Just when you think that things couldn’t get any stranger in North Korea, they do, just as they have done time after time in recent years.
The notoriously reclusive hermit kingdom is terribly isolated from the rest of the world, having long trained their citizens to be wary of the world outside their borders. This has allowed the dynastic Kim lineage of dictators free range to educate their citizens as they please, often instilling ridiculous and unrealistic information directly into North Korea’s psyche.
For decades, these despots insisted that they were more God-like than mortal, and that their powers ranged from incredible sporting prowess to time travel.
It appears as though this is something that Kim Jong Un is attempting to walk back.
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An official newspaper of North Korea has confirmed that regime leaders can not magically bend time and space, as previously claimed during the reign of Kim Jong-un and former leader Kim Jong-il. This is a powerful statement that shows that the state is looking to distance itself from myths about their leaders.
Rodong Sinmun newspaper rejected the notion that the Kim family are masters of “chukjibeop”, which in their culture is a way of folding spaces and travelling in time.
The method of Chukjibeop has long been indoctrinated into North Korean society, to encourage worship of its leaders.
This demystification of the Kim dynasty seems to be a priority for the dainty dictator.
An official of the South Korean unification ministry said on Thursday: “It appears to stress patriotism and love for the people rather than mystification of the leaders.”
Last year the secretive dictator failed to reach an agreement in a second summer with President Trump and is now said to be encouraged to reveal his “human” side.
Kim has previously said he is now focusing on sharing a more truthful “appearance’ with his nation.
He told state media: “Mystifying a leader’s revolutionary activity and appearance would result in covering the truth.
Is this another step toward reentering the global community for Kim Jong Un?
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