Christmas Banned in North Korea

By Linda Goudsmit / December 25, 2023

https://goudsmit.pundicity.com and website: lindagoudsmit.com

Without freedom of speech there is no freedom. Tyranny always ends freedom of speech. Kim Jong-un is doing precisely what the leftist/globalist alliance is attempting to do in America. For tyrants, religion in general and the Judeo-Christian tradition in particular, is a competing narrative that must be banned.

In an information war there are crimes of commission (propaganda/indoctrination) and crimes of omission (censorship/revisionism). Religion is the single greatest organizing principle for morality and social order in the world. Historically, tyrants simply replace existing religions with themselves as the godhead, and their own political ideologies as the commandments. Then they demand the people worship the new godhead and abide by his new commandments. Kim Jong-un’s totalitarian regime in North Korea imposed the same tyranny and collectivist ideology brought to Russia by Lenin, and China by Mao. The names change, but the totalitarian underbelly remains same.

Tyranny is tyranny is tyranny. The leftist/globalist alliance in the United States will impose exactly the same totalitarian control if they are not stopped. The Judeo-Christian tradition is the infrastructure of American society, and once it is destroyed it will be replaced with the same binary elitist ideology that continues to enslave the people of China. It does not matter whether it is called communism, socialism, or globalism. What every collectivist ideology eliminates is INDIVIDUALISM and, of course, the ugly fact that the collective is ruled by the elite themselves!

Information wars are as deadly to freedom as wars fought with bullets and bombs or spears. Enslavement is biblical in its history and remains the ambition of megalomaniacs today. The scope is now planetary, the tools exploit advanced science and technology, and the name has changed. Today’s enslavement is glorified and marketed as the Great Reset. But enslavement is enslavement is enslavement.

Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Is Banned In North Korea, Escapees Challenge ‘Godless’ Dictator With Gifts, Bibles, Food And Messages Of Hope

By Alicia Powe Dec. 24, 2023

A group of activists is sending messages of hope, faith, and freedom to the people suffering under the dictatorship of Kim Jong Un in North Korea, where Christmas is banned and religious beliefs are strictly forbidden.

While Christmas is a bonanza in the West, North Korea is an atheist state where almost nobody even knows what Christmas [is all about].

For North Koreans, the government, Kim Jong-un, and his family function as gods under the brutal ‘Juche’ system.

Other religious figures or beliefs are banned to prevent its citizenry’s loyalty to the Kim family and the communist regime’s stranglehold on information assures North Koreans have no awareness of outside culture.  State-controlled churches primarily exist for sightseeing tourists.

Christians can be sent to concentration camps or tortured to death if they are caught praying.

In 2016, South Korea lit up a sixty-foot-tall Christmas tree on its side of the demilitarized zone, a border on the Korean peninsula that demarcates North Korea from South Korea, to show solidarity with North Koreans who are forced to conceal their religious beliefs. The North Korean government threatened to shoot it down, claiming the Christmas tree constituted “psychological warfare.”

Kim Jong  Un mandated all citizens to pay tribute to his grandmother’s birthday on December 24, to further impede the nation’s acknowledgment of Christmas.

In 2017, Kim Jong-un prohibited “gatherings that involve alcohol and singing,” outlawing festivity allowing people in the hermit kingdom to celebrate anything other than the North Korean government and leaders.

The North Korean Freedom Coalition launched bottles filled with flash drives celebrating the holiday, including Bible passages, into the Yellow Sea, in the hope the currents will carry them to the shores of the North Korean peninsula.

Also packed in each bottle is rice to feed a family for a week, a US one-dollar bill.

A Christmas message included in the bottles says in part, “Christmas, which is celebrated all over the world on December 25th, marks the day when Jesus was born…Many of your ancestors also believed in Jesus. IN fact, in 1907, in Pyongyang, there were so many Christians who believed in Jesus that Pyongyang became known as a Holy City. But when Kim II Sung came to power, he wanted North Koreans to worship him as a god, and not the one true God. So, he killed many Christian leaders, sent others to political prison camps, or banished them. He did all he could to kill the followers of Jesus Christ…”

The effort the group calls “Operation Truth” is “modeled after the Berlin Airlift, to get critical help to the starving people of North Korea,” Suzanne Scholte, chair of the Washington, DC organization, told Fox News. “We should be doing everything we can to get information into North Korea by land, by sea, and by air.”

“We must communicate to the people in power in Pyongyang that they have friends and allies in Korea and America, who have only one desire for them: to share with the benefits of a free people, to give them a life of home instead of despair. Those in leadership positions in the DPRK regime wake up in the morning with only two choices in their lives: being slaves devoted to Kim Jong Un or death and their families’ deaths. That is why so many began escaping -not just for food, but for freedom, for a better life.”

On Saturday, the group launched the bottles into the sea for the 17th time in December.

Nine North Korean escapees are among those launching the messages back to their impoverished homeland.

As Fox News reports:

The flash drives also contain North Korean music, changing the lyrics from worshiping Kim Jong Un to worshiping God. They also play K-Pop songs, the Books of Matthew and Mark, as well as recorded messages from several members of Congress touting freedom for the North Korean people. Among those who recorded messages were Senators Jim Risch and Tim Kaine, as well as Congressmen Michael McCaul and Gregory Meeks.

Scholte’s group and the Defense Forum Foundation also help operate Free North Korea Radio, a station that broadcasts news and information into North Korea. Its director, Kim Song Min, escaped in 1997, and despite attempts by the dictatorship to jam its programming, the station has broadcast on shortwave and on the internet.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the Americans for standing with us to help us reach the people of North Korea with the truth about America and South Korea,” [Scholte] said.

There is another message that the activists are delivering to the North Korean people, one bottle at a time.

Scholte said that message is what Americans cherish. “The benefits of a free people, a life of hope instead of despair.”

Open Doors, a British non-profit that advocates for persecuted Christians, estimates 70,000 Christians are currently imprisoned for their faith while another 300,000 keep their faith a secret.

Meanwhile, the US government is following North Korea’s lead as the US Department of Justice targets and incriminates Christians.

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LFC Comments by Brian Massie, A Watchman on the Wall

We agree, wholeheartedly, with Linda Goudsmit on the advancement of tyranny in the United States and the world. “You will own nothing, and you will be happy”, is the latest deception by the globalists. How is that working out in North Korea?

I had to look up the meaning of “Juche system”: “It is summarized as “the popular masses are placed in the center of everything, and the leader is the center of the masses”. Juche, North Korea maintains, is a ‘man-centered ideology’ in which ‘man is the master of everything and decides everything’. “…Wikipedia It is the personification of “Humanism”!

Try as they may to eradicate Judaism or Christianity, there will always be a remnant. Always! God will always have an army! Truth always wins in the end.

The last sentence of the article provides a link [targets] to an article about a whistleblower in the F.B.I. Perhaps in 2024, I will complete the story about my experience of being interrogated for 1 1/2 hours by the local Cleveland F.B.I. office. It is quite a bit different from the whistleblower’s story.

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