Perception vs. Reality


North Korea constantly harps on the fact of how the separation of the two Koreas is because of America’s unwarranted past actions/intervention in the Korean peninsula. It portrays America as a ‘great evil’ and ‘the arch criminal threatening peace’, and these ‘facts’ are drilled into you from a very young age if you are North Korean. And maybe if you’re living in North Korea, you’ll think that what you’re taught by the government is the reality.

But if North Koreans stop for a moment, and take off those red and blue colored glasses they’ve been wearing, they’ll probably see the picture as it really is – the reality untouched and unfiltered by North Korean propaganda.



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Currently living and pursuing my undergraduate studies in South Korea.

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