North Korea retaliates with a terrifying “lesson of blood” warning to the South.
NORTH KOREA has intensified its crackdown on the South, claiming that the “colorful bourgeoisie” is more dangerous than gun-toting citizens.
An editorial in North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party’s official newspaper, the Rodong Sinmun, slammed the “cultural invasion” of the South, from hairstyles to the spoken word.
“Ideological and cultural invasion under the colorful signboard of the bourgeoisie is even more dangerous than opponents who take guns,” the editorial stated.
Young North Koreans have been instructed to utilize the country’s “better” standard language, which is based on the Pyongyang dialect.
According to the newspaper, the influence of the South was jeopardizing the future of North Korea’s governmental system.
“When new generations have a strong sense of ideology and revolutionary spirits, a country’s future is bright,” it continued.
“If not, social systems and revolutions that have existed for decades would disappear.
“In the history of the world’s socialist movement, that is the bloody lesson.”
This isn’t the first time Pyongyang has retaliated against South Korea’s influence.
Kim Jong-un, the country’s supreme leader, outlawed skinny jeans and mullet hair cuts in May, fearing they would break the country apart like a “damp wall.”
“History teaches us a key lesson: a country can become susceptible and finally fall like a damp wall despite of its economic and defense capabilities if we do not hang on to our own lifestyle,” Rodong Sinmun wrote at the time.
Young people in Kim Jong-hermit un’s state are more likely to be influenced by capitalism’s “exotic” lifestyle, according to the publication.
“We must be vigilant of even the tiniest evidence of the capitalistic lifestyle and work to get rid of them,” the piece said.
The country began cracking down on pop music in March, with the country’s Supreme Leader comparing the sector to “slavery.”
On one of the regime’s propaganda websites, pop music was linked to “slavery,” and people were forced to sign “unbelievably unfair contracts.”
They claimed that artists are “bound to unbelievably unfair contracts from an early age, detained during their training, and treated as slaves after being robbed of their body, mind, and soul by the heads of vicious and corrupt art-related conglomerates,” and that they are “bound to unbelievably unfair contracts from an early age, detained during their training, and treated as slaves after being robbed of their body, mind, and soul by the heads of vicious and corrupt art-related conglomerates.”
“Kim… is,” said Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies, according to the Korea Herald.