Originally posted by xpert11
StellarX here example of North Korea approach to dealing with
aspects of feeding its population .
Right and lets see if it happens or is in fact true; unlike you i don't eat up every bit of anti-'communist' ( meaning countries or people's who
try to set their own course) propaganda as daily manufactured in the west.
North Korea isnt interested in any political the fact that they closed the only rail link between the two countries and do everything they
can to prevent people from heading to South Korea .
But who really closed it and what where the reasons? Again just more typical presumptions that the North Korean government is trying to destroy itself
apparently trying to prove to you that 'communist' ( and their not) are crazy.
[quote[ North Korea leaders have brainwashed the locals into thinking that all there problems are the fault of the US and South Korea .
North Korean leaders have not managed to 'brainwash' ( as if you need brainwashing to think that about a country that invaded two countries without
either having attacked the UNited States of America) all North Koreans , hence the resistance to the regime, but given American threats and economic
sanctions and predation they didn't have to do much in terms of propaganda. Teaching North Koreans or South Koreans about the evils of imperialism
and imperialist isn't indoctrination; certainly not as compared to the American governments propaganda campaigns to convince US citizens that Iraq
had WOMD and were somehow involved in 9-11.
When it comes to propaganda countries like North Korea are hopelessly outmatched by the west who aren't only better at it but has the military muscle
to crush those who they can't fool.
Truman fired MacArthur not Ike . Ike was elected president and sat in the Oval Office after Truman .
Don't know why or how i got that mixed up. You have my apology.
South Korea invaded North Korea ?
Which isn't saying much as North Korea were apparently waiting for the type of large scale provocation the South Korean US dictator were so willing
to provide to prop up his regime. He rightly understood that the US would come to his aid but he wrongly thought that he had much in the form of
support hence the rapid collapse of South Korean forces.
Thou out the Cold War the North Korean was depended upon on aid from the Soviet Union and China .
Not true. Even during the Korean war the USSR strictly limited it's aid and involvement thus doing it's best to not allow the conflict to escalate.
Sure North Korea recieved aid but much less than most US allies on the border of the USSR. The quick industrialization and the high living standards
of North Korea until the late 70's ( which were followed by a period of stagnation until the decline at the 'fall' of the USSR) where almost
exclusively due to North Korea's own efforts building on the fact that they did inherit a large majority of Korean industry and natural resources.
After the Cold War ended so did the economic aid and as a result North Korea economy crumbled .
Aid declined greatly at that time and coupled with all the other problems North Korea were facing ( large external debt, storms and droughs, bad
economic policy decisions) it was enough to turn stagnation into a accelerating decline.
North Korea self imposed isolation policy's in an age where access to overseas markets is crucial have proven to be economic suicide
North Korea did not choose economic isolation any more than Cuba or any other number of states that attempted to set independent courses in world
affairs. Like Cuba and Vietnam North Korea took aid where it could get it and when the US proved itself a enemy it had to go elsewhere.
None of this is the US fault .
And the US national security states choice to bomb korea into oblivion wasn't it's fault either. Neither was it the fault of the US national
security state for choosing to kill a few million Vietnamese for refusing to accept capitalism and US puppet leaders. If nothing is the fault of the
US national security state why does it need and want to be so heavily armed? To protect itself from the irrational hatred and violent rest of the
world? Why don't the communist try to attack Sweden? Why aren't the swedes scared to death?
Maybe you can't figure this out but irrational hatred is something normally associated with those who attack and bomb other countries and not with
the victims being bombed. Until you can figure out that a very, very large proportion of the worlds problems are directly caused by the policies as
carried out and defended by the west ( and it's current champion the US) this world will truly seem a scary irrational place. Once you can accept
that there is very little irrationality coupled to all of this it wont be hard to lay the blame with those who are levelling entire countries in the
interest 'exporting democracy' and some such nonsense.
Your attempted to smear the US is pathetic .
I admit that i seem to be failing in showing up the violent inhumane foreign policy goals of the US national security state but this failure is my own
and not due to the benevolent original intent of US foreign policy.
I will keep trying and hopefully you can learn to seperate yourself from 'the US' and begin to understand that it's leaders are not only not acting
in your interest but actively destroying the US as they have destroyed dozens of countries in the last half century.