Do you think his western upbringing is what made him so insane? Unlike his other relatives he was exposed to it as a kid and grew up in Switzerland but he's even more nuts than his dad.
Also he's known to be obsessed with basketball
he's a member of the dictator family of north korea
I'm pretty sure THAT is a larger factor OP
What's amazing is how seamless the transition from his father to him was. He does the exact same things and has the exact same public opinion. But somehow people think he's to blame for NK. He's nothing
of course it was smooth, the ruling class of the country are the military, the power they enjoy relies on a stable face for their literal 1984 zombies to adore
>this dude could have been one of my classmates
one of my classmates could have been one of your classmates, he was the son of a diplomat over there
Imagine having been friends with him and later on he wants you to join his government. What an opportunity.
It wasn't smooth, he undertook a massive purge that killed hundreds of top government officials, including his own uncle. That's why even China is pissed off at him because he killed many pro-chinese officials.
Probably is a stressfull job and he felt that there could be a coup if he didnt terrorized the peasants.
>you will never inherit an ENTIRE COUNTRY for your enjoyment and world conquest ambitions.
Are you honestly eating the "North Korea is crazy don't mess with us propaganda"? It's all a fucking act to keep their own population under control and grift development cash far disproportionate to their population size.
They're even nuttier than usual because China is having enough of their shit. Trump is trying to get China to finally give up supporting them, there's a good chance this will become Trump's defining war.
What's so hard about building a nuke anyways. They have enough centrifuges and uranium to build the most crude nukes. I would probably aim for higher and perfect a nano-bioweapon to wipe out every single country other than Best Korea.
It's not just nukes, it's their ballistic missiles. Even if they had nukes they had no real way of hurting the US before, but now they're building one that can hit the west coast. Kim's policy is to use this as leverage to threaten the west to leave him alone, but this is intolerable for the US government.
>old classmate reunion
>accidentally some random countries when drunk
He better complete it before Chinks get tired of his shit.
Best case scenario the U.S. doesn't even get involved and Best Korea does its best to fuck China up for not being loyal. Win-win for everybody.
how did he become average to FAT tier?
> Unlike his other relatives
That is wrong a lot from his family live in the west.
> he's even more nuts than his dad.
He isn't. He's making reforms unlike him.
> 1984 zombies
Doubt it. Nobody took commies seriously in USSR and other commie countries. And there too you can't be just vocal about it. They don't give a fuck about ideology only about something to eat.
And they are exposed to the west they all watch south korean soap operas and many work in China.
Anything serious is sold for Chinese currency.
pro tip: he isnt.
Totalitarian communism is already western though. If anything the only part that makes North Korea so insane to us is that they adopted the imperial Japanese religious reverence for their emperor.
He's trying to emulate his father and grandfather. Asians still see being fat as a sign of wealth and prestige.
Did he learn any german in Switzerland?
So he lived on the West and saw everything with his own eyes, but he still torture his people with gommunism?
He must be evil as fuck. He has no excuse.
too many swiss candies
That's your fault because you're bulling everyone - he got butthurt and got mad.
Assad is also Western-educated, but speaks lucidly when interviewed.
They're just a family of crazy-ass motherfuckers.
How could he be evil without any knowledge of German?
hm I've seen interviews with Assad and didn't hear anything wrong.
Yes, I meant Assad is not like the Kims.
I could have worded it better.
I liked that video.
You can't change NK in a day. It would be total chaos and disaster. At least he tries to make some reforms like allowed private farming so they don't starve anymore and have good harvests. And close eyes on existence of private business. Basically things China was coming through decades ago. So eventially it would be reformed China-way(with NK specifics). But they won't get rid of ideology it's dangerous for ruling class.
And his father postponed any reforms. He wanted just to die in the country he used to.
But young Kim is young he just has to do something.
If he wanted reforms, why is he pissing off China? His uncle that he executed was considered a reformist as well who wanted to emulate China's model.
You believe that's his end goal?
I will grant you that the fate of Qaddafi means no dictator is going to make overtures of detente anytime soon.
They always had weird relationships with China and tried to minimize their influence(while still getting aid and trading).
In the past China had much more influence basically all their generals and elite were ethnic Koreans from China(previously serving in Chinese army or party). And Kims cleansed them over time.
Same with soviet agents or just soviet sympatizers after Stalin's death.
you know nothing about him tbh. no one does really.
He wants to have a deal with US of A.
He's literally a sockpuppet for the generals.
He has no actual power.
China is NOT a friend of NK.
Don't ever trust gooks
He seems like he could be a bernd.
He literally is a loser tier Bernd who magically receives infinite power to rule a country.
Some things I know for sure from lectures of an ebin Russian man who knows a lot about Gorea.
1) Un has been actively severing ties with China. Goreans actively push Russia and Vietnam as their greatest allies. In reality goreans just trying to be independent.
2) They're gradually allowing micro and small business to exist.
3) Their economy grows 12% per annum on average.
4) Goreans produce a lot of drugs for Asian markets and do not hesitate to use profits in state budget.
5) They're rapidly expanding the practice of renting vast numbers of their workers for jobs in developing countries. Income goes into budget.
6) Gorean gubmint knows that it will inevitably accept capitalism, but it also knows that the transition must be gradual.
7) Worst Goreans DO NOT WANT Goreas to be united again.
>Their economy grows 12% per annum on average
Looks like I know where to invest now.
t. polish businessman
Imagine him suddenly giving a speech in Schwiizerdütsch.
>but this is intolerable for the US government.
They will swallow and move along. Attack on north korea would be a bloodbath. Entire country is a mountaneous fortified bunker filled with fanatically loyal tough soldiers.
> 4) Goreans produce a lot of drugs for Asian markets and do not hesitate to use profits in state budget.
And fake dollars. They're the largest world producer of almost-legit fake dollars.
NK's Bureau 21 is one of the largest cybercrime and cyberfraud agencies in the world. They scam and rob billions of dollar each year.
He has lectures in English too.
so many active shill in this thread
I don't think he's insane at all. What other options does he have? He was born into this and he knows he is sitting on a ticking time bomb and everybody is out to get him. I wouldn't really want to be in his position tbh.
Where I can find the lectures?
If he actually was insane he had already been removed.
Fuck the propaganda, he is doing a great work ruling North Korea. None of the buildings in pics related were even there one year ago
I guess the starving N Korean peasants are glad to see new fancy buildings being built in Pyongyang.
http://tttkkk.livejournal.com/ his blog there are links to lectures.
For example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2LabPBAZfk just search by his name
Wow, they even turned on electricity for a couple of minutes to make those photos.
Here is his article about NK economics http://rabkor.ru/columns/analysis/2017/01/09/nep/
They even have burgers and pizzerias XDD
In what way exactly is he more "insane" than his father?
The poet will tell you absolute power corrupts.
> In what
In SK and western media(which repeats every rumor from SK propaganda).
Don't laugh at them, you know how it is to have tough neighbor so you have to look tough.
Are we the good guys or the bad guys
Reminds me of the news that he had fed his uncle to 120 starved dogs.
Which in fact was just made up stuff from a chinese satire blog.
the antiaircraft gun executions are real, though
There are a lot of such news. Like according_to_rumors he executed person_name in some horrible_way. Then that person appears in NK news on some event.
But everyone only remembers that. And nobody even reports it was fake.
Pretty sure I read that it was just a high caliber standard infantry machine-gun, not some Flak-88 tier thing the media tries to sell it as. You know, the type of gun you would shoot at a transport helicopter.
No it wasn't. He was executed but not that way.
I doubt it.
How does he even matter lol? He's not even a major factor in best Korea politics and development. He's buffered out of the real world by the military and kgb who """protect""" him. It's Lois xiii tier
Take any, what, 18 year old was he when he took the crown and give him unlimited power and you'll see a tyrant.
He's acting how kings always used to act, and is a good reminder of why we don't want kings with real power back.
Also, NK has a deliberate strategy of trying to appear insane so as to prevent people fucking with them. It's a kind of jailhouse mad guy strategy. So far it seems to be working, at least so far as ground invasions go.
More interesting is why countries Saudi Arabia is seen somewhat different from NK.
- medieval executions
- below poor 90%
- mad people in government
Do you really believe your royal family has no real power?
WHAT IF EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT NORTH KOREA IS JUST PROPAGANDA TO FOOL US AND THEY ACTUALLY LIVE IN A SOCIALIST PARADISE
> NK has a deliberate strategy of trying to appear insane so as to prevent people fucking with them. It's a kind of jailhouse mad guy strategy.
This is true btw.
Well, he did have his girlfriend executed because he suspected her of disloyalty. That's not exactly sane. It's not like completely insanse, but it's not really sane either.
As I said, he's behaving like Kings always used to act.
Singer was reported to have been killed by firing squad last year for making a sex tape but has turned up on state TV alive and well
If someone is really executed he would never appear in the their media again. He would be removed from photos and books too in a good old Stalinist manner.
Well behaving like a king in a medieval tier country is sanest thing ever
I had the same thoughts. It can be truth.
No real power, but lots of influence. It's said a whisper from the queen is worth a shout from anyone else, but it's probably much more than that.
Also, it depends on the royal. The Queen has lots of influence, but Charles does not. Charles was recently humiliated when it was revealed he used to be in the habit of writing advice filled letters to various government ministers, and those ministers were in the habit of tossing them in le trash without even reading them.
Nah dude, you see. He is sane and great and shit and our western world is shit and degenerate.
If glorious Kim was reigning Bernd would surely have a gf.
But for real, look at /pol/, there are a lot of people who would go full retard mode if they could.
>Kill your singer GF for bizarre reason
>Find a close relative of hers or someone who looks like her (not hard in a country of ARR ROOK SAME)
>Surgery to make them look like her
>Family in gulag if she fails to play her role
>Troll the West by putting your fake on TV
>Do you think his western upbringing is what made him so insane
Duh. Of course. It's common knowledge that western upbringing results in people this insane. After all, all the westerners are communist rulers.
The street layout is interesting. It reminds me of a four lane highway I saw in Burma. That only had about three cars on it. The rationale was that they were building for the future, in the assumption that more cars would come.
What's gonna be interesting is if people start using quad drones to get about, will all those big old roads become rednundant relics?
Why are you always passive-agressive?
>Hire Russians to shitpost on small imageboards
>Use them to accuse anyone who's on to your scheme of being a tinfoil conspiracy theorist
We had very wide streets in USSR too with relatively little cars on it. Now it's useful.
p.s. now it looks like that
I didn't say it was a bad idea. But I think we're coming towards the end of the car era, in the West at least. It won't be long before there are drones powerful and sophisticated enough that you just input on google maps where you want to go, and they fly you to that exact spot.
And what would power source of such flying car? I see opposite tendency to use smaller engines like 1.0L in Europe instead of 7.0L like in good old times. And electric batteries are still heavy as fuck.
I don't think that would ever happen due to safety reasons bombings etc
Do you think he had gf in the west? Or the girls laughed at his tiny dick and made him mad?
btw they already have much more cars in the capital.
Not sure if they are really improving or just their pr department started to working
There is huge difference between capital and rest of the country. And huge inequality. They have plenty of businessmen(or corrupt officials) who can spend yearly wage of some worker in a restaurant in a day.
And in provinces close to Chine people work in China seasonally for hard currency. Some factories working for export pay their workers good wages.
It's all complicated.
What kind of seasonal work do Russians do in China? Isn't chinese labour cheaper. I heard lots of Chinese migrants are flooding into Russia for work?
That third building looks trippy
Nice Potemkin urban developments.
I'm talking about north koreans.
Russians do work in China too. I know my cousine works as engineer there but I don't talk to him. Some are translators and teacher of the language.
When you walk in Moscow on shrooms all those buildings dance to you.
When I've seen picrel on shrooms at night I thought it's a castle of some magician.
Wow, he used to look pretty human
I read somewhere that his father did not want him to stay in the West for too long (Like his now dead big brother) because the big brother had become too westernized.
Well, if you wanna leave the country, in Saudi I figure you can.
I think his two realistic options were:
1. Shortly after presidency be a... not sure what to call it when you betray a ruthless military police state when you betray it. Your existence is already a kcmoddery, so it's not quite that. Anyway, either arrange a PR stunt at a IWO and use it as an excuse to claim asylum, or do something similar in China.
2. Take up the reins of his father.
In NK too. In 90's only several tens of people leaved it in a year. Now thousands do each year. There is no practically guarded border with China.
I noticed the other day that Russia too shares a small border with North Korea. Can you actually go from Russia to North Korea?
Also I remember there was some Vice documentary about North Korean workers working somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Russia, cutting trees for Ikea or something. But I don't know if it's fake news, I don't trust Vice very much.
> Can you actually go from Russia to North Korea
That's how most of tourist to North Korea get there.
It's not fake news there are North Koran workers cutting trees(AFAIK since commie times so for decades) but they dramatized it a lot and annoyed them as usual. Because of those vice guys those workers could get into trouble and they don't care.
I've read series of blog posts on some forum by some bydlo guy who visited NK as tourist to drink their cheap vodka etc. And fell in love to their guide. He tried to
rapedate her but she refused but he kept coming there several times to her and party allowed them to marry. Happy end.
HE HAD TO GET A
The idea is to leave legally, you know
He was bullied for being small benis asian
In starving korea,
being FAT = being STRONK
even now they can raze seoul in minutes and the cost of that to western economies would far surpass anything NK can produce in a 100 years
Conscious effort. They're trying to make him look like his grandfather. See also his haircut.