Sunday, January 13, 2013

North Korea has a new name for North Koreans: ‘space conquerors’

You really do have to appreciate the hard work the north Korean propagandists do to get exactly the right messages out to make the regime look good; to make the international community fear it; and get the people to love it.  I do hope all the stamp collectors out there have the regime's 1999 stamp.

North Korea has a new name for North Koreans: ‘space conquerors’
Posted by Max Fisher on January 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

North Korean state media present an easy target, but the latest from the official newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, is a doozy even by the DPRK’s already-monumental standards of lunacy. A recent editorial in the paper repeats the usual exhortation to each and every North Korean to “devote oneself to building an economic giant with burning patriotic enthusiasm to fully demonstrate Korea of the sun.”

What’s interesting is that the state-run Rodong Sinmun seems to employ a new, unofficial name for the North Korean people: “space conquerors.” In only 365 short words, it refers to North Koreans five different times as “space conquerors,” according to the official English translation. To give you a sense of how firmly the paper is hammering this home, here are two successive paragraphs (my emphasis added):

It is necessary to actively learn from and thoroughly embody the white gem-like loyalty of space conquerors who carried out the behests of leader Kim Jong Il to the letter.

It is imperative to struggle and create like the space conquerors who weathered any difficulties to carry out his behests.
(Continued at the link below)

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