Let’s get something out of the way first. I live for articles like this for two reason. First they prove to me that what I experience and go through on the Daily isn’t a figment of my mind. Second, I love listening to bullshit justifications. Let’s start at the end, well because it’s not cheating if you start from there. This is how all articles will respond to the North Korea accusations after listing them:
- Yes to a degree it’s true but Americans are diligently working on it, the same way an anorexic or bulimic is working on that meal the wait keeps asking about
- Whatever is done can’t be as bad as North Korea – You know that place where our post WW2 policies, and Cold War policies helped pave the way for the tension in the Koreas today. Not to mention the Korean war thing.
North Koreas 13 Gripes
1. “Under the citizenship act, racialism is getting more severe in the U.S. The gaps between the minorities and the whites are very wide in the exercise of such rights to work and elect.”
2. “The U.S. true colors as a kingdom of racial discrimination was fully revealed by last year’s case that the Florida Court gave a verdict of not guilty to a white policeman who shot to death an innocent black boy.”
3. “That’s why 52 percent of the Americans have said that racism still exists in the country while 46 percent contended that all sorts of discrimination would be everlasting.”
4. “The U.S. is a living hell as elementary rights to existence are ruthlessly violated.”
5. “At present, an average of 300,000 people a week are registered as unemployed, but any proper measure has not been taken.”
6. “The housing price soared 11.5 percent last year than 2012 and 13.2 percent in January this year than 2013, leaving many people homeless.”
7. “The number of impoverished people increased to 46.5 millions last year, and one sixth of the citizens and 20-odd percent of the children are in the grip of famine in New York City.”
8. “All sorts of crimes rampant in the U.S. pose a serious threat to the people’s rights to existence and their inviolable rights.”
9. “The U.S. government has monitored every movement of its citizens and foreigners, with many cameras and tapping devices and even drones involved, under the pretext of ‘national security.'”
10. “Meanwhile, bills on easing arms control were adopted in various states of the country, boosting murderous crimes. As a result, the U.S. has witnessed an increasing number of gun-related crimes in all parts of the country and even its military bases this year. In this regard, the United Nations on April 10 put the U.S. on the top of the world list of homicide rates.”
11. “The U.S. also has 2.2 millions of prisoners at present, the highest number in the world. For lack of prisons on the part of the government, individuals are providing detention facilities to make money.”
12. “A Russian TV said that in the U.S. the wealthy classes are now keen on the investment in providing private prisons for their high profit and so more people will be imprisoned.”
13. “Its chief executive, Obama, indulges himself in luxury almost every day, squandering hundred millions of dollars on his foreign trip in disregard of his people’s wretched life.”
I am kind of amazing that the first three things deal with race. I am also surprised that you can quote Russian TV as a source. Obama indulging in senseless luxury, I cannot see that so much probably because he hasn’t hosted an MTV-Cribs episode, inside the White house. This is what a report concludes, I’ll highlight the most asinine parts:
Several of the issues the report touches on are certainly real problems in America today, and for the most part, the report’s numbers and stats check out (though, as the Washington Post points out, only the stats on gun crime are suspect).
But there’s a couple problems. First, Americans, for the most part, know about these issues and are working to improve on these problems. Americans can openly complain about their country and government without fearing a trip to a work camp, so the option to change and improve America is a very real one (even if it’s also a difficult one).
What makes us right and north Korea wrong ? It’s like to rapist talking about who has better stats. Neither country has a moral or ethical standing. Look at how conciliatory the language is.
This Korean report touches – that bullshit. In the realm of touches there is a great expanse of types. First Date touching is not the same as the 5 month touching. This is purposely weak I feel to lessen the impact of our abuses and give the illusion that we aren’t the biggest hypocrites. Can it be “touching” if for the most part the stats check out ? If for the most part shit checks out is because I fucking nailed it.
Americans for the most part knows about these issues? We are working to solve these issues? I dont see that. This is what I see: Instead of at least talking about the issues, we have highly polarized shouting matches. Then we conclude on an impressive agenda of not making rape and race jokes. We help the poor by criminalizing homelessness, cutting education bankrupting the nation through war, and work to expand the every growing divide between the wealthy and the rest of the populace.
The Real issue here can be summed up by the following picture. Keep in mind our neocolonialistic policies aren’t taken into account and all that democracy toppling/puppet government installation we did during The Cold War.