A North Korean official has been executed with a flame-thrower, South Korean media has reported, amid a crackdown on loyalists of Kim Jong-un’s purged uncle.
Whether it’s the South Korean media or the North Koreans being so is unknown. But we’ve had the execution by mortar round, the eaten by wild dogs, now the flamethrower. I start to wonder whether there’s someone, again whether in the media in the south or the military in the north, who is trying to compile some record of the most inventive methods of execution. Are we going to get people being broken on the wheel again? Perhaps evisceration will come back into fashion?
And yes, we might think it a little macabre to joke about such things. And I wouldn’t if we were talking about the conditions in that North Korean gulag. But we’re talking here about the people who run that gulag, who put the people in it to be tortured. Musing over inventive methods of executing these bastards is not macabre, it’s justice, of an admittedly rough and ready kind.
So, a competition. What will be the next interesting method reported? Vogon poetry? nibbled to death by kittens? force fed ginseng until internal explosion?