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North Korea and ANC

13 February 2014, 07:30
I recently stumbled upon a video on youtube showing hidden camera footage of how North Korea is run. 
Now, I know things in South Africa may seem bleak because of our pathetic government...but the way things are conducted in North Korea...its given me a lot of thought.
For one, in North Korea, there is only ONE political party that everyone must vote for every 5 years and it is the ONLY party you can vote for, it gives the illusion of democracy. Here in South Africa we can vote and decide on who we want to represent our needs. We are very very lucky.
In North Korea, there are only 605 people using computers and internet. That's not 0.00% of the population of over 3 million people. If you are caught using the internet or the computer without 3 guards watching you, you are sent to a prison where you are locked up and never seen again. 
They arent even allowed to listen to music, watch TV or the radio. They are allowed to have the radio and TV on, but it cant be turned off as it is on a repeat of government propaganda 24/7...365...all day everyday...NON...STOP.
Here in South Africa we can use computers and internet freely without limits, we can communicate globally without restraint and it is growing by the day. We are free to watch and listen and download as we please so the freedom of choice and desire is plentiful and rich.
In North Korea, everyone inside the state has to work 6 days a week and on the 7th day they are forced (with some of their remaining hours) to volunteer work to better the government. Although their unemployment rate is practically 0%, it is a cruel and harsh and unfair life, and 99.8% of the time, they don't see a dime of it. Only an extremely tiny portion of that money is seen by the people who create goods and that tiny portion is either sent to families across the border. 
Here in South Africa, despite 24% unemployment, there are vast opportunities for everyone and we can use and save our earned monies as we please. We also have Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays...something North Koreans dont. They are pushed to the bone and even work on "weekends". 
In North Korea, every single person has to be sent into the army, when you are able to walk and fully speak, you go into the army. You are not given a choice if you want to create fabrics, paint, be a mechanic, be an author...all of that is thrown out the window.
In North Korea, the men go to the army and make weapons...the women are also in the army but make food and clothes. Everyones future is decided for them and they have no free will. If you differ from these choices, you are sent to prison forever, along with your ENTIRE family.
Here in South Africa we have the freedom to do as we please as we have one of the greatest constitutions in the world. We can go and associate with and whatever we please and we choose freely what life we want to lead.
In North Korea, the government endorses Human Trafficking. If you are old or young, male or female it doesnt matter...if people from Russia or Hong Kong need people to work in factories with no pay and in horrible conditions forever, the government has no problem with this. In North Korea, labour laws and unions are NON-EXISTENT.
Here in South Africa, we have vast institutions and organisations set in place to prevent human trafficking syndicates, and the success rate we have here is very high. Thank god we also have unions and labour laws in practice that stand up for the hardworking people of our economy...and although our methods of striking are unorthadox...our workers atleast have a voice.
So in closing, before you say how bad this place is, how bad our government is...the North Koreans have it the worst in the world.
We are VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY lucky.
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