Yesterday, France 24 reported that North Korea executed a trade official by firing squad, “for chopping down and smuggling cherished ‘slogan trees’ on which founding leader Kim Il-Sung reputedly carved anti-Japanese messages.”
The punishment was harsh because the timber smuggled to China included “slogan trees” on which Kim Il-Sung and his followers had allegedly carved messages against Japan’s colonial rule in 1920s or 1930s.
DISGRASIAN hates colonial imperialism as much as the next person, but that kind of punishment sounds pretty colonial and imperial, not to mention, totally F-ed.
(special thanks to Mike Lee for the poster of the Booger King)
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