Sunday, August 17, 2014

Soft Side?

Behind his corpulence and tyranny, one sees his... nucleus?

There have also been reports in the past that suggested that North Korea's leaders did indeed have moments of self-doubt. Before his death, South Korean newspapers reported that Kim Jong Il had suffered from depression. According to Yonhap, the older Kim once remarked when watching a parade in his honor: "It's all fake."

What's really remarkable about this self-deprecating joke, however, is that it appeared in North Korea's most important state newspaper – a moment of levity made it into the propaganda. It is unclear whether it was deliberate.

I guess I missed these moments of self-deprecation. I was just too blinded by the tyranny and executions that I couldn't see it.

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