North Korea is an important country in a way to make you feel thankful for your present sad monotonous life and more thankful for not being there. Check it out why.
To bad that the North Koreans cannot read this article because it’s too sarcastic to be legal and as a matter of fact, they do not have any Internet! This might be the reason people do not hear much of the atrocities of North Korean regime. The civilians are not allowed to move freely over the city and are only allowed to log on to a state controlled portal which runs the regime’s propaganda.
In North Korea, if you ever play music, you also have to face the music; the music before the death sentence. One of the regime’s former officers, Ji Hae Nam made an error and sang a South Korean song at a Christmas party. She was imprisoned for three years in jail where she was sexually abused, laboured, starved and beaten so severely that she couldn’t get up for a month. She testified all this to the United States Congress after her desperate escape. The North Korean government however encourages state sponsored music and Kim Jong permits music that praises his every move or the ideals of communism. How nice of him.
Watching Foreign TV Shows is NOT Allowed
Speaking of Ironman and Sherlock, poor North Koreans might not know who they are because they aren’t allowed to watch foreign television. If they ever get caught watching anything other than the government sanctioned channels, the punishment is.
The Blue Jeans Ban
Do not ever think of getting comfortable in your baggy worn out blue jeans if you ever happen to be in North Korea. According to Kim Jong-un, blue jeans is a symbol which represents American imperialism the best so he banned it. It seems weird how a piece of clothing of a specific color could say I represent America? But Kim Jong has declared it in his ban it meeting so you have to obey otherwise get ready to die.
NO Travelling Abroad
With all these bans and rules, people might want to get some break and think about foreign vacations but No. North Koreans are not allowed to travel abroad except under special provisions such as the Olympics. People who try to divert to South Korea and fail, are also executed. Those who try to flee to China are sent back to face the same dreadful fate. They cannot complain about it either because complaining is also banned remember?
Alcohol Might Cost You Your Life
Before the alcohol can get to your organs and make you terminally ill, the government would charge you with a death penalty, thus saving you from the gruesome “slow death”. Alcohol is reserved for special occasions. Nonetheless, they are not that much boring people because marijuana is legal in North Korea.