Magpies and bears mourn North Korea’s "Dear Leader"
http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/hub.1324331373.htmlGuess the Polar bears in the Arctic aren’t as clever as those in North Korea, or they’d also be crying buckets about their impending death by global warming. North Korean bears are, according to those who know these things, mourning the death of Dear Leader (who died sometime last December). Not only are the bears bawling their eyes out, but hundreds of magpies appeared from nowhere and hovered over a statue of President Kim Il Sung, clattering as if to tell sad news…..and NOT, as per popular belief, to crap all over the statue! I re-iterate, NOT to crap all over the statue. Dear Leader was not only known for being able to control the weather (take that you climate change deniers), but could also play the game of golf. He was so good at golf that he decided to skip playing professionally so as not to embarrass true professionals, what with him being able to score rounds of 38 under par! Wow, what a guy. The world is truly going to miss you big fella! Especially your
relieved destitute citizens who you killed…..with kindness. But never fear for your little protégé is going to do just fine, what with him being a military genius and all (even though he’s never been in the actual military, but, you know, those Kim Il Sung genes are just so superior). Yes, thank goodness that North Korea has another lil-Dear Leader in charge!
The passing of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-il has been marked by plunging temperatures, mourning bears and now, according to North Korean state media, by flocks of magpies.
Kim, who died in December aged 69 years after 17 years running the world’s most reclusive state, was reputed to be able to control the weather, as well as to have scored a miraculous 38 under par round of golf.
“At around 17:30 on December 19, 2011, hundreds of magpies appeared from nowhere and hovered over a statue of President Kim Il Sung on Changdok School campus in Mangyongdae District, clattering as if they were telling him the sad news,” state news agency KCNA reported on Monday.
Kim’s death was announced on December 19, although he was reported by official media to have died on December 17 on a train journey to give guidance to his subjects.
He has been succeeded by his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, who will become the third of his line to head the world’s only hereditary totalitarian Stalinist state. Mythmaking is a key part of the personality cult that surrounds the family of founding father Kim Il-sung.
KCNA reported last week that a family of bears who usually hibernate through the fierce Korean winter had been seen lamenting Kim Jong-il’s death.
“The bears, believed to be a mother and cubs, were staying on the road, crying woefully,” it said.
Mythmaking for Kim Jong-un, believed to be in his late 20s, has already started. He is portrayed as the spitting image of his grandfather and has been dubbed the “genius of geniuses” in military affairs despite having no known military experience.