American Hope Gone With Ian

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
October 20, Juche 111 (2022)

At the end of September this year, the south-eastern area of the U.S. was hit by hurricane “Ian” accompanied by all-time strong torrential rain – an incident claiming more than a hundred lives and affecting more than 14 million people.

The thing is that massive deaths have occurred despite their knowledge of the upcoming hurricane that would be unlike anything of the past.

The Washington Post says that it is a matter for regret:

In the U.S. even the evacuation in times of natural disasters is deemed to be a privilege bestowed upon the haves; despite the evacuation notice issued by the relevant state government, a great number of people, without any means of evacuation nor money to pay for room and board after the evacuation, were left with no other choice but to wait helplessly and with reluctance in their homes for what should befall them.

The above is no more than an example revealing the corrupt nature of the money-almighty American society where everything is decided by money.

The work to deal with the aftermath of the hurricane has also betrayed the true identity of the mercenary U.S. society.

Upon hearing the news that the disaster relief fund amounting to millions of USD was created at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, entrepreneurs of small and medium companies rushed to the Agency, habouring the ray of hope that they might well revive their devastated business. But what they heard there instead was the disappointing answer that the Agency would only grant loans, not financial assistance.

Small and medium entrepreneurs lamented over their future saying that as they had poured all their means into business establishment even by mortgaging their own houses, they already owe a lot of money to the government; and if they solicit a loan once again in this condition, it will be eons before they are able to pay back such a huge debt.

Considering that such is the plight of the entrepreneurs of small and medium companies with some means, it would be easy to see how the situation of the overwhelming majority of the working masses, inclusive of the numerous unemployed, would be.

If the hurricane “Ian” had deprived people of their lives and property, the whirlwind of reconstruction has blown away even the survivors’ hope for the future.

This is an eloquent proof that whereas the American society is a paradise for the powerful and wealthy few, it is a hell for the rest of the people.

In 2019, one of the U.S. survey agencies reported of the opinion poll that 49% of the Americans aged between 18 and 39 yearn for socialism, saying that capitalism is unfair for it only widens the gap between the rich and the poor.

This shows the trend of the American public sentiment.

The superiority of socialism over capitalism is being proved more clearly with such events as global pandemic and natural disasters as an occasion and the ranks of people aspiring after socialism will continue to increase.

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