February 5, 2013

Phineas Fahrquar:

So, let’s make ourselves poor in order to fight a problem that does not exist. Right. If you look at it, this “idea” is at its heart misanthropic.

Originally posted on International Liberty:

Regular readers may remember last year when I shared some remarkably silly data from the “Happy Planet Index,” which supposedly showed the United States ranked below very poor nations such as Cuba, Albania, and Venezuela.

Red is unhappy

It turns out that nations got lower grades based on their energy consumption. And since energy usage is one of the key indicators of prosperity, that explains why the United States also trailed such global garden spots as Pakistan, Palestine, Iraq, Moldova, and Tajikistan.

Well, the authors of the Happy Planet Index are not the only ones who explicitly embrace stagnation and decline as a strategy to deal with so-called climate change. A leftist think tank in DC is now arguing that we should work less, which means we will produce less and consume less energy.

But that means we will earn less, and therefore consume less. In other words, they…

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Have I mentioned that North Korea is weird?

February 5, 2013

Here’s a recent propaganda video from the world’s largest prison camp masquerading as a nation, in which a sleeper dreams of what appears to be the North Korean “space program,” but culminates in a missile attack on New York City.

All set to the tune of “We are the World.” Really.

FOX News provides a translation of some of the captions:

“Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing,” reads a caption translated from Korean. “It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze with the fire started by itself.”

The video concludes with the young man saying his dream will “surely” come true. As of early Tuesday, it had been viewed more than 60,000 times.

“Despite all kinds of attempts by imperialists to isolate and crush us … never will anyone be able to stop the people marching toward a final victory,” a final caption reads.

Have I mentioned North Korea is weird?

via Real Clear World

EARLIER: It’s also the “Cannibal Kingdom.” Nothing amusing about that.

UPDATE: Ooopsie! It seems the Great People’s Propaganda Department also ripped off an American computer game to make this video. I think we know what they’ve been doing in the office, when the commissars weren’t watching.

UPDATE II: Well, you’ll just have to take my word for it; Activision filed a copyright complaint with YouTube and the video is gone. Fair warning to the guys in the Glorious People’s Video Department: the latest Dear Leader does not like people who make him look bad. Don’t be surprised if he drops a mortar on your heads.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


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