The Western media are painting the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as a “human wasteland,” saying that “the life of the people is difficult” and “human rights situation is bad.” Then what is the reality of the DPRK?

Country Stable and Peaceful

Today many countries of the world are thrown into confusion by separatism, terrorism and ethnic and religious problems, and the subsequent disputes are causing long-lasting social instability and refugee crisis on a worldwide scale.

However, in the DPRK there is no such political instability and social disorder. Everywhere you go, everything is in order and the faces of the people walking along the street are beaming with stable and optimistic feelings.

In fact, there is no country on the globe other than the DPRK that has suffered the threat of aggression and sanctions imposed by the hostile forces so long; this has hampered the socio-economic development of the country and the people’s life is still not rich.

How come such Korean society is so peaceful and stable?

It is because all the people are firmly united around the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, and the state, respecting the opinions of the people, exercises politics accordingly. It is not strange at all that one cannot find anti-government demonstrations or riots in this country.

To see the country from the economic aspect, the sanctions by the hostile forces do not work in the country. The Korean people do not feel worried or uneasy in face of the sanctions; rather they are striving more actively.

The word sanctions, which is a byname of horror and uneasiness for the people of other countries, cuts no ice with the Korean people; it only makes them feel disgusting.

Country Free from Social Evils

Drugs, gambling, human trafficking and organized crimes could be called malignant cancers which gnaw at human consciousness and degenerate society.

Many countries of the world are suffering from this incurable disease.

However, in the DPRK such social evils do not exist.

People do not know about kidnapping or terror threat at all. Even deep in the night women walk along the street without any fear and under the bright street lamps children learn by heart the mathematic forms or the rules of multiplications.

There is no base of degeneration, debauchery, social inequality and discontent with the system.

All the people belong to social organizations with equal rights and make contribution to the development of the state with their own sincere efforts. Lifestyle of helping one another prevails the society, and noble virtue and ethics are encouraged among the people.

The young people, who are regarded as trouble-makers in other countries, are performers of feats and heroes of the ennobling stories in this country; they volunteer to work at difficult and hard jobs or at remote mountainous villages or isolated islands after graduating from universities. 

Country of a Large Harmonious Family

In the Western world, where money talks and “my own interest” is regarded as absolute, extreme acts like parents abandoning their newly-born babies and the children killing their own parents are a commonplace, but in socialist Korea many beautiful self-sacrificing acts are told.

Some girls take care of the orphans with maternal affection, and some people take care of the senior citizens who have no children to support them.

When an orphan was dying from an obstinate disease, her school and a medical institution turned out to treat her; a doctor cured a girl who got burnt in the face for several years like her own mother; people regard such a thing as the worth of their living.

Then how come such things which you cannot find in the Western world are a commonplace in the DPRK?

The answer is simple. It is because its social structure is based on the idea of “one for all and all for one.”

Man is a social being. The ennobling social relations of helping one another should be the way of life of humans.

The Korean society where such a way of life has been established should be called a “country of the people.”