North Korea: Isn't America Just so Terribly Racist?

Daniel Doherty

8/28/2014 7:30:00 AM - Daniel Doherty

Apparently, the Kim regime is back on their moral high horse again, absolutely appalled about what’s going down in Ferguson, Missouri. The horrifying violence and rioting we’ve seen, North Korea’s state mouthpiece recently claimed, is an obvious sign that the United States is a backwards and racist nation:

North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the "graveyard of human rights" and should mind its own business rather than criticise others. The police shooting of an unarmed black teenager and subsequent crackdown on protesters in the Midwestern town of Ferguson has also given China, Iran and Russia ammunition to sound off about America's flaws.

North Korea, which is regularly condemned by Washington and others over allegations of gross human rights abuses, said the US had no right to pass judgement on others. "The US is indeed a country wantonly violating human rights where people are subject to discrimination and humiliation due to their race, and are in constant fear that they may get shot at any moment," a spokesman from North Korea's foreign ministry was quoted as saying by state-run news agency KCNA.

Coming from North Korea, of all places, such unwanted and unveiled criticisms are as expected as they are rich. The United Nations, for example, recently proclaimed last February that this mecca of tolerance and freedom is so evil that it “does not have any parallel in the contemporary world.” Furthermore, the UN went on to say, for all of its empty denunciations of racism in America, North Korea is a pretty racist society itself:

The report noted that the DPRK consists of a rigidly stratified society with entrenched patterns of discrimination. Discrimination is rooted in the songbun system, which classifies people on the basis of State-assigned social class and birth, and also includes consideration of political opinions and religion, and determines where they live, work, study and even whom they may marry. Violations of the freedom of movement and residence are also heavily driven by discrimination based on songbun. Those considered politically loyal to the leadership can live and work in favourable locations, such as Pyongyang. Others are relegated to a lower status. For example, the distribution of food has prioritised those deemed useful to the survival of the current political system at the expense of others who are “expendable.”

In other words, North Korea is structured to feed the strong, do away with the “expendable,” and reward only those who are loyal to the state. And they think America is a terrible place?

We may not be a perfect nation, but it’s far from the dystopian nightmare that is, and has always been, the "Democratic" People's Republic of Korea.