Socialism Killed Kim Jong Il

The bad news is that Socialism kills. The good news is that it sometimes kills Socialist dictators.

Like our own Socialist dictators, Kim Jong Il had bet big on shovel ready infrastructure projects. And like all Socialist projects, this one didn’t work too well. North Korean infrastructure projects, like Soviet and Chinese infrastructure projects, tend to be rushed and poorly executed. Because Socialism doesn’t work.

The plant in Huichon, Jagang Province, was built to solve the chronic power shortage in the Korea’s capital Pyongyang, meeting around half of the city’s energy needs.

Kim Jong-il was said to have visited the dam at least eight times since construction began in 2009.

State media claimed the ‘heroic task’ of building the plant was finished in three years – seven years ahead of schedule.

The dam is reported to be more than 300ft high and 1,800ft wide and capable of storing 850 million cubic metres of water.

An anonymous source said the problem was more than ‘just a crack’, and added: ‘The safety of the entire dam was in question’.

The news was the ‘final straw’ for Kim Jong-il, who had also been told about serious defects in other key steel and textile projects.

Socialist dictators think that they can give an order and change reality. They are wrong and coping with that realization proved fatal to the Socialist dictator.

The dictator, who was believed to have been 70 and had ruled the country for 17 years, had been treated by French specialists for a stroke caused by alcohol and stress.

North Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported: ‘After being briefed about the leak, Kim Jong-il lambasted officials and ordered them to repair it.

‘He rushed to make an on-site inspection of the facility unable to contain his anger and died suddenly.’

Faced with yet another Socialist failure, caused by his own refusal to recognize any external reality but his own power, Kim Jong Il raged and died. Like every Socialist dictator before him, from Lenin onward, Kim Jong Il was forced to confront his own inability to reshape the world to his liking… and it killed him.

  • Lady_Dr

    Glad to hear it. I hope his heir takes note!

  • slider 96

    Dont know what kind of comparison you are attempting , but N. Korea has no comparison on the face of the earth , possibly you are thinking of the Evil Ming of the Planet Mungo .

  • slider 96

    Kinda Strange how you use the term "all socialist projects " … you mean like Eisenhowers Interstate Highway Syatem , Hoover Dam , Public Library System , State University Systems ,public transportation ?
    Dictators can not change physics , let alone reality . The damn failed due to shoddy work and unrealistic time restraints . Il's heart failed due to poor health and a most likely poor medical system .

    • John

      any one of the guys working on any of the jobs you mentioned in the U.S.A could walk away at any second without getting punished or shot . Not so for an individual at any project in N. Korea . Think a bit slither96.

      • Michael

        That's not really relevant to his criticism. "Socialism" is not an absolute term and it does not translate to "North Korea", or even "evil despotic anti-individual government".

        Any government infrastructure project is a form of socialism. So is public education (available in every single developed country). And public health (available in every single developed country bar one).

  • slider 96

    poor health kiled Il

  • slider 96

    Poor workmanship caused his damn to leak

    • Clete Torres

      Poor spelling caused us to consider you illiterate.

  • DebbieOhio912

    I want a Kim Jong II doll.

  • Mary Sue

    Sounds like Socialism is killing Chavez too, if Castro isn't just Punking the world with false hope.

  • Ghostwriter

    Secretly,there were many North Koreans who were happy this creep died. This man was a jerk and deserved what he got.

    • ghost?

      how do you know, madam? i never met him in person. i believe none of the others here did. remember WMD, read too much into the western propaganda, you risk being brain washed in a commie state. or you are just one of those, may i say, coalition of the willing?

  • eee

    chosun ilbo is one of the biggest South Korean news agency not North Korea

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I'm quoting, not reporting. Obviously it's not NK. NK's propaganda service is rudimentary.

      But I don't feel like altering someone else's quotes.

  • UCSPanther

    Ray Anderson's song "Joe Stalin Kicked The Bucket" comes to mind here…

    Someone should make a song about Kim Jong Il's death as well.

  • korean

    Chosun Ilbo is a South Korean newspaper.

  • @sushilpershad

    Are we see the beginning of The End Of Socialism.??

  • Olav Muurlink

    I think the author doesn't understand the distinction between socialism and other varieties of politics. The majority of the most livable countries in the world have, more or less, socialist governments–countries like Canada, Australia, Holland, France, New Zealand. Obama is trying to make America somewhat socialist by introducing measures like universal health care, which other civilised countries (including 'backward' countries like Cuba….and Australia, Canada etc..) adopted long ago. Good luck to him.

  • John

    This article is as bad as North Korean news propaganda. A leaky dam caused him to rage and die? I think it's more likely he succumbed to poor health and lifestyle like most men around the world his age.