As MSNBC reports, North Korea’s gulag rivals the monstrous creations of Stalin and Mao. Two hundred thousand people held as slave laborers in the gulag; they usually end up dead, sometimes as the victims of biological warfare experiments. Human Rights activists need to start encouraging the administration to take energetic steps to depose the tyrant sooner rather than later. The USSR was a nuclear power, but it couldn’t survive the sustained determination of Ronald Reagan to destroy its communist regime. The people of North Korea suffer from a regime far worse than the 1980s Soviets, and the North Korean tyranny is orders of magnitude less powerful than the Soviets. It’s long past time for Kim Jong Il to hang from a lamp post, and it’s time for the White House to begin helping the people of North Korea depose him.