North Koreans Who Weren’t Sufficiently Hysterical Over Kim Jong-Il’s Death Headed to Labor Camps

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 at 7:55 am

Ah, the worker’s paradise. Didn’t ham it up enough over the dead dictator? Off to the labor camps with you, likely never to be seen again. Oh, and while you’re at it, don’t poke fun at Pyongyang Fats, either.

North Korea’s hardline regime is punishing those who did not cry at the death of dictator Kim Jong-il, according to reports.

Sentences of at least six months in labour camps are also apparently being given to those who didn’t go to the organised mourning events, while anyone who criticised the new leader Kim Jong-un is also being punished.

Those who tried to leave the country, or even made a mobile phone call out, were also being disciplined, it has been claimed.

Daily NK says a source has claimed that ‘criticism sessions’ – which began after the official period of mourning – have now finished and tough sentences are being given out.

The informant from North Hamkyung Province told the website: ‘The authorities are handing down at least six months in a labour-training camp to anybody who didn’t participate in the organised gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didn’t cry and didn’t seem genuine.’

The source claimed the criticism sessions created a ‘vicious atmosphere of fear’, which meant the new leader, Kim Jong-un, was being accused of preying on the people now that he has taken power.

It is unclear how many people face incarceration but the figure could be many thousands.

Along with criticism sessions, the regime is also ramping up its efforts to enforce the cult of personality of the new leader.

The source told Daily NK: ‘Every day from 7am until 7pm they have vehicles for broadcast propaganda parked on busy roads full of people going to and from work, noisily working to proclaim Kim Jong-un’s greatness.’

Intensive sessions, to teach groups including the Union of Democratic Women and workers in factories and schools about the greatness of the new leader, were leaving people ‘exhausted’, the source added.

Eh, it could be worse. You could be subjected to propaganda indoctrination sessions from the Democratic Party Attack Poodle. Labor camps sound appealing after watching her.


14 Responses to “North Koreans Who Weren’t Sufficiently Hysterical Over Kim Jong-Il’s Death Headed to Labor Camps”

  1. The Mega Independent on 12/12/12 at 10:41 am

    And I will cry and wail when Bambi is voted out of office. They will be tears of joy, but I will turn the corners of my mouth downward and push out my lower lip so as to appear most upset.

  2. the wolf on 12/12/12 at 12:31 pm

    I feel pity toward them (and not just the ones sent to camps). What an awful way to have to live.

  3. lorien1973 on 12/12/12 at 3:36 pm

    If it’s good (for the state), it’s mandatory. If it’s not, it’s illegal.

    Sound familiar?

  4. Mashiki on 12/12/12 at 4:00 pm

    They learned from the best. The soviets and the chinese. Gulags ‘teach’ that the best way to break your society is to inflict your own horrors first hand, and in the most barbaric way possible and by those who are your friends.

  5. Whitey Ford on 12/12/12 at 4:04 pm

    This reminds me of the Obama-cult indoctrination of school children with songs about our Dear Leader. Mmmm mmmm mmmm. N. Korea is simply the end result of leftism. Wake up, vote Romney!

  6. Michael J Kubat on 12/12/12 at 5:14 pm

    Building socialism. It’s a very exciting life, folks! I remember, back in the “old country” (Communist Czechoslovakia), people being chased into the streets en masse to demonstrate, to march in the May Day (or should I say “mayday?”) Parade, and/or to welcome dignitaries. Things weren’t as extreme as in the People’s Democratic Socialist Liberal Progressive Freedom-loving Republic of Korea, but plenty of trouble could certainly be had if you didn’t show sufficient enthusiasm for the Cause du Jour.

    Truth in advertising: for a number of years, I couldn’t walk because of a bad hip, and not even love of Party and the Cause could make it go away.

    But I remember my sister’s entire sixth-grade class being chased out, in Pioneer getup and whatnot, to welcome Gagarin in 1961, and my mother’s stories about being chased out with her entire company to march in May Day parades (but sneaking off with a friend to have a beer or two in a pub).

  7. David Christensen on 12/12/12 at 5:27 pm

    My Obama, Oh My Obama, God shed His Grace on He. And crown Thy Hoods with brothers’ Goods from We to His royal-ty.

  8. KenInIL on 12/12/12 at 5:54 pm

    I looks like they may be needing replacement citizens in the next 6 months. We should send our communists and active atheists to fill out their ranks. They will surely enjoy this godless land of equality.

  9. Adrian on 12/12/12 at 7:05 pm

    And Obama wanted to start a new Page with this Communist thug society! Only in the Imagination of a naive President can we get along with socially evil regimes of this world.

  10. eon on 12/12/12 at 8:36 pm

    In a dictatorship, any excuse for a purge is a good one. That’s one way you can tell it’s a dictatorship.



  11. berlet98 on 14/14/12 at 1:07 am

    Consequences, Intended and Not

    Planning is usually a prudent thing to do and, usually, the planning pans out. Sometimes, though, especially when the planning is done by politicians, unintended consequences of misbegotten schemes make you wonder where the pols’ heads are.

    Communist regimes are big on planning. Five Year Plans to re-vamp its economy were always a big favorite with the old U.S.S.R. commissars and always resulted in big failures.

    One of the few sad remnants of Communism, North Korea, also has little luck when it comes to economics although it is spectacular in staging funerals. The recent obsequies for its late dictator Kim Jong-il were no exception.

    North Korea demonstrated its expertise in not only planning its Supreme Leader’s funeral but in its consequences for hapless North Koreans who didn’t cry enough.

    As an informant reported, within days of Kim Jong-il’s death, “The authorities are handing down at least six months in a labour-training camp to anybody who didn’t participate in the organised gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didn’t cry and didn’t seem genuine.”

    So much for Communism, so much for the dictatorship of the proletariat where the proles are forced to grieve for a bloody tyrant.

    More relevant to Americans are interesting intended and unintended consequences in the U.S.

    Last month, the FBI released a report indicating that violent crime in the U.S. fell 6.4 percent in the first half of 2011 and property crimes fell by 3.7 as contrasted with the same time 2010 time period.

    That was the unexpected good news.

    The bad news–for liberals who seek to disarm law-abiding citizens–is that the increasing number of armed law-abiding citizens in the country no doubt accounted in large part for the drop in crime.

    As proven in Florida and elsewhere, criminals are far less inclined to maim, murder, and break into homes and businesses when their prospective victims are prepared to blow them away.

    The intent of gun laws is to inhibit the unrestricted ownership of guns, the true consequence of which is to concentrate guns in the hands of criminals while denying honest Americans the right to defend themselves. The joke on liberals is that the latter stocking up on weapons to defend themselves serves as a deterrent against the former.

    In a related issue, a presumed unintended consequence of excessive liberality has led to excessive violence.

    A federal court judge decided last year that allegedly non-violent California prisoners were uncomfortable in their crowded facilities. He didn’t comment on the discomfort felt by their victims but did order California to give more space to the perpetrators. Strapped California had no money to build more prisons and chose instead to release thousands of convicted and accused “non-violent” offenders into society.

    According to La Puente Mayor John Solis, his city and others are suffering the consequences of the judge’s beneficence. Solis reports that ”Sexual assaults are up about 300 percent and assaults with guns and knives up nearly 150 percent citywide” since the release of the reprobates.

    He blames “prison realignment,” a euphemism for loosing barbarians in a state where gun laws are strictly enforced and a resultant explosion of barbarity.
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  12. Trevor B. Power on 15/15/12 at 7:52 pm

    I saw the pics of the crying masses…what a hunk of s@#t! Let people go..The Chinese people need to be lead by a democratic leader and taught how to wipe themselves.

  13. SpideyTerry on 16/16/12 at 5:09 pm

    Eesh. I’m waiting for the State Department to pronounce North Korea as “reformers… just like Syria.”