This one is made by the North Korean government. Very interesting and well done.
This one is a bit boring. All in Korean. Kim Jong Il and his son visit a new apartment complex that is very modern and well built on the outside. On the inside, it also looks modern and well-done from a 1st World point of view. Pretty nice to get a guaranteed apartment that you will never be thrown out of for any reason as long as you work and don’t break the law! That’s one great thing about Communism – a guaranteed roof over your head. Got to love it.
We all know about the horrors of the North Korean regime. In particular, the prison camp system is a catastrophe from a human rights POV.But I really tire of the endless anti-North Korean “hate propaganda” in the form of videos, documentaries and news stories that we get fed in the West. We know the story! We’ve heard it a thousand times! Do you think we could hear the other side of the story for once?
But things do seem to be opening up. There are now 1 million cellphones in the country and the government can no longer control information so well so that with the launch and failure of the latest rocket, the government admitted the failure of the rocket since they figured people would find out about it anyway.
The place needs to be a lot more open. North Korea spent $1 billion on the rocket and they will spend $2 billion on Kim Jong Il’s funeral celebration. Supposedly North Korea can cure its food crisis for the next few years by spending only $1 billion. Why not cut the celebration spending in half – $2 billion instead of $1 billion, and solve your food problems for a few years? Any decent Communist country would put basic food supply above rockets and especially state celebrations.
So you can see why so many of us on the Left are exasperated with North Korea.