OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA
According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.
Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE
They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE
THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW
some of the more reputable sources: x, x
Other sources: The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Los Angeles Times
look what the USA’s meddling has helped happen. dividing Korea has been as successful and beneficial to the world and the soul of humanity as any other illegal incursion or violence leveled against Asia by the USA.
^^ YES. cuz it’s easy to call it “some hunger games shit” and indulge in the crocodile tears of an imperial power when we completely dislocate the fact that the united states of america refuses to normalize relations on the peninsula by actually ENDING THE 60 YEAR OLD KOREAN WAR whose origins can be found in the arbitrary division and neocolonial occupation thru u.s. martial force after the so-called “liberation” from 36 years of brutal japanese colonial occupation. what’s truly tragic is how these narrations of spectacular violence that dominate the popular imagination of the DPRK also defangs the reality of a thwarted decolonization for the korean people north and south in order to maintain american hegemony over the asia/pacific. lest i remind folks that the u.s. empire is steamrollering the transpacific partnership that basically tramples on the very individual rights and freedoms its so quick to condemn in the context of the DPRK (like NAFTA on steroids, some say) and passing bills in the senate to enable the export of north korean babies. so know your fucking history before you start crying.
Comparing the deaths of my people to the Hunger Games is fucked up. That’s like putting side-by-side the Holocaust and the massacre of the Navi tribe in Avatar. Fuck you.
But as for the fuck ups of “Imperialist America,” I’d disagree. Imperialist Japan is NOTHING compared to the imperialist hold that the US has over Korea. It’s not ideal, not even close, but our language, culture, and people are not being stripped away. Koreans still have ownership of their heritage.
Dividing a country in half is like trying to cut a family down the middle. It’s preposterous and impossible, but at the same time, if one parent is aiming to kill the rest, there’s no other choice. Had the US not intervened, Koreans would have succumbed to a Chinese imperialism, and that’s no better (and I would argue even worse than the current situation).
South Korea is not a nuclear power. Imagine what would happen if the US left. Sure, we’d get unification alright, but who the fuck cares when Seoul is reduced to a pile of ashes.