
It is not hard to guess what such a runaway would say as he has inveterate bitterness towards the system in the DPRK.
His jargon is the shrill cry on his deathbed.
What matters is that the neo-conservatives in the U.S. earnestly waited for him and arranged all sorts of “interviews” almost everyday during his visit to hear that dirty and silly guy talk nonsense.
Leading members of the International Relations Committee of the House of Representatives, senior officials of the State Department and leading officials concerned of the Department of Inter-Security and other neo-conservatives in the U.S. vied with one another to hear him just as bluebottles gathered around rotten meat. They seemed to have nothing to do.
They arranged “hearings” one after another to listen to Hwang, who can hardly be considered as a human being as he is unable to make an objective judgement of reality, bereft of faculty of independent thinking. This is really enough to make even a cat to laugh. It is deplorable that those who puff themselves up in the political circle in the U.S. behaved so. This proves that they are worse than Hwang, the human trash without an equal in the world.
We know that the U.S. hard-line conservatives are unparalleled in their belligerency and most vulgar in political and moral aspects. But the recent mean farce staged by them reinforced this conviction.
They set the stage for Hwang to blow a trumpet agitating hostility toward the DPRK. But no one will lend an ear to such a sheer piffle about human rights if one is a man of reason.
No wonder even U.S. media termed his remarks as untimely nonsense far away from reality.
U.S. conservative hard-liners sought to break the single-hearted unity of the people in the DPRK and bring down the political system there by using Hwang for escalating the anti-DPRK smear campaign. But this is as foolish an act as trying to beat the air.
No matter how desperately they may work to destroy the DPRK, the faith and will of the Koreans vigorously advancing to build a great prosperous powerful nation true to the Songun politics will remain unshaken.
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