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Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged north korea

Aug 25 '14

lostintrafficlights:

this article is also quite good i think in deconstructing the bill? http://38north.org/2012/09/chong091912/

ironically there’s a comment from a guy who runs a similar organization in canada and a comment from someone from LiNK at the bottom of the article/briefing/report thing.

LiTL: Okay this report is very good so I’m just gonna replicate the important bits here

 Yet this bill recklessly turns on the fiction of the “North Korean refugee orphan,” construing the latter as a child without nationality, in order to authorize the acceleration of U.S. adoption procedures through “alternative mechanisms.” Although the bill purports to help “thousands of North Korean children [who] do not have families and are threatened with starvation and disease if they remain in North Korea or as stateless refugees in surrounding countries,”[ii]  its truth can be found in its preamble, which supposes that “thousands of United States citizens would welcome the opportunity to adopt North Korean orphans living outside North Korea.” Suturing its loose definitional categories together, this legislation seeks to establish, as a precedent, the category of “statelessness” as a flexible definitional vehicle by way of which inter-country adoption can be expedited and international laws meant to safeguard the rights of children and families circumvented. Aimed not at resolving North Korean hunger, much less the well-being of the children whom it willfully misrepresents, this bill lays the task of “identify[ing] other nations in which large numbers of stateless, orphaned children are living who might be helped by international adoption” at the doorstep of the State Department.

The bill’s alarmist image of “thousands of North Korean children [who] are threatened with starvation or disease” does not, in point of fact, correspond to the reality of the children who—albeit often poor and sometimes in the care of a grandparent—actually have families, have household registration papers, attend schools, are relatively well-nourished, and are Chinese citizens. Strategically loose on the supply-side details, this bill risks instrumentally construing these children as adoptable when, in fact, they are not. Far from ensuring the best interests of the child, as specified by international protocols, including the Hague Adoption Convention to which the United States is signatory, the North Korean Refugee Adoption Act, if passed, will give legitimacy to practices that shift U.S. adoption policy toward child-laundering.

Although the image of the destitute North Korean child wandering alone in strange lands may serve as potent propaganda for the bill, this dire portrait is complicated by the fact that the children whom this legislation primarily targets are Chinese citizens who have families.

Neither, for that matter, does the current legislation acknowledge that the “North Korean orphan”—anachronistic language retained from the 2003 bill—designates the China-born, mixed-ethnic offspring of Chinese fathers and North Korean mothers. If the details of the North Korean Refugee Adoption Act of 2011 are fuzzy on the supply side, they are clear on the demand side.

Okay just

this bill sounds very exploitative to me and wow this is fucking horrible

Mar 16 '13

lostintrafficlights:

 nynaevesedais said: gOD

I see Korean conservatives who are like omg North Koreans so scary 

Uh

Not really

Nope

Things are so bad there that you can buy info about their nuclear stations with money

Jan 13 '13
zuky:



peaceshannon:





theemeraldmeow:







jasminethey:







peaceshannon:







lostintrafficlights:









colorfulove:









koreamjournal:









North Korean adoptions approved in USThe Telegraph (U.K.)









The US Congress has approved a bill which aims to make it possible for Americans to adopt orphaned North Korean children.


















Yikes. :/









Oh god I wonder how many of those orphans are not actually orphans…..









some people have asked my opinion on this. i wrote about it before here.
main point: most of the children this law targets are NOT orphans. read: they have parents. this is the legal abduction of children made possible by the fact that their mothers are country-less defectors on the run - helpless to protest in china since they are there illegally. 







I can already hear the white saviors defending and condoning this bullshit. I feel fucking sick.







Who gives a fuck? Both of my hisband’s sisters were born in Korea (one north, one south) and they both turned out amazing. So again….who cares?







i was adopted from south korea, along with my twin sister, and we both turned out amazing. and whattayaknow? i STILL give a fuck. the US and adoption agencies, and adoptive parents should NOT be taking advantage of the perilous situation of the mothers who are north korean defectors living illegally in china by swooping in and stealing their children. 





“Kidnapped babies can turn out fine, who gives a fuck”
Compelling argument there, theemeraldmeow. Lots of abused children also turn out amazing, so who gives a fuck about child abuse, right? Kidnapping, child abuse, pshhh! Nice. Good thing most human beings are hard-wired with a social instinct which compels them to give a fuck when they see a baby coming to harm, as Mencius argued 2,400 years ago, though obviously we’ll always have a few laggards hanging around as seen above.



Survived kidnapping and far more that defies common belief, and oop, turned out far more amazing and accomplished than all my sheltered, lily-white peers combined — BIO SPAWN STAY PRESSED.
theemeraldmeow apparently wasn’t even kidnapped, maybe it’s worth hearing their reasons as to why they turned out to be a racist, provincial moron.

zuky:

peaceshannon:

theemeraldmeow:

jasminethey:

peaceshannon:

lostintrafficlights:

colorfulove:

koreamjournal:

North Korean adoptions approved in US
The Telegraph (U.K.)

The US Congress has approved a bill which aims to make it possible for Americans to adopt orphaned North Korean children.

Yikes. :/

Oh god I wonder how many of those orphans are not actually orphans…..

some people have asked my opinion on this. i wrote about it before here.

main point: most of the children this law targets are NOT orphans. read: they have parents. this is the legal abduction of children made possible by the fact that their mothers are country-less defectors on the run - helpless to protest in china since they are there illegally. 

I can already hear the white saviors defending and condoning this bullshit. I feel fucking sick.

Who gives a fuck? Both of my hisband’s sisters were born in Korea (one north, one south) and they both turned out amazing. So again….who cares?

i was adopted from south korea, along with my twin sister, and we both turned out amazing. and whattayaknow? i STILL give a fuck. the US and adoption agencies, and adoptive parents should NOT be taking advantage of the perilous situation of the mothers who are north korean defectors living illegally in china by swooping in and stealing their children. 

“Kidnapped babies can turn out fine, who gives a fuck”

Compelling argument there, theemeraldmeow. Lots of abused children also turn out amazing, so who gives a fuck about child abuse, right? Kidnapping, child abuse, pshhh! Nice. Good thing most human beings are hard-wired with a social instinct which compels them to give a fuck when they see a baby coming to harm, as Mencius argued 2,400 years ago, though obviously we’ll always have a few laggards hanging around as seen above.

Survived kidnapping and far more that defies common belief, and oop, turned out far more amazing and accomplished than all my sheltered, lily-white peers combined — BIO SPAWN STAY PRESSED.

theemeraldmeow apparently wasn’t even kidnapped, maybe it’s worth hearing their reasons as to why they turned out to be a racist, provincial moron.

Jan 8 '12
inothernews:

Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj’s devastating photo essay of scenes from North Korea, pushed to the brink by floods and famine.  
Kim Jong-Il is killing 24 million people.
(via the Wall Street Journal)

Forgot this was in my queue and now seeing it published automatically after the dictator’s death being what I am and knowing what I know in the wake of his death and what it means for the eleven million families that are still torn apart - it’s just odd, I can’t articulate, so move along, nothing to see.

inothernews:

Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj’s devastating photo essay of scenes from North Korea, pushed to the brink by floods and famine. 

Kim Jong-Il is killing 24 million people.

(via the Wall Street Journal)

Forgot this was in my queue and now seeing it published automatically after the dictator’s death being what I am and knowing what I know in the wake of his death and what it means for the eleven million families that are still torn apart - it’s just odd, I can’t articulate, so move along, nothing to see.

Dec 18 '11
Nov 15 '11

(Source: youwerecurious)