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You have, I’m sure, gentle readers, noticed the tendency of progressives to embrace communists and any other sort of despot. The more anti-American and homicidal/genocidal, particularly if their genocidal tendencies are directed against Israel, the more likely leftists are to be their fellow travelers, their useful idiots. They resist to the death a lawfully elected American President, and drool all over the Deputy Goon for North Korean Propaganda and Agitation.  No American President prior to Barack Obama had so blatantly demonstrated this tendency, and the Democrats’s media/propaganda arm, as always, has documented the left’s latest dictator crush. Currently, they’re absolutely enthralled by Kim Yo Jung, the North Korean homicidal dictator’s younger sister. The Daily Caller reports:

The power of Juche seemed to reach the offices of The Washington Post, who declared on the front page of its Sunday paper that Un’s sister is the ‘Ivanka Trump of North Korea,’ The aforementioned articled proceeded to describe how  Kim Yo Jung ‘captivates people in the South at the Olympics.’ Indeed, she might captivate people in the South — but only if you include liberal Western journalists.

Our lovely media’s communist copulation didn’t stop there. ABC News gasped as ‘North Korea’s 200-plus cheerleaders steal spotlight at 2018 Winter Olympics with matching outfits, synchronized chants.’ Nevermind that you could find far more talented (and better nourished) women at any Texas high school football game.

None of this stopped The New York Times from referring to the cheer squad as an ‘army of beauties,’ or the Wall Street Journal from saying their saccharine chants as ‘impossible…to ignore.’ Even the official NBC Olympics said they were ‘so satisfying to watch.’

Presumably, Reuters felt obligated to play catch up and claimed Sunday morning: ‘North Korea judged winner of diplomatic gold at Olympics.

If there is one thing communist dictatorships are good at, it’s getting large numbers of citizens to dance and chant on cue.  One must, of course, keep in mind that among those “cheerleaders,” are certainly North Korean spies, present to deter defections, and to gather intelligence. Also keep in mind being in the good graces of the regime one day doesn’t translate into permanent privilege:

 

In 2006, 21 members of a North Korean cheering squad that had traveled to South Korea for an international athletic event were sent to a prison camp for talking about what they saw in the South, the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported.

As a member of the NK ruling class, Kim Yo Jung is directly complicit in the systematic oppression of the North Korean people, including the gulag system that rapes, tortures and murders tens of thousands every year. As one might expect, CNN is the North’s biggest cheerleader at the Seoul Olympic games:

If ‘diplomatic dance’ were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un’s younger sister would be favored to win gold.

With a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea’s presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public just one day into the PyeongChang Games.

“I hope Pyongyang and Seoul get closer in our people’s hearts and move forward the future of prosperous unification,’ she said in her guest book message, referring to the capitals of North and South Korea.

Of course. That would be why the North has sufficient artillery aimed at Seoul to force unification, or murder hundreds of thousands of those “people’s hearts.” It’s a handshake and smile backed by brutality seen only in the most despotic regimes.

Seen by some as her brother’s answer to American first daughter Ivanka Trump, Kim, 30, is not only a powerful member of Kim Jong Un’s kitchen cabinet but also a foil to the perception of North Korea as antiquated and militaristic.

The “some” to which CNN refers would be CNN. An actual “foil” to being “antiquated and militaristic” might be something like renouncing development of nuclear weapons and communist ideology, but CNN is dazzled by a handshake, a smile and a vaguely worded note.

Kim Yo Jong’s power exists because of proximity to the leader himself. She is the person he trusts more than anyone else in the regime,’ said Ken Gause, North Korean leadership expert.

She’s been known to act as an advance-team leader, inspecting sites before official visits and taking on administrative duties, analysts said.

She was promoted last year to the country’s Politburo, the senior body of North Korea’s communist party, as an alternate member. She is a close aide to her brother ‘and since his accession manages his public events, itineraries and logistical needs, among other tasks,’ according to North Korea Leadership Watch.

Despite this, she could, at any moment, find herself looking down the wrong end of an anti-aircraft gun, or some other horrific means of execution, as has been the fate of other relatives of the Dear Leader. But for the moment, a substantial part of her usefulness surely relates to the information she provides her brother, information that has resulted in the deaths of many.

Experts say her visit for the Winter Games is calculated to answer the expected presence of Ivanka Trump at the closing ceremonies.

‘Kim Yo Jong is the perfect counterpart to this,’ Hwang said. ‘And it also is a signal that North Korea is not this crazy, weird former Cold War state — but it too has young women that are capable and are the future leadership.

And who, pray tell, might these “experts” be? Could it be CNN again? No wonder communists have long thought westerners useful idiots. Send a smiling, well-fed young woman across the border, make a few comments that aren’t stark raving mad, and the useful idiots proclaim the communist regime reformed. Gaze on one North Korean and they’ve seen the future, and it works!  Across the border, most North Koreans eke out a miserable existence, eating grass and tree bark.

In this we also see the Trump derangement of the American media. An important member of a murderous, utterly inhuman regime is in some way an “answer” to the presence at a sporting event of Ivanka Trump, a successful businesswoman from a free nation who has never been involved in maintaining a vicious, depraved regime? This is what the American media have come to? But of course one must keep in mind the media think the Trump Administration worse than the North Korean regime.

South Korean Choi Yoon-seok, 21, had a hunch Kim would show up to Saturday’s hockey game.

‘I highly appreciate … her making such a difficult decision,’ said Choi, the brother of unified team player Choi Ji-yeon.

‘I felt a little strange to see North Koreans so close,’ he said. ‘But when they chanted, ‘Him Nae Ra,’ which means ‘cheer up,’ I realized that they are not strangers. We are the same people using the same language and supporting the same team.

Not quite. In fact, the coaches of that particular team had to come up with a dictionary of hockey words because North Koreans are not allowed to use any word with a western origin, such as “pass,” as in “pass the puck.” It has also been reported the North Korean girls were very much out of their depth, having never faced the kind of speed Olympic level hockey demands. They don’t get out much. Their inclusion on the team led to an 8-0 defeat by Switzerland.

This is all a part of Trump derangement syndrome, a slap at Vice President Pence and his delegation at the Olympic Games. It’s yet another reminder why Americans absolutely distrust the media, and why that distrust is well-founded and necessary. Our media is star struck by a high official of one of the most brutal, corrupt and murderous regimes in world history, a regime that could, at any moment, rain death on Seoul, and ignite a war, and is working feverishly to develop even greater nuclear capacity. This is a regime that murders Americans and routinely takes hostages. The average North Korean is shorter, much smaller, in poor health, is less intelligent, and has a shorter life span than their South Korean neighbors, but our media is enamored of one of the few well fed oppressors of an entire nation:

In 2015, a South Korean report said that between 2000 and 2013, almost 1,400 North Korean citizens were publicly executed, reportedly as a means to ‘keep the population in line. Thousands of North Koreans were required to witness firing squad executions in public stadiums in 2013, according to a South Korean newspaper.

This is CNN. This is the American media.  This is progressivism. This is the Democrat Party.