Erica Sutter
Erica Sutter asked Suki Kim:

Related to one of your other answers: Do you think it is a realistic possibility that since PUST is training the sons of the elite - the ones likely to have "power" next - that the subtle exposures you and other PUST teachers exposed them to of the outside world will cause them to seek change in the regime?

Suki Kim That is a hopeful possibility. I hope that were indeed possible. The answer is never black and white. Yes, possible, but then it's also possible that they could be converted into becoming underground Christians in a country where religious practice could mean death. Or that they could be persecuted for trying to disobey their regime. Or that they are being trained to become hackers and nuclear weapon experts with foreign money, as some anti PUST people claim. I would like to believe in a better scenario than any of those, but with North Korea, one cannot ever predict. Meanwhile, PUST is certainly a propaganda tool where foreign camera is allowed to capture a population that superficially looks not so different from that of the free societies.

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