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As awful as America may feel like sometimes, and as many idiots as there are in charge of making decisions in this country, thank your lucky stars that you don’t live in the hellhole that is North Korea.
North Korean leader and loose cannon Kim Jong-un has banned gatherings involving drinking and singing in order to increase control over the population. In other words there will be no partying in North Korea. Then again, if you live over there something tells me you’re not in the mood to party. This ban, according to intelligence briefings given to South Korean lawmakers, was also made to stifle the impact of crippling economic sanctions imposed on the country.
The sanctions are in retaliation for the country’s ongoing development of nuclear devices and ballistic missiles.
(Pyongyang) … has banned any gatherings related to drinking, singing and other entertainment and is strengthening control of outside information,’ the South Korean National Intelligence Service is reported as saying.
Travel abroad is curtailed, conversations monitored and harsh punishments are regularly imposed for being in possession of media from outside of the state. The ban comes just a few months after the Pyongyang Beer Festival was cancelled amid reports of a drought.
You have to feel for any person that unfortunately was born in North Korea — it’s not their fault they are in a country that is currently run by a nut job. And yeah, an idiot is running our country, but he won’t be banning singing and drinking anytime soon. Well, at least I hope not.