February 29, 2024
Analysis

Contradictions in North Korean ideology

Have North Koreans stopped to think about the holes in the official message?

One of the most dangerous things for a dogmatic ideology – like the state ideology of North Korea – is its internal contradictions. If the doctrine is attacked from the outside, the blind faith of a believer is very hard to overcome. However, when one points out that it simultaneously teaches things which contradict themselves – faith is likely to start wavering. This article intends to do just that – point at the issues in which North Korea disagrees not with the outside world, but with itself.

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