We're on the same page yet you're attacking me?
Are you really this bored?
If it really matters to you, I find totalitarian/authoritarian dictators fascinating and evil - Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong-Il, Pol Pot, Stalin, Ho Che Minh, Hitler, Castro, (I could go on forever here with the names)...
I don't care where people go, nor do I understand how (or why) you have a negative opinion on my position especially when we both agree that North Korea is a totalitarian ****hole cult of personality that's Disneyland for those who are interested in socioeconomic philosophy and/or anthropology.
All I was implying was that they're pretty authoritarian when it comes to their own but they give "guests" a pass on minor infractions (that wouldn't even be illegal in the US).
In short they're not going to give a US citizen an infraction for spitting on the sidewalk and they wont "jail" a US citizen for minor "cultural crimes" that would get a Chinese citizen locked up.
The Chinese want our business, and the last thing they want to do is screw with people there who are on business or even US citizens in general.
I just don't know why anyone would want to go to North Korea when they're not going to get anything but a propaganda tour.
Why go and waste all the money to attempt entry when even if you're allowed to do so you will continually be lied to.
It would be like buying a ticket to a real life 1984...
the same reason someone would still want to go to soviet Russia under the same conditions. Because it would still likely be an interesting and bizarre experience you're unlikely to ever repeat.I just don't know why anyone would want to go to North Korea when they're not going to get anything but a propaganda tour.
That is if you were trying to pun Kim Jong-Il in your original post.
On a side note,
Kim Jong-Il actually abducted (seriously) a South Korean film star and director and forced her and him to make a "Godzilla" propaganda film.