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(The Daily Beast)   What made Kim Jong-Un so evil?   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2021-12-17 8:01:03 AM  
Nature, nurture or a combination of both.
 
2021-12-17 8:10:09 AM  
Power. Power corrupts.
 
2021-12-17 8:10:47 AM  
MSG
 
2021-12-17 8:12:57 AM  
At first I was thinking, 'oh, that's easy... It's the murdering'... But I'm pretty sure he learned it from his dad. So... 'nut doesn't fall far from the tree syndrome'?
 
2021-12-17 8:22:56 AM  
Satan put him there as temptation for weak American Presidents?
 
2021-12-17 8:27:07 AM  
He's evil because the system he controls requires it to survive
 
2021-12-17 8:35:52 AM  
All of the above, especially the MSG.
 
2021-12-17 8:48:18 AM  
Un probably would be less of an asshole if he were the Supreme Leader of Fiji.
 
2021-12-17 8:52:30 AM  
Bad barber.
 
2021-12-17 9:01:13 AM  
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2021-12-17 9:01:16 AM  
He believes wholeheartedly he's the hero of his story.
 
2021-12-17 9:01:37 AM  
Kim Jong-Il, who was made evil by Kim Il-Sung, who was made evil by....
 
2021-12-17 9:01:39 AM  
He was ok until he met Trump.
 
2021-12-17 9:01:56 AM  
It's all the swiss cheese, isn't it?
 
2021-12-17 9:02:29 AM  
... Mama don't want you, Daddy don't want you
Give it up baby, baby, Mama can't buy you love
Mama don't want you, Daddy don't need you
Give it up baby, baby, Mama can't buy you love
 
2021-12-17 9:05:15 AM  
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2021-12-17 9:05:43 AM  
Evilitis.
 
2021-12-17 9:06:19 AM  
Diabeetus
 
2021-12-17 9:08:25 AM  

BizarreMan: Nature, nurture or a combination of both.


Both. You have to have certain wiring to enjoy hurting things, and the upbringing to let you bring that out.
 
2021-12-17 9:09:15 AM  
He's giving some of the Caesars a run for their money as "whackadoodle dictators killing people they think don't like him" champion
 
2021-12-17 9:10:49 AM  
Yeah, have to go with diet. You are what you eat. He must have eaten a brutal dictator.
 
2021-12-17 9:12:44 AM  

incendi: Kim Jong-Il, who was made evil by Kim Il-Sung, who was made evil by....


Kim il-Sung was pretty self-made, as far as the Evil went, he didn't start at the "bottom" per se but he sought and deliberately took advantage of the opportunities that required murdering his enemies, then his rivals, then basically everyone to keep him on top.

KJU basically started full evil before even inheriting the position, but has some more visible crimes and (iirc) a higher body count because, frankly, he lacks his father's competence.

Basically a Fred Trump - Donald Trump situation, which is why those comparisons started the moment TFG actually became a realistically possible nominee.
 
2021-12-17 9:12:47 AM  
His barber.

I mean, come on.  If somebody made me look like that?  Sure, I'm a murderin'.
 
2021-12-17 9:13:18 AM  
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A diet consisting entirely of orange goo?
 
2021-12-17 9:14:08 AM  
He was hungry?


/More like Hangry!!!
 
2021-12-17 9:14:22 AM  

Jim_Callahan: incendi: Kim Jong-Il, who was made evil by Kim Il-Sung, who was made evil by....

Kim il-Sung was pretty self-made, as far as the Evil went, he didn't start at the "bottom" per se but he sought and deliberately took advantage of the opportunities that required murdering his enemies, then his rivals, then basically everyone to keep him on top.

KJU basically started full evil before even inheriting the position, but has some more visible crimes and (iirc) a higher body count because, frankly, he lacks his father's competence.

Basically a Fred Trump - Donald Trump situation, which is why those comparisons started the moment TFG actually became a realistically possible nominee.


No wonder Trump loved Kim: they're brothers from different mothers.
 
2021-12-17 9:15:17 AM  
He's not evil this is all the sort of very pragmatic stuff dictators do to survive.
 
2021-12-17 9:15:30 AM  

Tax Boy: [pyxis.nymag.com image 850x566]

A diet consisting entirely of orange goo?


Just the dumb look on his face ... "Oh you, orange goo.  You're so hilarious!"
 
2021-12-17 9:16:03 AM  
In the culture his father created, mass murder is the only way he can survive.
 
2021-12-17 9:17:51 AM  
Remember when Trump made history taking 20 steps into North Korea -- and all the Dims went mad?


Good Times
 
2021-12-17 9:19:21 AM  

RTOGUY: He's not evil this is all the sort of very pragmatic stuff dictators do to survive.


slightly related:

The Rules for Rulers
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2021-12-17 9:20:53 AM  

karnal: Remember when Trump made history taking 20 steps into North Korea -- and all the Dims went mad?


Good Times


Remember when Trump a) offered to attend a summit with a tin-pot dictator, legitimizing him in the process and b) saluted a North Korean general and none of the dumbass Rethugs even realized their emperor-god did anything dumb?
 
2021-12-17 9:21:23 AM  

karnal: Remember when Trump made history taking 20 steps into North Korea -- and all the Dims went mad?


Good Times


I don't know if fetch went mad.  Keeping the love letters he exchanged with Kim in mind, folks were worried that Trump was going to switch teams since Trump and Kim have nearly the exact set of views.
 
2021-12-17 9:21:39 AM  
Paging Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine to the thread.
 
2021-12-17 9:22:06 AM  
new filter idea: change dim to fetch.
 
2021-12-17 9:25:01 AM  
 
2021-12-17 9:26:13 AM  
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2021-12-17 9:29:04 AM  

Armchair_Invective: In the culture his father created, mass murder is the only way he can survive.


Yeah, it's basically a modern day version of that show, "I, Claudius".

Basically, you have to kill or exile anyone who gets too popular, and keep a real close eye on your inner circle - especially your family and relatives.   Otherwise, you aren't gonna be Dear Leader for too long.
 
2021-12-17 9:31:37 AM  

Tax Boy: [pyxis.nymag.com image 850x566]

A diet consisting entirely of orange goo?


That's Soylent Orange, dude.
 
2021-12-17 9:35:30 AM  

no1curr: MSG


What'd the Knicks ever do to him?
 
2021-12-17 9:39:37 AM  

Tax Boy: [pyxis.nymag.com image 850x566]

A diet consisting entirely of orange goo?


That's Soylent Yellow, for the masses.  Soylent Green is for party elites only.,
 
2021-12-17 9:46:01 AM  
Maybe he's just an asshole.
 
2021-12-17 9:46:13 AM  
Since he cannot deliver any improvement to the quality of life, he must rule through terror alone. He's a shiattier version of Stalin.
 
2021-12-17 9:49:32 AM  
Dude has literally never learned anything else.
 
2021-12-17 9:54:54 AM  
Wrong switch flipped in the back.
 
2021-12-17 9:56:29 AM  

qorkfiend: Dude has literally never learned anything else.


I dunno, he mostly grew up in Switzerland if I recall correctly. He has a Western education and presumably had some normal, non-evil friends or at least acquaintances while he got it.
 
2021-12-17 9:56:38 AM  
Could be diet...
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...drugs...
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...warped sense of humor...
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...video games...
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...hero worship...
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...the power of the Dark Side...
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... or, my favorite, acupuncture.
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2021-12-17 9:58:42 AM  
Same reason that all third generation failsons who inherit their grandfather's work end up being the absolute worst business owners in the world.

Only augmented by a million because his grandfather's business was self-aggrandizing propaganda and murderous maintenance of his statewide experiment in fulfilling his unending narcissism.

But the same basic reason applies, when asking why he's *somehow* worse than his dad who was *somehow* worse than his dad.
 
2021-12-17 10:03:00 AM  

NobleHam: qorkfiend: Dude has literally never learned anything else.

I dunno, he mostly grew up in Switzerland if I recall correctly. He has a Western education and presumably had some normal, non-evil friends or at least acquaintances while he got it.


Possibly, but imagine how insular even that must have been. According to Wiki he was accompanied by bodyguards masquerading as students and had to keep his identity secret.
 
2021-12-17 10:05:27 AM  

Ragin' Asian: He believes wholeheartedly he's the hero of his story.


Can anyone think of another fat, monumentally stupid slob who got all his power, money and prestige from his asshole father, and then ran his country into the ground with his utter incompetence?
 
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