those ignorant “North Korea is criticising the US too!!!” posts are going around again
why for the love of god
do you know North Korea has its own notion of racial purity and it uses it to justify the isolationism of the country?
do you know we East Asians in general have a very fucked up notion of colourism and we have a hugeass problem with antiblackness because we prized fair skin for thousands of years before European colonialism? Don’t kid yourself.
do you even understand global politics and know that obviously enemies of the US will seize on all reasons to criticise the country?
like don’t make me laugh just go and LOOK at the UNSC resolutions during the Cold War- you’ll see the US and the Soviet Union criticising each other for their “human rights abuses” while they both go and prop up other dictatorships.
do you know North Korea punishes its citizens with the “three generations rule” where not just the person who committed a wrong (especially if it’s a crime questioning the leadership of the regime) but three generations of their family are sent to work camps?
do you know the enemies of the US can be horrible abusers of human rights too because humans in general like being horrible. the US is fighting ISIS in Iraq and guess what, ISIS is racist, religiously intolerant and genocidal. The US has been racist to black people for centuries, did that make the genocidal regimes of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan good when the US declared war on them?
stop buying into this kind of shitty propaganda, stop citing north korea as an authority on human rights. do not uncritically accept support from ANYONE. North Korea is not enacting widescale antiblackness only because black people are not a majority in North Korea. North Korea is a terrible regime that has its own wide-ranging problems that come from it being an extremely totalitarian state. it’s Orwellian ok, according to the North Korean defectors’ descriptions.
you can start comparing the US to North Korea when you and three generations of your family get sent away to prison camps for being “disloyal to the Fatherland”. you can start comparing the US to North Korea when you have to wipe the portraits of your president everyday, when the government controls every aspect of your life even down to your haircut. you can start comparing the US to North Korea when the government mismanages the economy so bad that you not only have unemployment, but you had a massive famine that killed anywhere from hundreds of thousands to millions in the 1990s. btw, before this famine you never had thousands of North Koreans defecting every year. that famine is where it all begins.
what’s happening in the US is wrong enough and you don’t need Kim Jong Un to tell you that. because it implies as thought North Korea is less bad when there’s a reason human rights organisations around the world rank North Korea many rankings lower than the US.
why the hell do you want North Korea to be a basis of comparison, instead of the ideals the US supposedly aspires for or the standard of universal human rights.