A Scotland Yard-grade toolkit of investigation skills is not needed to recognize the staggering gap of power and wealth between the ruling class of the North Korean government and millions of malnourished brainwashed citizens, whom ironically secure the blatant ironclad discrepancy between the elite and poor, through their very blood and lives.
If the four decades of steady human rights violations inflicted on the unfortunate masses by the callous and indifferent Pyongyang regime, fails to sway even the most staunch advocates of Kim Jong-un and his decrepit minions, maybe a metaphor involving alcoholic beverages will cater to the lowest common denominator of free thinkers flourishing in the senseless depths of contrarianism, and sparking a pitchfork revolution involving ten or so antifa members consuming a plethora of “touchdown” mixed cocktails.
Fittingly, the master to the ceremonies of dissent will be a VHS highlight tape of Dennis Rodman clanking at free three line, narrated by Marv Albert, highlighted by a grainy and dizzying visual splash of the entire representation of hair colors known to the human race- the jump cuts of Rodman’s perpetually schizophrenic crown, rivaling a distressing version of a reliable historical clock, and commemorating the final glory days of the NBA in the late mid 1990’s through the turn of the century.
Back to reality and the present.
The unbridled corruption of North Korean government officials is apparent, especially with those functioning as diplomatic representatives. If any concrete evidence exists as to the contrast between promoting goodwill or practicing greed, the BBC reports that the latest slough of criminal acts committed by the Pyongyang gang has managed to raise the collective eyebrows of the local Mullahs in Pakistan. While the difficulty obtaining alcohol for personal consumption in a Muslim nation is a well-known fact, apparently a North Korean diplomat has taken the supply chain of booze by storm and in doing so achieved a tycoon level status of scandalous proportions.
The alleged “bourbon” baron of Islamabad, Hyon Ki-yong, reported to local authorities in October that burglars broke into his Pakistan residence and reported that among cash and jewelry missing, included 1,000 bottles of whiskey, 200 cases of wine, 60 cartons of beer and selected bottles of tequila. With an mountainous quantity of booze requiring a pallet jack and large truck to be transported away from the scene of the crime, not to mention the potential for a group of witnesses, the irregularities in this scenario are evident from the beginning. Estimates to the “loss” of the liquor alone is valued at $150 thousand! Which leads directly to the question, why does a diplomat have so much product on hand, unless there may be an intent to bolster the black market?
Pakistan officials agree and the investigation is ongoing as the exact circumstances under which Hyon is operating. Regardless, of the potential criminal sanctions faced near Islamabad, an active organ of North Korean acting as smuggler for personal profits when his own people are destined to a life of a slavery and oppression, deserves the complete array of consequences demanded by justice.
Read the full BBC article here.