Race, Sex, and North Korea

May 9, 2014 11:30 AM

By now anyone who reads this blog is probably already aware of the last North Korean outburst, this one describing President Obama as “a crossbreed with unclear blood” who “does not even have the basic appearances of a human being…[He] still has the figure of a monkey while the human race has evolved through millions of years.” And just to give themselves a bit of plausible deniability, KCNA conjured up some man-on-the-street to whom it could attribute this last gem: “It would be perfect for Obama to live with a group of monkeys in the world’s largest African natural zoo and lick the breadcrumbs thrown by spectators.” Sweet.

“Serious” people here in Washington may be tempted to tut-tut this as regrettable political theatre aimed at an internal audience but it would be wrong to dismiss it as nothing more than that: the North Korean regime is obsessed with race and sex and it is reflective in their policies. Kudos to Josh Stanton for first uncovering this crap.

Anyone who has any questions about how seriously the regime takes its racial superiority myth and doesn’t want to read 200 pages of The Cleanest Race should just take a quick look at the hate-filled filth KCNA spewed at the time of Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward’s visit to South Korea (for example “Rodong Sinmun Censures Theory of "Multiracial Society”), reminiscent of the Nürnberg rallies, or remind themselves of the North Korean practice, now technically illegal, of performing infanticide or forced abortions on pregnant North Korean women repatriated from China and suspected of carrying binational children. And note: the reference to the Nazis is neither unintentional or taken lightly—while I do not attribute to the North Koreans the global ambitions of Nazi Germany, I do think that ideologically the Kim regime is the closest thing we have today to the Third Reich.

Comments

Roland

The Third Reich wanted to conquer the world. Who wants that in our days ? It´s definetively not North Korea.

Richard

So, how does conservative Dennis Rodman fit into this?

Roland

Good question, Richard.
I want to add: And what´s about the signing ceremony recently in Pyongyang on cooperation in various fields with Nigeria ? Nigerian delegation was very, very black skinned.

Ben

What I wonder is this: the Korean article about Obama is immeasurably more offensive than the English language piece, although the latter was already despicable. They did not translate the Korean article in English, presumably because they knew that it would be too offensive (when they want really something to be known, they'll also publish it in English on the KCNA or Rodong Sinmun website).
But why did they publish the said offensive article in Korean in the first place, considering nobody in North Korea has access to the internet except for a very small portion of the elite?

Horace Jeffery ...

Marcus Noland: "I do not attribute to the North Koreans the global ambitions of Nazi Germany."
Roland: "The Third Reich wanted to conquer the world. Who wants that in our days?"
I'm guessing, Roland, you don't mean Russia or China because they will probably be satisfied grabbing only some land from their neighbors, and since Marcus already excluded the North Koreans, you must be thinking of various jihadi groups, right? They're the only ones who openly admit to it, anyway.
Jeffery Hodges
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