Government is good.
Big Brother is watching you.
The State wants to take care of you.
north Korea scares me to death. the fact that a place like that still exists in modern day. those people are prisoners.
1984 is here and now
this is too 1984 to be real
why the fuck have i barely heard anything about this shit? Why aren’t more people outraged about this? and talking about this? this is fucking horrible! Something has to be done it’s fucking 2014 why the fuck is this even happening
At the risk of sounding idealistic I really wish we could all stop worrying what kind of threat North Korea is to us, and start worrying what kind of threat it is to its own people.
On a lighter note, 605 internet users, and one of them is reading my blog
The simple reason why you barely hear about such things is because North Korea won’t let you hear anything about this. It would damage the way it looks to outsiders, and that is what they do not want. They will hardly allow anyone to be on the internet for the fact that people can and might possibly talk bad about North Korea if they are allowed access to it. The less likely the people are to talking about it, the better it is for the government of North Korea itself. This is, sadly, how these things work. It is why it’s so hard to help these people. Because they are not allowed access to social media or have contact with anything outside of North Korea. Moreover, North Korea will not allow anyone into their country, because they have seen the world outside of it. Although it’s really hard to accept this, the fact is that it’s really incredibly difficult to do something because North Korean people do not really have access to the world outside of there.
However… if something can be done, it should indeed be about the people in North Korea first instead of the rest of the world. We are far more capable of defending ourselves than these people are.
You are totally right in describing the situation in North Korea, and that their government is trying to pull a veil over outsiders eyes, even going as far as building fake settlements.
However, I do not believe this is the reason why Westerners have not heard of this. After all, a quick Google search can reveal all of these facts stated here, so it’s not like N. Korean government had any success in hiding it. We depend on news agencies in our own countries, not North Korea to give us these news.
I suspect it is more a mixture of racism and apathy that makes people not care.
It’s similar how very few had any problem with Nazis killing Jews (and other minorities) until Nazis started threatening them personally. Then suddenly everyone remembered what Nazis were doing was not moral and should be stopped.
Yep most definitely. Unfortunately, however, that is how people tend to work. If their country or ‘their people’ aren’t in immediate danger, there isn’t really a point for them to do anything about it. It’s also that where I live, in The Netherlands, such things hardly ever reach the news. So people do not even think about looking it up, simply because it’s hardly ever mentioned until North Korea threatens the outside world.
It’s really only when people take advanced classes in Politics here (which I’ve done), that you really get into detail about such things. Which really is both sad and also understandable. But this is the reality. It’s both a mixture of North Korea trying to appear better than the reality and the fact that the rest of the world doesn’t really feel the need to do enough until they themselves are in possible danger.
This is what happens with a lot of things, not just North Korea. And maybe it’s also even a little bit of naive thinking of SOME people’s parts, because especially in more Western countries, such a thing is almost unthinkable by now.
Indeed. And this is why I love internet and social networks. Information is easily accessible and other people’s problems become much more palpable.