Perestroika in North Korea – Disney Symbolism Sign of a New Era?
Could cultural revolution be heading for North Korea? North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, entertained on Friday in an unauthorized performance featuring Disney characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh,could be the impetus for sweeping cultural change in North Korea. The Korean Central News Agency has said that Kim has a “grandiose plan to bring about a dramatic turn in the field of literature and arts this year.”
The performance took place Friday by the Moranbong band, which made its debut. The group was assembled by Un himself, it was reported. According to Politico, “Kim, who is in his late 20s, has sought to project an image of youth, vitality and modernity.”
As has been covered by Vigilant Citizen, and others, in pop music at least Disney images are used as a symbol of mind control. The tagline for his website is “Symbols rule the world, not words nor laws.”
To add to the possible symbols now emanating out of North Korea, the new leaders’ surname is “Un,” – you know, like the multi-national, western institution the U.N. Un is similar to the word one in many languages. When perestroika and glasnost came to the Soviet Union, remember, so too did the ever-popular International Monetary Fund and World Bank techniques of austerity and structural readjustment. Perhaps renewed and heightened economic war is destined for North Korea?