A great event of weighty importance

This type of pseudo-mythological imagery lends itself to ridicule in a modern, democratic society, but in a nationalist dictatorship it just works. Can we import their aesthetics without the famines and labor camps?

Aides to Kim Jong-un are convinced the North Korean leader plans “a great operation”, state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Korea’s most sacred mountain.

In the photos released by state news agency KCNA, Kim is seen riding alone on a large white horse through snowy fields and woods on Mt Paektu, the spiritual homeland of the Kim dynasty.

“His march on horseback in Mt Paektu is a great event of weighty importance in the history of the Korean revolution,” KCNA said.

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  1. “A great event of weighty importance” It amazes me when you work in these countries and learn their language that their speech comes directly from 1984 often with the exact verbiage you would find in a psychology book or a book what is a dictator. Example: He hit multiple holes-one in a single day. Even George Washington didn’t do that. But did he need to? We will always remember Washington was a man so popular that had he wanted to, he could have been the new King of America, but instead chose to be a president with term limits, to allow a new democracy to succeed. Maybe he was also a good golfer, I don’t know. But the insane mythology that surrounds leaders in North Korea, Asia and even Bac Ho in Vietnam are preposterous.

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