colliric wrote:Same fucken country... Their history books won't ever change to say otherwise or ever differentiate between mid-20th century USA and 21st century USA.
Kim Jong-Il and Un both solidified their power based on that fact, playing on the historical hatred of the USA. They will always hate the USA because of the Korean War, it's too late to change that.
Fact is you are the same country, even if your country did it 60 years ago.
Their textbooks will forever say "USA killed 3 million of us... USA is evil..." With no differentiation between "USA back then" and "USA today"....
The USA hasn't continued to invade and attack countries after the end of the Korean War? We have, in fact, killed more than 3 million we killed in Korea since Korea. How exactly is the USA different today in terms of warmongering?
I have no love for the DPRK and its government, but if you try to avoid thinking about the Korean situation less emotionally and more purely rationally, it's easy to see why they hate the US. And I'm not talking about the government of North Korea ramming anti-US propaganda down its people's throat, I mean the memory of the Korean War in the minds of average citizens. People and their families definitely pass on memories and stories of the shit we did to them. We firebombed their cities and completely ravaged their country. We left it completely ruined, in ashes, and starving. The North Koreans and the Chinese did horrific things too.
The USA has not changed, either.
What would good be if evil hadn't existed,
and what would the earth look like
if all the shadows disappeared?