A Nation of Racist Dwarfs - Slate | Christopher Hitchens | 2/1/10
But in all seriousness, Kim Jong Il's father was and still is treated like a deity even after his death, with Il being treated more like a demi-god. Those poor people have no idea what the world is actually like, it is scary. The constant praising of the "dear leader", the control of the masses by the state. Scary stuff. Hitchens imagined this is what heaven would be like, and it's not a stretch to follow him there.
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This is a seriously insane documentary, must watch all 3 parts:
The Vice Guide to North Korea