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(NBC News)   How do North Korea's propaganda poets react to the world's laughter? "The sun will always give off its light even though rats make nonsensical remarks moving around ditch, while finding it hard to raise their heads to the bright human world"   (worldnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 32
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2013-01-24 10:45:07 AM
4 votes:
what if north korea really is an amazing land of happiness and plenty and we are the ones being lied to by a vast propaganda machine?
2013-01-24 02:26:29 PM
2 votes:

tekmo: One million soldiers
could change the situation
if they felt like it.


Too bad they're living in an IRL version of Paranoia

www.monkeyinthecage.com
2013-01-24 01:11:31 PM
2 votes:
Ah, N. Korea, the Chick tract of countries.
2013-01-24 12:55:56 PM
2 votes:

FlyPanAm: KiwDaWabbit: Six American defectors to North Korea can't be wrong.

Holy farkballs, that really happened.

Link


Here is the Romanian woman the North Koreans kidnapped to be his wife:
www.evz.ro
2013-01-24 11:40:57 AM
2 votes:
They sound like republicans when their facts don't align with reality.
2013-01-24 11:40:07 AM
2 votes:
Yeah, about that bright world.

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2013-01-25 08:52:41 AM
1 votes:

WordyGrrl: There's a fascinating British documentary called "Crossing the Line" about James Dresnok, one of those American soldiers who defected to North Korea in the 1960s. He still lives there, and apparently loves the place. There's a scene in which he tearfully talks about a huge famine during the 90s, and how grateful he was to the Korean government for not cutting his rations during that time. It's on Netflix, but you can find it online here and there with a little Googling.


Yeah, according to fellow defector Charles Jenkins, Dresnok was the Communist party enforcer for all the English-speaking defectors, and was not only given preferential treatment but also allowed to "discipline" (read: torture) the rest, particularly Larry Abshier and Jenkins.

/police states are paradise... for the police
2013-01-24 05:38:31 PM
1 votes:

Because People in power are Stupid: Dokushin: there are plenty of taboo subjects in the US that television and movies won't touch.

In the US -television and movies generally are looking for ratings -so things that won't get ratings won't be touched.  I'm very curious about which subjects you think those are. If it's some conspiracy rant -it's probably on the internet. I truly doubt mindcontrol dentistry or "fluoride makes people commies" are genuine concerns.

There's two ways you can go with this. Your either a troll in which case you should opt for the weirder belief systems or you are a Chomskyite -in which case you are going to cherry pick some news that actually DID make it on TV but was in error.


Hi! My name is "Dokushin." I didn't say what you quoted me as saying. I, therefore, don't know if you're replying to something I did say but quoted the wrong thing, or if you're replying to the person that did say that.
2013-01-24 04:25:11 PM
1 votes:

SocraticIrony: That's a pretty weightless argument since censorship is alive and well in the US. Things like poverty, violence and social problems are unavoidable in any society and while there are movies and television shows that exemplify things like that, there are plenty of taboo subjects in the US that television and movies won't touch.


In Best Korea they put devices in radios and televisions to physically prevent them from receiving unauthorized broadcasts, and it is illegal to listen to radio that isn't state-run.

Your turn.
2013-01-24 03:59:01 PM
1 votes:
Unicorn paradises don't have gulags where children are imprisoned for being the children of people who possessed modern technology and then beaten to death when they're caught eating rats or dirt to offset the starvation.
2013-01-24 03:11:43 PM
1 votes:

SocraticIrony: This should go without saying but it obviously doesn't show the worst NK has to offer but then again neither does what we show the rest of the world of the US.


Bullshiat. We absolutely do. There's no restriction whatsoever on broadcasting our poverty, our violence, our social problems; and we broadcast those things to the world all the time.
2013-01-24 02:59:05 PM
1 votes:

Because People in power are Stupid: They sound like republicans when their facts don't align with reality.


Some moran always has to go there.
2013-01-24 01:53:25 PM
1 votes:

SocraticIrony: leonel: thomps: what if north korea really is an amazing land of happiness and plenty and we are the ones being lied to by a vast propaganda machine?

That what I always wonder from time to time. I think that would be a great theme for a story to explore, because we know North Korea's perception of world affairs is different to ours but what if the shoe were on the other foot.

There's actually a documentary shot not too long ago by British filmmakers called "A State of Mind" that revolves around two girls performing in what NK calls the "Mass Games" (iirc), a large spectacle of coordinated dance that's essentially their Super Bowl, but performed by thousands of people. It's a really interesting film in that it actually shows the positives of North Korean culture. Their children are well educated (although they need to attend a propaganda class) and smart and the parents seem like very good parents. This should go without saying but it obviously doesn't show the worst NK has to offer but then again neither does what we show the rest of the world of the US.


Yes, but consider this: Anyone whose kids are performing in the Mass Games is probably getting the best of what North Korea has to offer. 'The Best' is probably pretty nice. But two problems: first, it's available to very, very few. Second, the drop-off from The Best is really, really, really steep.
2013-01-24 01:22:11 PM
1 votes:

leonel: thomps: what if north korea really is an amazing land of happiness and plenty and we are the ones being lied to by a vast propaganda machine?

That what I always wonder from time to time. I think that would be a great theme for a story to explore, because we know North Korea's perception of world affairs is different to ours but what if the shoe were on the other foot.


There's actually a documentary shot not too long ago by British filmmakers called "A State of Mind" that revolves around two girls performing in what NK calls the "Mass Games" (iirc), a large spectacle of coordinated dance that's essentially their Super Bowl, but performed by thousands of people. It's a really interesting film in that it actually shows the positives of North Korean culture. Their children are well educated (although they need to attend a propaganda class) and smart and the parents seem like very good parents. This should go without saying but it obviously doesn't show the worst NK has to offer but then again neither does what we show the rest of the world of the US.
2013-01-24 12:55:45 PM
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: I wonder if this sounds as awesome in Korean.


Every time I read snippets from their publications, I've just assumed that it must sound less over-the-top in Korean. Not that anyone there is likely to laugh in their face if it doesn't.
2013-01-24 12:42:03 PM
1 votes:

Arthen: I don't think China is laughing, oh ye who would conflate their own view with that of the world.


Also, this. One wonders what more it would take to convince China that having Pyongyang as a buffer between Beijing and Seoul is no longer worth the trouble, and that perhaps accidentally looking in a different direction for a couple of months might not be the worst of ideas.
2013-01-24 12:27:04 PM
1 votes:

leonel: That what I always wonder from time to time. I think that would be a great theme for a story to explore, because we know North Korea's perception of world affairs is different to ours but what if the shoe were on the other foot.


It could make for an interesting series of alternate-history novels. You'd probably have to file them under science-fiction, though.
2013-01-24 12:24:19 PM
1 votes:

thomps: what if north korea really is an amazing land of happiness and plenty and we are the ones being lied to by a vast propaganda machine?


That what I always wonder from time to time. I think that would be a great theme for a story to explore, because we know North Korea's perception of world affairs is different to ours but what if the shoe were on the other foot.
2013-01-24 12:13:26 PM
1 votes:
What should always make it lose it's luster is the last part... "disagree and you and your family will die in a work camp."

That there is a pretty good BS detector.

That country is dead. Let it rot in peace.
2013-01-24 12:09:29 PM
1 votes:
FTA: NK view of foreign journalists' reporting: "a sordid hackwork of rubbish media"

/ In other words: "It's not news, It's FARK."
2013-01-24 12:08:51 PM
1 votes:
What character in the Korean language is "For the Lulz?"
2013-01-24 11:56:54 AM
1 votes:
no reason to scream, dude
2013-01-24 11:49:22 AM
1 votes:
They've got talking rats, that alone could generate some tourist dollars.
2013-01-24 11:45:10 AM
1 votes:

RoxtarRyan: Worst. Haiku. Ever.


Really?

the dog barks loudly
bark bark bark bark bark bark bark
bark bark bark bark bark
2013-01-24 11:44:37 AM
1 votes:

thomps: what if north korea really is an amazing land of happiness and plenty and we are the ones being lied to by a vast propaganda machine?


Indeed; propaganda does work both ways.

And, as one of the last true communist countries in the world; they could be maligned. Heaven forbid we actually piss off a country that could actually do something about it, such as china.

/ either way; Norks do make an easy target for ridicule and we'd believe absolutely ANYTHING about them.
2013-01-24 11:43:52 AM
1 votes:

bunner: Yeah, about that bright world.

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Electric light cannot penetrate The Canopy of Health and Happiness Good Life.  Only Glorious Sunlight from the Heavens that shines for Great Leader can.
2013-01-24 11:43:17 AM
1 votes:
alltheragefaces.com

Dafuq did I just read?
2013-01-24 11:41:22 AM
1 votes:
North Korea is one of those countries that no one has to make up propaganda about. Observable reality does the job quite nicely.
2013-01-24 11:41:04 AM
1 votes:
Six American defectors to North Korea can't be wrong.
2013-01-24 11:40:01 AM
1 votes:
I wonder if this sounds as awesome in Korean.
2013-01-24 11:38:15 AM
1 votes:
And the laughs just keep coming
2013-01-24 10:55:33 AM
1 votes:

thomps: what if north korea really is an amazing land of happiness and plenty and we are the ones being lied to by a vast propaganda machine?


Why not take the tour of fabulous Pyongyang and see for yourself! What wonders await you there, from their giant hotels to their aging fleet of old soviet Migs, it truly is a land of contrast.
 
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