December 10, 2019

Kim Jong-un "hardly repressed his happiness, saying that it has become possible to provide people with new culture, and one more plan of the Party to make our people enjoy high civilization under socialism as early as possible has come true."

Wrote the Korean Central News Agency, quoted in "North Korea opens mountain spa, ski resort in tourism push" (AP). Kim a ribbon and rode, alone, up the chairlift. According to the imperfect AP, Kim called the resort a “miracle and prefect edifice.”

There's more detail at NK News:
It is a “city-like resort” that comprises indoor and outdoor baths, “modern service facilities, single- and multi-storied dwelling houses, a skiing ground, a horse-riding park, etc. perfect in terms of formative art, reciprocity, connectivity and practicality are organized nature-and environment-friendly,” another report added.

[F]irst vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission (SAC) Choe Ryong Hae... emphasized that the project is a show of the country’s Juche or “self-reliant” spirit... “The successful completion of the resort is a clear manifestation of the might of the single-minded unity of Juche Korea breaking through any harsh challenges by dint of the strong unity of the leader and the people.... a decisive match fought without guns... a sharp class struggle with the enemies who adamantly attempt to halt our advance.”...

[Video] showed interior finishings of lobbies and hotel rooms, amenities such as vending machines in covered walkways....
Meanwhile, "North Korea calls Trump ‘erratic’ old man over tweets" (AP):
North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a “heedless and erratic old man” after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders and affect the American presidential election by resuming hostile acts.

17 comments:

rhhardin said...

He likes Trump's resort idea. The vending machines are a sort of roulette.

Danno said...

Little Rocket Man has an edifice complex.

Rocketeer said...

All of this tells us one very interesting thing: China is rattled.

Danno said...

As to spelling, are you sure the new resort isn't just for the use by local Nork prefects?

tim in vermont said...

Is this the same guy who reviewed the Biden Obama bromance book?

rehajm said...

That whole city for a bunny hill? The school bus dropped me off at better skiing...

Guildofcannonballs said...

Kim ---cut--- a ribbon?

Ann Althouse said...

"As to spelling, are you sure the new resort isn't just for the use by local Nork prefects?"

I actually spent a few minutes contemplating that potential. I don't like to be too hasty in attacking mainstream media for its bad editing. But Kim was making a big deal about how the place was for "the people." That's presumably a lie, but I think he tries pretty hard to get his lies straight.

Jamie said...

Wow. Sometimes I forget how *bad* things are there. Everything, everyday, straight out of Bixby's "It's a *Good* Life."
"Make our people enjoy"...

Fernandistein said...

Fresh Juche! Not from Concentrate!

ga6 said...

Did Warren write the side notes?

pacwest said...

"It is a “city-like resort” that comprises indoor and outdoor baths, “modern service facilities, single- and multi-storied dwelling houses,"

Sounds like Kim is channeling his inner Trump.

Fernandistein said...

Social-justice crusaders are stripping the future of everything that gives human life meaning: beauty, sublimity, and wit. -- Heather Mac Donald

"But social-justice education is merely a symptom of an even deeper perversion of academic values: the cult of race and gender victimology, otherwise known as “diversity.” The diversity cult is destroying the very foundations of our civilization. It is worth first exploring, however, why social-justice education is an oxymoron."

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Just ignore the starving children in the streets and the death camps. People are happy!

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Did Adam Schitt write that propaganda?

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...


“Meanwhile, "North Korea calls Trump ‘erratic’ old man over tweets" (AP):”

Ah, TDS! Spanning oceans and bringing Democrats and homicidal dictators together!

mockturtle said...

Make North Korea Great Again! [I suppose someone else already posted that].