[북한읽기] 25% of farmers are ‘sorrowed’ because there is no food… How will the Labor Party be held accountable?

The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North Korean Workers’ Party, reported on the 13th that “socialist policies are constantly being implemented despite many trials” and that “over the past 10 years, our people have received numerous socialist benefits.” /Photo = Labor Newspaper News 1

Recently, news has been heard that the food situation of farmers in rural areas in North Korea is more difficult than ever.

According to Daily NK sources, farming has not been going well this year, and farms and farmers are unable to pay back the money they borrowed to purchase agricultural materials such as fertilizer due to the strengthening of the mandatory purchase system by the authorities.

The proverb, ‘Even a dog’s muzzle also blooms with rice’, means that if many farms pay debts, there will be no grain to put in the kiln right away.

No matter how difficult the rural situation in North Korea is, at the earliest, in April or May of the following year, farmhouses were established, and the term “barley hill” came about because they suffered hardships until the time of harvesting wheat and barley.

It is unusual that so many farmhouses are already in a state of food shortage before even winter. Even a working group of a farm in Samsu, Yanggang Province reported that 10 out of 40 farms are borrowing corn (corn) at high cost with almost no food.

Despite this situation, the Labor Party and the supreme leader fired missiles, citing a national security crisis, and blew 150 million dollars (estimated) into the sky in just a few days. With this money, you can buy about 300,000 tons of rice, and North Koreans can live on only this rice for 30 days.

In the meantime, the Workers’ Party of Korea is blaming natural disasters and farmers’ lack of loyalty. It’s really a billion stuff. In fact, in South Pyongan Province, the Provincial Party Committee’s Organization and Guidance Department began an investigation to hold people accountable for the decrease in agricultural production this year.

what about in reality Can the Labor Party and the supreme leader really do nothing wrong by enacting border closures and movement controls due to the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) and feeding self-reliance as an all-around sword?

The imperfection of one person as a decision maker has been around for a long time, and no matter how good a human being is, deification harms everyone. This is a historically proven fact. Also, it can be said that self-reliance as an exit strategy to escape from today’s difficult reality is wrong.

Change is the answer now. It must change and innovate in order to maintain its power and take the face of a normal country. However, the government will not escape the judgment of the people for sticking only to maintaining the system through all sorts of undesirable methods.

If we truly want the people to survive safely, we must ensure the people’s freedom of thought and action without intensifying political oppression.


Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.

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