I was so fortunate to have been born in South Korea. I feel so badly for the North Korean people who are essentially prisoners, trapped in a dictatorship. Here are some true stories from defectors that miraculously escaped the Hermit Kingdom.
What happened to Warmbier was tragic and such a perfect example of the lack of understanding that foreigners have about North Korea. Why does anyone want to travel to a country that’s run on dictatorship? Do Americans have so much entitlement and privilege that they think they’re above the laws of a tyrannical country? They assume that US diplomacy will rescue them? I think they can’t conceive of being trapped in a third world country, North Korea, because they’re completely out of touch with the horrific abuse, torture and state of suffering that the North Koreans are forced to endure.
If you want to experience authentic Korean culture, go visit South Korea!!! Is it worth risking your life to see for yourself what tyranny is like? Warmbier’s tears and pleading made me feel so sorry for him, it was obvious that he was scared out of his mind. He lost his life because he thought he could get away with stealing a propaganda poster, it infuriates me that he negated his life this way. I’m not saying his death was justified, it absolutely wasn’t. But I wonder, are North Americans in general, the most spoiled and foolish people in the world? Would you leave a baby in a room with a ravenous pit bull? North Korea is not a vacation spot!