The parasites feeding on North Korea

“Every one of North Korea’s 23 million people is subject to the brutal state-imposed caste system known as songbun. The word “songbun” should be notorious around the world. From birth, every North Korean is marked by the government as a member of a loyal “core” caste, a “wavering” middle caste or a “hostile” caste, and this designation determines access to food, housing, education, jobs — everything. During the famine of the 1990s, when more than two million North Koreans perished, the songbun system often determined who ate and who starved.”  Read the full article:

The parasites feeding on North Korea Brian H. Hook New York Times November 24, 2017

Caption: North Korean soldier escapes to South Korea, November 13, 2017.  Credit: United States Forces Korea

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