ABC News - North Korea’s Olympic athletes are thrilling their countrymen with surprising success in winning medals and they are attributing their success to their Dear Leader Kim Jong Un. But others, including former North Korean athletes who have defected, suggest the success of the country’s small contingent of athletes at the games may be the result of a policy of training them from a very young age at specialized schools, backed up by rewards like cars and refrigerators for winners and the threat of labor camps for losers.
I’m starting to love Naughty Korea more and more everyday. Is it too late to ally up with them? Probably, right? They’re definitely still pissed off about the whole Korean War thing. Whatever, that’s exactly the reason why I like them so much in the first place. Batshit crazy, unflinchingly stubborn and doesn’t give a single fuck. You think they’re going to hide from their human rights violations? Bitch please they’ll throw you in a labor camp for sneezing at breakfast. No-brainer you’re going in for failing to show up at the Olympics. And anybody standing on their soapbox complaining that the North Koreans don’t have a voice to speak for them, and they’re repressed and blah blah blah can save it. They do have a voice but they threw it away when they got lazy during training sessions and starting getting distracted by things like food and freedom.
PS – I don’t know what other countries give their athlete’s for winning but a refrigerator in North Korea is like owning a time share in the fucking Bahamas. Half the country walks around on toothpicks for legs because there isn’t enough food. A fridge there is the biggest status symbol going. Best gift ever.
PSS – How happy do you think this guy is that he was born in the South?