If we are going to do a 'like' comparison, then I would say it would be like a VW driver going over to Germany and then doing a nazi salute to a concentration camp. I know a couple of ITF people who are ITF in terms that they studied it got ranked in it and teach it, but have nothing to do with the ITF anymore, they are their own person. I would say a good percentage of the people who practice ITF are not fully aware of its history or connection to NK, same thing can be said for a lot of KKW people as well. So I do not connect and ITF practitioner to someone who supports the NK regime.
HOWEVER, I do fault those who would travel to NK, and try this whole peace corp bullshit. It does nothing more than shovel money into the pockets of those who oppress their people to the point of starvation, simply to appease their own ego. What killed me the most was a picture of the editor of TKD Times saluting a NK soldier. This same soldier would have no hesitation in killiing any one of them peace corp dips at a drop of a hat. That soldier he saluted will have no problem killing an US soldier or SK soldier without a second thought and would most likely looking forward to it.
Subsidized by NK? Perhaps the group currently headed by an NK person is. As for pre split, there is no data to support any claim that NK provided more funds than any other country and in all likely hood less than the monetary support the ITF got from countries with large numbers such as the USA, great Britain, Canada aand Argentina.
If it were a semantic battle we would get into misuse of the term "Genocide" at post 16 which refers to
"the policy of deliberately killing a nationality or ethnic group ."
NK is a horribly oppressive regime. They are only oppressing their own race. I have yet to see someone claim that they target a specific group for extermination unless you consider political opposition a nationality or ethnic group.
[QUOTE=Miguksaram;2726978] What killed me the most was a picture of the editor of TKD Times saluting a NK soldier. QUOTE]
Stopped subscribing to TKD Times when they seemingly only acknowledged the NK ITF.