How sad and cynical is this?

Reply Thu 22 Dec, 2011 04:21 am
The absolute authority that lasted for 37 years, Chairman Kim Jong-Il's death is rallying the government into idolizing him for North Koreans.

North Korean news presses have started advocating the 29-year-old-immature Kim Jong-Un's coming to power as revolutionary and rightful out of sudden. They have also been advertising that Kim Jong-Il died on his way to a field visit during an early morning train ride, to get North Korean citizens to mourn for him.

Also, only one day after the annoucement of his death, they have taken his body to Mt. Kumsoo Memorial Palace where Kim Il-Sung's body is preserved. They have been broadcasting Kim Jong-Un with every government official showing respect and condolence, as well as citizens mourning hysterically to set up the mood for national mourning.

Right now, in North Korea, the unthinkable is happening.

And former North Korean citizens - North Korean defectors - know that the tears they see on these poor citizens, are in fact fake.

According to these defectors, all the scenes you see on N. Korean national television is completely staged. All the hysterical mourning and crying are done for propaganda purposes. How sad and cynical is this?
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Reply Thu 22 Dec, 2011 04:52 am
@blackrose cv,
Interesting to hear what I kind of suspected.

Are you worried about the situation, by the way? The heir apparant seems kind of young to be kind of young to step into a nuclear environment, and it doesn't sound like he's totally secure from challenges from the military. I also noticed that US food aid (which I wasn't aware of) has been terminated. I'm not at all sure this adds anything to the stability of the country when added to the rest of the situation.

Are you in The Republic of Korea, by the way? I'm very surprised that it took so long for someone to even mention the issue.
Reply Thu 22 Dec, 2011 05:58 am
He is not to0 young to hate.... The other one is too late to hate...
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Reply Thu 22 Dec, 2011 06:12 am
There were plenty of stories in the last Kim upgrade about members of the public hurting themselves to generate the expected tears. To misquote Bowie out of context 'they staged a country'.
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