Slightly off-topic, but what interests me about North Korea, are the .. ready for this? ...
I mean.. what the F?
Why would any country voluntarily be NK's PARTNER in _ANYTHING_?
According to this wikipedia link:
Economy of North Korea
North Korea's export partners include China, India and SOUTH KOREA. Unbelievable, or what? So, PEOPLE can't do any kind of business together (between
SK and NK), but corporations, governments, etc. can freely trade and be import/export partners! Isn't that jolly? Isn't that equal? What THE F??!!
But it gets weirder. First of all, one of the exports seems to be GUNS. WHAT? How can this be? From that wikipedia link:
Minerals, metallurgical products, manufactures (including armaments), textiles, agricultural and fishery products, coal, iron ore,
limestone, graphite, copper, zinc, and lead."
Are you kidding me? Please tell me that "including armaments" does not mean "including guns".
So North Korea manufactures guns for China, India and / or South Korea? Is this common knowledge? Why doesn't anyone wonder about this out loud?
Countries actually PAY North Korea to MAKE GUNS for them!
Just when you thought that well, that was weird, but there can't be more weirdness - from that same wikipedia link one can find the information that
North Korea's import partners include China, South Korea (that they are supposedly at war with) and... EU.
Excuse me? European Union is friggin' TRADING with North Korea? How the f did THAT happen?
The import goods include: "Petroleum, coking coal, machinery and equipment, textiles, and grain"
"Coking coal"? I wonder what that means.. unless there is a typo in a wikipedia article. Well, I am not correcting that one..
Or perhaps it means coal that has cócaine hidden inside of it, so that when you burn it, pleasurable fumes fill the room and that way the coal can be
used for 'coking'?
(For some reason, whenever I write the word "coçaine", ATS forum adds a SPACE between "coc" and "aine", and I couldn't get the formatting correct -
when editing, it looks completely normal, but when posted, there's a space.. I have no idea what that's about, but I hate it. After doing some
checking, I realized I am not the only one suffering from this weird problem. Maybe it is a bug in the forum code or something - surely no one would
want to censor such a neutral word and especially in such a weird way!)
There's a lot I still can't understand about this world (always has been, as far as I can remember), but both North Korea itself and the facts about
their import and export partners really take the cake.
Not that I have baked one .. yet.
But how can any country that holds up a facade of 'being civil' trade with North Korea? Why would anyone do that, when all it accomplishes is enabling
NK to continue enslaving people imprisoned in it for an extended period of time? Why doesn't any of the "trading partners" just stop that insanity,
put their foot down and say: "Look, you are real jerks towards the human beings that you imprison and brainwash - STOP doing that, give them life
that's worth a human being, and we will continue trading with you"?
Instead, they just happily trade away as if nothing is wrong.. what kind of karma does that create for EU, China, India and South Korea?
This planet is a real mess.. I really hope a big broom would come and sweep away everything and reset the whole system, so perhaps good people could
try again (and the bad ones should live a couple of incarnations in a detention world - or perhaps this is one, who knows)..
That's why I don't think there's such a thing as "doom porn", because no destiny or doom could ever be worse than what we are experiencing on this
planet RIGHT NOW, and have for decades, if not for centuries already. For this to continue indefinitely (and slowly worsening, like it has and is),
would be the worst possible doom that could befall this planet and its denizens.
ANYTHING that brings ANY kind of sizeable dent to this horrible system and mess, is a dream, it's a relief, it's a release, it's a LIBERATION!
So, maybe talking about "doom porn" should be changed to talking about "liberation porn".. the end of the world as people here know it would certainly
be a HUGE RELIEF, not any kind of 'horrible thing' at all. The horrible thing is what we are living in right NOW.
edit on 23-8-2013 by Shoujikina because: (no reason given)