A video of a pretty North Korean girl heaping praise on Pyongyang’s communist regime has gone viral in recent months. Her message is clear: life in her country is a socialist paradise, while the West knows only poverty and chaos.
The video went largely unnoticed when it was first posted on YouTube in March of 2009. That all changed on June 5th, when it was picked up and reposted by a South Korean blogger living in the United States. Since, it has become a YouTube sensation among South Korean Web users, who granted seem more interested in her pretty face than in what she has to say.
The young woman, Park Jin-Joon, introduces herself as a student at Pyongyang Teacher’s University. Her stylish bob contrasts with the old-fashioned Stalinist propaganda of yesteryear.
Throughout the video, Park’s voiceover praises North Korea’s socialist regime, which guarantees a life of happiness and serenity to all of its residents. Jubilant scenes depict the whole family clapping their hands and singing. A far cry, she tells us, from the misery of the capitalist world that conspires against the great Kim Jong-Il, and where the people kill themselves and die of hunger.