It Really Says Something About North Korea…

From the New York Times

“If we are so poor,” she continued, “it must be because of Kim Jong Il’s mistakes,” she said referring to North Korea’s leader. The woman said her daughter had decided to stay in China, but that she would soon return home, after illegally earning money doing piecework for a factory here.

What’s really priceless though is a quote from the first page where a nurse says the following on being in China:

“But I have no ID card, no residence permit. I am in a free country, but I am not free.”

I’m trying really hard to process the mind-boggling worldview and background required, not so much to consider China a free country, but have it be (relatively) true.

Go read the article.