Thursday, September 8, 2016

Not the Onion: North Korea bans sarcasm

"....because Kim Jong-un fears people only agree with him ‘ironically’"
North Korea has forbidden people from making sarcastic comments about Kim Jong-un or his totalitarian regime in their everyday conversations.

“One state security official personally organised a meeting to alert local residents to potential ‘hostile actions’ by internal rebellious elements,” a source in Jagang Province told Radio Free Asia’s Korean Service.

“The main point of the lecture was ‘Keep your mouths shut.’”

Officials told people that sarcastic expressions such as “This is all America’s fault” would constitute unacceptable criticism of the regime.

“This habit of the central authorities of blaming the wrong country when a problem’s cause obviously lies elsewhere has led citizens to mock the party,” an anonymous source said.

Another mocking expression, “A fool who cannot see the outside world,” was also said to be circulating in the totalitarian state, referring to the country’s notoriously isolationist leader.

The phrase was apparently conceived when officials voiced shock that Mr Kim did not attend celebrations held in Russia and China to mark the end of the Second World War.

7 comments:

Sixty Grit said...

That is the ultimate goal of PC.

Jim in St Louis said...

Did someone put Kim wise to all those people rolling their eyes at him?
“Oh Yes Dear Leader, I think you are just the most smartest and handsomest leader in allllllllll of the Korean peninsula.”

Methadras said...

Sixty Grit said...

That is the ultimate goal of PC.


You mean to end all forms of humor? It's one of the goals of the RMPC's because they are humorless dicks and always have been.

Dad Bones said...

Kim Jong-un is a hell of a man. (snicker, snort, snort)

ndspinelli said...

Sixty and Meth nail it. I remember watching Donahue back in the 70's when PC was nascent. He and his guests would tell us what was inappropriate to find funny. It was laughable back then, but all too real now. Bill Burr speaks eloquently about this. Sixty turned me on to Burr. He's coming to Madison in a couple weeks. I'm going to try and see him. Folks not knowing his humor will shit.

ampersand said...

Kim Jong-un must be contemplating a career as a US college president.

Methadras said...

ndspinelli said...

Sixty and Meth nail it. I remember watching Donahue back in the 70's when PC was nascent. He and his guests would tell us what was inappropriate to find funny. It was laughable back then, but all too real now. Bill Burr speaks eloquently about this. Sixty turned me on to Burr. He's coming to Madison in a couple weeks. I'm going to try and see him. Folks not knowing his humor will shit.


Big fan of Bill Burr only because I see him as the famous and comedic version of me. :D