How powerful is the control of a socialist government over it’s citizens? These videos document the citizens’ of North Korea publicly mourning Kim Jong Il’s death.
Keep in mind 3 things as you watch:
- The secret police was watching everyone. If you didn’t mourn strongly enough it was because you didn’t love him and the government and were a traitor who needed to be reeducated.
- If you mourned dramatically enough for their propaganda machine you and your family would be rewarded with extra food or water.
- The government turned themselves into celebrities and demi-gods. So while some of this is at least partially genuine, its because of brainwashing and a lifetime of conditioning.