Let me share a conversation I had this morning with my liberal friend.
Leftie – “Did you hear about the American citizen who has been sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea?”
Me – “That’s terrible. What did he do?”
Leftie – “He ONLY stole a banner from a restricted part of his hotel!”
Me – “Huh…”
Leftie – “What? You think that warrants 15 years in jail?”
Me – “Did he break the laws in a while being a guest in a foreign country run by a dictator that is known globally for hating the West?”
Leftie – “That’s not the point! He has human rights!”
That right there. That is the problem with liberals. They live in a little bubble where everything smells like roses and think that the global utopia—where everyone gets daily hugs and all is amazing—is a reality that is only blocked by us mean old conservatives who are trying to stop their fun and…human rights. Well, news flash…the world doesn’t work like that. There are no safe spaces. People don’t care if you’re offended. You can’t sue people if they hurt your feelings and, guess what, there is no leniency for people who break the law. It is a BIG BAD WORLD OUT THERE!
The latest person who found this out the hard way was an American citizen called Otto Warmbier. Warmbier is a University of Virginia undergraduate—and regular social justice warrior—who was today charged with subversion under Article 60 of North Korea’s criminal code. Read that again….SUBVERSION. This means that he had committed a crime “pursuant to the U.S. government’s hostile policy toward (the North), in a bid to impair the unity of its people after entering it as a tourist.” Sounds crazy, right? And you’d be right. We all know that this 21-year-old American is nothing but, to put it nicely, an idiot kid.
Yeah, I said it. He’s an idiot. A stupid, stupid boy who lives inside his safe space environment that was created in a liberal society here on U.S. soil. The sense of entitlement shown by him is a sad and pathetic reflection of a generation who we have mollycoddled and sugarcoated with a sprinkle of “you are an amazing, beautiful person and everything else is amazing and you deserve to have everything handed to you because others have more and…” And they buy into it. They take it as gospel. They live their entire existence by it. And then they think they can change the world. They travel abroad and expect the same treatment everywhere else and, before they can say “there are more than two genders,” they find themselves doing 15 years hard labor in a North Korean prison for Subversion.
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This is reality. North Korea isn’t the United States. While I believe he has human rights, sadly, North Korea does not. And he was in their country when he decided to break one of their laws.
One of the things people forget when traveling abroad – especially when traveling to places like North Korea – is that they aren’t in America anymore. Being American doesn’t get you anything. The Constitution of the United States does not apply when you leave our borders. Our laws don’t apply when you leave the country. And the government of the United States isn’t always going to be able to save you.
All of these other countries have their own beliefs and laws, and when you choose to travel to those countries, you are accepting that. While you are in their borders, you live by their rules.
Let me put it to you like this. Let’s say you are one of those people who enjoys sitting around your house on a day off without any clothing on. You have done this for a good long time, and it isn’t a successful day off without some naked time. One weekend, you travel and decide to spend a night at a friend’s house. Now, normally, you would watch TV naked in the evening, because your errands are done and you are off. But your friend doesn’t want anyone having naked time in their living room. Maybe they have kids, or their elderly parents live with them, or they just don’t want to see naked people. You strip down anyway, plop your naked behind on their sofa, and hit up the streaming service for some movies. Your friend protests. You explain this is what you do at home, and you want to do it at their house because you aren’t home this weekend. Your friend insists and you go back and forth like this until your friend tells you to maybe go to a hotel.
Is it wrong of your friend to tell you to go to a hotel because you refuse to wear clothing in their living room? No! It is their house and their rules. You either follow them, or you don’t stay or don’t go in the first place.
When you choose to go to another country – and why in the world would you choose to go to someplace like North Korea anyway?! – you agree to abide by their laws or accept their punishment. Period. Your beliefs and the laws back home no longer apply. Your idea of human rights no longer apply.
Does anyone remember way back in the day the kid who got caned for spitting gum in the street? The US government did, in fact, try to intervene with that, but in the end, the kid got his butt lit up anyway. Because while you may get a stern talking to or a fine for using the world as your trash can back here in the US, not all countries are willing to allow you to crap up their streets in the same manner. Their country, their laws.
Bottom line, if you are traveling out of the country, it is your responsibility to learn the customs and laws of the country you are traveling to before heading over. Once you enter their borders, you are agreeing to abide by their laws. If you don’t like those laws, too frickin’ bad. Don’t go, or take the punishment for breaking those laws. You aren’t a citizen of their country and don’t get a say.