Thursday, February 06, 2003

Kim Jong-Il, meet, Mr. Ceausescu: The source ( may not be reliable, but a Japanese news agency is reporting a pending collapse of the Communist regime in North Korea. A report the news agency obtained -- which it claims is an internal document circulated among Communist Party officials -- says such Western influences as haircuts, short skirts, and popular songs are undermining the party's thought-control and indoctrination, and that a renewed effort at re-education is needed to prevent social "unrest." North Koreans are even seeing fortune tellers, rather than meditating on party dogma. The story could be bogus, but it would help explain Pyongyang's bellicose postures toward the civilized world.

Via Instapundit.

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