A nation weeps
Here is a silent video showing North Koreans mourning the death of their Dear Leader. Do they really feel the grief, or are they all behaving the way they must behave? They seem sincere.
A few years ago, in a documentary about North Korea on the National Geographic channel, there was a scene in which a group of North Koreans had their bandages taken off after having been healed of cataracts by a Nepalese eye doctor. As I wrote at the time, the first thing they did was bow to the picture of Kim Jong Il thanking him for restoring their sight. They didn’t thank the doctor at all. All good comes from the Dear Leader. Again, do they sincerely believe this, or are they all constantly putting on an act, since the failure to put on the act will result in ruin, loss of privileges, even imprisonment and death? I imagine the answer is not a simple one.
You wrote: “Again, do they sincerely believe this, or are they all constantly putting on an act,”Samson writes:
Lawrence, you’re asking whether the North Koreans are sincere in their mourning. Undoubtedly some of them are putting on an act for fear of punishment, but I think many, many truly mean it.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 22, 2011 06:54 PM | Send