Monday, February 02, 2009

Doin' the Songun shuffle

Obviously you aren't going to do any decadent Imperialist dancing to the tune of "Happiness of Being under the Care of Respected Supreme Commander":
A dancing party of servicepersons of the Korean People's Army (KPA) was held in the plaza of the April 25 House of Culture on Sunday to celebrate Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il's nomination as a candidate for deputy to the 12th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK.

Present there were Kim Kyok Sik, chief of the KPA General Staff, Kim Il Chol, minister of the People's Armed Forces, Kim Jong Gak, first vice-director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, and leading officials of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces and officers and men of the KPA.

The dancing party began with playing of melody of "Song of General Kim Jong Il".

Servicepersons presented sea of dances to the tune of such songs as "Soldiers Offer Honor", [that sinuous melody] "Let's Sing of Our Pride in Being under the Guidance of the General" and "Fortune of Korea".

Also songs [such as the driving, stomping] "Happiness of Being under the Care of Respected Supreme Commander", "The Blue Sky over My Country" and "Arirang of Prosperity" reflecting optimism of the defenders of the country, builders of a rich and powerful country who are demonstrating the matchless spirit with high pride of being soldiers of the illustrious commander were played to whip up the mood of the dancing party.

Lively dancing to the tune of "Thunder over Jong Il Peak", "Song of Election", and [the soaring] "We Will Defend the Leadership of the Revolution at the Cost of Our Lives" and other songs, all the participants in the party renewed their determination to firmly defend the DPRK with arms under the Songun leadership of the Supreme Commander.
In a related story, North Korea held a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran:
Jong Yong Su, minister of Labour, who is chairman of the DPRK-Iran Friendship Association, addressing the meeting, said that the Iranian people have registered many successes in the efforts to develop economy and improve the standard of the people's living since the victory of revolution, smashing the U.S. hostile moves against Iran.
Just like North Korea!

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