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The U.S. Empire's Long, Disturbing History Of Fabricating North Korean Atrocities

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Additionally, capitalism is the root cause of the disinformation campaign against the DPRK, because the existence of the DPRK represents a threat to the worldwide capitalist order. Under the leadership of Kim Il Sung, the northern half of Korea established a socialist state seventy years ago, and this state has managed to sustain itself since then. Despite obstacles like the Arduous March, as well as constant American economic warfare and military threats, the country retains the best living standards that are possible for its circumstances; the DPRK has free housing, free quality healthcare, no homelessness, connected communities, and proportionally far lower incarceration levels than that of the U.S.

Imagine what American discourse about socialism would be like if our government and media were to tell the truth about what life in the DPRK is actually like. People would no doubt be looking to the DPRK's Juche socialism as a model to emulate in alternative to the ultra-unequal, corporate-controlled police state that America is.

This is why America, following in the tradition of imperialist lies like the fabricated T iananmen Square "Massacre" and the fraudulent Gulf War incubator testimony, has helped manufacture a litany of atrocity stories about the DPRK. Our government wants us to see the "Hermit Kingdom" as a "totalitarian dictatorship" that's to blame for the starvation which U.S. sanctions have caused, and that's solely responsible for all of the war provocations which take place between it and the capitalist countries. The capitalist class has to paint the DPRK as a villain, because acknowledging the reality about it would undermine the entire imperialist and capitalist project.

The DPRK, as another interviewed defector said in Yun's film, is truly an example of successful socialism, one which puts our own backwards society to shame. "DPRK human rights are among the best in the world," he said. "I mean, just take a look at America. Americans are afraid of their own police because American cops look like they're going to pull a gun out any second. American cops shoot their own people when they look suspicious. Whenever someone goes near their pocket they get shot and killed. Little children are arrested if they don't obey the police. Even little girls. Huge cops who look like pigs beat people to a pulp and handcuff them. That's human rights? All while arresting foreigners and calling them terrorists."

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"North Korea does have a dictatorship," he concluded. "Proletariat dictatorship, people's dictatorship. It proudly says so in the constitution. Proletariat dictatorship means the workers dictate everything. I guess you can call it a people's dictatorship."


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As with Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong, Kim il Sung were great allies in fighting the Japanese in WW2. The communists were motivated freedom fighters trying to through off colonialism brom Japan.

They all wanted to have good relations with the US, but it was the US that turned its back on them, preferring its natural allies, the colonial powers.

Just like WW1, the US had no desire to make the world safe for democracy.

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