One of these men was a brutal dictator, responsible for the murder, torture, starvation and general misery of his people. The other is a scandal-ridden leader of the sole world superpower. Both were (are) men – mortal human beings. One was a mass murderer; the other one… well… a politician elected in the United States.
The image on the left is a propaganda piece from North Korea, glorifying Dear Leader. The image on the left is the cover of a book by author Nikki Grimes, glorifying the President of the United States.
Both are nauseating examples of vomitous, blind, sick worship. The only difference is that while Americans look upon propaganda imagery of North Korea and shake their heads in disbelief and disgust, a good portion of them, at the very least, seem to think it’s perfectly fine to exhibit analogous worship when it comes to the President.
That’s right. The image on the right is from a book that’s being purchased and taught to school children. Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope. I’m not even kidding about the title! “A double rainbow and a glowing new star appeared in the heavens to herald the birth of Kim Jong Il” Does the tone sound remotely familiar?
Even as a boy, Barack knew he wasn’t quite like anybody else, but through his journeys he found the ability to listen to Hope and become what he was meant to be: a bridge to bring people together.
Kim Jong Il is the most prominent statesman in the present world, and people in countries the whole planet over celebrate his birthday with films and festivals.
A self-proclaimed kindergarten teacher named Ellen Ginsberg writes on Amazon: I purchased this book for my kindergarten class. They really enjoyed listening to the story, talking abnut it, and pick it up to read and look at the pictures independently. A very interesting non fiction book.
Let’s ignore for a moment that this barely literate assmonkey has a job educating young children! The last time I saw writing this poor was when I edited my ex husband’s college term papers!
But to teach this sycophantic worship to a bunch of impressionable kindergartners? Genuflection and drooling, messianic devotion to a man… a politician, no less!
What, exactly, is the difference between the absurd North Korean propaganda and the deification of the President exhibited by the likes of the author and the teachers who shovel this manure into the minds of young people?