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Daily World News,
The hermit kingdom is consistently teetering towards war or famine, but this summer’s youth unsettlement is a new concern for the country’s despotic government.
Young citizens are now refusing to accept the maverick state’s institutionalised propaganda and are instead seeking out the truth about their country using technology.
According to sources in Pyongyang smugglers are risking their lives to deliver Hollywood films and South Korean documentaries to those who risk prison or death by buying them - largely teenagers or young adults. Others are also actively refusing to attend mandatory “educational” events, where Kim Jong-un and previous leaders Kim il-Sung and Kim Jong-il are presented as demigods and the cycle of their dynastic rule is reenforced.
South Korean spies have revealed Pyongyang students are now bribing officials, in order to avoid attending commemorative rallies and propaganda sessions. A source revealed: “Many students don’t have any direct experience or concept of the war, so Victory Day holds no special meaning for them. A large portion expressed a preference to not attend related events.
“This movement underscores the fact that in contemporary North Korea, people are more likely to cautiously evaluate their loyalty to the Korean Workers’ Party. That’s what drives such a large number of students to avoid attending the event."
Much of this dissatisfaction with the regime comes as a result of brave smugglers who criss-cross North Korea’s border with China, dropping off eye-opening DVDs and books. Earlier this year, Express.co.uk revealed revolutionaries are now even using drones to smuggle James Bond DVDs into the ultra-secretive state, in an attempt to break Kim Jong-un’s stranglehold of poverty and brainwashing.
Jung Kwang-il, a survivor of one of the country’s hellish gulags and defector to South Korea, said: “Dystopian films are very popular, films like The Hunger Games and Mad Max. James Bond films are also very popular, North Koreans love 007.“We do this because people in North Korea are living without human rights. They do not know the life they are living is a life of oppression. In order for them to be awakened we need to send them as much outside info as possible.
“We need to change the mindset of the people, to shift how they think. No amount of government control can stop the desire to know more about the world. Real change is going to come and it is going to come soon.”Recent editorials in North Korea’s state-run propaganda newspapers also hint at Kim Jong-un’s desperation to keep the youth under control, by promising greatness and reward for those who remain loyal to his wavering leadership.
In a pleading opinion piece released to citizens this week and seen by Express.co.uk, the state declared the “future of mankind hinges on the youth!”Aware of the growing dissatisfaction among the youth in the country, the editorial said: “The young people are the most viable and powerful force in the struggle to advance history and transform the world.
“It is the firm determination and will of the Workers' Party of Korea to project the young people as the masters of the era in the front ranks of the general advance and encourage them to enter the gate of a socialist power before anyone else.”