Originally Posted by Allison Finch
An interesting thing....A family on the news managed to escape to the south. They had no idea what to expect, but they thought things were going to be little better than they had in N Korea. They were flabbergasted when they saw the standard of living in the south. They had NEVER seen such food available and never dreamed it was possible to have that kind of food available.
People are lying dead in the streets in both city and country from starvation in the north. We don't see it because no one is allowed to. The people who escape will tell you that no one of the "common folk" believes the life of the west is any better. If they did, then it would shake their faith in their leadership to the core....that is if they would allow themselves to believe it.
Your statement is crude and reflects little understanding of the situation.
While the situation is trully bizzare, where they build massive empty cities and let their population starve and feed their military well - the fact of the matter is that foreign aid is exactly what they blackmail the world for - along WITH nuclear technology, believe it or not.
The thing is, the food that is sent almost never gets to the starving. It is marketed and sold to those that can afford it. I do advocate "cutting off the supply", b/c no matter what you send, it does not go to the starving. So, taking action or no action has the same outcome w respect to the starving...it is not "compassionate", either way. There have been many that made it into china (not shipped to work by day, but as "escapies"), and many more that did not make it alive. They have unbelievable stories to tell.