Reportedly, the farming provinces of North Korea are experiencing a ‘hidden famine’ and it is believed to have killed more or less than ten thousand people and most probably has given rise to cannibalism as well.
According to several reports in the international media, a starving man has been executed in North Korea after he murdered his two children to eat them up. It is just one of the many gruesome incidents that are constantly being reported after a draught hit farms and shortage was created by party officials after confiscating food. There is not enough food now for twenty four million people living in the country.
According to undercover reporters, one man dug up his grandchild’s corpse in order to eat it and another boiled his child for food. While their leader Kim Jong Un spent a huge sum on two rocket launches despite reports of food shortage in the country.
While the North Korean leaders are thinking of launching nuclear attacks, the starved nation is, reportedly, turning towards cannibalism to satisfy hunger.
The report cites an informant from South Hwanghae who said, “In my village in May a man who killed his own two children and tried to eat them was executed by a firing squad."
The news has also been posted on Reddit.com and here are some of the comments by the Redditors in response of the shocking news:
‘I wonder if the leadership there truly believes their way is "right", or if they just don't care about all this and just want to stay in power.
After a point it must have become a self propagating machine too, since if any individual in power speaks out against it they would probably kill him/her, because the people around them themselves are scared for their lives if they didn't take that persons life. So even if some want change, there cant be any.’
‘It's tragic, but in this case it might actually be sparing them from greater suffering. If the alternative is to watch each other starve slowly or leave the kid alone to try and butcher/prepare the parent (and somehow survive past that point in a country with no social services and starving neighbors), it's not much of an option. Sometimes there's no good answer.
I don't know what I would do in that situation but I can't really judge them too harshly for it.’
‘This reminds me too much of the Jews' treatment during the German invasion period. No one thought it was possible; It was probably just sensationalized for politics. God damn why can't we learn from history...’