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Originally posted by Liberal1984
I’d be surprised if NK collapses, as this revolution is being powered by the internet, and the internet is something only a very privileged few North Koreans have.
So if NK does collapse anyway, it’ll all but confirm a more external power than the internet is driving worldwide revolution. Hard to believe it's only Feb, i wonder what the next 10 months, in the run up to 2012 can bring?
Originally posted by obilesk
reply to post by Salamandy
Humans are "born good"? Really?? Although I agree with your assessment of the majority of people being willing to work towards the common good, I wholeheartedly disagree that we are born good.
Has a child ever had to be taught how to lie? No. If a child, even as young as 2, is told not to do X, and then does X, they will say they didn't if they are aware of the punishment. Irrational self-preservation = bad behavior.
Originally posted by obilesk
reply to post by IAMIAM
I truly agree with, and strive for, the idea of love and understanding and compassion being the catalyst for-- as well as the status quo--throughout the world, from birth to death.
I define punishment as an equal-opposition to an action. The problem lies in our insatiable desire to focus within rather than without. This stems from a perfectly natural need to protect oneself from harm. Everything else just builds on that. As humans, we can overcome this condition through faith and love.
But born good? I guess the word good can be defined as innocent. With that I will agree
You cant possibly be serious. So I guess random starving dirt-poor North Koreans are in on all this NWO stuff, according to you, right? Nothings being orchestrated here, all these protests/riots are by the people, not some rich evil dude that wants to control the world.
Originally posted by CoincidenceX
conditions in NKorea are so horrific... terrible.... imhumane, its outrageous.
Originally posted by ruffrider
Conditions to me look neither terrible nor inumane. Pyong Yang looks like a sprawling, developed metropolis. There are are street vendors selling fruit and everyone is clothed with cars and bicycles. The streets look clean and orderly. Its a communist state, and under this rule wealth and food is divided.
I am not condoning Kims record on human rights, but from this video the capital looks quite an impressive city. In comparison to city's like Lagos or Dhaka it looks fairly decent and clean.
Perhaps if the West was not crippling them with sanctions the people would not be begging for food or electricity
Ha... how funny that Apple became just as Big Brotherish than in that famous commercial. With closed source software policies, collaborating with DHS and supporting citizen spying programs in the iPhone. A bad joke, really. Such a shame... their creations were so great back in the days, before 2001 and Al Gore corrupted its B.O.D.
Seoul - — Punching their fists into the air and shouting "Let's crush them!" some 100,000 North Koreans packed Pyongyang's main square Thursday for an anti-U.S. rally as the communist regime promised a "fire shower of nuclear retaliation" for any American-led attack.