No matter how cruel it was, Jang Song-thaek’s execution by his horrible nephew Kim Jong-un, will have been merciful compared to the ordinary lives of North Koreans.  A barbarism that ‘uncle’ helped impose on the poor masses.

Thanks to the National Post for shining a sliver of light into the hellish life, for all but the ‘elite’, in North Korea. 
Maybe these accounts can jar us in the wealthy west out of our apathy. North Korea proves that Politics determine whether we live in a free democracy, or in evil oligarchies.