As discussed here, Bear Creek Friends meeting wrote a letter to the Des Moines Register inviting another visit from a North Korean delegation to discuss agricultural practices. I was wondering what the reader comments would be. Following are what have appeared so far.
Kim Jong Un lives a life of luxury that arguably exceeds that of any other country’s leader. He has seventeen palaces. His people starve while he lives a dream life. Pyongyang also makes tens of millions of dollars annually through insurance fraud schemes. North Korea can easily afford to feed all its citizens. It chooses not to. It doesn’t need a lesson in food production. It needs a lesson in humanity. But let’s keep pretending that breaking bread with a few North Koreans will have any impact on their murderous, horrific regime. By the way, when sharing “stories” with the North Koreans (at least one of which will almost certainly be a North Korean intelligence agent), why don’t you ask for some stories about the generations of people imprisoned and left to be tortured and die in the labor camps?
Yes, please regale us with those stories where your fearless leader feeds his enemies to starving dogs. I’m especially interested hearing about some of the enemies of the state that are tied to the business end of a cannon and obliterated with a 105 mm shell. What a great country.
Hello again, Larry. “Friends” are Quakers who are extreme pacifists. I am glad that we have people like this in our country. Sadly, if they were in North Korea they would be executed as a Christian Sect. I agree they should not be belittled. Their viewpoint should be respected, heard and considered, but ultimately rejected in the case of North Korea.
These are the same Quaker peaceniks who live in a democracy defended by those willing to pick up a gun and die in the process of defending those who want to make nice with the world’s murdering psychopaths such as communism and orthodox Islam.
A myth in democracies is that most governments are representative of their people. I think Harley summed up well that state especially of the rural people. They have been told their entire lives that the U.S. is out to destroy them. In interviews with a Chinese reporter most believed that and others said they must at least say they do. Any people to people contacts is at least helpful to reaching the North Korean people.
Trump stating what the Jung dynasty has claimed only appeared that propaganda. Those who snear at the intent of this letter should consider that it would be impossible to rain his fire as described without 10 million residents of Seoul including American Troops, businesspeople, and students. Then add the lives of those in Japan and China.
Bob Vander Beek Very true. North Korean children learn very early on what a B-52 looks like and and are shown pictures of the results of American bombing. They’re conditioned to hate the United States. But they’re also misled into believing that North Korea didn’t start that war and that Pyongyang didn’t completely underestimate the potential American reaction to the North’s invasion of the South.