But the problem is that violence and hierarchy are the enemies of all that is noble and great and true in us. Of enlightenment, of empathy, of grace, of truth, of equality, of freedom. And so, too, n the end, they are the enemies of democracy, too, my friends — because a democracy requires us to be civilized, enlightened, educated people, each day, a little bit more so.
…h Koreans is that they need to develop nuclear weapons and close off their country to prevent the “imperialist Americans” from invading. This also went some way to justifying their restrictions on freedoms such as the internet, as the regime claims it fears brainwashing from the powerful American media.