Video: When North Korea sings “We Are The World,” they mean it
posted at 12:21 pm on February 5, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Alternate title: DPRK Really Big Fans of “Red Dawn” Remake. The Guardian reports on a new propaganda short from Pyongyang, depicting the flights of fancy of a young man in North Korea drifting from space travel to Space Invaders (via Doug Powers at the Boss Emeritus’ site):
It begins benignly enough, with an image of a sleeping young North Korean man, and a genteel piano version of the US feel-good pop anthem We Are the World providing the musical backdrop.
Within seconds he is aboard a space shuttle, launched into orbit by the same type of rocket the North successfully launched in December. The shuttle orbits Earth, at one point passing over a jubilant and reunified Korean peninsula, before the focus switches to an unidentified city draped in the Stars and Stripes.
What appear to be missiles rain down on the city, setting fire to high-rise buildings in scenes reminiscent of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York.
“Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing,” the Korean-language caption says. “It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze.”
I’d take this more seriously if (a) Pyongyang could successfully operate an unmanned satellite in space, and (b) could come up with graphics better than a 1970s-era Captain Planet episode. But at least it gives us a pretty good glimpse of the messaging of the Kim regime regarding peaceful coexistence.