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In fact, North Korea is ranked at or near the bottom of several freedom rankings, including Freedomhouse and Heritage.org.
Philosophically, we disagree. Personal freedom is a lie. An ideal for Christians. Nature only knows the survival of the population. This way, I am philosophically fascist, authoritarian - all men and women in Juche Korea work for the betterment of their entire nation. Even the lowliest job is important.
Life for one's own self is disgusting, no wonder southern Koreans are emigrating to the USA by the millions, and never have children. This is so funny when only a few hundred people per year emigrate from the DPRK.
the common citizen thats being oppressed or for the Kim dynasty that only seeks to expand their power.
We are all "oppressed" by life. The way of individualism is suicide - collective suicide. Beauty lies in embracing our oppression, and by working out a great future together, not dying alone.
if NK did not pose such a threat and be so aggressive against literally everyone then the US would have no reason to have a presence in SK.
Asking a foreign power for help in the matters of civil war is unfair and scummy. See the Irish in the 12th century.
Also, American occupiers kill Korean girls (Wikipedia).
I honestly get green with envy that the DPRK can have such glory, and my nation is drowning in squalour.
Thats not even taking into account the soldiers used by the PRC, which amounted to roughly 3 million over the course of the war.
Wasn't the RoK propped up by Americans? Then it's fair game to bring in friends (the Chinese are far closer to the DPRK both racially and ideologically, Mao Tse-tung was like a brother to Comrade Kim Il Sung).
I find it amusing that you preach about being independent when the nation you have trumped up as the golden standard has failed by the very metric you hold South Korea against.
Southern Korea bases its entire raison d'être on being a cog in the machine of Christian American capitalism. If they survive its collapse, then we'll talk. But a far more likely scenario is that they'll beg for a reunification under the DPRK to save them from utter chaos.
(The fall of the USSR is nothing like what will happen when the colossus with the feet of lay that America is disintegrates.)
Also, authoritarian governments only care about remaining in power and accruing more power, they don't care about you or anyone else as anything more than a tool by which they can spread their influence.
Yes, the government cares about its people, for without the people, it will not exist. In a word, fascism.
No, the DPRK government is rooted in the Korean race, not in economics or memetics. It is precisely the opposite - it is the southern Korean government that would rather import Filipinos to prop up its failing economy than care for its very population. It is the capitalists who view their people as interchangeable units to produce the idea of money - not the hard matter of blood.