The crazy shiz going on in North Korea isn’t getting enough play.
I’m a few days late on this, but according to the Daily News, the North Korean government took public humiliation to a whole new level recently when it forced it’s national soccer team – which just returned home from a disappointing showing at the World Cup – “in front of 400 people at the Working People’s Culture Palace in Pyongyang, were they were criticized for failing in their ‘ideological struggle’ to win in South Africa.”
Basically, every player on the team was individually called out for their specific shortcomings. Each player was then forced to denounce the team’s coach, Kim Jong Hun. Apparently this entire process took six hours – six hours.
And as if that wasn’t enough, the Daily News is also reporting that Coach Kim was “forced out of the Worker’s Party, North Korea’s ruling group, and into labor at a construction site.”
“The embarrassing performance at the World Cup is seen as a betrayal of Kim Jong Un, son of despot Kim Jong Il and his likely successor,” writes reporter Bobby Melok.
Now, these are the same coach and “Supreme Leader” that were communicating via an invisible cell phone not too long ago, right? And Kim Jong Il is still claiming he invented hamburgers, right? If you ask me, this kind of man is more dangerous than any country with nuclear weapons. There’s absolutely NO telling what he is capable of. At least Osama bin Laden keeps us informed via VHS recordings.
I think Americans could take something away from this whole scene, though. Imagine what we could have done to the 2004 U.S. Olympic basketball team.