I knew very little about communism growing up. It was a system we heard about in school when we discussed various nations around the globe but we never really got into learning about the ins and outs of it.
At one point in my life, God blessed me with morbid curiosity and gave me quite a bit of time on my hands. I was a security guard in Galveston, TX, where I sat in a small guard shack by the sea. For 10 hours every day, I would sit in that shack and attempt to amuse myself to stop from going insane from boredom. It was where my life in political and cultural commentary began, but before that, I became absolutely fascinated with despotic governments, namely North Korea.
North Korea is one of the world’s last real communist holdouts. Looking into the nation of North Korea is like looking back into the past to see places like Soviet Russia brought to life. It’s absolutely astounding to see the life the people live there compared to the life we live here in America. For a time, I wrote about it nearly obsessively, and Googling my name alongside “North Korea” may give you a plethora of articles to choose from.