|"What do you mean the rebels looted|
Actually, I only want to focus on two of them, and they're in the news all the time: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Kim Jong Il of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. I used the "official," country names for a reason. As usual I hate to point out the obvious, but both of these totalitarian states try to seem democratic or republican just by throwing in those words into their names. Fun fact, an Iranian will not refer to his or her country as Iran, but will actually refer to it as the "Islamic Republic."
These societies intrigue me, because I always wonder how much of the people actually support their regimes. In the DPRK, I imagine that it's pretty brutal, and that the people would rather just accept their lot and live rather than be thrown in a secret prison. I know that in Iran there's a lot of youth upstarts, but why doesn't it go anywhere?
Anyway, Ahmadinejad is a fucking wacko. He supports their theocracy, we know that he's likely trying to obtain nuclear weapons, he's constantly defiant on international issues, he's a Holocaust denier, and he thinks that Israel is a "rotting corpse," that should be annihilated, along with all the Jews in it. And the best part is that he has no problem saying any of this out in the open.
|" . . . but seriously, fuck all those Jews."|
And then there's Kim Jong Il. You have to question the sanity of a world leader who stars in his own music videos. You also have to question the sanity of someone who's constantly threatening nuclear holocaust, all the while knowing that using nuclear weapons would pretty much doom him and his entire regime. Either all of his threats are hollow, or he's actually insane.
Kim could be bipolar as well. One minute he's threatening us with righteous nuclear holy war, or some such shit, and the next minute he wants to just sit down and talk it all out. It's always like daddy just hit mommy at the dinner table, and he's trying to appologize so we don't go blabbing to a social worker.
|This photo still leaves me speechless.|