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Progressives in America are just as bad as the North Korean regime… at least according to E.W. Jackson, the right-wing radio host and former candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia.

Jackson has been reading “The Aquariums of Pyongyang,” the story of a man who spent a decade in North Korean prison camp, which inspired him to declare that he doesn’t “see any difference whatsoever in substance” between the North Korean regime and liberals in the U.S.

“They are interested in hurting people,” Jackson said. “We Christians are not interested in putting people in jail because they don’t agree with us. We’re not interested in destroying people’s lives because they don’t agree with us. We’re interested in praying for them and ultimately persuading them and trusting that God will touch their hearts and they’ll see the light. We know that God loves them and so do we.”

I’ve never met a progressive who wanted people jailed for disagreeing with them. But I’m sure many of us can name some Christians who have wanted to criminalize homosexuality, who turn a blind eye to the refugee kids in cages, or who chanted “lock her up” when Donald Trump or his allies prompted them.

I also don’t recall Kim Jong-un fighting for justice reform, demanding a living wage for workers, or urging the government to provide all people with affordable healthcare.

But besides anything relevant, I’m sure both groups are alike.

(via Right Wing Watch)