Focus on the Reality of the DPRK
The Western media are painting the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as a
“human wasteland,” saying that “the life of the people is difficult” and “human rights
situation is bad.” Then what is the reality of the DPRK?
Country Stable and Peaceful
Today many countries of the world are thrown into confusion by separatism, terrorism
and ethnic and religious problems, and the subsequent disputes are causing long-lasting
social instability and refugee crisis on a worldwide scale.
However, in the DPRK there is no such political instability and social disorder.
Everywhere you go, everything is in order and the faces of the people walking along the
street are beaming with stable and optimistic feelings.
In fact, there is no country on the globe other than the DPRK that has suffered the
threat of aggression and sanctions imposed by the hostile forces so long; this has
hampered the socio-economic development of the country and the people’s life is still not
How come such Korean society is so peaceful and stable?
It is because all the people are firmly united around the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea,
and the state, respecting the opinions of the people, exercises politics accordingly. It is
not strange at all that one cannot find anti-government demonstrations or riots in this
To see the country from the economic aspect, the sanctions by the hostile forces do not
work in the country. The Korean people do not feel worried or uneasy in face of the
sanctions; rather they are striving more actively.
The word sanctions, which is a of horror and uneasiness for the people of
other countries, cuts no ice with the Korean people; it only makes them feel disgusting.
Country Free from Social Evils
Drugs, gambling, human trafficking and organized crimes could be called malignant
cancers which gnaw at human consciousness and degenerate society.
Many countries of the world are suffering from this incurable disease.
People do not know about kidnapping or terror threat at all. Even deep in the night
women walk along the street without any fear and under the bright street lamps children
learn by heart the mathematic forms or the rules of multiplications.
There is no base of degeneration, debauchery, social inequality and discontent with the
All the people belong to social organizations with equal rights and make contribution
to the development of the state with their own sincere efforts. Lifestyle of helping one
another prevails the society, and noble virtue and ethics are encouraged among the
The young people, who are regarded as trouble-makers in other countries, are
performers of feats and heroes of the ennobling stories in this country; they volunteer to
work at difficult and hard jobs or at remote mountainous villages or isolated islands after
graduating from universities.
However, in the DPRK such social evils do not exist.
Country of a Large Harmonious Family
In the Western world, where money talks and “my own interest” is regarded as
absolute, extreme acts like parents abandoning their newly-born babies and the children
killing their own parents are a commonplace, but in socialist Korea many beautiful
self-sacrificing acts are told.
Some girls take care of the orphans with maternal affection, and some people take care
of the senior citizens who have no children to support them.
When an orphan was dying from an obstinate disease, her school and a medical
institution turned out to treat her; a doctor cured a girl who got burnt in the face for
several years like her own mother; people regard such a thing as the worth of their living.
Then how come such things which you cannot find in the Western world are a
commonplace in the DPRK?
The answer is simple. It is because its social structure is based on the idea of “one for
all and all for one.”
Man is a social being. The ennobling social relations of helping one another should be
the way of life of humans.
The Korean society where such a way of life has been established should be called a
“country of the people.”