Shocking propoganda video or farce?

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  1. snakeslane profile image84
    snakeslaneposted 5 years ago

    This video has gone 'viral' today on MSN Canada:

    http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/nor … a-infopane

    Surely must be a farce? Any thoughts?

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    46.2 million Americans live below the poverty line.

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/20 … lity-grows

    But that video is still a bit much...

    1. snakeslane profile image84
      snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you pdsearch, I was certainly not trying to make light of the hardships people are facing, just shocked by the video, wondering if this is how N America is actually being portrayed?

  3. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Beat laugh of the week - Thank You!

    I particularly liked that the birds (in the dead of winter) have all been eaten - they're yummy!

    That the wall phones no longer work - there's no one to call.

    That the poor, the lonely and the homosexuals all sleep together in one room - I presume you won't want to be gay in N Korea?

    That there's lots of snow in America to make coffee out of.  Wonder what they use in Texas?

    1. snakeslane profile image84
      snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So you are thinking it's a farce?

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I really don't know.  It actually sounds like something I could see the N Koreans putting out for their own people, but they also have to know that most 1st world citizenry knows better.

        I also question why it is on the web at all - something sneaked out to MSN, completely faked, what?

  4. innersmiff profile image71
    innersmiffposted 5 years ago

    lol it's got to be a parody

    1. snakeslane profile image84
      snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That was my first thought.

    2. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm going to get in line for a cake and some good N Korean coffee!  (Is coffee even common there?)

      1. snakeslane profile image84
        snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'm pretty ignorant about N Korea, but top news on Canadian radio today was US plans to establish 14 new anti nuclear missile sites on the west coast from Calif to Alaska because of the N Korea's latest sabre rattling.
        And then when I went online I found this!

        1. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I saw that, too.  At this point, a perfect response, I thought. 

          But this video is priceless.  I still can't decide if I want it to be true or it's better than some created a farce.  Funny as heck either way.

          1. snakeslane profile image84
            snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I just went back to the site and it is listed under 'funny' and 'most watched' so I'm going to assume it's a parody. Sorry I missed that.

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=df8_1362850413

    This is clearly a black propaganda.

    1. snakeslane profile image84
      snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, it's everywhere. Thanks. I didn't register for LiveLeak so couldn't read the comments. Did you read them Pretty?

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
        prettydarkhorseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        No Sir.

        1. snakeslane profile image84
          snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          OK

      2. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        According to a couple of comments, from those claiming to understand Korean, the translation is a farce.  No mention of eating snow, eating birds or homosexuals.

        1. snakeslane profile image84
          snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Well there it is. Thanks wilderness.

          1. wilderness profile image98
            wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Now I'd like to hear an actual translation.  It's pretty obviously a propaganda film, but what are they actually saying?

            1. snakeslane profile image84
              snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              It's Greek to me.

  6. profile image0
    Sooner28posted 5 years ago

    Lol.  If this is really how the NK's portray us, I am quite disappointed with their lack of cleverness.

    1. snakeslane profile image84
      snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Looks really dated. May be a montage of old news clips. Curious. Interesting that it's gone viral. Definitely black, (Borat meets Monty Python). I wonder who made it.

  7. BuckyGoldstein profile image59
    BuckyGoldsteinposted 5 years ago

    I am very thankful for the handouts from North Korea they are yummy!

    1. snakeslane profile image84
      snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ya, that should have alerted me that it was supposed to be a spoof.

 
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