posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 01:59 PM
Most of what you read about NK is true. The camps do exist. They also exist in russia and china as well. The only thing i could label as "sketchy"
regarding information is that the north korean people hate americans. I don't see this to be 100% true. They're actually pretty nice when you visit
and they almost seem, i don't know, mesmerized by visitors. Is it because they never see other people from around the world? I don't know. It used to
be incredibly hard to get in the country but it's become easier over time.
The people are nice for the most part but they still have an undying loyalty to "the leader". Most of what they do, they do to serve the kim family. I
honestly can't decipher whether some of the people know it's wrong or if they actually believe it's right. Some seem to fake it but who knows. When
you visit they make sure you're kept busy throughout your entire stay. My guess is it's to keep you from conversing with the locals too much. The
"minders" or guides or whatever are actually pretty laid back. They don't demand you be back to a certain place at a certain time. I can't describe
it, it's almost like on the outside through news they act though and hateful but when you're there they can't enjoy your company enough. Almost like a
kid that's sheltered their whole life and develops a bad attitude but opens up when they actually have contact with different people.
Their government is a whole different animal. Its garbage. The way they treat their people is disgraceful. I just feel sorry for the citizens because
some of them know something is wrong, but the govt has such a tight grip on everything. Their mentality is one that needs to be abolished completely.
They have no means of fighting back, no guns, no internet, no information. It's just sad because even though all the crap, they seem to know it's
messed up, but you can't help them. If the regime collapsed, i don't think it would be as bad as some make it out to be. I would venture to guess from
what i've seen, most of the people would be happier reunited with their family in the south.
edit on 2/27/2013 by JackBauer because: (no reason given)