North Korea’s new leadership has set some lofty New Year’s resolutions:
North Korea on Sunday vowed an “all-out drive” toward economic prosperity, setting a vision for a nation with fewer food shortages, a stronger military and a people who defend their new supreme leader with their lives.
“The whole Party, the entire army and all the people should possess a firm conviction that they will become human bulwarks and human shields in defending Kim Jong Eun unto death,” said an editorial carried in the country’s three major state-run publications.
Because mindless, self-abnegating sacrifice of individuality to the state, a stated goal of “fewer” food shortages, and continuing Pappa Kim’s policy of “military first” in line for resources is the path to prosperity.
They must be reading too much Thomas Friedman.