Monday, August 13, 2012

Say Hi To Dear Leader

          Holiday Travel Suggestions

How do you photograph one of the most secretive countries in the world?  For Charlie Crane the answer was simple, photograph what they want you to see. If there is no possibility of getting underneath the surface then the answer was to photograph the surface itself. This series is taken from a larger body of work in Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea... Although not commonly thought of as a holiday destination all these photographs have been taken at tourist sites throughout the city.

Res Ipsa Loquitor

More pictures here from Doug Ross, who comments:

Remember: this is the inevitable endgame for the Democrat Party's incessant, eight-decade drive for ever more centralized, authoritarian government. Their various mandates -- governing energy, health care, retirement, automobile design, shower heads, you name it -- must be enforced through compulsion. That is: they must use force over the individual to compel adherence to their unconstitutional dictates. That is what the Democrat Party's failed policies must inevitably devolve into: tyranny. -


Steve In Tulsa said...

The light bulbs I am allowed to use, the amount of water in my flush toilet, the size of my soda; the democrats are already totalitarians

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

Notice the children in those photos are not smiling. Their eyes are so dead they might as well be on a stuffed toy.

Back in 2003, I went to a communist country (Laos) in an area that still hadn't seen a lot of tourists yet.

I ran into a lot of poor, but smiling and happy kids, curious about this balding 30 something white guy with a camera.

The difference was that the Lao commies didn't go all out to destroy the religion (Buddhist and Catholic... latter due to the French) and culture of the people. The Laos were a pretty laid back bunch*. I think it was too much effort to try a cultural holocaust perpetrated by the like of the senior Kim or Mao.

* the local joke is that Laos PDR stands for Please Don't Rush. When leaving the country, I wasn't charged the "exit fee" because the border official were on lunch. I was going to pay it with the huge pile of worthless local currency. I ended up giving it away in the USA as drink coasters.

Anonymous said...

I can see that. When you leave the country, please take a stack of worthless cash and a Mexican with you.


Celebrate Homogeneity said...

Steve in Tulsa: It was Nixon that signed the EPA into existence, and it was GW Bush that signed the Energy Act that rammed those CFs down our throats. Bloomberg is the one limiting soda sizes.

The last I looked, these people were or are members of the same branch of the one party we have. That branch is the Republicans.

And no, I am not a Democrat. I simply recognize that all of them have the same goals. The Democrats keep folks distracted with cries of racism about everything, and the Republicans keep the base distracted with "look! over there! a homo!"

Panamared said...

The real struggle is between Progressive and Conservative. Don't forget that the first Progressive President was Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican.

Anonymous said...

R or D: whatthehell's the difference once my head's blowed off?

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