Skip to comments.N. Korea: No Electricity, No Water, No Patience (cold,thirsty,hungry in Pyongyang)
Posted on 01/16/2012 8:37:12 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
No Electricity, No Water, No Patience
By Choi Song Min
[2012-01-13 18:01 ]
Many of the residents of luxury apartments in Pyongyang are leaving their homes for the heated homes of relatives or other warmer locations.
An inside source who visited Pyongyang at the end of last month said in a phone interview with the Daily NK today, People previously had no supplies of water so didn't have drinking water and could not go to the bathroom without difficulty, but now that there are heating problems too the people are inevitably leaving their homes. This year, many people are locking their homes and leaving for warmer places.
The source said, When I went to Pyongyang just three years ago, the people still stayed in their apartments even without heat, but now half of them are gone, they went to East Pyongyang where the pre-1980s homes are heated with charcoal briquettes.
The source added, Even until last year, the residents in these apartments spent the whole winter season there with cotton blankets on the floor all day long, filling pint bottles with hot water to warm their blankets when they slept; however, as the situation has gotten worse this year whole families cannot take any more and have chosen to leave their homes behind.
The 20-40 storey apartments on Gwangbok and Tongil Streets, which are boasted of by the North Korean authorities for their modernity, are among those falling into dilapidation.
The source explained, If the rooms had just enough lukewarm water that they wouldn't freeze we could live, but now they are not even able to do that. Nobody knows when heat will come.
Among many North Korean people, the situation is such that the letter ㄹ has come to be ridiculed, with people saying that they suffer from a particular lack of words that have the letter ㄹ in them, for example, water (물), fire/electric (불), and rice (쌀).
Communism’s inevitable outcome.
Anyone who thinks that, if conditions get bad enough, the people will rise up against the oppressive state, take a look at North Korea. Its scary that things can be this bad and people either are brainwashed to accept it or are beaten into submission and too scared or weak to fight back. It is why we must be vigilent against the expansion of the state. The statists always couch their power grabs as helping the people — like the BS about Obamacare insuring millions who were going bankrupt trying to pay for care. The people put their immediate comforts ahead of their long term independence like the frog in the boiling water. The heat gets turned up gradually and they don’t realize it until it is too late.
A nighttime satelite image shows NK 99% in the dark.
Is that also because eating grass and tree-bark are very "binding?"
“No phone, no lights, no motorcar - not a single luxury... like Robinson Crusoe, it’s primitive as can be”
And yet, liberals think this is the way a country should be run.
perhaps I am being callous, but if you want to see regime change, send in the growlers, blank out the radar, then send in the b52’s, open bombay doors over every major city, and drop tens of thousands of MRE’s attached to small parachutes... the riots that occur will lead to regime change..
“And yet, liberals think this is the way a country should be run.”
You left out the fine print; “For everyone but themselves.”
When your entire life is dedicated to survival at its most basic level, politics becomes a luxury.
This is how power is retained; the masses are kept cold, hungry, and desperate.
Which is why we need to restore our country to what the founders had in mind while we’re still well fed and able bodied.
I predict before too long China will move in and occupy North Korea, perhaps even with South Korea’s blessing.
The North Koreans are a pathetic wasted people, made that way by a most criminal and paranoid government. If we did drop food, the state would convince the people that it was poisoned and/or anyone that consumed it would be sent to a concentration camp. Government generated fear and ignorance are the bindings that hold the country together.
Pictures of the starving North Koreans are never shown. They say they are starving and then the US and South Korean governments start sending food staples for the North Korean military to distribute.
There was one “no” left out of the title -
The people have no way of changing their situation.
Those in power intentionally keep the people too weak to revolt.
Like you said, we need to keep this condition in mind before it happens here.
...He stepped to the window and pointed to the skyscrapers of the city. He said that we had to extinguish the lights of the world, and when we would see the lights of New York go out, we would know that our job was done. .......John Galt..........
In Korea, Dec 24 and 25 are holidays. Its influenced by the West. Korea is Americas colony.
The subway line 1, the tunnel was dug and built by China. North Korea also learned from our Chinese technology and they were able to dig their tunnels.
If you speak Chinese on the streets, the Koreans will look at you with envy. It wasnt like this 15 years ago.
Namdaemun was burnt down, so Dongdaemun became Koreas treasure #1″.
In Korean dramas, you may have thought Korean women are really beautiful. Now that you are here to see for yourselves, you can see they are really ugly.
In Korea, the government tells the travel agencies which hotels and restaurants to take the tourists. We cannot freely choose where to take our guests.
I rather doubt it - the Chinese do not want it.
Nor does South Korea.