Kim Jong Un Pushes For Self-Reliance Amid “Worst Difficulties” Hitting North Korea

( )- Communism needs a new coat of paint. It’s just not as sexy as it used to be in North Korea.


Amid “the hardest challenges,” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for a propaganda campaign to boost public support for the country’s self-reliance philosophy, according to state broadcaster KCNA.

According to KCNA, Kim wrote a letter to ruling Workers’ Party officials who attended a workshop on Monday intended at boosting socialism motivation and advancing innovation in the party’s ideological activity.

This psyche sounds eerily familiar. In 1979, leftist Jimmy Carter gave his infamous “malaise speech” to boost the morale of the American people in the face of economic struggles. “The threat is nearly invisible in ordinary ways. It is a crisis of confidence,” said our dear leader. “We know the strength of America. We are strong. We can regain our unity. We can regain our confidence,” Carter pronounced.

In his message, Kim stated that the party has been “advancing in the face of the most arduous challenges” and emphasized spreading the party’s ideal of “Juche,” or self-reliance.

“We should regard the ideological and moral strength of the popular masses as the foremost weapon as ever and stir it up in every way,” he said, according to KCNA.

Kim stated that the ideological campaign should focus on exorcising “evil spirits of anti-socialism” and non-socialist groups who have “gnawed away at our revolutionary position.”

Pyongyang has halted the flow of South Korean music and entertainment, citing non-socialist and anti-socialist influences as a reason.

Kim also emphasized the importance of visual information, describing movies as “the most influential ideological instruction medium.”

While Kim focuses on propaganda that could bolster the belief that his political philosophy is “the way”, people are starving.

Due to sanctions over its nuclear program, natural catastrophes, COVID-19 lockdowns, and restrictions severely limiting trade with China, its most important partner and economic lifeline, North Korea’s economy is deteriorating.

Despite opposition from China and Russia, the United States is pushing for tightening international sanctions over Pyongyang’s first full test of an intercontinental ballistic missile last week.

A spiffy movie isn’t going to help what ails them.