#1 Winners get Refrigerators Losers get Labor Camp
08-06-2012, 05:20 AM
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But the consequence of loss is greater if the athletes lose to countries in conflict like the ROK and the US.
One North Korean defector stated at an interview that Shin Ui-gun, coach of North Korea's women's football team, will be criticized for the loss to the US at the London Olympics.
Moreover, North Korean defectors testified that if athletes lose a match, they are held responsible as if they had lost in a battle. Matches against Korea and the US is almost always considered as a war that needs to be won at all cost.
North Korean athletes are participating in sports not from sportsmanship, but from the fear of Kim Jong-Un's punishments. Is this even possible, and sensible? Some say this kind of rumor is from the negative perception of North Korea, but we are talking about North Korea, here. I think it's very probable because the 3 generation of Kim dictators gained the know-how of threatening and forcing people.
08-06-2012, 10:17 AM
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08-06-2012, 10:36 AM
If the North Koreans are ever freed from their situation, it will take a long time for them to catch up with the rest of the world on so many levels. At least the "Iron Curtain" countries had some contact with the west, and had Radio Free Europe and such as inspiriation during their hard times.
08-06-2012, 11:05 AM
Well on the positive side nothing motivates like the Gulag, but then again these new Kenmores coming out are the bee's knee's
08-06-2012, 12:13 PM
It's not rational, but it does have a kind of internal logic, if you don't question it, and only an imperialist counterrevolutionary lackey of the US or ROK would question it, so you see the beauty of the system.
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