“Nothing To Envy!” The Horror Of Life In North Korea! Brilliant Book Looks At This Isolated Hell!

Here is a look inside the isolated military state of North Korea

johnrieber

This image of N. Korea missiles being fired made me take another look at this oppressive, bankrupt regime…which begins every day this way:

“Our father, we have nothing to envy in the world.”

Those words are sung by schoolchildren all over North Korea, in reference to their “God”, their leader Kim Jong-Un…

A view of a parade to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang in this October 10, 2010 file photo.  North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died on a train trip, state television reported on December 19, 2011 sparking immediate concern over who is in control of the reclusive state and its nuclear programme. A tearful announcer dressed in black said the 69-year old had died on December 17, 2011 of physical and mental over-work on his way to give "field guidance".    REUTERS/KCNA/Files (NORTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY OBITUARY) NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS A view of a parade to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang in this October 10, 2010 file photo. North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died on a train trip, state television reported on December 19, 2011 sparking immediate concern over who is in control of the reclusive state and its nuclear programme. A tearful announcer dressed in black said the 69-year old had died on December 17, 2011 of physical and mental over-work on his way to give “field guidance”. REUTERS/KCNA/Files (NORTH KOREA – Tags: POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY OBITUARY)…

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3 replies

  1. I doubt any of us from the west could tolerate life in the DPRK. However, I would still be interested to visit there. Those parades are amazing too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. A sobering reminder of how much we have to be grateful for. I’ve always had interest in Korea both North and South. There are few places on this Earth now like North Korea and the South being very different and locked in a Cold War with them is fascinating too. I saw a documentary a few years back about North Korean soldiers and POWs who were released from prison in the modern era and lived in poverty in the south before being exchanged with prisoners kept in the north. They went back and got a hero’s welcome. I don’t think their ideology was persuaded by the time in South Korea. It’s sad what we do to each other.

    • Lloyd, I went to Seoul once – I link to the story in my post – and what fascinated me about this book is how difficult it is for North Korean refugees to adapt to life in a democracy…so sad…thanks for your comment!

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