Stalinism is the inevitable socialist management style.
Thirty officials of the North Korean regime who were involved in talks with South Korea have been executed or died in “staged traffic accidents,” … [I]n addition to the 30 who died in purges last year, a further 200 were rounded up in January this year by the State Security Agency as Pyongyang carried out the transfer of power from Kim Jong-il, [to] Kim Jong-un. Of those 200 … some were apparently executed and the remainder were sent to political prison camps. The gulag system presently contains an estimated 200,000 people in “horrific conditions,” the group said.
North Korea has a habit of executing bureaucrats who are perceived to have failed the regime, even though they are often merely carrying out the orders of higher-ranking officials or members of the ruling family. [more]
I’m gonna punch the next socialist dweeb who says, “Yeah, but this time it’ll work.”
No, jackass, socialism won’t work. It can’t work, because you can’t get there from here.
Tyranny is a reality canyon between freedom and utopia (Marxist or otherwise),
and progressivism is just an imaginary bridge.
In the US, on the other hand, even incompetent gov’t bureaucrats get bonuses.
Not sure that’s a better motivational tool, though.
Perhaps there’s a happy medium.
In Best Korea, when you get “thrown under the bus,” you really get thrown under a bus.