North Korea is well mentalI have been spending some time lately looking at lyrics of soviet songs, as per that post down there, and I ended up wondering what North Korean song lyrics might be like. A quick look exposed me to the bonkers world of North Korean youtube vids and blogs. I had no idea that such things existed - but my life is richer now that I have found them. North Korea is well, well mental.
The youtube accounts and blogs out there are clearly state-run propaganda, but they are so incredibly badly done that they are almost a parody of themselves. It would be hilarious, if there wasn't so much human tragedy behind it. Have a look at the wonderfully mental Songun Blog:
A choice extract gives us this tale of Kim Jong Il on a visit to troops:
"[King Jong Il] stood up from all his height, his bulging muscles rippling loudly under his frock coat. Glancing around in an instant he immediately and perfectly appraised the situation at hand."
But the very best bit about it all is that we follow the crazy rhetoric about Kim Jong Il's invincibility and genius with this inexplicably camp video:
Isn't that just fabulous? Just FABULOUS! Have a look at his youtube account for more crazy propaganda http://uk.youtube.com/user/Songunblog
"genuinely benevolent Juche-based man-centered Korean-style socialist system of the Democratic people's Republic of Korea blessed with the flawless Songun leadership of Dear Leader Comrade Generalissimo Kim Jong Il the Heaven-born great brilliant Mt. Paektu type general born on the Sacred Mountain."