When one looks at North Korean propaganda, it usually induces a chuckle. The propaganda is so ham-fisted, so ridiculous, so over-the-top that no rational person in their right mind would believe a word of it.
11 Points.com recently published an eleven point article detailing why North Korea’s dictator was one of the most bizarre people on the planet. Some of the highlights include:
-Kim Jong-Il plans to solve North Korea’s famine by breeding giant rabbits.
-Kim shoots a 38 under par, complete with 11 holes-in-one, his first time golfing.
-Kim had his boyhood school blown up.
-Kim decided he was going to kick start the North Korean film industry. His plan? Kidnap two of the South’s top filmmakers.
-Kim has schools teach people that his birth led to a spontaneous rainbow breakout… and that he doesn’t defecate.
If one looks at the biographies of the North Korean leaders, you’ll literally see the leaders compared to deities. One biography is entitled ETERNAL SUN OF MANKIND IN MEMORY OF PRESIDENT KIM IL SUNG.
But putting the propaganda aside, the DPRK is basically in a state of total squalor. Millions of NK citizens have died from starvation and malnutrition. Stories abound of cannibalism taking place in the outer provinces due to a lack of food. People digging up freshly buried bodies to find meat. Total deprivation of all modern conveniences. Lack of power to nearly the entire nation. No refrigeration, no lights, no nothing.
The lack of power can not be understated. If one looks at nighttime satellite image of North Korea, the country is a black hole except for Pyongyang.
The country is run as a totalitarian police State that is even more invasive and ruthless than the UK, which is quite the feat in itself considering the state the country is in. Press is tightly controlled. There is no free trade. The borders are more secure than a US military installation.
The great question is why do the people of North Korea allow this to continue?
Why hasn’t the military revolted?
Why haven’t the people revolted?
What psychosis has overtaken these people that they would rather live on dead bodies than stand up to the State?
By what mechanisms did the State take control of its people’s minds?
I think these are important questions that are very relevant to our own current state of affairs.
When I read the mainstream media or view the nonsense being spewed out of our own criminal government’s mouth, I see nothing but dangerous propaganda that leads down the path to North Korea. The same lies I see on the North Korean web sites are being re-branded and regurgitated by our own media.
The lies include:
-The government provides us jobs.
-The government takes care of us.
-The government provides us food and shelter
-The President (or Dear Leader if you are NK) is responsible for everything and can fix anything if he wanted to.
-It’s the government’s job to direct the production of the economy
-Our wise and glorious leaders will save us from terrorists (or imperialists if you are NK) and the evils of global warming (or capitalism if you are NK).
Is the state of psychosis the North Korean people are experiencing due to the terror and propaganda inflicted upon them by the State and its media agents? Is our own lack of faith in freedom induced by the same mechanisms?
North Korea proves it is literally possible to create an Orwellian hell on earth in the modern age.
The people of the Western world would be wise to study the psychosis of the State the North Korean government has been able to achieve with its population.
People within the liberty movement often use the phrase “waking up” or “I woke up when” – and they are literally talking about snapping out of a State induced psychosis. They “woke up” to the real world. For me, this moment occurred while I was listening to Ron Paul at the 2008 national presidential debate.
I was always very conservative in nature and I always thought there was something odd about the 9/11 attacks, but I never considered the government might have played a role or that Bush was anything other than a liberty minded conservative. It wasn’t until listening to Ron Paul that I had my “wake up” moment that sent me down the path to discovering the true nature of the State and the evil it perpetrates in the name of doing good.
The American public should consider itself fortunate that we have an advantage the North Koreans don’t. We have the internet. The ability for people to find out the truth if they care to take off the blinders and open their eyes.