Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Pariah State on the verge of collapse!

A well researched article talking about life in the pariah state.
http://www.time.com/time/asia/covers/1101021104/story.html

You would think from the pictures of smiling people, grandeur of national day celebrations especially the parade and high level of safety from crime that the system is sustainable....but it is really falling apart for the following reasons:

1. There are a selected elites of people who enjoy better life than the poor ordinary peasant. It is despicable that while the peasants hardly have enough to make ends meet, the elites live in luxury.

2. Prices keep increasing while the pay of ordinary people remain stagnant.

3. The govt uses information control to keep the people ignorantly 'blissful'.

4. All protests are disallowed and hidden problems fester .....never get surfaced.

5. Citizens have been emigrating to other countries to escape the state.

6. The leader who is the son of the former leader is not well qualified. Many of his policies have failed. Positions given to family members are viewed negatively.

7. State resources for development are allocated based on political loyalty. Those who are found to be most loyalty (tomatos) get more than those who are not (grapes).

8. Serious problems are hidden from public view and western media is frowned upon and forbiddened. Govt relies on state media to control the people.

9. Opposition to govt is heavily repressed and is hence very weak.

I believe N. Korea will collapse soon. The system they put in place is just not sustainable....that is why they keep firing those missles to scare their neighbors. It could be a way of distracting its own populace from internal problems.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad Singapore's Government isn't like what you've describe.

Packrat said...

I was laughing my head off at the punchline...Good one.

Anonymous said...

"...that is why they keep firing those missles to scare their neighbors."

Ha ha, I like this sentence. By the way, missles that made of 'words and came out from the mouth' can scared neighbors too.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant double entendre!

Whispers from the heart said...

Lucky Tan,

You have outdone yourself!

Thanks for a wonderful reminder that we Singaporeans are so lucky!!!

Anonymous said...

I am also glad that Singapore is not like NK. We have a more open press compared to NK (140th vs NK 147th) which will always publish happy news to make us happy

Sharky said...

That's why we're damn lucky we're singaporeans! god bless the lee family.

Anonymous said...

Good one I can see the parallel....

Blueheeler - the dog that sniffs out fishy news said...

Hmmm, since when did your blog concern itself with Korean issues? Hahahaa. Singaporeans have great big 'peanuts' to look forward to, unlike the poor, repressed North Koreans.

S'pore's esteemed White Knights shall FEER-lessly lead us on the arduous march towards glorious freedom and our unrelenting search to achieve 'happiness, prosperity and progress' for our Motherland!

Anonymous said...

Wow, it's so much like singa-bloody-pore, same storyline, wahahaha...

Anonymous said...

This site has evolved.

Freemason said...

Thank goodness the little island isnt like that state, by gish, wat would we do ???

Freemason said...

oh Lucky, may i add one item you forgot about N Korea item 10) their GDP growth is negative, their unemployment is insanely high, ppl are dying so the elite can live, and its , well, the top secret !

Anonymous said...

Hmm...Singapore is a Communist country after all.....

Anonymous said...

If a system fail the people....its about time to review it.