Black People Politics : North Korean Television Counters "Western Imperialist Propaganda" - Reports on Poverty in America

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  1. Destee

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    North Korean Television Counters "Western Imperialist Propaganda" - Reports on Poverty in America

    A North Korean television documentary gives a detailed report on poverty and homelessness in the US and Europe, apparently in an attempt to counter "Western imperialist propaganda" about widespread poverty and starvation due to famine in North Korea.

    The report manages to suggest that vast numbers of Americans live on the streets in conditions of extreme poverty. According to the documentary entitled "How Americans Live Today," millions of Americans sleep in tents and homes that get blown down easily. The report claims that American children buy guns to kill each other, and drink hot coffee made of snow. It explains that the poor, cold, lonely and homosexual Americans live cramped in shelters.

    The report sounds ludicrously exaggerated but on second thought one may wonder how far from the truth it is. The Wall Street Journal reported in 2012 that the Census Bureau's annual report on poverty in the US said there were 46.2 million people in the US living below the poverty line of $23,000 for a family of four.

    This number is almost twice the population of North Korea estimated at about 24 million.


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    Brother James ... i think they do have a point.

    While the video is a bit off center, America has a lot of nerve wanting to point at the failures of another country to provide for their citizens, while as many of their own suffer with no relief.

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