If you think some members of the Left have been overzealous in equating George Bush with Hitler, you haven’t been to North Korea. According to a Dutch news team, the indoctrination of Korean children in to the anti-America cult has reached new levels of bizarre.
The journalists were allowed a rare visit in order to witness North Korea’s use of the most famous book out of Holland–The Diary of Anne Frank. What they found was a world where Anne’s struggle to survive in hiding from the Nazis has become the rallying cry for Korea’s youth to resist “American Nazis” and avoid her fate.
“For world peace, America will have to be destroyed,” adds another student. “Only then, will Anne’s wonderful dream of peace come true.”
Somehow, Anne’s words like “I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart” have been twisted into: “After reading this book, I had a hatred for the American imperialists.” and “As long as the warmonger Bush and the Nazi Americans live, who are worse than Hitler’s fascists, world peace will be impossible to achieve.”
Yikes! These kids have been hanging around the Democratic Underground too long!
Seriously, though, simply chuckling at the (to us) silly notion that our country is filled with concentration camps and is led by an evil dictator takes us off the hook in a way that we cannot afford. How can anything be more dangerous than a nuclear-armed and starving North Korea? And what are we doing about it?
The President needs to focus his attention to important things like this. Harping on gay marriages, morality in the media or hot new TV shows isn’t making me feel any safer.