North Korea is one crazy country. With the debacle that occurred last November with the island dispute between North and South Korea, tensions have been high, it seems, between these two neighboring countries. We’re still not sure if Kim Jon Il is alive or dead, and I highly doubt the North Korean citizens know whether he’s six feet under yet either. But the crazy Communist regime continues unabated nonetheless. The North Korean news media is so tightly controlled by the government that the citizens receive nothing but ridiculous, tampered Communist propaganda about the news in their country and throughout the world. Therefore, the big world news that we’ve all been listening to and seeing for quite some time about the uprising in Egypt has been kept tightly under wraps in North Korea.
South Koreans have been sending BALLOONS into the air over the Korean border with leaflets attached, describing the social unrest in Egypt and the country’s plan for independence from their dictator, Hosni Mubarak. Basically, the idea is to supply the secluded North Koreans with information necessary for them to start their own uprising against Kim Jon Il’s regime. Way to go South Korea for getting creative, I say.
North Korea, on the other hand, has something else to say.
They claim that if these propaganda balloons continue to be found crossing the border into their land, they will respond with “relentless retaliation.” This includes a vow to turn Seoul (capital of South Korea) into a “sea of fire” as retribution for the military exercises between South Korea and the United States. Now, really, North Korea, do party balloons flying overhead constitute an act of military aggression? To this type of government, damn right that is military aggression in its finest form, because it threatens the tightly bound bubble that makes up a tyrant and his tyranny, an oppressive leader and his blind followers.
Ignorance is bliss to the North Koreans, so if we can jolt their brain-washed mindset in this way, maybe someone somewhere with a shred of sense will do something about it. Granted, this is just an idealistic hope of mine, but its these little hopes and dreams that keep me going in this world of craziness and chaos.
I just pray that tomorrow,I don’t wake up to find Seoul in a sea of fire.
I’ll leave you with a poem [Brooke Fraser]:
I don’t know why a good man will fall
While a wicked one stands.
And our lives blow about
Like flags on the land.
I don’t know why our words are so proud
Yet their promise so thin.
And our lives blow about
Like flags in the wind.