“We criticize North Korea for its prisons, when the US has more people imprisoned than any other nation in history. We criticize them for their elections, while our elections are widely viewed as corrupt. We put them down for their ethnicity, while engaging in genocide against our native populations. We criticize their lack of free enterprise, when our own system is now cutting off basic water from people in the name of profit. In other words, even against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the United States of America looks like a clown. The shoe is on the other foot. The United States prided itself on the idea that we were not like other nations – that the United States was indeed a land of opportunity, where not race or creed mattered, only the strength of character. But this was a comfortable lie we told ourselves, a fairy tale to make ourselves feel better. Now the world is pointing, and North Korea has pointed out that the emperor has no clothes.”
I feel like you have no idea what you’re talking about.
Are prisons in the USA fucked up? Yes, of course they are.
Is this comparable to “prisons” in North Korea? Not even a little bit.
Unless there’s been a dramatic change in the USA since I was there last month, criminals get trials and if/when found guilty only the guilty party (or parties) gets imprisoned. In North Korea on the other hand, Due Process isn’t really a thing. When it’s been decided that someone is guilty of something, no matter how trivial, they, their entire family, and future generations are kept in work camps where they are starved and worked to death. If you’re lucky, you’ll be executed, but probably not before being tortured horribly.
Nobody criticises North Korea for their elections. In order for that to happen, they’d have to have elections - which doesn’t happen in a dictatorship.
Nobody “puts down” North Koreas for being Korean. The objection is that said Koreans are being starved and tortured for no reason at all. The ones being “put down” are the ones committing the atrocities, not the whole population.
If you lived in North Korea, you wouldn’t have the internet access to make this post, and even if you did, you’d be imprisoned for it, along with the rest of your family, your future children, and the children of your children, etc.