Friday, June 30, 2006

North Korean Personality Cult

The personality cult of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il remained a virtual civil religion that provided a spiritual underpinning for the regime.

Refusal on religious or other grounds to accept the leader as the supreme authority exemplifying the state and society’s needs was regarded as opposition to the national interest and continued to result in severe punishment.

-- Excerpt of latest State Department’s Human Rights report, country section on North Korea

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