North Korean propaganda film on US culture gets pretty close to nailing it...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by hachi kid, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. hachi kid

    hachi kid

    Jun 2, 2008
    Austin, TX
  2. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Inactive

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    IBTL :)
  3. no politics
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I was going to refrain from posting, but now that my friends are here...
  5. :D
  6. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    neato! Is this the one about us having to live under tarps and eat snow to survive?
  7. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Why is it that someone, such as the makers of this film, always has some revelation about how we commodify everything, and then acts like it's some groundbreaking news? Theodor Adorno and the rest of the Frankfurt School were writing about this stuff decades ago and were much more intellectual and much less sensationalist about it.

    Another issue I always have with arguments such as the film is that is always assumes some teleological intention behind things like passivity of the masses when there's little direct evidence of that. I doubt there are people sitting around boardrooms saying, "We will get people hooked on consumerism, and then they will easily fold under the NWO agenda! Bwahahaha!" Instead, those things should be treated as residual latent effects of some cause, at least until there's evidence of a teleological intention behind things like consumerism and commodification that goes beyond wealth generation.

    Just my $.02 (no pun intended) on the matter.
  8. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    You are mistaken :ninja:

  9. Demon_Hunter


    Jun 8, 2008
    I watched like 3 minutes and it just seems more like a TMZ report than propaganda. :scowl: :rollno:
  10. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Yea, that one's hilarious. There's even a homeless guy in a tent with a Packer jacket as I recall..."as he enjoys his warm snow". Yea, we're all proud of our tent homes and living year round in an arctic climate.
  11. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Inactive

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    You ain't got no friends, Buffy Binder ;)
  12. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    So, a couple dozen famous weirdos make us a country of losers. And yet North Koreans live an AWESOME life full of joy, opportunity, self-fulfilling prophecy, and individual achievement. (That was sarcasm)

    What do I think about the makers of that video?

    I'll take a few spoiled rotten idiots on TV over that they have 6 days a week and twice on Sundays.

    By the way, this is culture, not politics. The only thing that may swing it into the no no zone is that over there, government DOMINATES the culture. Government IS the culture. In fact this video HAS to be made by their government because if North Koreans got wind of the freedom and opportunity here, the individualism here, the liberty (that used to be) here, there would be a revolt. They have to convince their people that what they see on the video is how we all live so that liberty will be seen as something unattractive. They have to be CONVINCED that their way of life is awesome. No thanks. I'm fine NOT having to bow before a picture of any leader here.

    Again, this is CULTURE, not politics. So lighten up and have a conversation.
  13. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Inactive

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    Sure, there's no doubt I'd rather live anywhere in the west rather than North korea, but if you remove the video from the context of where and by whom it was made it's pretty much spot on.

    And no, a small minority of famous weirdos does not make a country of losers. A huge number of people living vicariously through those famous weirdos on the other hand... (And that's not a blow at the u.s. alone, people over here in europe are just as bad.)
  14. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    What's the problem with the video? It's like Tony the Tiger.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr8.

  15. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    When Kim Jong Un's inauguration (or whatever it was) was on tv, i was visiting my folks. My mum said, "look, he's shaking" to which my dad replied, "he's thinking about his next pie".

    My dad is a legend :D
  16. I very rarely turn on a television and I don't care at all about celebrities' personal lives.

    I care even less what North Korea thinks of the personal lives of US celebrities.

    Does any of this matter even a little bit?
  17. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I learned a couple things in the video. I plan on watching the other nine parts.

  18. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I always thought that was Jive1 in that funny suit.
  19. I didn't realize that we were so screwed up!! I'm moving to North Korea Immediately!
  20. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Funny thing about propaganda.. it's an art form. You mix in a little truth here and there in just the right amounts and it makes the outright bs parts go down easier. I haven't watched yet but.... did I guess right?