Friday, August 13, 2010

North Korea begins paying a debt

Headline from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's online news site:

"North Korea to pay off debt with roots"

You have to be Australian to appreciate that. Yet it fits, actually. It is not at all beyond the bounds of imagination to envisage NK's leaders forcibly turning the population to prostitution. Indeed, think of this: a damn fool woman gets herself into really serious trouble, and not surprisingly when she's getting close to bottom her thoughts begin turning to the streets.

That headline was, of course, totally deliberate, and apt even if crude. Most of the time the ABC is quite leftist, but every now and then someone throws in jibes against the left either because they can get away with it or because they are making token "See, we're not biased!" attempts. I have no idea which it is today.


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