A news story that has not made a big splash in the United States is the overwhelming defeat of the Socialists in Australia. The extent of the defeat was so great that it’s been compared to Gen. George Custer’s Last Stand at the June 1876 Little Big Horn massacre. The American Thinker reports:
Some of the Seats lost by the socialists had been held by them for 100 years. The result means that the socialists will need some 15 years to re-build and may not warm the government benches for a generation.
Now if only our 2012 election will net similar results.
While the socialists were going down to defeat in Australia, President Obama was visiting South Korea. Someone handed him a pair of binoculars so he could look across the border into North Korea. And what did he see? The future of the United States if he, his fellow Democrats, and RINOs are not defeated in November.
The Stalinist remnant of the Cold War was, in Obama’s eyes, nothing but a nation which cannot make “anything of any use,” “doesn’t work,” and even its vaunted weapons exports were hardly state of the art.
“It is like you are in a time warp,” Obama said Sunday, after he toured a rocky border post in the demilitarized buffer zone that has split the Korean peninsula for longer than he has been alive.
“It is like you are looking across 50 years into a country that has missed 40 years or 50 years of progress,” Obama marveled later, after taking a helicopter back to teeming, prosperous Seoul, just 25 miles (40 kilometers) away. (Source)
Is this the first time President Obama was aware of the economic and social plight of the North Koreans? How could a Harvard-educated lawyer not know the devastating effects of the economic policies of the North Korean government? Hasn’t he seen the satellite shots of North and South Korea that show the nearly dark North Korea at night? The image is stunning.
Why is South Korea prosperous and why isn’t North Korea? The answer is simple: North Korea’s economy is centrally planned by the government. “There are almost no legal small businesses, but illegal small businesses are very common.”
The only thing keeping North Koreans alive is an illegal free economy run by small business owners, the same type of legal small business owners that the Obama administration is in the process of destroying in the United States.
Will President Obama’s North Korean experience change his policies? I doubt it. He will claim that the North Koreans didn’t implement their socialist policies the right way. President Obama and his friends will argue that can do a better job. You know, like in Cuba, the former Soviet Union, and Venezuela.