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Photo Of The Day: All Koreans Are Equal, But Some Koreans Are More Equal Than Others

The title of this post channels George Orwell and is a commentary on the picture below:

wealthy north korean

The picture was taken just outside of the airport in Pyongyang, North Korea. Readers are no doubt familiar with the poverty found in North Korea, but despite this and despite North Korea being a communist country, the North Korean “powers that be” take care of themselves just as well as the powers that be in other countries do.

The driver of the car was in a military uniform and the man that was whisked into the waiting car (he was actually sitting behind me on the flight in) was wearing civilian clothing (a well-fitted suit) and had several shopping bags of luxury products in his hands.

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4 thoughts on “Photo Of The Day: All Koreans Are Equal, But Some Koreans Are More Equal Than Others

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