Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fun With Kim Jong-Il

A post on Acts Of The Apostasy links to a surprisingly entertaining blog that consists entirely of photos of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il looking at things.  For example:

Kim Jong-Il looking at soy sauce.

 Kim Jong-Il looking at boots.

The tragic comedy of an insane dictator scrutinizing random objects reminds me of the funniest news site I have ever seen.  No not The Onion.  It's the Korean Central News Agency, the news website controlled by the North Korean government.  Fortunately for all of us imperialist running-dogs in the Anglosphere, the KCNA site is translated into English for our reeducation.  I won't comment on the following excerpts because they really speak for themselves.

  Some highlights from a New Year editorial:
The last was a decade when we invariably defended the ideas and cause of President Kim Il Sung, a decade full of creations and miracles when we built a solid springboard for achieving the status of a great, prosperous and powerful country. In the crucible of the complicated 21st century, our country has always stood in the limelight of the world, at the forefront of anti-imperialist independence.
Our service personnel and people, who have written a heroic epic of victory after victory under the energetic leadership of General Kim Jong Il, are full of ambition for a brighter future and confidence in sure victory.
Boundless devotion to the cause of building a great, prosperous and powerful country is displayed in the undertakings to spruce up the country including land development and city management. The landscaping and afforestation should be done on a long-term basis and in a scientific way, and everyone should turn his or her native place and workplace into a socialist fairyland.
The Party's leadership system should be established more thoroughly in politics, the military, the economy and all other sectors. The entire Party should be built up into an ideologically pure entity and an organizational whole, which shares life and death with the leader to the last and into the ranks of death-defying vanguards who translate the leader's intention into brilliant reality.
The regular news section includes many unintentionally hilarious pieces about the Dear Leader.
Sorry about the squished paragraphs.  Pasting them from the website messed up the HTML coding.
Kim Jong Il Sends His Autograph to Huichon Ryonha Machinery Plant
General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a letter from the employees of the Huichon Ryonha General Machinery Plant on Jan. 29 and sent them his autograph reading "Kim Jong Il on February 24, 2011" with his loving care.
New Air Conditioning System For Restaurant  
One October day in 2010 General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the newly-built delicacy restaurant under Okryu Restaurant. 
Going round the fashionable dining halls, he asked about the air conditioning system.
An official of the restaurant told him that each hall's temperature is adjusted by two large air conditioners. But the leader said the two are not enough for a glass-walled dining hall. He then indicated ways of solving the air conditioning problem.
Later, the restaurant had a new air conditioining system in each dining hall.
Reports about the United States are particularly entertaining.
Hispanic Groups in US Complain Obscene Spanish-Language Talk Show
All forms of discriminations are rampant in the United States, sparking public furor. 
Two Hispanic-American organizations in California on Feb. 28 filed a joint complaint with the Federal Communications Commission.
The complaint was in response to a string of broadcasts of the Spanish-language television talk show against women, gay and lesbian minorities.
US-S. Korean Joint Saber-rattling under Fire in S. Korea
The south Korean Democratic Labor Party and the New Progressive Party and at least 20 civic and social organizations at a news conference in Seoul on Feb. 28 blasted the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet warmongers for staging the joint military maneuvers to invade the north.
If you ever get depressed over the political situation in our country, just go to the KCNA website and you will feel a lot better.


  1. This reminds me of the great days of Radio Moscow. Thanks!

  2. The scary thing is that you can lose yourself in rhetoric like that if you're not careful.

  3. Left-footer: No problem.
    Sean: You would have to be exceedingly drunk.

  4. Thanks for the link, comrade!

  5. The articles & esp some of the titles reminds me of the strips from Doonesbury in the 70s when Duke was Ambassador to China as well as when Honey Huan had to go back to testify at the trial of Mao's widow. Toss in a little Monty Python for good measure.
    1 of my favorites was about a new feature film called "A Big-game Hunter".

    The film tells about the family of a patriotic hunter who fights against the enemies' vicious moves to stamp out the anti-Japanese spirit of the Korean nation during the darkest period of the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule over Korea.

    The film impressively represents the ardent desire of the Korean people who look forward to the arrival of an outstanding leader who would save the destiny of the country and the nation, looking up to Mt. Paektu. The film also reassures the audience that the Korean people are blessed with illustrious leaders, the three commanders of Mt. Paektu.