The other day Mike Huckabee stood at a podium and criticized the United States government. He was not imprisoned or murdered for his critique which, ironically, was that there is less freedom in the US than in North Korea.
Former Arkansas governor, and current Fox News contributor, Mike Huckabee told a conservative gathering this weekend that he is “beginning to think that there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States.”
Well I’ll be damned. I could’ve sworn we had the freedom to select our leaders, but apparently not. And I didn’t think we had internment camps either. Thank you, Mr. Huckabee. And I always heard we had freedom of the press rather than a government agency that just lies to the people with severe penalties for anybody who challenges these reports. And in America it seems our children have the right to wear whatever clothing the like rather than the exact same uniform all the time they’re in public. And Americans can use the internet (that’s how we found out about your comments, Mike), a freedom not afforded to the Korean population (for fear they’d realize their government is full of shit).
If you think that America has fewer freedoms than North Korea, it’s probably best you never get your paranoid mitts on our country.
Huckabee continued to try and make his case:
“When I go to the airport, I have to get in the surrender position while people put hands all over me,” Huckabee lamented. He did not mention that the Transportation Security Administration came into being under a Republican president.
Yeah, that sucks. Hey, didn’t that whole change happen when we had a Republican President? And wasn’t it pushed for by the Republican party as a whole to save us from terrorism?
Yeah, yeah it was.
While Huckabee’s comparison of the U.S. under Obama to North Korea got a warm reception in New Hampshire at the Koch brothers-sponsored event, it would likely be less welcome to American citizen Kenneth Bae. Bae, who is currently being held in North Korea, is suspected of proselytizing Christianity while conducting tours in the closed off country. He is serving a sentence of 15 years of hard labor. Despite his failing health, North Korea has refused to meet with U.S. officials to discuss his release. That Huckabee would make such a comparison while Bae is still imprisoned did not sit well with conservatives watching the events from afar.Additionally, checking into flights would be the least of Huckabee’s concerns if he were actually a citizen of North Korea. Among the issues the former governor would face would be boarding a plane leaving the country in the first place. Members of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry conducted interviews with North Korean refugees and defectors for the past year and determined that crimes against humanity were almost certainly being committed within the country’s borders. “Women and men who exercised their human right to leave the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] and were forcibly repatriated spoke about their experiences of torture, sexual violence, inhumane treatment and arbitrary detention,” the commission’s leader said previously. The same commission member alsocompared the atrocities within North Korea to those seen during Nazi Germany and the reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
“North Korea is better!” And yet you’re still here. Fancy that.