2011년 12월 22일 목요일
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?
2011년 12월 20일 화요일
2011년 12월 18일 일요일
Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic longtime leader, has died of heart failure. He was 69. In a "special broadcast" Monday from the North Korean capital, state media said Kim died of a heart ailment on a train due to a "great mental and physical strain" on Dec. 17 during a "high intensity field inspection." It said an autopsy was done on Dec. 18 and "fully confirmed" the diagnosis. Kim is believed to have suffered a stroke in 2008, but he had appeared relatively vigorous in photos and video from recent trips to China and Russia and in numerous trips around the country carefully documented by state media. The communist country's "Dear Leader"—reputed to have had a taste for cigars, cognac and gourmet cuisine—was believed to have had diabetes and heart disease. "It is the biggest loss for the party ... and it is our people and nation's biggest sadness," an anchorwoman clad in black Korean traditional dress said in a voice choked with tears. She said the nation must "change our sadness to strength and overcome our difficulties." South Korean media, including Yonhap news agency, said South Korea put its military on "high alert" and President Lee Myung-bak convened a national security council meeting after the news of Kim's death. Officials couldn't immediately confirm the reports. The news came as North Korea prepared for a hereditary succession. Kim Jong Il inherited power after his father, revered North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, died in 1994.