Kim Jung Il, dictator of North Korea, is dead
Kim Jung Il, the dictator of North Korea is dead. Good. Hopefully for the people of North Korea, the date of his death will be as a great day for them, as the death of Stalin was for Russia. Unfortunately, I have my doubts. North Korea will probably linger being the most repressive nation on earth for quite a while, a very dubious honor of course. People are mourning and crying in the streets of the cities of North Korea, though it is hard to imagine they could have had more incompetent leadership if the cast of Jersey Shore had runned their nation.
North Korea treated their leaders not only like kings but like deities. In fact, the authoritarian nature of the regime was very much like that of a country from Middle Age Europe. Both would have had absolute leaders with absolute control. The fact is, religion, in particular fundamentalist religion, is extremely authoritarian. People are told not to question the regime or leaders. They are appointed by a god, or are god themselves. Many people on the Christian right-wing do not really believe we are a secular republic. They believe our leaders aren't elected by us, the people, but by their deity. Kim Jung IL would have been proud of this thinking.
Oh by the way, Tim Tebow lost against the Patriots. I like Tebow as a guy. He's still a so so player but he's a good guy. What I don't like are those who say that the Broncos won because of some deity. That's just absurd. All NFL teams are loaded with devout Christians. The Broncos won because of their fine defensive play. In particular, Von Miller, their star young linebacker.