Every time some dumb fuck says something about bombing North Korea off the map I want to scream. Those babies faces, that could be my baby. I see my own daughter in all of their innocent faces. That is the same blood in her veins.
The people of North Korea have virtually no control over what is happening in their government. They are by in large quite poor and bombing them is definitely not the answer. The North Korean regime is stupid, corrupt, and very often just downright evil but the people of the country have no way to control that.
I’m not for either the United States or South Korea bombing North Korea because I do believe that the citizens and people of North Korea don’t deserve to take the blame for what the government decides to do and how they run the country, but this photo just rubs me off in the wrong way. You do realize that these “humanizing” photos of people in North Korea make up probably less than half - possibly even lesser than half - of how North Koreans live? These photos are probably only in Pyeongyang, where the people there live a lot wealthier or maybe just a bit better off than people in internment camps. More than half of North Korea’s population are put into internment camps where they’re not properly fed, executed at even the slightest breaking of rules, and are worked like dogs. North Korea even has an “amusement park” that’s fully built in an area where South Koreans from the border can see but from doing further investigation, no one even goes to the amusement park and it’s just for show. This is what I dislike sometimes, that people seem to put sympathy in the wrong places because if you want to humanize North Korea, humanize everyone, not just people in Pyeongyang, but people in internment camps. If you feel like bombing them isn’t a justification, then be able to answer why rather than look up happy photos of people from North Korea to promote peace and do a little research. I’m not saying this post is entirely wrong because I believe that the media does portray North Korea under a bad light, but there’s more to North Korea than this and this is why CNN and other outlets as well as writers are working harder on publishing Shin Dong Hyuk’s story, a survivor who escaped North Korea. In order to break the media’s image of black and white of North Korea being the slapstick of politic jokes with communism run by a fat Asian man or pictures like these where North Korea is “humanistic,” people need to alert themselves better before posts like these happen and only feed one side of the story.