It ain’t over ’till the fat man* sings.

Does this famine-ridden population make me look fat?

On Thursday, the North Korean government culminated the celebration of “Struggle Against US Imperialism Month” with a large stadium commemoration of the anniversary of the Korean War. In addition to propaganda significantly more belligerent than its usual fare and praise for communist leader Kim Il Sung and current dictator Kim Jong Un, the nation’s museums were teeming with individuals [individuals or masses?] observing the holiday.

“The whole world has to pool efforts to dismember the fatty monster U.S. imperialists,” reads the statement on state newspaper site Rodong Sinmun. [more, much more, go read it]

Oh, you get the point, and you get the parallels.
I just didn’t want this Orwellian spectacle to pass unnoticed.
Evidently, we have always been at war with Eastasia.
* No, not Fat Man. Well, not intentionally.


  1. ZZMike
    Posted June 27, 2015 at 2:20 pm |

    I’d settle for a Little Boy. Or maybe even an Honest John, Gifted to their Glorious Leader – from above.

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted June 27, 2015 at 2:41 pm |

    If a tree falls in a forest and nobody’s there, does it make a sound?
    If L’il Kimmie gives a speech, does anybody outside his captive audience hear it?
    Or give a shit?

  3. Daemon
    Posted June 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm |

    North Korea?

    I vaguely remember… a hereditary monarchy that destroyed its tax base through repression, corruption, and economic mismanagement. It exists for the perpetuation and pleasure of King Jong Un, and the few ministers and guards necessary to extend his rule.

    Having destroyed its tax base, they must either print money to cover their losses (see Zimbabwe) or sell counterfeit dollars, fake Marlboros, and old Pakistani nuclear technology.