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To Whom It May Concern,

The Communist Party of DeviantART no longer recognizes the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea as a legitimate Socialist state, Communist movement, and Proletarian cause. For decades, the leading philosophies of North Korea have been Juche and Songun, both of which are incompatible and contrary to the aims and ideals of Marxism. Songun alone, being a "military first" philosophy, speaks for the North's abandonment of the workers movement. Other evidence of North Korea's abandonment of any Socialist aims include the removal of Marxist references from that nation's constitution.

Not only has the North abandoned the proletarian struggle for which we all stand, it has time and again abused the workers and peasants to the benefit of the military. The Kim dynasty, truly a neo-monarchical institution if ever there was one, is also being charged with gross Crimes Against Humanity by the United Nations. While prosecution of Kim Jong-un or other DPRK leaders is unlikely, the CPDA sees this as a positive action by the international community. Reports from within the DPRK itself indicate that since Kim Jong-un rose to power, mass arrests and political imprisonments have risen dramatically. Mass torture is also an alleged crime of the regime. Starvation of citizens, with economic resources tied up in the military, is also a gross act of criminal negligence.

To better reflect this stance towards the DPRK, the Communist Party of DeviantART will no longer accept artwork, writings, or other creative material that shows support, sympathy, or other positive portrayal of the Kims or the DPRK as a comrade in arms. While North Korea has resisted Imperialism, they have fallen off the path of Socialism in place of a military dictatorship. A dictatorship not of the proletariat, but of one family. A dynasty that has elevated the revolutionary leader Kim Il-song to the level of godhood, embraces hereditary progression of leadership, and has been directly responsible for the regression of the North Korean peoples.

Signed-

The-Necromancer
CPDA General Secretary
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JKM1993 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Finally, common sense is being applied. Funny how I saw through the Kim dynasty for they really are; They are or trying to be a modern version of the old Choseon(?) Kingdom of antiquarian times past with Confucian values, all cloaked under a banner of overtly patriotic and nationalistic socialism.

They are a fascinating bunch as far as dynasties go, I would like to see them overthrown at some point in my life. Korea really needs to be united and ironically, it is the Kims who are stalling that progress. Too bad, everyone in North Korea hates Japan and quite frankly, I don't blame them. However, trade between Japan and North Korea is the beginning of the dawn of Korean unification. Lastly, I would like to say this; My personal belief is that anyone who supports DPRK is abandoning socialism and his/her God - given ability of common sense. Marx would definitely not approve of DPRK in any form whatsoever. I will go and venture to say that the system in North Korea is a corruption of Stalinism, which never really was socialism or communism in the vision of Marx, Engels and Lenin. It was and still is, a stagnant and musty form of worthless and useless, blind hero worship of a ruthless murderer who waded through rivers of a million crimson tears. Now, before the passing of Stalin in 1953; Kim Il Sung was studying in the USSR. So, naturally in the early years of DPRK, policies reflected a Stalinist influence which proceeded to evolve into the mess we have today with a young 30 year old man with little experience when he came into power and still is much a mystery to the West. It is only natural that a tightly run country with three dynastic rulers would adopt a policy like Songun. I don't know if this is true but it been suggested that Songun is to replace Juche as the main ideaology in North Korea.

I guess I could get into "Pyongyang" watching, North Korea to me is like watching a good documentary on a gruesome disease with a rare or no cure. Utterly chilling in a beguiling and darkly humorous way ( I know that there is nothing humorous about this subject)

Kudos to the comrades who ruled this stance. This was much needed.
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mas2500 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is and outrage! I challenge the committee through debate via Skype! all of you!
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renjikuchiki1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
A debate about what exactly?
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renjikuchiki1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student General Artist
While I am glad to see my proposal has a lot of support, I am disappointing in many for continuing to support the DPRK regime. 
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Kooskia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I tried to make a list about a key points about the massive propaganda carried on internet and media by western countries, hoping to make people reasoing about it.
95% of the political evaluation of DPRK made by commentors (both communist and not-communist) are basically the product of YEARS of on-going propaganda made on the west, from media articles to crappy books as "The cleanest race".
Most disturbing of all it's how this propaganda it's actually having big efforts toward the communists worldwide with a number of specific elemens:
1) they say one day that the DPRK is a big military threat (to rally all the right-wing militaristic)
2) the other day they say DPRK has little military value (to not "scare" the masses).
3) the third day they say how terribly they abuse people being "Stalinists" (to rally all the anti-communists).
4) the fourth day they say DPRK it's just a joke and has nothing of socialists (using often the term "capitalist", you ever noticed how in media they wrote "free market reforms" in articles praising changes in some countries, while they use "capitalism" in other situation? It's a difference of term that affect the reader).

Basically once 1-2 days of the last 20 YEARS there has been an info new of 1), 2), 3) or 4).
ALL these news came from "sources" as Radio Free Asia (directly paid by the taxes of US people), or the South Korean governative sources.
ALL these sources quote "reported information from anonym defector" as original source: obviously without evidence that they're true and ignoring a number of key facts as the existance of these sources or the honesty (or the interest in giving the "right info" in exchange of money or favours or having better life in South Korea).


Keeping in mind these facts, an analys of DPRK should be done, but not without ignoring that basically it's subject to a massive propaganda campaing on the same size suffered  by other communist and socialist countries. (in addition to economic block and military threat).
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renjikuchiki1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student General Artist
disappointed* 
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Juche is the latest ideological cover for the feudal-nationalist Kim crooks! Good riddance to backwards despotic horseshit! FUCK WORK, SUPPORT COMMUNISM!
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Militant-Poet Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The position is a correct one, but the reference to the dictatorship as being one of a family is nonsense. It is class-blind and anti-materialist. The DPRK is ruled by and for the bureaucrat-capitalist class which funnels privileged and surplus to itself via their power over state-owned industries and land. They are supported by the "intellectuals" and military. The average military man is a transitive subject aspiring to enter the intelligentsia or bureaucrat-capitalist class, and is therefore allied to both. Due to the weak positions held by the intelligentsia and military, besides their utmost representative, the rank-and-file membership of these groups will often rebuke the bureaucrat-capitalists, just as the petite-bourgeois may rebuke monopoly capital.

This declasse flippancy toward the DPRK not only ignores the emergent and historic roles of classes, but "otherizes" the DPRK as some crackpot Asiatic despotism. Class is the question, and the working class is not in power in the DPRK.
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Why communists would support any political regime is totally beyond me, as we agitate for the end of class rule in any form. The State can never be anything but the imposition of class interests (aka, Labour) on the masses. The DPRK like every other capitalist government regime in existence imposes wage labour under the auspices of ideology ("Juche") and we must reject it, even before getting to the chronic human rights abuses.

The DPRK IS a crackpot Asian despotism. It is essentially a pre-capitalist mode of domination and is not even at the level of progressiveness as imperialist nations.

To have the working class in power would be a horrible thing, because class power is nothing but the ideology of labour. Abstract Labour is bullshit and must be smashed in every country in the world since it is the source of all capitalist oppression. The working class cannot rule because "they have no class interest to assert" - (Marx).
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Militant-Poet Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh look, more moralistic garbage without class analysis. The DPRK is a capitalist state, but to say imperialist regimes are more progressive- nevermind, i'm done. For you to even say that means your chauvinism and crack-pot leftcomism are so ingrained that I'll save myself the trouble of engages with you and just not do it.
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