Wednesday, 15 September 2004

North Korean News

An entry in John & Belle Have a Blog spoke about North Korean news pronouncements, which reminded me of all those ads they used to take out in the Straits Times with the praises of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il and their juche philosophy. The thing is, shouldn't propagandists learn the language they're, well, propagandising in? The KCNA (Korea Central News Agency) website is a font of unintentional hilarity. Sample:
The U.S. imperialists are now bent on their moves to send midget radios and TV sets into the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] in an effort to break up the single-hearted unity there and degenerate and disintegrate it from within. This fact alone well shows how desperately they are running about with bloodshot eyes to destroy the DPRK, the bulwark of socialism.

Out of the same motive, the U.S. imperialists are trying to send impure publications into the DPRK.
Funny thing I've learnt: North Korea actually has a film festival. Featuring shows such as New Zealand's A Young Girl Riding on a Whale. Um, I think that's Whale Rider. But thanks for the added descriptions! If you miss it, you can catch it on your midget TV set.

Sigh. Fun to joke, but they really are run completely incompetently.




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