1.28.2013

Seriously, though? Really?

Somewhere in Hollywood, an obscure, irrelevant director/screenwriter is jumping for joy. From the Independent:
Reports from inside the secretive famine-hit pariah state, North Korea, claim a man has been executed after murdering his two children for food.

The grim suggestion that North Koreans are turning to cannibalism were reported by the Asia Press, and published in the Sunday Times.

They claim a 'hidden famine' in the farming provinces of North and South Hwanghae has killed 10,000 people, and there are fears that cannibalism is spreading throughout the country.

The reports come as sanctions are tightened against the backdrop of angry rhetoric over missile testing.

In one particularly disturbing report, a man was said to have dug up his grandchild's corpse. Other lurid reports included the suggestion that some men boiled their children before eating them.

Asia Press is a specialist news agency based in Osaka, Japan, which claims to have recruited a network of "citizen journalists" inside North Korea. The reports are considered credible.

Interviews have led Asia Press to conclude that more than 10,000 people have probably died in North and South Hwanghae provinces, south of Pyongyang, the capital.

North Korea has not confirmed or denied any reports of the deaths.

One informant, based in South Hwanghae, said: "In my village in May, a man who killed his own two children and tried to eat them was executed by a firing squad.

"While his wife was away on business he killed his eldest daughter and, because his son saw what he had done, he killed his son as well. When the wife came home, he offered her food, saying: 'We have meat.'

"But his wife, suspicious, notified the Ministry of Public Security, which led to the discovery of part of their children's bodies under the eaves."

Jiro Ishimaru, from Asia Press said: 'Particularly shocking were the numerous testimonies that hit us about cannibalism.'

Another of the citizen journalists, Gu Gwang-ho, said: "There was an incident when a man was arrested for digging up the grave of his grandchild and eating the remains."

A middle ranking official of the ruling Korean Workers Party said: "In a village in Chongdan county, a man who went mad with hunger boiled his own child, ate his flesh and was arrested"

A new UN agreement, passed on Tuesday, extended sanctions already imposed on North Korea after it held nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009.

The current rise in tensions and extension of sanctions follows Pyonyang's defiant decision to push ahead with a long-range rocket launch on December 12 - insisting it was a peaceful mission to place a satellite in orbit.

Despite the insistence of the regime that the test was peaceful the rest of the world saw it as a banned ballistic missile test.

The United States, supported by Japan and South Korea, spearheaded the new UN resolution.

This week North Korea once again raised the level of rhetoric over sanctions, threatening war with its neighbours in the south saying: "If the South Korean puppet regime of traitors directly participates in the so-called UN 'sanctions', strong physical countermeasures would be taken," the North's Committee for Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland said.
You folks understand my concern, right? Like...I'm not crazy, right?  Because after this, I half-expect Olympus Has Fallen to be followed with some random, God-awful horror/gore/zombie apocalypse-type flick set in North Korea that'll win a long string of Golden Raspberry Awards.

25 comments:

  1. "Holy sh*t!" at the reports, though. Jesus have mercy! So starved that you turn on your children? That's some Old Testament-level horror......damn. >_< Man, North Korea is in worse shape than I thought if even one of those reports is true.

    And, yes, I would be surprised if some hack writer isn't roughing out a screenplay on this right now.

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    1. That's some Old Testament-level horror

      ...You didn't.

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    2. LOL! Look, man, I was a bored 12 year old who used to read the Old Testament almost every morning before class started. From straight-up war crimes*, to the famine-stricken Israelites being driven to eat their children more than a couple times after God had it up to here with their b.s., I concluded that Hollywood had NOTHING on those ancient writers. Or real-life, apparently. Sweet Lawd!

      *'murder the men and boys, take the unmarried virgins as spoils, kill all the married and non-virgin women, and gut the pregnant women' of enemy tribes, allegedly on God's orders. O_O No folks, I'm not making this up.

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    3. Which book is that? I want to read that. Is it in the book of Judges?

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    4. It could be Judges, but I cannot recall exactly which book(s) I encountered those stories in. I know that they were definitely Old Testament tales, and they never left my mind. Quite a number of 'WTF?!' moments. O_O

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    5. Now I definitely have to reread the Old Testament

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    6. So I just asked my pastor and he said that it happened but it was never on God's orders

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    7. The last thing I'll ever do is argue the Bible with a pastor, so I'll let his answer reign.

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  2. I'll be honest, i laughed when i read:
    "Somewhere in Hollywood, an obscure, irrelevant director/screenwriter is jumping for joy. From the Independent: Reports from inside the secretive famine-hit pariah state, North Korea, claim a man has been executed after murdering his two children for food."

    But i've finished the article now. Although I'm shocked I am NOT surprised. Before I went o my mini Asia trip I did so much research on Korea and the war. And from the sounds of the regime, there are extreme areas like that. Mainly when you hear testimonies from defectors who were in the goulag type camps do you get this sort of extreme behavior.

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    1. I believe it, especially after watching Camp 14: Total Control Zone on Netflix 2 weeks ago. One of the defectors who was born in the camps that escaped was telling what went down and they also interviewed the guards who also escaped. Just horrible.

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  3. If all of these incidences are true in what is coming out of North Korea, it's sad and inhumane. I also will agree with you about this. Now that this piece of news. The more somber news like this come out,the more morbid ideas and movies will come as a result of it.

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  4. "While his wife was away on business he killed his eldest daughter and, because his son saw what he had done, he killed his son as well. When the wife came home, he offered her food, saying: 'We have meat.'

    Um...how did the rest of that conversation go?

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    1. I'm wondering! Like he didn't expect her to notice the children weren't around.

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    2. How about, they wouldn't need a firing squad.

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  5. "If the South Korean puppet regime of traitors directly participates in the so-called UN 'sanctions', strong physical countermeasures would be taken," the North's Committee for Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland said."

    ...and then they wonder why they keep getting sanctions...

    The sad part is that all of this is going on and is obvious that their "Leader" would rather keep people dying just not to give in, not even an inch. Who knows how many people have died in all these years.

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  6. The cannibalism thing reported in North Korea is not new to me, I've read something similar last year. No wonder why they risk their lives and those of their relatives by trying to go abroad for a better life.
    If it's really true, then I can only blame the government. When you starve, not for days but for months, it can mess with your mind. I don't justify those fathers, not one bit. But I can see why they resorted to that. I read somewhere that South Koreans started eating dogs because of poverty decades ago...so, if their Northern counterparts don't even have healthy dogs to eat... *scary*

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  7. In my opinion sounds more like "excuses" to give America another reason to "rescue" them by declaring war. Sorry. They did that with my country so many times.

    Btw found an interesting video wanted to know your thoughts
    http://xfinity.comcast.net/video/is-new-volkswagen-ad-funny-or-offensive/16602179638

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    1. I said the same thing too. It made no sense to me. Also I didn't think of it that way. North Korea doesn't seem to be playing xD.

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    2. Btw found an interesting video wanted to know your thoughts

      Stay on topic, please....

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  8. Not sure if you read the book World War Z but in the book as the world is taken over by zombies all on North Korea disappears. It is suspected that they all went into underground bunkers and that millions of North Korean zombies were lurking underground.
    Reading this reminded me of that chapeter.

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    1. Oh by the by that Pitt boy is making a movie of World War Z....should be out soon.....

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  9. More ammo for whites to use against Asians. Sigh.

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  10. Note the phrase "pariah state." Pariah? As declared by whom?

    If you're wondering how I came across this article, I like to read world news on Google while I'm at work.

    For those of you who do that or something similar, you'll notice how consistently negative international news is. No matter what the topic - politics, entertainment, education, economics - the headlines are 99% negative when the country is anythwhere but the USA, and especially when it's an either an Eastern European country or a POC-majority country.

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    1. Yep! I also notice that when they do negative news within the U.S. they'll focus on a majority-minority state/city. Now that Obama is in office for the second time, I've begun to notice, how they are focusing hard on negatives of Chicago(RIP for the mom who lost all 4 of her kids in gunfire).

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