And the difference is what?

dear leader 1      Dear leader 2

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.

Seriously?

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?

5 responses

  1. Other than the location, I can’t find any difference.

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  2. In 1959 people in Cuba were promised hope and change, they got it. I suppose he hopes we willingly devolve into mindless minions .

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  3. …and where are the parents of these children?

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  4. When I was a kid, teachers came from the upper third of their graduating classes in college. As I went to school, the new teachers were generally coming from the middle third of their college classes. And that was the 1970s.

    Now, your typical education major is coming from the bottom QUARTER of their college classes.

    It explains much about the general advice I got as a bachelor, to date Elementary School Teachers. They tended to be dumb enough that we generally skipped most of the preliminaries, and got right down to business, Of course, you had to make DAMNED certain of your protection, they tended to be dumb about THAT too. . . .and as many of them were the village bicycle, also tended to have the Gift that Keeps on Giving. . .

    As for the writing, that’s actually TYPICAL for recent college grads. Back when I finally went to grad school, 2006-2008, most of my fellow student’s writing would not have passed my TENTH grade English class. . .

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  5. One of them is the despotic ruler of a once-proud nation responsible for using socialism to consolidate power and enslave his people; the other is the North Korean president.

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