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Depressing article about North Korea by someone who taught school there, it is an empire of lies. Show more

· SubwayTooter · 5 · 3

Depressing article about North Korea by someone who taught school there, it is an empire of lies. Show more

Depressing article about North Korea by someone who taught school there, it is an empire of lies. Show more

@cameronh1403 @noxy
I valued both article, but wouldn't call it warpropaganda.
Even tho there've been logical inconsistends/propaganda

''North Korea functions, she believes, as a true cult, with all of the country’s pre-cult existence now passed out of human memory.''

as in most countries

''their children, did not go skiing in Gstaad on school breaks;''

as in most countries

''students were shockingly ignorant of the outside world''
as in most countries

@noxy @cameronh1403

''Essentially no Americans know what happened between 1945 and the start of the Korean War''

''The whole thing begins with the division of Korea in 1945. People think it began with the Korean War, but the Korean War only happened because of the 1945 division [of Korea by the U.S. and Soviet Union at the end of World War II]''

@cameronh1403 @noxy

...the U.S.-installed ultra right-wing South Korean dictator, massacred tens of thousands of South Koreans before North Korea invaded in 1950. Rhee’s government executed another 100,000 South Koreans in the war’s early months. Then the barbaric U.S. air war against North Korea killed perhaps one-fifth of its population.]

@noxy @cameronh1403

''it’s hard to argue that it would be rational for them to give up their nuclear weapons, after seeing what happened to Saddam Hussein and Moammar Gadhafi.

[Military] intervention is not going to work because it’s a nuclear power''

@paulfree14 @cameronh1403 I'm not saying that she's out-and-out lying (though it wouldn't surprise me), but her perspective is extremely skewed. I'm not sure why anyone would base political opinions on what a teacher heard from privileged children.

Regardless, the motive on the part of the Intercept is absolutely to incite feelings of sympathy toward war ("regime change" is a dog whistle for replacing world leaders unsympathetic to the US - e.g. communists)

@cameronh1403 @noxy
...hmm, I interpretaded it as better not invine with war, and that is not the agressor and is mainly in this position cause of history of others fighting them and having the nuclear weapon just to protect themselfs.

That's far different to me then shaping warpropaganda.

...beside the western biased propaganda like 'they even don't go skiing' and need to work... lol

@paulfree14 @cameronh1403
I'm not claiming that the woman is supporting war, but rather that her dishonest (or at least heavily biased) portrayal of the DPRK is being used to do so. She would support an attempt at regime change if it were possible, i.e. if they didn't have nukes.

There's also conveniently no mention of either the fact that the DPRK is and has been subject to brutal sanctions, or that the US has consistently refused to engage in diplomacy.

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