2005/06/17

North Korea uses 1984 as a manual?

North Korea
I was listening to NPR yesterday, and they had the anchor of ABC World News Saturday on talking about his visit to North Korea.
It's just so strange what it is like over there. There are only two scheduled flight per week. When the reporter went touring the countryside, their government guides led them to areas(possibly set up) where the peasants all sang as they worked the rice paddies.
The most shocking thing the reporter said was the propaganda technology. In Pyongyang and some of the surrounding areas, all houses have speakers that spew propaganda 24/7. The speakers can be turned down, but never turned off. 19-fucking-84. Do they read that book as their operating manual? It's like the telescreens, except radio and one way. I wonder what they drill into people's minds as they sleep with their propaganda speakers turned as far down as possible, but never off.

1 Comments:

At 6:13 PM, Anonymous rsteele ::cough::I go to your school::cough:: said...

More fun with korea!
http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200506/200506140037.html
Basically, parents addicted to WoW left their daughter at home and she rolled onto her stomach and stopped breathing, bad parents!

 

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