Yodok Stories

20,000,000 people are being held prisoner in North Korea. They are starving, resorting to cannibalism. Completely cut off from the world, they have no media and no sources of information except for occasional helium balloons carrying leaflets sent by sympathetic people in the South. It’s as if they live 70 or 100 years in the past, but they exist under a governmental rule of law that would make Orwell piss himself. Concentration camps that would give Hitler a boner imprison “class enemies” (for example, people who leave picfures of Kim Jong-Il on the ground) and also their entire families (all of them) unto the third generation, and almost no one leaves these camps alive. It’s as if a cult of twenty million helpless people is being kept there… And what are we doing about it?

Not a FUCKING THING. Too bad they don’t have any oil.

4 Comments

  1. agthorr

    Completely cut off from the world, they have no media and no sources of information except for occasional helium balloons carrying leaflets sent by sympathetic people in the South.

    No longer true. See, for example, “South Korean Dramas Are All the Rage among North Korean People” Also, many watch South Korean TV or listen to South Korean Radio. Illegally, admittedly. 😉

    Too bad they don’t have any oil.

    Also, China (and, to a lesser extent, Russia) is backing them. Our only path, unfortunately, is to pressure China to pressure North Korea.

  2. 20,000,000 MILLION or just 20,000,000?

    That is crazy. At least we know that human rights are a good excuse when we want to war against someone who has something the USA wants. Too bad we try to surpress them here and keep the population distracted.

  3. mik3cap

    Freedom of information. Float a bunch of solar powered wireless Internet broadcasting balloons all around in the air in international waters all over the planet; then “bomb” every country in the world with solar powered receiver devices that can download information on any subject. That won’t just fix the problems in North Korea, it will fix a lot of issues everywhere.

    Information control is the thing that keeps Kim Jong-Il in power (just like it is with any cult leader). People in North Korea believe we’re living in an apocalypse world and that every other person on the planet wants to destroy them. They need their eyes opened to the truth.