Update: I figured this was too good to be true. Well, mostly. The video is in fact from the NK state-run media about the “failure of Europe’s democracy,” but the narration is fake. It’s pretty close to the kind of stuff they put out though.

To sum it up, poverty runs rampant, we all subsist on diets of birds, snow and heroin, and we’re grateful to our government for the lousy handouts:

Did the Nork propaganda department nail American life in the age of Hope & Change, or what?

Seriously though, this could backfire on Kim Jong-un, because based on this video some of his people might still consider the U.S. a step up from where they are.

Max Fisher at the Washington Post:

Ironically, the video portrays American life as somewhat like the darkest days of North Korea’s 1990s famine, though with much more violence and drug addiction. Wired’s Spencer Ackerman points out, “As with much great trolling, North Korea is taking some of its great weaknesses — the grinding poverty, food shortages and official bellicosity — and projecting them onto its adversary.”

For personal reasons, the video didn’t show one of the scariest aspects of America: Dennis Rodman.


30 Responses to “Alleged N. Korea Propaganda Video: Life in America”

  1. backwoodsconsr on March 13th, 2013 8:39 pm

    Well, we're not there yet, but if the Republicans will just give the great and wise Obama everything he wants, we will be.

  2. Truesoldier__ on March 13th, 2013 9:10 pm

    You mean continue to roll over now and then put on the ticket in 2016 something like a McCain-Graham ticket to run against this dem "dream ticket" in 2016?

  3. backwoodsconsr on March 13th, 2013 9:59 pm

    Hillary and Michelle would be a never-ending catfifght.

  4. SignPainterGuy on March 13th, 2013 10:33 pm

    At least we`d be entertained while we starved to death in a heroin haze !

  5. backwoodsconsr on March 13th, 2013 10:34 pm

    You'd outlive me. You get more snow up there in the mountains.

  6. SignPainterGuy on March 13th, 2013 10:47 pm

    Projection is right ! And I have to wonder about Rodman falling for Little Un. It`s much like Penn and Glover`s love affair with Chavez. They all ignore their evil and mistreatment of their people.

  7. Marshall_Will on March 14th, 2013 2:52 am

    Glover has a place in Portland, and believe me ( he fits right in )

    What's the better knee slapper, this, or Obumble going on national TV telling His subjects, "The private sector is fiiiiiine"? Jay Carney's endless upbeat assessments? So many to pick from!

  8. Marshall_Will on March 14th, 2013 2:58 am

    "Well, we're not there yet,"

    For untold millions ( we are ) We've had courageous bloggers on this very site tell us, "This may be the last post before they cut the electricity off?" Or have serious illnesses after being pink slipped and -zero- health coverage.

    For millions more everything we thought we knew about business, ethics, sales ( the tax code ) development and professional relationships..? POOF. We're so 'concussed' and disoriented, we might as WELL be in NoKo?

    Hey did Charles Manson make parole? It was like a Where's Waldo sighting around 2:25. Looking pretty good Charlie. Doing better than some I see!

  9. SignPainterGuy on March 14th, 2013 3:05 am

    Andie McDowell has a home here in the SF of the EC. Several celebs do, but it`s only the libs who have them right in town. The less lib or cons have places on out in the hills where they can enjoy the peace and quiet beauty, but don`t have the fruits n nuts up their b ….. !

    Speaking of the Carnival Caller; you saw where Barry threw the SS under the bus by blaming them for the tour closures, but Jay must`a missed the memo and admitted it WAS the WH.

  10. Marshall_Will on March 14th, 2013 11:38 am

    Ridiculousness [without] Effort should be this O'stration's middle name.

    The Secret Service ( as it pertains to the WH, and pResident in particular ) don't commit to a single act without direction and authority OF the White House..!

    The *president's* schedule changes, THEIR schedule changes! And often on a whim w/ little or NO notice. I'm sure the guys appreciated being thrown to the media wolves ( as usual ) out of His convenience! It's not like they sacrifice being away from family w/ odd work schedules or anything?

  11. ak47 on March 14th, 2013 11:42 am

    Mmmmm mmmm … there's nothing like a cup of nice hot snow.

  12. backwoodsconsr on March 14th, 2013 12:18 pm

    As long as it isn't yellow.

  13. Truesoldier__ on March 14th, 2013 12:32 pm

    I did see that. Of course the old media didn't even bother to follow up on that (no suprise of course). Makes me wonder if anyone in the GOP (Cruz, Lee, Paul come to mind) will ask whom is telling the truth and whom is lying. It is the people's house after all, so we do have a right to know.

  14. Truesoldier__ on March 14th, 2013 12:33 pm

    The only thing the SS can count on from dear leaders schedule is trips to the links and burger joints.

  15. Truesoldier__ on March 14th, 2013 12:40 pm

    Of course with Dem budget proposal like this latest one, we will get to what that video portrays in no time!

    Democrats’ budget plan seeks $1.5 trillion tax hike, plus 10-year spending boost


  16. SignPainterGuy on March 14th, 2013 12:42 pm


  17. Truesoldier__ on March 14th, 2013 12:48 pm

    O/T….Here is just one more issue that is happening within the country that needs to be addressed badly:

  18. SignPainterGuy on March 14th, 2013 12:58 pm

    We know we can count on our media services to address it "badly" !

    More anchor babies; just what we need !

  19. Marshall_Will on March 14th, 2013 1:00 pm

    At its conclusion ( as we'd suspect ) if it's going on in 'Arcadia'..?

    Papa Louie at MM's had a great suggestion; make them aware the avg. tax bill for the party so far is running around $54,000 for every man, woman & child in America. What Romm # did you want us to send the BILL to?

  20. Marshall_Will on March 14th, 2013 1:09 pm


    What makes it all the more difficult to swallow is the fact ( sans immigration ) our birth rate has utterly stalled! Progs have long claimed "Conservatives still think bread is a nickel a LOAF!?" when making their 'case' for ever expanding government.

    Well, what would our exploding budgets LOOK like if there were actual pop. growth? Couples aren't getting married in this economy and the ones that ARE sure aren't having any children! This is why Portland PS's are folding left and right.

  21. Truesoldier__ on March 14th, 2013 1:15 pm

    That's just it, it really isn't about anchor babies in this case. We have a huge problem in WA ST with Russian women coming, having their baby, getting the US birth certificate and then returning home to Russia. This has many worried about the reprucussions of spies later on down the line or even just creating a large enough adult population to swing elections down the line. If the Chinese and Russians are doing this you know many other coutries are as well (including Islamic countries).

  22. Truesoldier__ on March 14th, 2013 1:32 pm

    You'll have more to eat.

  23. Marshall_Will on March 14th, 2013 1:32 pm

    Ironically ( this is precisely what MM gets accused of being at least once a day ) Even though her parents remained ( assimilated, obviously… ) and mom taught in NJ public schools for 30 years?

  24. Truesoldier__ on March 14th, 2013 1:34 pm

    O/T…Dear leader tells donors to give money so politicians can blow off the voters back in their districts:

    “If you have a senator or a congressman in a swing district who is prepared to take a tough vote … on immigration reform, or legislation around background checks for guns, I want to make sure that they feel supported and that they know that there are constituencies of theirs who agree with them, even if they may be getting a lot of pushback in that district,” he declared to the roughly 70 attending donors who are fueling his unprecedented group, dubbed Organizing For Action.


  25. SignPainterGuy on March 14th, 2013 1:53 pm

    Dang those booger points ! Hid right under my nose ! ;-) (headslap)

    We`ve had numerous, but skimpy snows this and last winters. I`ve had to drive 20 miles to get pix and fill my p/u with rations for myself and to trade with the less fortunate among us. Now I`m waiting on those promised shipments of that most wonderful NoKo coffee and building materials to brace my collapsing tent !

  26. SignPainterGuy on March 14th, 2013 1:56 pm

    I hadn`t thought of it from that angle. More than a possibility, it`s quite likely !

  27. Marshall_Will on March 14th, 2013 2:11 pm

    Snow… America's new White Gold! Their government is expressing concern as it's practically untraceable and a growing underground economy is sprouting up around they're unable to tax?

    But rather than deal with crafty citizens dealing under the table and after the fact, States are considering a White Gold Tax based solely of predicted snowfalls, sending out bills whether there's accumulation or not.

  28. Marshall_Will on March 14th, 2013 2:24 pm

    “We’ve got 20 million people who got involved in the campaign, or close to it, [and] we have 4 million people who actively contributed to the campaign in five-dollar and ten-dollar and 25-dollar increments,” he said.

    Uh… meaning SIXTEEN million were ABOVE that and we suspect [significantly] so. Look Odumble, "bi-partisanship" ( like true love ) doesn't cost a THING? You don't need to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to 'attain' it. Beating people over the head, selling cancer and passing things behind voter's backs..?

    Well that's gonna' RUN ya'! Organizing For ACCESS!

  29. SignPainterGuy on March 14th, 2013 2:29 pm

    Gee whizz, M_W, give `em ideas ! ;-)

    After the Blizzard of `93 when the weather service predicted "a few inches of snow" and we got from 18" to 50" and roof-deep drifts, depending on location and altitude n stuff, they don`t want to miss anything, SOOOO, 2 weeks ago they said we had a near perfect storm coming. There WAS a rain storm from the gulf that dumped a few inches of rain on us AND there WAS cold air coming from the north, SOOOO, we should expect 10" or more of snow ! AAAAaauuuuuugggghhhhhh !! Panic in the grocery aisles !!

    The rain cleared out before the cold got here, so we got flurries. Good luck scraping THAT up to make soup and coffee without dirt or grass in it.

  30. SignPainterGuy on March 14th, 2013 3:01 pm

    I loved MM`s reply to the hate tweet today (I`m always impressed by her THICK, but supple skin); "Welp, as mama always said, 'Sutpid is as sutpid does' ".

    Isn`t it amazing, libs don`t even realize why we are laughing !

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