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Authorities from the countries government have organized meetings to informs its people that the use of sarcasm towards the regime is no longer permitted.
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Mass meetings organized by central government authorities have been used to issue the warnings.
'One state security official personally organized a meeting to alert local residents to potential "hostile actions" by internal rebellious elements,' a source in Jagang province, which lies along the border with China, told RFA's Korean Service this week.
'The main point of the lecture was "keep your mouths shut",' the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The same message was delivered in a meeting held in neighboring Yanggang province on August 28, a source in the province said.
Among the phrases outlawed by Kim Jong-un are 'this is all America's fault', which could be seen as a criticism if spoken ironically.
The official leading the meeting warned those present against being 'dragged into internal hostile behavior'.
The source added: '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.
Another blacklisted expression is, 'a fool who cannot see the outside world,'.
The phrase has been used widely by government workers in Pyongyang who were shocked at Kim Jong-un's no-show at celebrations held in Russia and China to mark the end of the Second World War.
Expressions of public discontent with the North Korean regime become more common in the tightly controlled state this year, with graffiti mocking production slogans appearing at a construction site in Pyongyang.
Pretty baller move. I've always wanted to know the feeling of having total control over a significant mass of people. Be able to ban random insignificant actions or words solely based on paranoia, that sounds like a great vacation.
If Kim was smart, he'd turn his country into a resort. He could host people in his presidential palace or whatever the fuck they post him up in. For a nominal fee, you get to live a week in the life of a dictator. Not only would this be a fun experience for the whole family, but beneficial to the military state. I think we all know how poor, hungry, and dumb North Koreans are, with this new country resort/theme park, the central government could pull in some much needed revenue. They could do some much with a little extra capital, like feed their people, create a public education system or y'know build some FUNCTIONING nuclear weapons. Not only would it the give the great leader some pocket money, but this way they could "keep" their fearless leader alive until the end of time. Once Kim dies, just cut off his face and use it as a mask. For an extra charge, you can make a country wide address as the bladder-less leader.
Everybody's happy. Fellow dictatorship enthusiasts like myself can experience to spread tyranny and injustice amongst a population. The upper brass gets to sustain centralized power and some extra cash. How could this be a bad idea?
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