It's Christmas time!
People all around the world are decorating Christmas trees, exchanging gifts, eating pies, and having a whole lot of fun. It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year, but certainly not for the people of DPRK.
Kim Jong-un, North Korea's tubby tyrant, has taken his hatred for Christmas to another level by banning Christmas and compelling people to celebrate the birth of his grandma, Kim Jong-suk (wife of North Korea's first dictator, Kim II-sung), and not that of Jesus.
This is not the first time that the North Korean leader has banned something. Sarcasm, watching television, calling the country North Korea, practising religion, driving, wearing blue jeans are a few things that are banned in DPRK, Weird eh?
Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, used to have more Christians than any other city in Korea, all that changed by early 1950s, when authorities put an end to all Christian activities.
According to human rights groups, between 50,000 and 70,000 Christians have been locked up in horrifying concentration camps simply for their faith.
Despite the dictator's hatred for Christmas trees, they can be found in upscale shops and restaurants in the capital city, but they hold absolutely no religious meaning.
The daffy dictator is so obsessed with banning Christmas that he went to an extent to give out threats of an all-out war when South Korea decided to erect a huge Christmas tree along the border. As a result, the tree was never put up. So much for afforestation!
The super clear space images of Kim Jong-un's rapidly expanding Nazi-style death camps expose its true scale, and it is troubling! The startling images reveal gallows, electric fences, and huge crematoriums. If one is seen enjoying Christmas, this is where they can end up once they are caught.
Soon after the 25th comes the Constitution Day of North Korea, on the 27th, and the only good that it brings with itself is that it means another day off for the citizens, which comes as a great relief as they work for horrendous hours. They deserve more rest!
It is when we see people suffering that we realized how blessed we ourselves are. There are a lot of people who do not get to do the things that you take for granted. Be thankful and live every second of your life with conscious gratitude. Be happy you don't have Kim Jong-un as your leader!