Monday, December 16, 2013

N. Korea Erases its History After Rubbing Out No. 2

Kim Jung Un's Uncle Jang Song-thaek is Becoming an Unperson; Erasure Echoes Stalin's Great Purge and Vanishing Commissar 

Photo of Nikolai Yezhov and Joseph Stalin. Yezhov was deleted after his execution. 

The news out of North Korea recalls Stalin's Great Purge and the work of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, except events in the nuclear-armed, country-sized concentration camp are all too current and real.

Incredibly, North Korea's state news archive is erasing almost all historic articles, not only those that mention the purged and executed uncle of the current dictator, Kim Jong Un.

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In related news, South Korea's president appears to agree with Foreign Confidential: Pyongyang could be planning armed provocations against Seoul. Click here for the story.