Author Topic: So, Don't Call Him "Our Dear Leader"?  (Read 255 times)

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So, Don't Call Him "Our Dear Leader"?
« on: September 13, 2016, 01:26:12 AM »
Probably many of the folks here have heard this story, but there's no thread about it.

"North Korea bans sarcasm because Kim Jong-un fears people only agree with him ‘ironically’" | Independent

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North Korea has forbidden people from making sarcastic comments about Kim Jong-un or his totalitarian regime in their everyday conversations.

Even indirect criticism of the authoritarian government has been banned, Asian media reported.

Residents were warned against criticising the state in a series of mass meetings held by functionaries across the country.

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Officials told people that sarcastic expressions such as “This is all America’s fault” would constitute unacceptable criticism of the regime.

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Re: So, Don't Call Him "Our Dear Leader"?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2016, 09:29:08 AM »
Well sarcasm is an easy thing to ban. It's not difficult at all to detect, it's especially easy to detect sarcasm in text.

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