July 29, 2009
Kim Jong-il's love of the people in the military-first era
It is a small stand against incalculable evil but if Italy's move to block the sale of two yachts gets up Kim Jong Il's nose I am all in favour. Also encouraging, in a roundabout way, is news of a new North Korean "luxury" resort hotel. Note to enthusiastic undergraduates, sheltered academics and one Manchurian president: This is the best statism has to offer.
The broadcast said the Majon Hotel "is equipped with top-class accommodation and recreation facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, a steam sauna, a public bath, and even a beach resort."
An accomplishment that could be matched and exceeded by an average Korean immigrant family to Canada with a bank loan and dream.
Brutally related: North Korea Economy Watch hosts the "most authoritative" map of North Korea on Google Earth. The map includes a baffling array of mines and monuments making it a bit tricky to find the concentration camps, test sites and military facilities formerly viewable only by intelligence analysts and now available for your cubicle-based perusal.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 29, 2009 08:04 AM
He's no Vladimir Poontang, that's for sure.
Posted by: agent bedhead at July 29, 2009 08:50 PM