I spoke with a North Korean escapee about the citizens' perception of Kim Jong Un, The United States, and South Korea. His answers are not so detailed because his English is not advanced yet. However, the insight he provides is quite interesting.
What do the people in North Korea know about Kim Jong Un?
We did not know that Kim Jung Un existed until 2010. We do not know where he was born or how old he is.
What do people say about Kim Jong Un?
“He is fat, and I am hungry.”
“We have little rice, but Kim Jung Un has a lot of rice.”
“He has nuclear weapons and they cost a lot of money, but we have no rice."
”What do the people in North Korea think about Kim Jong Un?
The people don’t like him. But, if the people say, “I don’t like him,” the people must die.
Do you think that Kim Jong Un will use his weapons?
No, he will not. Kim Jon Un’s life is very rich and, if he uses the weapons, his life will not be rich. But, he would give his life to protect his nuclear weapons.
Who is North Korea’s biggest enemy?
Kim Jong Un says that North Korea’s biggest enemy is the United States. South Korea is second and Japan is third.
What do the North Korean leaders say about the United States?
He says that the U.S.A. wants to attack North Korea. Kim Jong Un tells the North Korean people “if we do not protect ourselves with nuclear weapons, the United States will attack us. If you believe in me, you will stay alive.”
Do the people believe him when he says that the U.S.A. will attack North Korea?
The people don’t have internet. The people have no other information besides what is given to them and the majority of the people believe what he says about the U.S.A. But, some people think that he may not be telling the truth.
What does North Korea tell its citizens about South Korea?
Kim Jong Un’s dream is to have a united Korea and to be the ruler of that Korea. He feels like the people in South Korea are part of the Korean family. However, they also say that South Korea wants to attack North Korea, because South Korea has been manipulated by their number one enemy, the United States.
Do you think there will be a war between North and South Korea?
No, I don’t