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
i have family in North Korea that no one has seen since the war.
Why isn’t anyone telling us about this?
I’m a sophomore in high school. Who gives a shit about The Second Great Awakening? What about this? What about the Korean Reich that’s strangling it’s own people? Why hasn’t anyone at least pretended to care? Fuck Beyoncé, fuck whatever is coming soon to theaters. Why isn’t the suffering of human beings the first headline in the NY Times? Why hasn’t my history teacher taken a moment out of the 53 minutes in our class to inform us? Why?
There’s no oil there to steal, so the richer countries of the world couldn’t care less.
no one is talking about this because no one is supposed to know this information
Freedom is slavery
Ignorance is strength
War is peace
If this was only a government´s reference to a book…the international community would be really worried, but this is reality so who cares?
north korea is fucking terrifying
Most young people don’t know about North Korea because most high school history classes stop after World War II. Recent history is complicated and controversial, and it can get political. Unfortunately, history is taught “factually” in high school, and students are rarely encouraged to critically analyze history the way a history scholar does.
And plus, most American history textbooks are very patriotic, and try to tell a story of America’s triumph. Everything after World War II……the Korean War (which ended in a failure and led to the creation of North and South Korea), Vietnam, the Gulf War, etc does not play into the story of America the hero. As a history major, It actually upsets me greatly how different history is taught from high school to college.
But in terms of North Korea, yes, it is pretty bad there, but it has been that way for a long time, there is very little the international community can do. What, you think that the US can just waltz in and take down an entire government??? (because that’s never happened before!) no but seriously it is starting to open up and that is a good sign, I think this post exaggerates what life is like over there. Most people don’t really know anything different, since they have been living that way their entire lives.