USA: More Repressive Than North Korea (was Re: RES: a trip to North Korea)

Jim heartfield jim at
Wed Apr 26 02:15:13 PDT 2000

Much as I admire Yoshie's opposition to US imperialism, the argument that there is more liberty in N Korea than America strains credulity.

Indeed, it is a consequence of imperialism that domination of the developing world underwrites a measure of liberty at home.

Jailing large numbers of the population is a sign of failure, I agree. And no doubt a great many of those in prison have been framed, or victimised.

But there is still due process in US courts, rights for defendants, and juries, as far as I know.

To put it bluntly, I don't see a rush of people migrating to North Korean from the US, but I do see people migrating from East Asia to the US. Can they be so deluded?

In message <v04210101b52b7203639e@[]>, Yoshie Furuhashi <furuhashi.1 at> writes
>> >How ridiculous to claim that a genocidal, slave, male supremecist system
>> >allowed more dissent than N. Korea 2000.
>> >
>> >CB
>>Surely it is obviously I meant contemporary US society. Clearly, the US as
>>a slave society and genicidal towards native-Americans was much worse than
>>Communist North Korea.
>I'm afraid, Jacob, that you severely overestimate "contemporary US society."
>***** "Anger Grows as US Jails Its Two Millionth Inmate
>The Land of the Free Is Now home to 25% of the World's Prison Population"
>If America looks better to you than Cuba or even North Korea, you'd
>have to be white first of all. You also must have a good deal of
>money, and you have to value your money more than poor people's
>freedom from the police state. Or else you are simply uninformed
>about the extent of the American Panopticon.

-- Jim heartfield

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