posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 03:28 PM
Originally posted by old_god
Originally posted by dl2one
one slave society critiquing another "inferior" slave society. lol
Haha my sentiments exactly...
Who are we to judge another nation? It is easy to believe the BS that is regurgitated on the media and sure there some despot regimes like N.Korea
but how do you know what is happening intrinsically at the ground level, what the people are doing on a day to day basis.
One persons poverty is another persons paradise.
Easy to make judgements about a place and it's people from looking at photos but the same could be said about the US and it's slave nation just by
reading the god awful stories everyday of how the rights of the people are being eroded on a daily basis.
Well, one way to find out is to talk to people who escaped from North Korea with their lives intact. They're going to tell you exactly what life was
like, and why they escaped. You don't have to listen to CNN or FOX news to find truth, you can just talk to somebody who experienced it firsthand.
Every place can be made to look horrible through the magic of editing or selective photography. The difference is that if you talk to people who live
there, they will tell you whether or not they are happy.
If you asked me what life was like in the U.S. I would tell you that although there are poor neighborhoods, it's possible to move up in life by
getting an education or using one's brain to advance in life. I'd tell you that there are people here who are homeless, some who choose to be,
others who have drug and alcohol problems, or are mentally ill. The nice thing is that there are homeless shelters where they can obtain food,
clothing and a place to sleep. I'd tell you that people flock here from all over the world to have a better life. There are those who are poor and
those who are rich, and almost anything is attainable if you put your back into it. We have more freedom of speech than most countries, we have the
freedom to travel in and out of the country, we are allowed to discuss anti-Government subjects on the internet not only with ourselves, but with
people from all over the world. We're not cut off, and it only takes a little bit of research to find out whether life is good or bad somewhere else
in the world. If I wanted to move to Norway, I have that freedom (assuming Norway would take me in). We can find nearly any product we can imagine,
and unless you break the law, you don't have to fear that somebody will break into your house just for saying "I hate the Government." God knows
plenty of us say it day and and day out, and we're still here. On occasion you will feel the abusive hand of Government, but it doesn't happen
anywhere near the level that it does in N.K.
I can tell you right now, nobody is flocking to North Korea to have a better life. People are trying to get the hell out, especially when they
discover the world beyond their borders. North Korea is surrounded by barbed wire and machine guns for a reason. Nobody is allowed to leave, unless
MAYBE they're going to Russia or Cuba, and that's if you're sponsored by the NK Government. The barbed wire alone should speak volumes about the
quality of life in N.K. In all these photos, do you see a single fat Korean? I know I don't. Why is that? Because there's not enough food to go
around. Everyone there is emaciated, except of course the beloved pudgy leader, Kim Jong Il and his son.