You haven't shared anything to support your position that the people of the DPRK and their government support racism aside from your opinion that's based on ignorance, considering you've never been to the DPRK and thus far have only projected your own state's racism onto an anti-racist state. Share something!
I did not show up to South Korea ever thinking that North Koreans are probably racist and ethnonationalist.
In fact, my biases against North Koreans came from the fact that they were Communists,
whose vices concern economic illiteracy and totalitarianism... In fact, the one good thing you would think about the North Koreans is that they would be a society that is thoroughly against racialism and views it as primitive, and is also very progressive in terms of gender.
It's just not true...
... and the irony is that South Korean leftists also have within them some ethnic consciousness that you often see lacking in the right..! During the great Hines Ward period after the mixed black & Korean Hines Ward played a key role in the victory, back in 2005, there was increased discussion about mixed race Koreans, migration to South Korea, etc., and it was actually the conservatives like Lee Myeongbak that had pro-immigration stances, while the left frequently invoked both economic natioanalism and Korean identitarianism. Korean Gen X leftists specifically seem inclined to view the Korean war as a colonial war that separated the two states, and have this view of Koreans as the pure victims of history who, if they had united, would be prosperous because of Korean skill...
Not to mention, the racist stereotypes of Koreans towards Chinese and their visceral hatred of the Japanese (the latter is something that has faded a little) show that there is not much challenge at all in having the Koreans view things along racial lines...
... So when I hear about vegetarian academics like B. R. Myers saying actually, surprisingly... These guys are ethnonationalists..!
and writing an entire book on the topic, I tend to think there is some validity to it....
But I haven't sat and chatted with North Koreans for a while - I can organize a meeting, I actually got the phone number of one of the North Korean women in the cafe who was interested in learning English, and I also know a Korean-Chinese from the borderlands between the two that I know has a lot of contact with North Korean diaspora since they speak the same kind of Korean and tend to even have family connections often enough across the border... I could go and chat about the perception of race in North Korea.
Would be fun.
Who said anything about the DPRK invading their brothers and sisters in the South? I said the people believe their country to be one and it will be one again when you and your state stop occupying the South.
It is ridiculous to think that either side would allow for there to just be some sort of peaceful reunion through a single election or something.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting that. In fact, if I coudl snap my fingers and make it happen... I would!
And the election would be free, fair, internationally observed, binding, and would create a new government designed to be reflective of majority opinion while enshrining the rights of individuals... That's good, yes?
Maybe you should try to appeal to your government in the U.S., which is preventing this. Granted, Trump eased on the hostility front a few years ago and that was one of about three good things he did.
Yes, he did do that, and that was great.
Citation needed. I know a handful of white people who've visited the DPRK and no such thing has been reported.
See my first post.
You don't know anything about the liberty of the people of the DPRK and if anything, they blame it on the imperialist aggresors. As for the economy, it's wild you demand a freer economy when it's the U.S. state's blockade on its economy that is strangling it.
I do, actually. I've sat and talked with North Koreans...
North Koreans who aren't political junkies.
Completely normal people who don't really talk politics... who told me that everyone is monitored and nobody is free to talk about politics. One said that they saw parts of the local policies as good and the general vision fo r the country as not bad, but later in the conversation bluntly stated that if I went back to North Korea, they'd kill me.
... It's just not a free place, by all accounts.
It's not as poor and desperate as it is made out to be, but it is certainly a place where shit is monitored and they do not take any challenge to power lightly.
Socialists understand racism is a product of capitalists dividing workers and accumulating wealth on their behalf. Marx wrote about it on the Irish over a century ago, talking about racism within whites. It is not natural. It is learned.
There are many tests of putting black and white and brown and whatever else babies together and they see no difference until the culture they're raised in or upbringings might make note of it negatively.
It's natural because people everywhere do it. I do not think it needs to even be understood in terms fo class consciousness... But that is certainly a component...
I think it's funny that in the year 2023 you're like "Ummm, haven't you heard of my wonderful, pure Marxist reasoning on the origins of racism before..? Isn't that enough to show I have won the argument - the fact that I have cited a philosopher who is responsible for a political philosophy that killed tens of millions through incompetence and totalitarianism?"
Grrrl, you can cite Marx all day, and the arguments can be tight and reasonable, as they often are, but responding to my own very rational take with "Nuh-uh! Marx said it ain't so!" is anti-persuasive.