Leftists are absolutely fawning over the North Korean ‘cheerleaders’. But what they find entertaining — we find downright terrifying. Check it out…
The Media (D) has been filled with moral grandstanding journalists praising the despotic North Korean regime because they made a half-hearted attempt at diplomacy with South Korea conveniently timed near the Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Nevermind that North Korea could be doing this for several reasons:
- Visible propaganda on the world stage
- Cashing in on the anti-Trump sentiment
- The sanctions imposed at the insistence of President Trump are finally hurting them
- President Trump’s tough language (and his tweets) to Little Rocket Man have terrified and humiliated the continually posturing regime
But do you think they’re going to report on that? Nah.
It’s much more important to focus on the cutesy ‘cheerleaders’ with their synchronized dance moves.
They’re the early breakout hit of the Winter Olympics, a singing, clapping — and perfectly matching — troupe of red-clad North Korean cheerleaders who march to their own kind of drummer.
Watch them in action, and it’s hard to turn away for reasons that are somewhat hard to explain. See them steal the show like they did in the unified Korean hockey game Saturday night and it’s easy to understand why they outnumber North Korean athletes 10-1 at these games.
More than 200 of them sang and smiled all night long, carrying the show long after the game was decided. Then, for good measure, they kept on going for 15 minutes after it was over before finally marching off in two perfectly formed long lines.
Nope, that’s not creepy. Just watch them as they file out:
Ok, so those are Stormtroopers, but it’s probably not far off.
Campy, yes. For many observers from outside North Korea, it’s kind of creepy, too.
The fact remains that behind the smiles they represent a totalitarian state that is trying to produce nuclear weapons as well as it produces synchronized spectacles. Their routines are for the glory of dictator Kim Jong Un or one of his predecessors, even if some of their songs have been modified so to not offend at the Olympics.
Ummm…. I don’t know about you, but that freaky choreographed display makes me think of this scene from Shrek:
Many on Twitter also criticized the troupe as pure propaganda for a dictator, and wondered if they were coerced into performing.
Kim runs a ruthless regime, but the women who make up the cheerleading squad — Kim’s wife is herself a former member — are reportedly mostly the daughters of the elite upper class who are often college students selected for their looks, musical skills and family standing. They sometimes give full musical performances with clarinets and other instruments, and often use props in their choreographed cheers.
“Women with family members missing or living abroad do not qualify, as they could pose potential flight risks,” the Korea Herald reported.
The women cheered for 2 hours with smiles pasted on their faces. Sounds like they were having a blast! (Oh, that’s probably not the best phrase to use in connection with North Korea.)
This journalist did note that it was hard to tell if the cheerleaders were actually having fun.
It was all in good fun, at least on the part of the spectators. Whether the cheerleaders were having any fun was hard to figure out since their smiles seemed frozen on their faces and their expressions never changed.
Source: Yahoo News
In dictatorships like North Korea, the girl with the least authentic smile is shot first — or sent to work in the horrific forced-labor camp. But the Media (D) must have forgotten about that.