RON HART: Jang-o Unchained: Kim Jung Un offs his uncle

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 04:46 PM.

The plight of the people of North Korea under command-and-control rule should be educational to anyone paying attention. Man will always want to control others by any means necessary. It can be done by a Communist dictator or by religious fanatics, like in Iran. It can also be done slowly, via populist politicians who engage in class warfare and "give" people health care. It never ends well for a country.

Embarrassed by its dysfunctional Communist economy, Un said that his country has developed a smart phone. It turns out the phone was built in China and shipped to North Korea. In fact, when you ask Siri a question, it turns you in to the police.  

To further control the citizenry, there is no Internet in North Korea. Men actually have to go to strip clubs and buy drinks if they want to see a woman naked.

Those concerned about the regulators, czars, ObamaCare and heavy-handed government measures need not worry. Jay Carney's North Korean counterpart said that there was a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea at which Uncle Jang was found guilty of crimes that day, and  executed that afternoon. So it sounds like he got a fair hearing. 

Ron Hart is a syndicated op-ed humorist, author and TV/radio commentator.   Email or at visit



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