And not in some abstract, “we all know this” sense, but in a gut-wrenching, “their leaders need to be hung from lampposts” way. The kind of reaction you have when you learn, for example, that North Korea tests chemical weapons on the disabled and then leaves them to die:
North Korea is systematically “cleansing” its population by making those with mental or physical disabilities disappear, a defector has claimed.
Ji Seong-ho, 32, who escaped from North Korea after losing his left leg above the knee and his left hand at the wrist, said the disabled are considered a stain on North Korea’s image and a “humiliation” to the ruling regime.
A former officer in North Korea’s special forces, who defected in the 1990s after watching chemical and biological weapons tests on disabled children and adults, told The Telegraph about the programme.
“The regime wants to do this ‘legally’ so they offer to buy disabled children from their parents and they say they will take care of them,” said Im Cheon-yong.
“If that doesn’t work, they threaten them. They use them for chemical weapons experiments,” he said. “But not only children, they also use disabled adults.” Mr Im said he first saw such tests, involving anthrax and other chemical weapons, in 1984.
Granted, it’s always possible that defectors will tell their hosts what they want to hear in order to gain asylum and good treatment, but there are too many of these reports coming out of he world’s largest prison camp masquerading as a nation for them all to be fables.
Some day that place is going to collapse and, when it does, I hope the Korean people take a well-earned and bloody revenge against their tormentors.
via Business Insider