r/interestingasfuck Jun 30 '22 Wholesome 1

When the whole country of North Korea puts on a show so that visitors believe the country is prospering:

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u/lickmyara Jun 30 '22

That google guy almost get caught tho😂

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u/BuzzAwsum Jul 01 '22 Helpful

I am the Google guy when someone walks into my room unannounced

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u/gdj11 Jul 01 '22

Not me. I could set a record for how fast a tab is closed and pants are zipped.

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u/LittleBoiFound Jul 01 '22

Yeah. The whole computer lab thing was really creepy. Especially when he highlighted the fact that it was dead silent, no mouse clicks even. The string theory guy looked pissed that he was wasting his time with this show.

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u/Dankincense_n_myrhh Jul 01 '22

To me the string theory guy looked completely scared and had prepared for what he was going to say. They probably threatened to kill him and his family if he fucked it up.

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u/victory_zero Jul 01 '22

That too, but I guess most of these people's time is spent rehearsing. Like, a week of drills, 10 hrs a day, on how to sit, how to respond, how to look busy, how not to click. Or this could be their regular job - acting for foreign media. Probably a cushy job, too. You can't be too malnourished so they have to feed you extra. It's not a gruelling physical job at a mine or in farming, where most work is done manually. You get to live in / near a city. Actually, sounds like a dream job, all things considered. Meaning that you actually have to have some good connections first - perhaps your family is a part of establishment, higher military etc.

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u/seebobsee Jul 01 '22

Sitting at a desk pretending to work is pretty much my current job.

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u/Bendr_bones Jul 01 '22

The purposeful pause from the Google guy before interacting so he could make himself seem like he was too busy to care was so uncomfortable. Poor people.

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u/Lotus_Dokai Jul 01 '22

I saw something different. Look at the fear in his eyes, you can tell he knows that if he says one single word out of line that will be it for him and his family. He's obviously intelligent, and probably has a pretty good understanding of what the Kim regime is capable of.

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u/samedym Jul 01 '22

I'd say it was part of the show to act a little angry because he was distracted while doing his important 'string theory researches'.

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u/redundant_ransomware Jul 01 '22

They disturbed his theorizing

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u/juicadone Jul 01 '22

He's probably "disappeared" since the release of this video. It's so obvious they're scared shitless!, sad dystopian nightmare over there

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u/silly_confidence77 Jul 01 '22

Definitely would get caught if someone asked him what string theory was.

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u/eternal_pegasus Jul 01 '22

In fairness, we'd all probably freeze and stop browsing if an exotic foreign TV crew showed up and were standing right behind us. Imagine appearing in international TV while googling "furry hentai".

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u/CitizenVixen Jun 30 '22

There is no war in Ba Sing Se...

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u/mcjenn3 Jul 01 '22

underrated comment, even if it’s been less than a day

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u/thelostfable Jul 01 '22

These people sound terrified

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u/Shamefuru_Dispray Jul 01 '22

That really was interesting as fuck (and scary, and sad).

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u/showurgstring Jul 01 '22

5000 year history I’m fuckin’ dying🤣🤣🤣

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u/ZeroDwayne Jul 01 '22

I think its because they are using korean history as a whole idk for sure tho

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u/Pro_Banana Jul 01 '22

That’s one of the very few truths in that tour. Whatever they are now doesn’t mean that they aren’t part of the 5000 year Korean history.

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u/Dauoa_Static Jun 30 '22

The level of complete control they have over their population is terrifying.

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u/Ebola714 Jun 30 '22

Everyone looks like they are terrified and trying so hard to avoid any hint of disgrace/embarssment.

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u/takeiteasymyfriend Jul 01 '22

It gave me "The Truman Show" vibes, hundreds of people acting in front of you to try to convince you that is the life in North Korea.

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u/Bobbing4horseradish Jul 01 '22

And yet we carry on smiling as we live with the illusion of freedom. Different approaches with the same result

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u/olo2323 Jul 01 '22

I want you to think about what you're doing for 5 seconds, if the western world was as tyrannical as you're saying it is you wouldn't have a Reddit account. Reddit even wouldn't exist. Half of this generation is full of fucking downers who think they live in Oceania ( the fictional country not the continent).

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u/Bobbing4horseradish Jul 01 '22

They have their own versions of all of this. Even under a tyrant dictator, they have chat apps and internet browsers. The control is just more obvious.

I am not saying the west is as overtly tyrannical as NK. I am saying we are all being controlled, it is at the heart of our systems and governess. We build establishments like the police to enforce the control and more.

The comment I responded to mentioned the complete control there, nothing about tyrants. In the west, you are under complete control, but are persuaded into accepting it. It is an illusion.

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u/olo2323 Jul 01 '22

Look it's 03:00 where I am and I'm running on empty. I need to sleep, but I will continue this tomorrow.

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u/Bobbing4horseradish Jul 01 '22

Look.. I, like most people won’t be thinking of the poor people in NK or any of the other horrifically run countries in an hour or so, let alone in the morning.

But I am interested in knowing.. do you believe you are not controlled, or you are but just not as much as them or as much but not controlled in such a harsh manner?

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u/ImJustSomeGuyYaKnow Jul 01 '22

We are objectively not controlled as much as these people. What would happen if you post "Biden is an idiot" or whoever your leader is? Nothing. What happens with someone who casually mentions "The great leader might not be infallible" in NK? You get arrested.

If you really think we are the same as that place you are just wrong.

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u/SpectacularSalad Jul 01 '22

The exercise of state tyranny is far more drastic in North Korea than in any western country. Calm down.

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u/Bobbing4horseradish Jul 01 '22

I am as calm as every one in that video.

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u/The_Gray_Beast Jul 01 '22

I’d love to know what your idea of freedom looks like.

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u/Bobbing4horseradish Jul 01 '22

Freedom of expression and thought without fear of being arrested or ‘cancelled’.

There are more than two sides to everything, but that is not the current experience in the west.

Ability to search for information without being manipulated. Not currently experienced in the west.

It’s not enough to acknowledge that we are controlled in some way but say ‘but it’s not as bad as there…’

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u/thedudeabides138 Jul 01 '22

or ‘cancelled’.

Aka, "I want there to be no consequences for my actions."

You can express whatever thoughts you want. And we can tell you your ideas are shit and to fuck off.

The only freedom is the freedom to criticize.

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u/Testicular_Genocide Jul 01 '22

"This just in, being cancelled is equivalent to being arrested and put into a work camp. This story coming up at the top of the hour."

Lmao this fucking guy has no grasp on the levels of oppression in the world and it's hilarious.

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u/SpectacularSalad Jul 01 '22

Deeply terrified?

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u/TED_Talks_Grey Jun 30 '22

Super creepy. And you can't exactly call any of it out when you see it, or you'll get your ass escorted to the work camps. Just smile and nod and get the fuck out!

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u/BSL63 Jun 30 '22

It's just freaky, I can't recall any video showing an honest look. I don't search for information on North Korea, but in this information age you'd think we would see more.

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u/unclepaprika Jun 30 '22

It's like they're trying to decieve the world, at the same time decieve their own people that they are, in fact, managing to decieve the world...

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u/CasanovaMoby Jul 01 '22

I can't remember where I heard it, but supposedly the suicide rate for defectors is close to 50%. Imagine living your whole life, struggling day to day, being told you're doing better than the whole world, then realizing just how fucked you were the whole time...

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u/xmsxms Jul 01 '22

Well they'd have no marketable skills, they're family was likely executed as a result of their actions or already dead, and they would have already been in a desperate point in life to take the risk. They would be at high risk of suicide, I doubt finding out they were lied to really factors into it. I'm sure they already know.

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u/1199RT Jul 01 '22

America is north Korea. Lmao imagine the fucking whoooosh of realization

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u/rshores9 Jul 01 '22

America has A LOT of problems but saying it’s the same as North Korea is an extremely insensitive and plain stupid take

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u/heinzbumbeans Jul 01 '22

Michal Palin did a good 3 part show where he went there and showed the lives of ordinary people. it wasnt completely unchaperoned, but there were parts that were iirc and he pointed out what effect the chaperone had as they went along.

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u/AccomplishedWar8703 Jul 01 '22

Pretty sad that nbc got fooled during the Olympics.

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u/PhNx_RiZe Jul 01 '22

Ohh. Elaborate? Sounds good.

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u/AccomplishedWar8703 Jul 01 '22

They did a whole story about the country and how it was doing so well. Lester holt did a story at a ski resort and all the people there were wearing the same outfits but in different colors. It was embarrassing. https://twitter.com/todayshow/status/955414771712577536

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u/Skalion Jul 01 '22

Also not anyone skiing in the background, just empty slopes

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u/Wet_Napkin2882 Jul 01 '22

The guy working on the computer looked like he was screaming for help

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u/Select-Background-69 Jul 01 '22

I can see fear in his eyes.. how do I know? I have the same look when I'm scared

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u/iveabiggen Jul 02 '22

I have the same eyes when ad block isnt installed on the PC

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u/ascannerclearly27972 Jun 30 '22

I’m frankly shocked that they didn’t say that the facial fog that enlarges breasts & treats breast cancer was distilled from the penile sweat of their gracious Marshall, Kim Jong-Un.

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u/Puppetsama Jul 01 '22

It was inspected by him though. He got a titty suckle on record apparently.

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u/Dominator0211 Jul 01 '22

Everyone knows that he spends at least 2 hours a day ensuring he’s still a DD

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u/DocHalidae Jun 30 '22

Man I can’t even imagine what some of these people are going through. It’s like the matrix. They know nothing of the world around them. Scary.

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u/NotYourSnowBunny Jul 01 '22

People complain about late stage capitalism but few ever discuss late stage communism, which is often authoritarian and dystopian.

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u/iveabiggen Jul 02 '22

This isn't communism as marx describes it, neither is china. Turn off fox news for once pls

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u/The_Gray_Beast Jul 01 '22

Oh, I always thought they liked this sort of thing… deprivation, I thought, was key to enjoying communism

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u/NotYourSnowBunny Jul 01 '22

That’s part of the mentality the Soviets had.

I had a ketamine trip once where I was in the Soviet Union and that was the name of the game. Then boom Technicolor!

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u/FTLNewtype Jul 01 '22

This is like when you know someone is coming over so you shove all your shit into the closet, spray some air freshener and hope there's no reason to open the closet and notice.

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u/TheFuturist25 Jul 01 '22

The guy looking at Google lmao

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u/Hol7i Jul 01 '22

he had to do a hard decision that day. he wasn't sure if he should feel lucky unsing google or not.

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u/gemfountain Jun 30 '22

I saw smuggled photos on reddit quite some time ago taken from a train. It was nothing like in this film.

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u/uncultured_swine2099 Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

Some of the population has to eat plant roots from lack of food, and put cardboard on their windows when they break because glass is not available for purchase. Also you can go days without seeing a car drive by.

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u/The_Gray_Beast Jul 01 '22

A powerful order from Marshall Kim to nearly eliminate tail pipe emissions. No civilized country understands how to succeed as Marshall Kim does

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u/LittleBoiFound Jul 01 '22

One kid that grew up in a punishment camp had never eaten meat before. Didn’t even realize such a thing existed.

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u/The_Gray_Beast Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

Saving the planet, look at how dedicated. Taught directly by Marshall kim himself.

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u/utahskyliner34 Jul 01 '22

Thats crazy that their poor people have houses with broken windows. Where I live in the US our poor people sleep on sidewalks and under bridges and occasionally the police come along and beat the shit out of them and throw away all their stuff.

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u/GambitFeline Jul 01 '22

I'm not saying the US is doing what should be done but the people that would be on side walks and bridges likely just die in North Korea; the concept of homeless shelters, churches (that give out food/financial help), and other programs of the like probably don't exist there.

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u/T_Corley Jul 01 '22

That’s terrible. I feel sorry for your people.

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u/utahskyliner34 Jul 01 '22

Thanks. I'm very fortunate to have stable housing but my country really does not care at all what happens to poor people.

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u/smokky Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 02 '22

If you want to know about the real life, listen to the podcast on a girl who escaped north Korea. She was interviewed by Joe Rogan last month.

Edit: here it is https://open.spotify.com/episode/0G5o6GYjWgbSvKG3W2W2xO?si=0yfbJmGTSR639PrbLG8slQ&utm_source=copy-link

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u/Lelouch4339 Jul 01 '22

Can you provide link? I can't seem to find it

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u/Superior91 Jul 01 '22

All i"m hearing is I'll have to listen to Joe Rogan....

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u/Le_polpe Jul 01 '22

I'd like to see it, all we can see is basically this video but i really want to know how is the daily life for the average citizen.

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u/CeeUNext_Thursday Jul 01 '22

I wonder if the North Korean people think that people who come from outside their country buy into the narrative of this production.

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u/chang3la Jun 30 '22

North Korean dolphin sad is a whole new level of sad.

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u/Magicalsandwichpress Jul 01 '22

No joke, those dolphins looked terrified.

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u/Pro_Banana Jul 01 '22

How are they any different from aquarium dolphins in other countries

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u/Magicalsandwichpress Jul 01 '22

I am no dolphin expert, but I think flipper here is trying to morse code "kill me"

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u/notsureifim0or1 Jul 01 '22

Every few years someone releases a documentary like this and every time it’s the same batshit crazy stuff.

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u/CasanovaMoby Jun 30 '22

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IrCQh1usdzE

A Hermit Kingdom on Vice. It's pretty unnerving. Watch the University scene. The students are pretending to use the internet....

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u/Any-Carob6385 Jul 01 '22

It’s not available

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u/Shamefuru_Dispray Jul 01 '22

You may need a VPN set to US to watch it.

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u/ProbatWork1313 Jul 01 '22

Going to check out out. Thanks!

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u/vixissitude Jul 01 '22

What really got me was how people were crying to see Kim Jong Un. It's a giant cult this country.

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u/tiabeaniedrunkowitz Jul 01 '22

Their hospitals are rumored to not have electricity

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u/houseman1131 Jul 01 '22

They don't have doctors and patients either.

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u/Particular_Tadpole27 Jun 30 '22 edited Jun 30 '22

I can’t believe that they would spend all this money staging this, when they could actually invest in something useful for their people.

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u/TheDrMonocle Jun 30 '22

It costs less to do this than actually use the money for something useful. Then the leaders can hoard all of it while people suffer and die. Then if they complain, they, and their entire family line can be shipped off to labor camps.

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u/raineling Jun 30 '22

Generations of family members, up to three generations, actually, are routinely sent to labour camps all over North Korea. It's sickening.

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

Starvation is the point in North Korea

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u/Typical_Notice6083 Jun 30 '22

Money?They are forced 100% to sit there for free

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u/Particular_Tadpole27 Jun 30 '22

The people did attend for free against their will but the government needs to spend money to perform the show.

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u/Chocolate-Then Jul 01 '22

You think they pay people?

North Korea is a moneyless society. It doesn’t cost them anything.

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u/Particular_Tadpole27 Jul 01 '22

North Korea isn’t a moneyless society their currency is the North Korean won or Democratic People's Republic of Korea won.

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u/Chocolate-Then Jul 01 '22

Most North Koreans do not have or use currency. The legal economy is almost entirely rationed, with some illegal bartering. It’s basically an entire country of slaves.

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u/Particular_Tadpole27 Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

That’s somewhat true. I feel like people living in Pyongyang and other major cities use the currency but for the countryside it’s different.

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

Ah, classic western corrupt thoughts! You want the great Korean people to be exposed to your poisonous American corruption!?

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u/bubdadigger Jun 30 '22 edited Jun 30 '22

Soon (tm) in another but way bigger north Korea...

P.S. those dudes staring at empty Google screenshots with no idea watta hell is it and how to act... Only one who's answered questions, was allowed to touch anything and even click mouse. Guess he is in high enough rank of NK secret service 😂

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u/Gurthy_Lengthiness Jun 30 '22

This is actually truly fascinating

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u/ericdidit1985 Jun 30 '22

North Korea is a place that I really want to go and see for myself, but absolutely terrifies me that I'll come back a vegetable like Otto Frederick Warmbier.

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u/Typical_Notice6083 Jun 30 '22

It is like real Ba sing se from Avatar

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u/CT-96 Jun 30 '22

What are you talking about? Everything is perfectly normal and there is no war in Ba Sing Se.

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u/CoolBlueFireball Jun 30 '22

Let's take you to lake lagoi

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u/justbrowsinglol Jul 01 '22

***Lake Laogai

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u/acl2244 Jul 01 '22

There's that and also I'd be worried that my tourism would give money to the regime.

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u/Vielar Jul 01 '22

Honestly, the risk of ending up like that is so very slim. Just dont be a dick. Listen to your tour guides, listen to the chaperone, dont wander off into places you aren't meant to go.

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u/LittleBoiFound Jul 01 '22

I’ve read a couple of books written by North Korean defectors. One that will forever stay with me was about a guy and his struggle to get out and try to stay safe in China. He had absolutely nothing and had no idea how to live in the real world. It was so sad. His family was probably more like what we’d call middle class so they were able to move around a small bit. He spoke a bit how back stabbing people are because they want to earn brownie points and how you can’t trust anyone. At one point his house burned down and no one offered to help and even looted him afterwards.

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u/Dagrut Jul 01 '22

I wanna know too, which books?

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u/Kolikokoli Jul 01 '22

I read a book with interviews with defectors from different class backgrounds, different times of deflecting, different ages and sexes. Not one of them said anything bad about any of the leader who was at the power at the time they ran away. They ran away because of hunger or they were in danger. But basically all remembered Kim Ill-sung fondly. They were all like "it was all good, except the famine". It creeped me as hell.

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u/lsjunior Jul 01 '22

I remember watching one video where you can see buildings across the border. They know nobody lives in the small town but at night they have lights go on off by timers to give the illusion buildings are occupied.

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u/General-Wishbone-214 Jun 30 '22

Judging by Dennis Rodman’s hairstyle this is really old.

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u/ericdidit1985 Jun 30 '22

it says 2012 on their jackets

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u/Stopjuststop3424 Jul 01 '22

damn. Those shows would have had to have been choreographed and practiced for some time before the visit. Crazy the amount of effort they would have had to go through. Turning the lights on and the internet cafe thing would be simple but pulling off the sea world show requires trained performers prepared well in advance. I wonder how often they allow visits like this?

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u/[deleted] Jun 30 '22

Could not be paid enough to step foot in that country.

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u/raydditor Jul 01 '22

500 trillion dollars?

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u/MEMES_FO_LIFE Jul 01 '22

what good would it be in north korea lmfao

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

Say what you will about North Korea, but their prison death camp gift shop will have you spending every penny of that 500 trillion.

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u/Typical_Notice6083 Jun 30 '22

What this looks so fun like best horror house you can visit on planet Earth

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u/JustAbicuspidRoot Jun 30 '22

Dennis Rodman is such a fucking idiot.

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u/LittleBoiFound Jul 01 '22

Audible groan when I saw him there.

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u/raydditor Jul 01 '22

Why?

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u/JustAbicuspidRoot Jul 01 '22

Because he flew to North Korea and thought he could solve the problems between Kim Jung Un, he came back saying "Kim asked me to ask Obama to call him, it is that simple".

He actually thought the problem was they had never spoken and that Kim is a good person.

Dude is a dictator with a long history of murder, torture and severe punishment of his people. He is a well documented "Bad Guy" and not the kind Billie Eilish sings about. Nevertheless, he thinks it was all Obama's fault for just failing to open negotiations with Kim.

He doesn't know shit about fuck, but you know, he has all this money because he was a great basketball player so he thinks he is somehow more intelligent for that, well, he isn't.

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u/IcyCunt96 Jun 30 '22

Check out movie "Interview" with James Franco

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u/comicsemporium Jun 30 '22

It’s stupid, yet funny

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u/xXThreeRoundXx Jun 30 '22

I’m pretty sure they were getting honey dicked.

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u/drdrizzel-the-3rd Jul 01 '22

You honey dickin?

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u/ROJCM Jul 01 '22

Underrated comment I second this!

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u/InNedOfUsername Jun 30 '22

It's borderline hilarious and simultaneously sad how they have organised this entire show, which even if you don't further analyze or use other info gives itself away spontaneously and they don't even realize it's so easy to find out since they've been brainwashed since young children. Just by the way they refer to Kim instantly shows how forced the entire concept is and screams <<dictatorship>> and <<propaganda>>. Imagine the leader of a western country or more accurately any other country apart from North Korea wasting his time designing a "random" gym or making a choreography for a "random" dolphin show. Oh wait. That's exactly the reason why it's NOT random and it's been planned beforehand for these specific visitors. Even the IT guy that they talked to had such a nervous face, acted like someone held a gun to his head. Probably would happen if he got a line in his script wrong. Using a 160 year old invention whose purpose has been completely debunked and refering to it as a medical tool that not only serves its purpose but also "cures cancer" is a dead giveaway on how little the technology has been developed just from the fact they have a single hope it's a believable statement. The ghost town theme and the very fact the visitors themselves went along with the show so they can leave and avoid getting sent to a military camp really portrays how shitty the whole situation is.

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u/CT-96 Jun 30 '22

Just look at what they did to the 2 Canadian Micheal's. Kept them in prison for years while banning any outside observers.

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u/InNedOfUsername Jun 30 '22

The very fact that the journalists have communicated with the government to organise the trip and are guided shows how it's anything but a developed nation. If it was just an ordinary country they would just go there by themselves and start documenting whatever they like whenever they like, but of course, North Korea is anything BUT an ordinary country.

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u/schmal Jul 01 '22

That was China.

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u/Low-Disast Jul 01 '22

It's sad how this country is ruled by fear.

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u/JMCrown Jun 30 '22

It's fascinating that an entire country could be a Potemkin Village.

Potemkin villages have been done in many countries for centuries. It's astounding that any government who attempts this could think outsiders would be fooled.

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u/Typical_Notice6083 Jun 30 '22

Nah that is Ba sing se

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u/thugsnbones Jul 01 '22

North Korea Made monkeys of their people.
There is no freedom at all. I hope the people stand up one day and go for it🙏

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u/_WarDogs_ Jun 30 '22

Feel free to download North Korean OS.

Red Star OS
https://linuxreviews.org/static/torrents/north-korea-red-star-installer.torrent

You too can also stare at google homepage in silence.

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u/break_alll_laws Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

You too can also stare at google homepage in silence.

I would also freeze when a camera comes as my previous searches were,

"Map North Korea", " easy hiking route to China", " "hiking supplies north Korea"

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

“Wire cutters amazon next day delivery Pyongyang”

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u/Careful_Driver Jul 01 '22

This is insane. So dystopian and creepy.

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u/unkle_FAHRTKNUCKLE Jun 30 '22

@ 2:05 how did they KNOW about our breast fixation?
They really did their research and aim to appeal to the US market.
I wonder if those things can cure BUTT CANCER too?

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

Obviously through our most popular tv show, Baywatch.

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u/Historical_potato4 Jun 30 '22

What documentary is this from ?

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u/frostieicecream Jun 30 '22

The Hermit Kingdom by Vice
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IrCQh1usdzE

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u/Typical_Notice6083 Jun 30 '22

I watched it whole now and thank you,I will say that this is single-handedly one of the best documentaries I watched in last 4 years

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u/Fireeyes510 Jul 01 '22

Whoa what documentary did you watch 5 years ago?

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u/frostieicecream Jul 01 '22

I agree! They also did a 7-part series on prison camps run by NK within Siberia. Also truly incredible documentary!

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u/Optimal_Bass_7788 Jun 30 '22

Where is this from? I would like to watch the whole thing

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u/bro_d8 Jun 30 '22

"Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang"

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u/TrueTangerinePeel Jul 01 '22

The guy on the Google website was planted there to show the world that N.Korea is so open. He never moved his mouse beyond the lower bar of the screen. There was never any page he searched nor did he type anything in to be searched in fear of being executed.

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u/ThunderChild247 Jul 01 '22

“Congratulations peasants, we have nuclear weapons. Now watch these dolphins flip.”

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u/AdVast6822 Jun 30 '22

It's like The Truman Show!

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u/DocHalidae Jun 30 '22

Anyone have a source so I can watch the whole thing?

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u/HoustonWeHveAPblm Jun 30 '22

Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang

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u/smallproton Jun 30 '22

Neo, watch out for Mr. Anderson..,

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u/VaticanPimp Jul 01 '22

Why does the guy in the computer looks like elon musk lol

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u/n00dlebets Jul 01 '22

Where i can find the sauce of this documentation?

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u/jewmoney808 Jul 01 '22

Wonder what would’ve happened if dude asked him to explain the String Theory 😭

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u/subtractict Jul 01 '22

The part that gives it away the most is that they don't have a good picture of what affluency would look like so they put up this show from their own poor-man perspective. Because of that everything here looks like a poor-man fantasy about what rich means. Especially so the show and the supermarket bits. The supermaket looks sterile and if you take a look at the shelves they look built from cheap materials in a very basic way. They've never seen or done good merchandizing either so they can only mimic it which makes the picture look subtly off. And the show too. Who would boast a dolphin dance when in richer coutnries you have these huge shows with holgrpaphic projections of super-stars generated using motion capture data that visualize their younger selves from 40 years ago?

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u/victory_zero Jul 01 '22

The film crew pretend they believe the hosts, the hosts pretend they show them the real stuff, the poor extras in shops, gyms etc. pretend it's their real life.

Lies upon lies.

You could argue that the west, capitalism etc. are bad and defo far from perfect. Yup. But this shit here, devised by a commie regime, is the stuff of nightmares. Now realise that Russia is heading the same way - they will lose the war, their economy is already crumbling, freedom is almost non-existent and chipped away as we speak, growing control by authorities... Even worse - Russians actually tasted some freedom and prosperity (at least the city folk) and now it will all be gone.

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u/WRXY1 Jun 30 '22

Fucking cult.

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u/FormidableFloof Jul 01 '22

What a sad country.

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u/DeadEye_2020 Jul 01 '22

Oh the joys of communism. I feel so sad for younger Generations who don't understand just how bad communism is and the fact that they advocate for it being a good system.

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u/Puppetsama Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

Pure communism, like pure capitalism are fine, functional ways for society to function assuming people are inherently good.

However, humans are historically and chronically not good. They are greedy and narcissistic. No matter the spectrum, when a small subset of people have more power than the population without a proper means of checks and balances, the society will cease to function for the common man.

See the current US Supreme Court. They are directly separate from the populace and we can't do shit about it. Stack them in a certain way and we are merely at their whim. It's not communism that's the problem, it's the diffusion of power.

Edit: For those downvoting me, look up the Stanford prison experiment. I'm not pulling this out of my ass here.

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u/firoz554 Jul 01 '22

Can someone explain it? I don't understand.

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u/OceanMolk Jul 01 '22

As another comment mentioned, it's an example of a Potemkin Village- they invite or accept Western documentarists to showcase how prosperous they are and how well they are doing.... except you can see the cracks. It's all a facade- a pretty front to hide the dirt and lies behind it. I mean, the documentary is pretty self-explanatory, did you just want a tl;dr since you didn't watch it or do you genuinely not understand? :O

Everything they showed us was fabricated. The documentarists comment on that too- its eerie that they station people in front of computers at the university, yet no one is ACTUALLY using the computers except the one person planted to talk to them- literally no one is using the keyboard or scrolling with the mouse, they're all just staring at the screen.

They go to a very clean and luxurious-looking mall, yet they can't buy anything and no one else is there. The grocery store is stocked with a couple dragonfruits, lots of lemons, 2 pineapples, 1 bunch of bananas, and 2 watermelons. Why would a grocery store only have 1 or 2 of a fruit? It's not because people are buying everything, you can notice that all the shelves are fully stocked. It's because fresh produce is hard to come by and it was staged. It's weird to see these exotic fruits here (as a display of wealth) when most of NK is starving and the country doesn't even produce enough food to feed their own people. There's also a shot of a clothing shop where all the jackets are the same exact size and color.

If you google satellite images of the world, you'll notice that NK is completely dark, which you can infer is due to the lack of light usage. However, all the buildings were lit up pretty well during the documentary, which means that they lit it up just for them. There's testimony from NK defectors that say that the government doesn't give them electricity except for special days (like New Year's) so that they can hear and watch the Kims give a speech.

They also want to give off the air that they are doing far better than the rest of the world, science-wise: they have machines that produce mist that "prevents aging" and what looks like a breast pump machine to enlarge breasts and cure breast cancer. So... yeah.

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u/firoz554 Jul 01 '22

a tl;dr since you didn't watch it or do you genuinely not understand?

To be honest I didn't watch it because I wasn't getting the point. You explained very well. Thank you.

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u/jetpoke Jul 01 '22

A-ha, good old plain-HTTP Google

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u/finedrive Jul 01 '22

I mean, it’s probably true. He’s the only person in North Korea to have seen the Western World.

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u/Evening_Raccoon_4689 Jul 01 '22

And no one will free them

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u/UR1869 Jul 01 '22

I wonder does this take any effort from these people to demonstrate this insane level of uniformity or is this programmed into them to such a degree, that it can't be called fake anymore?

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u/yankiigurl Jul 01 '22

That's some twilight zone shit. It's so sad. Ridiculous that it's still happening in 2022.

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u/Nekokamiguru Jul 01 '22

Kim Jong Un never farts and he can fly .

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u/chikkynuggythe4th Jul 01 '22

Was I the only person who didn’t catch the loop straight away

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u/spartan1789 Jul 01 '22

When they all said together "Ahhh I See"

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u/SonicTemp1e Jul 01 '22

05:56 DPRK Intelligence officer.