Monday, October 16, 2006

Forced Abortion in North Korea

From an article on World Net Daily:
A growing body of testimony is vindicating President Bush's charge that North Korea is a member of the "axis of evil" – refugees are reporting the killing of disabled infants and forced abortions of babies believed fathered by Chinese men in an obsessive program based on mystical notions of Korean racial superiority.

[…] "There are no people with physical defects in North Korea," said Ri Kwang-chol, a North Korean doctor who escaped last year. Babies with defects are killed by medical staff and quickly buried, he told the London Times.

Among the "physical defects" that will get a baby killed – even one in the womb – is being half-Chinese.

Han Myong-suk, a 30-year-old woman who escaped twice and who was helped to find sanctuary in a third country by Helping Hands Korea, an American Christian group, had her baby forcibly aborted following her return to North Korea after being sold by traffickers to a Chinese farmer. Five months pregnant when the Beijing government deported her, Han was interned in a detention camp for women.

Merciful God – pray for this woman who has been about as close to hell as you can get while still breathing.

"I defied the order to abort the fetus the prison authorities contemptuously called a 'Chinese Chink' and was badly beaten and kicked in my belly by a guard," Han said. She still remembers the guard's name.

After a week of resistance, Han said she was taken to the prison clinic and "in a most blunt manner they extracted the dead child from my body."

Other witnesses described pregnant women being returned from China and taken to a clinic where labor was induced and the infant suffocated or left to die in a box with other infants in front of their mothers.

"Guards would say the mothers had to see and hear their babies die because they were Chinese," a report by the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea said, noting that the murdered infants were known as "children of betrayers."

"It's vital to recognize that 'juche' – the dogma of self-reliance – is not a theory but a cult and that Kim is worshipped as the leader of a religion," a veteran western diplomat who negotiated with the North Koreans on 19 visits told the Times. "These Koreans genuinely believe they are a master race and that the peninsula will be united under the rule of the Kim dynasty."

Despite the organizational trappings of a communist state – a Supreme People's Assembly, a presidium, a cabinet and the Korean Workers' party – North Korea is a one-man military dictatorship founded on clan rule, blood ties, mystical ideas of racial superiority and deification of Kim, the diplomat said. This reality explains Kim's deepening estrangement from its Marxist neighbor, China.

Okay – so how exactly does that differ from other communist states, which are historically either one-man military dictatorships (as in Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, Mao, and Fidel), or committee-led military dictatorships (Brezhnev, Gorbachev, the current Chinese government)?

I guess the Master Race will reach its eugenic fruition when it produces an entire nation of guys who are clones of Kim Jong (Mentally) Il. The mental image of 23,000,000 Kims is going to make it hard to sleep tonight.

On the other hand, this may be grounds for peace and understanding. After all, if the North Koreans are aborting all their defective children, doesn’t that make them just like us? Perhaps instead of an ambassador, we should just send them a representative of Planned Parenthood.