Thursday, 5 September 2013

More from Gareth’s spiritual home

Still talking about his spiritual home, Gareth Morgan and his entourage continue to swallow North Korean history lies whole while delivering propaganda gold to the Peoples' Captors of North Korea.

Via Kiwiblog, NK News reports more from Gareth on how wonderful North Korea is:

_Quote5From there, the Morgans got the chance to appreciate the scenic and personal beauty of the international pariah at harvest season.
“There could be problems in the country where we didn’t see,” Joanne said. “So we can’t comment on anything we didn’t see. But what we saw, it was fantastic.“
“The country is beautiful,” Gareth said. “The country is just fantastic, the farms are perfect. They have no pollution.”

It’s a paradise! Perfect farms. No pollution!

_Quote5“You look at their personal gardens, and they have got sunflowers, pumpkin growing over their roof, they (have) tobacco, huge pride in their personal space as well as their communal farms,” Joanne said. While the standard of living is clearly lower than in the South, they said it probably is not much different from South Korea a couple of decades ago, and that those they witnessed were not malnourished or lacking in necessities in clothing or shelter.

Never occurred to them, that of course they don’t get to see the areas where three million people starved to death.

_Quote_Idiot“Frankly I don’t see the DPRK regime through any different lens than I see China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia – even Singapore at times – authoritarian regimes all of them,” he added.


Yes, North Korea is just like Singapore. Absolutely.

Absolutely. Well, “at times.”

Add this twat and his fantasist wife Mrs Gareth to the list of other fantasists like Walter Duranty and George Bernard Shaw who visited the Slave State of Soviet Russia and returned to write eulogies about what they saw through their red eye-patches.

WRITING IN 1933 AFTER returning from a tour of Russia’s Potemkin villages, Shaw called what had become a continent-wide red prison a wholly

civilised territory [in which] we saw [a] hopeful and enthusiastic working-class…developing public works, increasing health services, extending education, achieving the economics of independence of woman and the security of the child…..setting an example of industry and conduct which would greatly enrich us.

For those not having “earned the privilege of living in a civilized community” by not “pulling their weight in the social boat,”

That [said Shaw] is why the Russians were forced to set up an Inquisition or Star Chamber, called at first the Cheka and now the Gay Pay Oo (Ogpu), to go into these questions and "liquidate" persons who could not answer them satisfactorily.

Fantastic!  Oh, and he dismissed reports of the famine of 1933 in which it was later discovered about 10 million died, saying,

I saw no underfed people there; and the children were remarkably plump.

JOURNALIST WALTER DURANTY WAS as bad, living in “paradise” in the Soviet hell-hole of the 1920s, while writing glowing accounts for the New York Times of mass-murderer Joseph Stalin's Five-Year Plan, shrugging off stories of famine and bloodletting “by telling those who dared to inquire that eggs have to be broken in order for an omelette to be made.”  "Russians Hungry, But Not Starving,” was the tenor of his regular despatches. Anyone who dared to air stories of the famine in which Stalin wiped out the Ukranian kulaks Duranty dismissed as “exaggerated or malignant propaganda.”  In any case, he said, this "almost privileged class" needed to be "liquidated or melted in the hot fire of exile and labour into the proletarian mass" since they stood in the way of Soviet progress. And “the final fate of such enemies,” he said, “is death.”

A very useful idiot indeed, of whom Stalin found much propaganda value.

As have the Peoples' Captors of North Korea are with Gareth and Mrs Gareth.

NB: By the way, it’s appropriate that the literal meaning of the word used by Mrs Gareth is closer to the truth than her glaring misuse of it. The literal meaning of “fantastic” (from Greek phantastikos, able to create mental images, from phantazesthai, to appear) is “Unrestrainedly fanciful; extravagant; based on or existing only in fantasy; unreal.”


  1. Some people (*ahem*) spend their lives since the age of 10 talking about personal freedoms and economic prosperity; 1001 examples are given of the enormous benefits of productive investment in profitmaking undertakings.

    The downside being the requirement of both hard work and 'thinking'.

    The result? silence - and ordinary folk wondering if there is something fundamentally grubby about it.

    Lunatics go to North Korea, sing its praises and attract enormous media coverage; ordinary folk start wondering if perhaps there is something in it.

    Ever get the feeling you are fighting a losing battle?

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  3. Now that I feel better, I have written more. He has decided to take me on, given I tore into him on his blog. He called me ignorant.

    I suggest he surrenders now, for I intend to demonstrate the side ignorance lays on.

    Oddly, his trip could have done some good - had he been less ignorant, and more forthcoming to them about the outside world and issues of concern.

    Instead, useful willing idiots they all are. Not beyond redemption. If only some NZ journalist would have the gumption to load the intellectual firepower to frighten him into humility and reflection

  4. If he is communicating online from North Korea he probably has his blog posts censored/edited by the authorities before they are made public.

  5. Ross: He wrote and made these comments once we was in South Korea.

    I see that Gareth Morgan has deleted most of Liberty Scott's considered and insightful comments on his blog as Gareth considered him a spammer and ignorant.

    Gareth is a nasty individual.


  6. the drunken watchman8 Sept 2013, 10:49:00

    "The literal meaning of “fantastic” (from Greek phantastikos, able to create mental images, from phantazesthai, to appear) is “Unrestrainedly fanciful; extravagant; based on or existing only in fantasy; unreal.”"

    so when did dictionary meanings carry any weight on this blog?

    I thought language was a fluffy living thing... and that "fantastic" can mean anything that a government law says it means....just ask Dolt :)


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