Haters gonna hate and ain’ters gonna ain’t…

This looks and sounds insane to anyone who isn’t North Korean, but it’s worth noticing that:

  1. North Koreans tend – surprisingly – to be a lot more open about expressing emotion than South Koreans, and…
  2. Overblown gestures have – to a certain extent – become common currency in North Korean politics over the years.

So while the participants in this scene probably aren’t really as ecstatic as they appear, it’s equally unlikely that they’re secretly dying a little inside at the indignity of it all. Another day, another won…

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