When you speak to a leftwinger about this, he will call you a war-monger. And indeed, as far as I’m concerned, I would be open to military intervention. If North Korea had not two mighty allies right on the borders, war were a moral option, maybe the only moral option. Without Russia and China’s backing the removal of the regime could be done with less victims than the average yearly death toll of its tyranny.
The reality is, however, that no military option is feasible at the moment anyway. Talking about North Korean crimes can in no way become a warm-up for a war. The left still does not want you to talk about this in detail. And this is where the folk left and the elitist left split. Both are complicit with the crimes, yet for the elites North Korea is a geostrategic opponent.
The folk left lags behind the elite left and is trapped in the maze that their elites have planted for them. The elite left bears a Janus head. They hate the West because they want to bring it under their control and recreate it in their image. They also hate the rest of the world which is even much less under their control. So when the elite left spots a weak target for military intervention they support an attack across all news channels.
However, they float on the image of pacifism and they win elections with fear-mongering. As a result all previous wars are bemoaned and blamed on the West to destroy its moral while weak targeted foes are demonized and regimes that are not yet in their focus are protected. North Korea is in the third category, but could fall into the second. So we hear some very superficial, not very unsettling criticism about it.
It’s not much that comes through the mainstream media and when you dare to talk about it, the deflection strategies border on aggression. They will tell you when a crime is a crime and a regime is a regime. The folk left does not realize this. They are the tool to deflect your criticism. When a war does break out, they will blame it on the right and the military-industrial complex, which in their mind is also on the right. The fact that the decision makers are actually on camera and utter their left-wing views non-stop is discarded as evidence that the elite left has different goals from your average lefty Joe. The left must blame everything on the right and as a consequence you cannot talk about the regimes outside the demonized West.