#1
Jokes aside, I think this could generate serious discussion.


Watch this video.


Genuine emotion due to brainwashing?
Genuine emotion?
Or were they forced, or felt pressured?

Either way, watching that video made me really think. To me, they come across as genius, being able to control the way that they do. I'm not sure what I'm getting at, but the video had that 'wow...' effect on me.

The same may happen to Kim Jong il, just on a lesser scale.

Thoughts about the whole thing + the way they portray themselves to North Korea?

And no, don't scream 'youtube thread'. The thread is about the Kim's, not a video.
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#2
Well, I didn't watch the whole thing, but I'd say it was a mixture of brainwashing and pressure. There would have been some who were really brainswashed and upset, but many others may have just felt the need to 'cry' becuase they were in a room of people crying. And you dont want to not cry, becuase you'll get sent to the North Korean equivalent of a gulag in siberia (or you'll be shot).
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#4
Them north koreans are all fcuked... they need to fcuk off these retards in charge and hold some elections!
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Them north koreans are all fcuked... they need to fcuk off these retards in charge and hold some elections!

Yea, that's not going to happen.

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#6
I lol'd

serious answer: I think a mixture between brainwash, pressure and cultural habit.
You who build these altars now

To sacrifice these children
You must not do it anymore
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#8
I think a lot of that's staged. Think about it, several armed footsoldiers walk into the room you're in and tell you "Right, peons, the Leader's dead and we need some propaganda. So any of you who burst out into tears, get to live. Anyone who doesn't cry joins Freddy here at the bottom of a shallow grave *shoots Freddy*"
You're gonna cry.
#9
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Jokes aside, I think this could generate serious discussion.


Watch this video.


Genuine emotion due to brainwashing?
Genuine emotion?
Or were they forced, or felt pressured?

Either way, watching that video made me really think. To me, they come across as genius, being able to control the way that they do. I'm not sure what I'm getting at, but the video had that 'wow...' effect on me.

The same may happen to Kim Jong il, just on a lesser scale.

Thoughts about the whole thing + the way they portray themselves to North Korea?

And no, don't scream 'youtube thread'. The thread is about the Kim's, not a video.

I think you've got a mix of three sort of people here:

- The Socialist idealists who genuinely feel the loss of their leader
- The brainwashed worshipers who feel they have lost a quasi-God
- The good Communists who are obliged to compete in "who looks the saddest"

In any case, it was pretty disturbing to watch.

It shows how strong the Kims' grip on the poor North Korean population is. It'd probably take decades and a whole new generation for people to start emerging from their blind worship, in case of a regime change.
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#10
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I think a lot of that's staged. Think about it, several armed footsoldiers walk into the room you're in and tell you "Right, peons, the Leader's dead and we need some propaganda. So any of you who burst out into tears, get to live. Anyone who doesn't cry joins Freddy here at the bottom of a shallow grave *shoots Freddy*"
You're gonna cry.


I have never met a korean named freddy.

your logic is flawed.
You who build these altars now

To sacrifice these children
You must not do it anymore
#11
Nope, North Korean national pride is genuinely strong. That's how their society has been brought up. They aren't pressured per se, because it's the way it's always been.

Of course, I'm not suggesting that there aren't dissidents to the regime.