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N. Korea:[photos] Desolate Land of Propaganda Props
The Daily NK ^ | 11/15/06 | Yang Jung-a

Posted on 11/15/2006 3:33:41 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

[photos] Desolate Land of Propaganda Props

A desk where Kim Jong-il used to sit while he was a student at the school.
Human panel and other mass performance at Arirang Festival commemorating Kim Il-sung's birthday.
Two flowers, Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia, commemorating two (father and son) dictators
The Monument for N. Korean Worker's Party
Another mass performance including human panel.
Human panel trying to show that N. Korea is the paradise of children.
Kim Il-sung Square. The Great Leader is dead but he remains as an eternal president of N. Korea according to N. Korean constitution.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: desolate; northkorea; propaganda
These pictures are published by German magazine Spiegel. They were taken by a French photographer, Philippe Chancel, who made his way into N. Korea by promising to N. Koreans that he will only take the beauty of N. Korea.

He took what N. Koreans regard as beautiful things alright but gave them distinctly negative connotation.

1 posted on 11/15/2006 3:33:43 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; OahuBreeze; yonif; risk; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 11/15/2006 3:34:18 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Look at the happy people.
Oh wait, there aren't any, my mistake.
That party HQ, hideous !


3 posted on 11/15/2006 3:41:05 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

I love that pic of father and son in the flowers,
for some reason I'm reminded of Dorothy in the field of
soporific flowers.


4 posted on 11/15/2006 3:44:12 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
Re #3

That monument is one juicy target for MOAB.

5 posted on 11/15/2006 3:47:50 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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Millions in South Korea are free because 30,000 US troops DIED in 3 years under Democratic President TRUMAN.

3,000 troops have died in Iraq under Bush, in the same length of time, but Bush is portrayed as being reckless with our troops.

6 posted on 11/15/2006 3:59:10 AM PST by syriacus (Millions in South Korea are free because 30,000 US troops DIED in 3 years under TRUMAN.)
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To: tet68

What's funnier about the painting is the fact both are about the same height. His father was a bit taller. Kim Jong-Il's sensitivity about his height extends to the propaganda.


7 posted on 11/15/2006 5:30:58 AM PST by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I just finished a book called "The Aquariums of PyongYang". What a messed up place. The cult worship is designed to keep you out of the labor camps but people actually believe some of this crap. The only skeptical people are in the camps.
NK is really funny. North Koreans don't believe sex outside marriage exists. Dating is even frowned upon. They have annual "criticism" sessions where you criticize yourself and others and then people criticize you. It reminded me of "sexual harassment" training years ago.
BTW North Korea has a thriving black market.


8 posted on 11/15/2006 5:39:32 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Human panel trying to show that N. Korea is the paradise of children

We can't really comprehend the meaning of the picture. It shows the children drinking milk. Milk is a rarity in NK.

9 posted on 11/15/2006 5:41:24 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: syriacus
"Millions in South Korea are free because 30,000 US troops DIED in 3 years under Democratic President TRUMAN.
3,000 troops have died in Iraq under Bush, in the same length of time, but Bush is portrayed as being reckless with our troops."


The difference of course is that South Koreans are culturally capable of living in a free democratic society. Muslims are not. The Bush administration is apparently still incapable of understanding this basic fundamental fact.
10 posted on 11/15/2006 7:40:29 AM PST by monday
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To: monday
The difference of course is that South Koreans are culturally capable of living in a free democratic society. Muslims are not. The Bush administration is apparently still incapable of understanding this basic fundamental fact.

Thank you, Professor monday, for enlightening us in the boonies and hollows.

Professor, there seems oddly to be, say, the examples of Turkey, Lebanon, - and even the Muslim communities in our very state of Michigan (and indeed the Muslims throughout our nation who not only practice democracy but are model citizens and leaders.)

You might want to further broaden our vision by kindly elucidating the subtitles of nondemocratic tendencies in the totalitarian - and certainly non-Muslim - populations of Stalin's Soviet Union and Hitler's Third Reich.

Professor, there is an innate yearning for freedom. And it cost about 600,000 lives in World War II to achieve it.

You see, a lot of us are determined that this never again occur - and that enabling people to be free is the easiest and quickest and least-costly way to this end.

11 posted on 11/15/2006 8:38:12 AM PST by mtntop3
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To: mtntop3

the USSR had the hammer & sickle
these guys have the hammer, prybar, and the Clinton


12 posted on 11/15/2006 10:14:27 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: mtntop3
"Professor, there seems oddly to be, say, the examples of Turkey, Lebanon, - and even the Muslim communities in our very state of Michigan "

Islamic parties were prohibited in the few Muslim democracies that exist. Still that was not enough to keep a radical Islamic party from taking power in Turkey recently. Besides not allowing our troops to land in Turkey, they have passed sharia laws which in time will make democracy impossible. For instance adultery is now illegal in Turkey. Husbands can have their wives thrown in prison by simply accusing them of adultery.

If you think the Muslim communities in Michigan will continue to practice democracy once they out number non Muslims, you are mistaken.

"Thank you, Professor monday, for enlightening us in the boonies and hollows."

Your sarcasm makes you appear foolish indeed. Intelligent people can see for themselves what is obvious. They don't need to be told that Islamic culture is incompatible with freedom, human rights, and democracy. Indeed the Koran forbids those practices.

What is surprising is that there are still naive people like you who believe the politically correct propaganda that all cultures are equal, and therefore, Muslims must yearn for the same freedoms and human rights as Americans.

It isn't true. Tribal societies are organized quite differently than civilized societies. They are based on cult of personality where there is one chief and everyone else follows orders. That is why Saddam could maintain order, while our attempts to maintain order and set up democracy have failed. Muslims need to understand, by sheer brute force, exactly who is in charge.

Our willingness to give them freedom is seen as weakness. Power is the only thing they respect.

I once thought only socialists and bleeding heart liberals believed in the multiculturalist nonsensical propaganda, but I can see I was wrong. Multicultural propaganda has infected the Republican party to such a degree, it can hardly be differentiated from the Democrats anymore, at least in that respect.
13 posted on 11/15/2006 10:15:14 AM PST by monday
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jet Jaguar; All

Do you notice that hardly any people in capitol city of Pyrongang HMMMM


14 posted on 11/15/2006 10:15:40 AM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: monday

So kill the Muslim scum!


15 posted on 11/15/2006 10:21:33 AM PST by Young Werther
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What is so frightening is to see the complete saturation of state worship that's occured in North Korea. It is hard to see them functioning on their own for even the simple act of going to the bathroom without consulting Dear Leader first. Chilling.


16 posted on 11/15/2006 10:22:25 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God." (Psalm 53:1))
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To: TigerLikesRooster
For balance:


17 posted on 11/15/2006 10:25:11 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: AppyPappy
They have annual "criticism" sessions where you criticize yourself and others and then people criticize you.

Sounds more like "Festivus" from Seinfeld. "Festivus, for the rest of us!"

"We begin with the airing of grievances..."

18 posted on 11/15/2006 10:31:25 AM PST by Sicon
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To: AppyPappy
"What a messed up place. The cult worship is designed to keep you out of the labor camps but people actually believe some of this crap. The only skeptical people are in the camps."

If you don't get enough protein in your diet during childhood, you grow up effectively, mentally retarded, with IQ's in the mid double digits. It cannot be reversed by a good diet later on. The years of starvation endured by the North Korean people may have made them a race of morons. It would explain the lack of skepticism among the average people.

Of course those genetically inclined towards rebellion would have been killed off years ago also. Amazing that this atrocity is still being committed, with the help of aid organizations and major powers, in the 21st century. It's as if we had learned nothing during the last 100 years.
19 posted on 11/15/2006 10:48:25 AM PST by monday
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To: Young Werther
So kill the Muslim scum!

Take this elsewhere.

20 posted on 11/15/2006 10:51:20 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: monday

I suspect the starvation problem is created by the government. North Korea is a communist country. There is no right to life or freedom. If a certain region gives them trouble, they can just cut off the food. North Koreans manage to live on a small amount of food.

The author of Aquariums was shocked at the amount of food available in South Korea. The idea of walking into a store and buying whatever you want was inconceivable to him. I hear the same thing from Africans who live in areas where food is controlled by the government. They complain we "waste" food. I told them that food is not life; it is compost. The problem is not that we waste food but that governments keep food from people.


21 posted on 11/15/2006 10:59:19 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Communists build monuments, not societies.


22 posted on 11/15/2006 11:00:40 AM PST by Wuli
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To: monday
Intelligent people can see for themselves what is obvious. They don't need to be told that Islamic culture is incompatible with freedom, human rights, and democracy.

Thank you, professor. The Jihadists could not have stated it better.

To be sure, those in Nazi Germany did "not need to be told that (German) culture is incompatible with freedom, human rights and democracy."

Mein Kampf made this very clear.

P. S. Professor: Ditto for Japanese culture. Sheer incapacity for democracy. Hirohito said so.

23 posted on 11/15/2006 11:29:39 AM PST by mtntop3
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