I know I tend to joke around a bit and have some snarky fun here, but when Kim Jong Il died and I wrote that North Koreans had better weep uncontrollably “or get sent to a labor camp,” I wasn’t kidding. And of course now it sounds like that is indeed the case:

North Korean authorities are punishing mourners who failed to exhibit sincere sadness and despair after the death of Kim Jong Il on Dec. 17, the Daily NK reported Wednesday.

The online North Korean newspaper, which is published by opponents of the governing regime, said a source in North Hamkyung Province revealed the information. The source told the paper “authorities are handing down at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who didn’t participate in the organized gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didn’t cry and didn’t seem genuine,” according to the Daily NK.

Word is that MSNBC is threatening a similar punishment for employees who don’t react the same way if Obama isn’t re-elected.

If Kim Jong Un wanted real tears he should have told North Koreans that Jimmy Carter was taking over as their leader.

If you look closely at one of the videos you might be able to spot a couple of people whose “sincere” expression of fake grief is clearly not up to State mandates. They’re probably being interrogated as we speak:

(h/t HAP)


20 Responses to “North Koreans Who Didn’t Sincerely Mourn Kim Jong Il with Fake Weeping are Being Sent to Labor Camps”

  1. dancermommd on January 13th, 2012 10:18 am

    I feel bad for people who have to live in fear of a labor camp (prison, except our prisons no longer make them work) for not grieving enough or as expected.

  2. backwoodsconsr on January 13th, 2012 10:46 am

    Cry me a river–or else!

  3. Hyperfobea on January 13th, 2012 11:12 am

    Yeah, laugh it up everybody. The USA is drawing perilously close to that state.

  4. Dexter_Alarius on January 13th, 2012 11:33 am

    No forced labor camps here. They just call you a racist.

  5. Pasadena Phil on January 13th, 2012 2:23 pm

    They'll probably win on appeal. The standard for what constitutes "failing to exhibit sincere sadness" is poorly defined and open to interpretation. In a society like North Korea where rule of law is supreme, this won't stand up court. But it might.

  6. Granny55 on January 13th, 2012 2:56 pm

    Hey Big Sis is listening and watching us – labor camps for us Tea Party misfits isn't too far off.

  7. Marshall_Will on January 13th, 2012 3:16 pm

    Here it's self-imposed. ( We call it Going Galt ) Mostly we work our @$$es off, but only on deals that won't fall thru until after Teh Wun goes into a Marcos-esque exile.

    UNTIL then, we watch each other's adam's apple to see how many swallows of collective gruel you've had? Seriously, I know real estate firms that are on a "commission rotation" regardless as to who closes the deal.

    Now that attrition has thinned the crowd to the point of extinction, we're seeing other firms back off to prevent going into incest mode. Suppliers can't survive ( or survive for 'long' ) with only (1) customer. If the job shops and vendors dry up, then so will many of us.

    No doubt there's a pecking order but it's hard to hunt in packs when you're all alone. Now that they realize we've Gone Galt they're putting the screws to us w/ add'l regulation to a point we either turn on each other and finish it off 'for' them, or a Labor Camp starts to look good?

  8. patti on January 13th, 2012 4:35 pm

    Speaking of Dicktators…..

    Ann Barnhardt has a message for Willard from ' We the People' ;-)

  9. SignPainterGuy on January 13th, 2012 5:34 pm

    Appearances are everything ! I guess that`s what happens when everything is based on lies !

  10. swede on January 13th, 2012 5:53 pm

    Did you read about the DPRK soccer team? Made it to the World Cup and lost 0-7 in the first round. To, um, Portugal! Heh.

    The players who didn't go AWOL and apply for assylum in Spain are now working 16 hour days in the coal mines. Well, they got job security I s'pose.

  11. Marshall_Will on January 13th, 2012 6:33 pm


    Great vid. Always loved Ann. I'm picturing a Conservative version of The View w/ Ann, MM and some of the PTB gals as regular guests. Yeah, seriously. We can even have a token lib/dimaprog like DWS/Jeaneane G to thump each and every morning.

    Now THAT I would tune in for!

  12. patti on January 13th, 2012 7:06 pm

    Yes, yes Marshall_Will ….

    let's have Meggie, too, for MAX humor! ;-)

  13. patti on January 13th, 2012 7:08 pm

    Like Mooch and lil Barry!

  14. Marshall_Will on January 13th, 2012 7:55 pm

    Not possible for me to over estimate the positive influence ALL you Conservative Gals have been on us! Like I often say ( even good husbands can use a firm shove once in awhile? )

    In the PC-infested, mealy mouthed world, they have us males walking on eggshells. At work, as supervisors/co-workers, PTA, you name it. Hearing Ann or Michelle go off on a perfectly justified rant like that assures us it's not just our testosterone doing our talking!

    I can't tell you what a +positive+ influence Joyanna Adams, MM, Green eyed Lady, Ann and the Legions of Conservative Women means to us! Whether it's gutting out a few more pushups, helping down at the church or as Doug notes, "being a good role model by uh… going to WORK everyday?" just what a necessary reinforcement you have been.

  15. SignPainterGuy on January 13th, 2012 9:03 pm

    Here, hear !

  16. patti on January 14th, 2012 6:51 pm

    Awww…you're a sweetie MW!

    Photo of the day
    Go Tebow http://www.therightscoop.com/photo-of-the-day-ope

  17. Chillax on January 15th, 2012 11:44 am

    Truly moving video. Not a dry eye in the house. And everyone looks so "fit and trim". Why is it that the only two fatties in North Korea are the Kims? Oh, right, they're all starving to death. So maybe these folks were crying more because they thought that hearse had a 6 foot-long Subway sandwich in it and it wouldn't stop moving.

  18. SignPainterGuy on January 15th, 2012 10:16 pm

    Now that IS a great pic; too bad Tebow and team lost !

    Our fighting men and women know from whence cometh their blessings and aren`t afraid or ashamed to show it ! God Bless them !

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  20. icon brickell rental on June 18th, 2014 6:11 pm

    If you look closely at one of the videos you might be able to spot a couple of people whose “sincere” expression of fake grief is clearly not up to State mandates.

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