The North Korean people, I have found, from the videos we have watched and through our readings, are somehow, for the lack of a better word "content" with their lives. To us, the WEST, it is shocking to admit this. For the way most North Koreans live, brings no guarenteed heat, food, or even electricity. Going one step further the class system that is irreversable except for a downward demotion, would be worse enough for me to leave my nation. Yet, the North Koreans have simply lived with this all their lives. Any attempt to recruit spies to inflitrate their system and overthrow their governemnt has proven difficult due to the stubborn nature of the North Korean people who are trained to be suspicious of the west, and seek to take care of any problem domesticly, without interational intervention. Essentially, they are a proud people and choosing to flee as a refugee because you disagree with a decision by the Kims or are un satisfied by the current status quo, it seems, in a cut and run mentality, would admit that the West is right, and that Korean Communism is wrong. In admiting this you are admiting that a purly Korean take on communism, will never work. In doing this, you pin your nation back to square one, enslaved and ruled by a foreign peoples ideals and cultural practices.
Finnaly as heard in class on thursday, many refugees in South Korea soon discover, that "we dont like being in the South, lets try somthing else". Perhaps it is the North that they really long for but with a better social standing. Who knows, but one thing is for certian, if given a chance to start anew, North Korea is always their home.