Not to mention the horrendous brainwashing. Did you watch the video that was posted earlier in this thread of N Koreans weeping in supposed devastation at Kim's death? Creeped the hell out of me. I don't think there's another group of people in the world that I feel more sorry for than the N Koreans. Even Burma's started to start to open up, sort of.
Yep. Do realize that a lot of those crying stints are commedia del'arte
, as those folks would most probably get deported to concentration camps immediately if they do not show enough "grief".
why is that?
im not an apologist for kim's dictatorship but i do try to understand the history behind it, as uncomfortable as that might be for most westerners. in that sense, who knows, maybe if the USA hadn't bombed Korea to the stone age, right now we wouldnt be scratching our heads thinking such an opressive man like kim could have ruled a country for so long.
but of course, no-one wants to take any degree of responsibility. esp. not the yanks
So because there have been massive mistakes made in the past by 'westerns', we should condone a terrible dictatorship?
BTW, I am NOT a yank. I wouldn't be surprised if "yanks" would consider me a commie, to be honest. So keep those "yank" accusations away from me, thanks.
N Korea is the most terrifying nation on earth. One word or action that doesn't indicate full 100% support and satisfaction to the regime and you, your family, your friends will spend the rest of your lives getting tortured, r@ped, experimented on, murdered and dissected.
At least stability and structure exist so, unlike many unstable African nations, you won't die of AIDS, malaria, polio or starvation as long as you grovel and worship the dear leader. But food, energy and hygiene are very basic and only barely adequate to survive.
Well, you can wonder what is "better", die of starvation, get beaten to death in a concentration camp, or of AIDS...