Wednesday, May 26, 2010

North Korea...

...With an estimated population of 24 million, North Korea has isolated itself like no other country in the world. It is hard to tell how much contact the average North Korean has with the outside world.

"The North Korean government exercises tight control over many aspects of the nation's culture, and this control is used to perpetuate a cult of personality surrounding Kim Il-sung, and, to a lesser extent, Kim Jong-il. While visiting North Korea in 1979, journalist Bradley Martin noted that nearly all music, art, and sculpture that he observed glorified "Great Leader" Kim Il-sung, whose personality cult was then being extended to his son, "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il. There is even widespread belief that Kim-il Sung "created the world", and Kim Jong-il can "control the weather."

I watched a news program where they sent western doctors in to North Korea to provide aid. The people who were patients, could not utter a sentence without thanking the "great leader" and denouncing the United States. Many of them were crying as they spoke.

On March 26, the North Koreans launched a torpedo from a submarine and sunk a South Korean ship. 46 sailors died. There is word that this was planned, and that China had been made aware of it. There is a reason, and we will find out what it is. Some suspect that as the "great leader" is dying, and has planned to pass his rule on to his 26 year old son - North Korean military leaders are going to oppose this. It is not easy to tell how this effects the future, because the "great leader" approved this, and promoted a certain General. Either way, it was an act of war, and should be treated as such by South Korea.

However, that is not all they I have planned, I found this...

1 comment:

Patti said...

that video is almost believable, in light of your post.