Friday, February 12, 2010

North Korea from another perspective

Ever since my previous posts on North Korea I have been on the lookout for more articles.  The pathology of how the the authorities are able to completely twist and warp the nations reality is fascinating to me. ran a recent article:

A Nation of Racist Dwarfs:  Kim Jong-il's regime is even weirder and more despicable than you thought.

Consider: Even in the days of communism, there were reports from Eastern Bloc and Cuban diplomats about the paranoid character of the system (which had no concept of deterrence and told its own people that it had signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty in bad faith) and also about its intense hatred of foreigners. A black Cuban diplomat was almost lynched when he tried to show his family the sights of Pyongyang.
Interesting reading . . .

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