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Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.


Assistant Village Idiot said...

I think North Koreans wanting their people to have jobs is a good thing.

E Hines said...

If they really want that.

Eric Hines

Grim said...

It's a time bomb, though, that Kim has lit under his regime. For decades the DPRK propaganda has justified the consolidation of resources to the army at levels that starved the people by pointing to an American monster lurking over the border, ready to gobble them up the minute they weren't capable of standing it off. Now the people are being told there is no monster.

At first people will think it's a clever trick by Dear Leader; later, they'll become confused. But someday, and someday soon, they'll begin to ask why they're still starving to feed the army if there is in fact no monster.

This shift means that the DPRK has to show results in terms of the improvement of people's lives, and soon. The clock is now ticking, and it's ticking for them.

E Hines said...

Don't forget the power of Stockholm Syndrome.

Eric Hines