Sheer Absurdity—“Theory of Eliminating Forces Following North”
Rodong Sinmun dated on March 26 carries a commentator’s article titled "Light shed on nature of ‘theory of eliminating forces following the north’". The article said:
The specter and fever of the campaign for eliminating “forces following the north” that sweeps the whole of south Korea with the knife attack on the US ambassador in Seoul as an occasion remind one of McCarthyism that prevailed in the US in the 1950s and hysteria of Hitler that mounted throughout Europe in the 1930s.
The phrase the “followers of the north” can hardly be found in any dictionary and it is false one.
It is reactionary sophism let loose by the puppet conservative forces to quench daily mounting spirit of alliance with the north and intensify fascist suppression and confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north.
The above-said theory has become a lever for justifying the conservative puppet forces’ fascist suppression, confrontation with the fellow countrymen and sycophancy toward the US, and a pronoun exposing the treacherous nature of the regime.
The theory is an undemocratic fascist theory against humanity as it is aimed to tide over the puppet regime’s ruling crisis and stamp out progressive and pro-democracy and reform forces.
It is a trite method employed by the successive puppet ruling quarters to cook up a conspiratorial case and fan up fascist suppression by deliberately linking it with the DPRK whenever they faced crises.
The present puppet conservative regime is now in the grip of serious ruling crisis due to election rigging, self-complacency and high-handed practices, economic bankruptcy, destitution of people’s livelihood, deterioration of the north-south relations and all kinds of disasters and scandals.
This sparked off a flurry of protests demanding the resignation of Park Geun Hye in south Korea and the discontent of the people has reached the point of explosion.
The knife attack on the US ambassador that occurred against this backdrop has thrown the regime into a tighter corner. To divert elsewhere the public attention and put the situation under control the regime blew again the worn-out trumpet about the “theory of eliminating forces following the north”.
The theory is a hideous theory for confrontation with fellow countrymen and a theory against reunification as it is aimed to stir up hostility, mistrust and discord in a bid to block national reconciliation and unity and reunification of the country and drive the inter-Korean relations into catastrophe.
The puppet Security Law in south Korea labels the north an “anti-state organization” and “enemy.” The puppet warmongers assert that they cannot exist with the north as it is their “enemy” whom they have to crush while openly trumpeting about the “theory of principal enemy”.
The said “theory of eliminating forces following the north” is based on this reactionary sophism.
The reason why the puppet regime’s “theory of eliminating forces following the north” becomes problematic is because it brandishes the stick of suppression against those who do not support its anti-DPRK smear campaign and those who do not oppose and denounce the fellow countrymen in the north.
It is a reality of south Korea today that people of all social standings are labelled as the “pro-north forces” for not becoming critical of the social system in the north, not taking issue with the north’s nuclear and missile threats and human rights and not slandering the north and people are put in custody under this or that pretext.
The theory is a dangerous one for invading the north and a despicable one inciting sycophancy toward the US aimed to intensify anti-north war moves under the pretext of the “threat from the north”, dampen the spirit of the people struggling for independence against the US and turn south Korea into a colony of the US.
The puppet forces brand those who reject outsiders and demand independence as “pro-north forces” and those who reject war and hope for peace as “pro-north forces”. They also label those who take anti-American stand as “pro-north forces”, making much fuss about it.
The puppet regime charged the south Korean who attacked US ambassador Lippert with a knife in protest against the US north-targeted war moves with “terrorism” and “pro-north act”. It, at the same time, disgustingly fawned on its master by paying a “well-wishing visit”. This was a just typical example eloquently proving the true despicable nature of the above-said theory.
The US has closely followed progressive and democratic forces in south Korea and abroad through intelligence organs and research institutes from long ago, systematically grasping their tendencies and activities. It instigated the puppet south Korean regime to “extirpate the forces following the north” by giving it a secret order to “get cautious of the point that pro-north forces are expanding their clout in diverse areas and get prepared for them”.
All facts go to prove that the US is the architect of the “theory of eliminating forces following the north” and it is the back-stage wirepuller that waters the mill of the “racket for eliminating forces following the north.”
The puppet regime is getting vocal about the fictitious “pro-north forces” with a sinister aim to deter the north-south relations from making improvement, render south Korea fascist and conservative, perpetuate division and escalate confrontation, fan up sycophancy toward the US among south Koreans and thus keep south Korea as a colony of the US for an indefinite period.
What should be denounced in south Korea is the pro-US forces, not the “pro-north forces”, the article said, urging the puppet conservative forces to stop the anachronistic and self-destructive racket for “eliminating pro-north forces.”