1/4 of the children in North Korea are chronically malnourished.
This is the cover from a book written by a young person who escaped North Korea through China. See the link below to read a review of the book.
But make no mistake, it’s not because they can’t grow enough food. It’s because their government uses all their resources to fund their nuclear weapons program and continue the farce they want to make the people believe is their salvation. So they keep tight restrictions on every move the people make, which brings everything needed for growth to a grinding halt. And what do we see in the news about North Korea? Missiles are being launched and negotiations are deadlocked. Meanwhile the people of the country languish. Oh there’s a heck of a lot of aid going in there, but very little of it gets to the people. It pretty much all stops in Pyongyang. First to the biggest pig at the trough, then to the next biggest being the army, and then, a small trickle goes to the rest of the peons who live in the capital where they can feed off whatever scraps fall from the table. As for the rest of them, they fend for themselves the best way they can.
From the website for LINK Liberty in North Korea
The PEOPLE are breaking away from the control of the regime
& are transforming their society from the bottom up.
I can’t say it any better than the people at LiNK:
Since the collapse of the state economy in the 1990s, unofficial markets have not only enabled the North Korean people to make a living but also provided the people with goods that were outside the government’s control, including new technologies such as DVDs, USBs, laptops and cellphones. These new ideas provided the people with new perspectives and possibilities. The people are not as isolated as they once were, and they are gaining physical and psychological independence from the regime.
North Korean refugees send an estimated $10-15 MILLION back home every year.
These grassroots changes being driven by the North Korean PEOPLE are irreversible, long-term, & are leading to a transformation of North Korea.
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