Forced Labor In Ukraine?
Every summer at harvest time North Koreans drop what they’re doing in the cities and go to the fields to pick their food for the winter. I used to think that was slavery, because it was required by law.
North Koreans live, work and play under a different system. ‘We The People’ actually more aptly applies to Koreans than it does Americans. They operate as a group for the common good, whereas Americans act on behalf of individuals for their own good. Black Africans in the USA show that same group mentality, but only when they’re fighting for resources for their poor or incarcerated, otherwise they stay separate. There is no common good as ‘We The People’ seems to imply – not in America.
Spanish people also exhibit a group mentality within the USA, but only within in their own group, yet unlike the Black Africans, it’s a totality, more like the Koreans than not, but again not on behalf of the common good for all USA inhabitants.
Europeans within the USA are separated more by income than ethnicity, whereas the wealthy is the more cohesive group than any other within that European demographic.
On a smaller scale why wouldn’t all the members of individual families work together to pick the harvest for the winter when harvest time came around, dropping what they normally do to support a family farm?
The North Koreans then, act more like an individual family, the difference being it’s an individual country, much larger in scope.
It would seem on the surface to be a daunting endeavor to get done what needs to get done to survive another year with food for all. But when all take part in the process, it becomes less so, and perhaps more rewarding in the end, having participated in that huge endeavor.
It’s one thing to expect compliance to required labor by adults, but to include children in anything other than picking fruit is beyond unacceptable.
Now granted, North Koreans may be participating in similar violations of children, one just doesn’t know to what extent. But when all the adults leave their jobs in the city to harvest the vegetables and fruit, then who takes care of the kids? They probably go with them, so there would at least be some supervision.
Children like to work, I did as a kid. But the exploitation of children is the problem and how far nations will take their treasured little ones to the brink of abuse and then that line of abuse seems to always blur in favor of the exploiter.
Exposure of all nations who participate in child endangerment on behalf of the common good or individual profiteers is necessary, not only the nations that the USA loves to hate for political gain.