A Tale of Two Systems

This one can't wait until our May Day memorial:

Here are the two most shattering facts about North Korea. First, when viewed by satellite photography at night, it is an area of unrelieved darkness. Barely a scintilla of light is visible even in the capital city. (See this famous photograph.) Second, a North Korean is on average six inches shorter than a South Korean. You may care to imagine how much surplus value has been wrung out of such a slave, and for how long, in order to feed and sustain the militarized crime family that completely owns both the country and its people.

Six inches?! North and South Koreans formed a common genetic pool until the Korean War, and now they differ on average by six inches in height? If we needed a clearer sign that Stalinism is always and everywhere an economic failure, this is it.

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They got little baby

They got little baby legs
That stand so low
You got to pick em up
Just to say hello
They got little cars
That go beep, beep, beep
They got little voices
Goin' peep, peep, peep
They got grubby little fingers
And dirty little minds
They're gonna get you every time

Three internets to the first

Three internets to the first person to find someone praising the desirability of darkness and shortness for North Koreans.

I think those short, dark

I think those short, dark North Korean's are super hawt!

Hey Micha, jtk just praised them.

Darkness and

Darkness and Shortness.

Don't worry about the internets, I got a bunch of those lying around.

Darkness & Shortness

There is a bright side (pun intended) to the "unrelieved darkness."
Absent continual artificial lighting, the N. Koreans are more likely to retain their night vision - those of us in "developed" nations are losing our night vision. . .
With them being 6 inches shorter, more of them could be fit into those Japanese-style closet-hotels =P