North Korea "brainwashing" its people to hate US

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    As posted on another board, but worth noting here.

    "I will kill you like an American Imperialist," is a popular curse in North Korea. The people there are subjected to a barrage of constant anti-US propaganda in an effort to unify the country, often through hate of the outside world, reports Associated Press.

    A South Korean fisherman who was kidnapped and spent 20 years in North Korea said, "It's a daily fodder in North Korea. The first thing you hear when you wake up for the day is some form of diatribe against the Americans.''

    A North Korean who defected in 1994 says, "If you rule a destitute country with a personality cult, you must present the people with something to hate. It's brainwashing.''

    Not unlike totalitarian dictators of the past who promoted cults of personality North Korea's leader Kim Jong Il, known as "Dear One," reinforces his control through fear and hate.

    Like Hitler, Tojo and Mussolini, the original "Axis of Evil," Kim Jung Il uses the requisite scapegoats, mythology, alleged conspiracies, grandiose pretension and xenophobia, to reinforce his rule.

    North Korea, frequently described as a "Stalinist state," follows that sorry chapter in Russian history closely too. Stalin was responsible for the deaths of millions of his countrymen and created an aura of almost supernatural power and mystique about him.

    "Stalinism" was by definition personality-driven.

    And just like Stalin the "Dear One" largely possesses the minds of his people by controlling all information within his country and virtually any contact with the outside world. Kim Jong Il has carefully crafted a worldview for North Koreans, which effectively excludes any objective accounts of history.

    Hopefully, one day North Korea will follow Russian history one more step and eventually pull down the statues of the Stalinist demigods, who have brought that nation decades of needless misery.

    But the pressing question now is what has the rest of the world learned from history about dealing with such tyrants?
     
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    Damn Koreans!
     
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    We have been brainwashed to hate Saddam Hussein! And love our own country and president.
    Everybody is brainwashed.

    So what's your point?
     
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    When is the last time you saw Americans marching down the street burning Iraqi Flags..and N.Koreas?

    Any billboards you know of..that have Sadam..or that Korean leaders name on it..that says death to them?..

    Heard any news media..that the christain right has declared a holy war on the middle east?...

    Any right wing groups in the U.S..that are planning to attack the innocent in other countries?...

    We look for reasons,and some can be debated as if that reasoning is just to attack another nation...

    If we had a 30% Muslim population here..you can bet your left nut..more brainwashing..and creating a panic..and justifacation would be in play........

    North Korea starves it's own people...I don't see China..or Russia helping them...but their downfall is the U.S.?..That's bologna..and you know it........Have your read the N.Korean newspapers?..It's all the U.S's fault..and they want more than food..they want more power in the world......I wish the two Koreas could join eachother..and become one...Only they can save themselves...that's what you should pray for...and having/creating weapons of mass destruction when your people starve to death...is not the answer.........It scares the world..not just the U.S....
     
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    Hey jxxxmy, I am not brainwashed, why do you think we all are? just curious.
     
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    What are we ? Free!!!!

    Free is what we are, to everything, we are free to be brainwashed, free to get the wrong information, free from our minds, free from our thoughts, free from any use of intelligence.

    We are free to hate as we are told, if our government says hate this!- we are free to do so, nothing constrains our thoughts.... ofcourse after all we are free to do whatever the government makes us do.

    We are free to kill thousands of lives through abortions, we are free to be dependent things that wreak our lives like, drugs, alcohol, games etc.

    We are free to destroy millions of lives with out caring for them and we are free to cry for 2 thousand lives that have been given up,

    We are free to let the very basis of our nation's ideals (life, liberty and pursuit of happiness) be thrown into trash.

    oh yea we are free alright.
     
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    Free to vote for someone who shares the same beliefs as you. Bitch, bitch, bitch. What have you done to change what you don't like?

    So, what is it that the Government hates, that you don't, and that you are because they *said so*? Do you realize how idiotic this sounds?

    So now it's the governments fault if someone chooses to do drugs and alcohol? Last I checked drugs were illegal, and alcohol was highly controlled to not be abused. If you abuse either, you are just an idiot!

    Yep, thing of beauty, no?

    Are you alive? Are you in prison? Do you have the ability to go out tomorrow in pursuit of your dreams?

    These ideals are still very well there. It appears you are just too dense to do anything to achieve them. You sit at home and whine while these things are passing you by in life.

    Let me ask you this, are you receiving any type of federal assistance at all with your college education? Don't say no, because we all know you are. You're being given an opportunity to receive a great education so you can go and own a gas station or convenience store. Can you do that elsewhere? And if so, why aren't you?
     
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    I don't receive any federal assistance with my college education.
     
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    Regardless, almost every college in the USA has been funded in some way by our government. You are doing something here that isn't likely to happen in *most* other countries. You'll be free to pursue a well paying job afterwards. You'll be free to purchase a house of your very own with that money.

    Unless you elect to work for the government, I don't see where your ability to pursue "Life, Liberty & Happiness" has been affected by our government at all.

    But feel FREE to continue whining and bitching while you live off the benefits not readily available most other places.
     
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    I don't get it, so your saying that if the government tells me to hate, then I have to hate? that's bizarre. I don't have to hate anybody unless "I" want to. Free to live, yes, I am free to live. Would it be better that we live in a country, for instance, like Hussein in power, Where we don't have the freedom to do what we want? if not, either listen or be killed. Or, maybe we should all be behind a great big wall, where we aren't allowed out, we could just look beyond the wall and wonder about life outside? And talk about free to kill, c'mon, you mean to tell me that other coutries aren't free to kill? please, look at all the terrorists and the other countries, killing on another, or killing because of the hate for our Country, because we are FREE!!! So, the US goes around and just kills innocent people? bullshit!

    There are things in this Country I might not like, like people coming into this Country that have nothing better to bitch and whine and look for a FREE ride. They come here, and then are given the opportunity to live a good life, free, to make choices, but yet, still bitch about what the military might be doing in other coutries, gotta bitch so much, then freagon leave. Go live under the power of some asshole that YOU DON'T HAVE A CHOICE! but to listen to, or be killed. I don't see that here! I am quite happy living here and living the way I deserve to live. I am not brainwashed by anybody, I choose to believe in what I want to believe in, and that's it.
     

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