This video created by North Korean propagandists is pretty extreme, if only for the narration, which claims, along with our diet of snow,
[t]here are no birds. They have been eaten….Their houses blow down very easily…There are no birds in the trees apart from these, which will be eaten on Tuesday. They are yummy. You can also eat the snow, of which there is plenty in the United States.
Full of images of modern American cities
often disguised as a foreign countries in Europe.
The short film is an exercise in propaganda designed to show the worst of America, by highlighting one northeastern city’s homeless during the winter and claiming this is representative of the entire country. The images are truly heart-wrenching. It is a great shameful thing, a hideous reality that our country has so many homeless–it shouldn’t be happening.
The narrative goes very much over the top (the homeless man identified as a former Republican candidate for Oregon state senator, bowls of “hot snow” being served at a soup kitchen truck), but makes me wonder about the footage we see of other countries. How “real” is that? All it takes is footage and narration.
The video shows a man being woken up and given
coffee from North Korea
because here in America, our coffee is made from snow and handouts of
money and cake
from North Korea, which plays into this current meme showing Kim Jong Un obsessed with cake..