Don't Drink the Yellow Snow
(Tip o' the tinfoil hat to reader CC)
This is what passes for propaganda nowadays. After watching this four and a half minute-long clip on North Korean TV, you'll be begging for Goebbels and PRAVDA to make a comeback. Either that or you'll be laughing your ass off at the North Koreans' obsession with Americans drinking snow. But hey, at least America's poor, hungry and homosexual who are lucky enough to have floors to sleep on can huddle together. Although I wish the poors hadn't eaten all the birds.
Watch out for a cameo of a Republican candidate from Oregon, whoever he is.
Still, as unintentionally hilarious as this attempt at propaganda is, it touches upon what's a very real problem, an economic epidemic and pandemic if austerity measures across the planet earth are any indication. Roughly a third of the United States is either poor or near poor. The 1% own as much money as the bottom 40% and they're screaming for more while screaming that we have it too good and need to get by on even less.
Meanwhile, the piece of shit genially presiding over all this and comparing himself to a real President like FDR is positioning himself to continue living in luxury once he leaves the Oval Office while the actual unemployment rate's never gotten below 15% for a single month during his presidency. Wall Street oligarchs continue to infest the White House and Treasury while sneering at the "professional left" and their criticisms.
So while the North Koreans may have gotten it wrong about Americans drinking snow out of coffee cups and proudly showing off their busted tents and eating all the wild birds, we're nonetheless living in the middle of a genocide without either knowing or caring or believing that it's obvious the 1% are trying to starve us out of existence.
If only we cared about our economic plight and democracy as they do in France, Mexico, Kenya, Iran and so many other countries.