February 07, 2005
Dear Leader [I]

I was lucky enough to find a copy of "Kim Il Sung: Biography [I]" (Tokyo: Miraisha, 1969) today. And so begins an irregular series of excerpts.

Chapter 6, Among the People

THE PEOPLE rejoiced immensely over reports that General Kim Il Sung had moved into Mt. Baikdoo and was wiping out enemies successively.

A festive mood previaled everywhere, and people kept talking about the General. It was their fervent desire to see the General himself. Those who had ever shaken hands with the General were the target of public envy.

The General, however, was modesty itself for all his popularity. He behaved quietly and unobtrusively. Clad always in simple clothes, the General worked together with his men. When his forces stopped over at villages during marches, he often took a broom and cleaned areas around houses with his soldiers. Even some people near him asked where General Kim Il Sung was. That happened time and time again.

Posted by dbrown at February 07, 2005 02:30 PM

Strangely enough, via War and Piece, today: The Pyongyang Metro. “In the underground station is the mosaic mural The Great Leader Kim Il Sung among Workers which depicts the great leader who, regarding ‘The people are my God’ as his motto, devoted his whole life to the people, sharing life and death, sweets and bitters with them.

Posted by: r. on February 7, 2005 07:10 PM

That would be:
War and Piece http://www.warandpiece.com
Pyongyang Metro http://www.pyongyang-metro.com/metrobook.html

Is there some reason I can't embed my urls?

Posted by: r. on February 7, 2005 07:13 PM

an anti-comment-spam gesture that, like most such gestures, is futile.

sweets and bitters. nice name for a fotolog.

Posted by: dbrown on February 7, 2005 08:29 PM
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