The Face of the Enemy

똘이장군 (Tori Jangun), 1978During breakfast, I told my wife about how North Korea said that Japan doesn't belong in the six-way talks on their nuclear weapons program because...
The nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula is not a matter for such an insincere and clumsy political dwarf as Japan to deal with
so they should step aside and let the big guys talk (Hat tip to Cominganarchy). This is not the first time North Korea snapped at its neighbor, but the region is not known for favorable views of neighbors and good relations. For example, after the short anecdote my wife told me that when she was a kid she watched an animation for children called 똘이장군 (Tori Jangun, 1978). Click on the image to see the details.

The interesting part of the story is, the pig in red cloth in the upper right corner was a not at all flattering portray of Kim Il-Sung Yuri Irsenowich Kim a.k.a. Kim Jong-Il (who at that time was the Party secretary of organization and propaganda and already designated as successor of his father, Kim Il-Sung). The wolfes in the lower left represent North Korean soldiers - the imagery is quite vivid. Tori Jangun was not only shown in the movies, but also in schools throughout the South Korean half of the penninsula.

p.s.: unflattering appears to be a false friend?

p.p.s.: During research, I came across Dictatorofthemonth.com
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Blogger Curzon said ... 7/07/2005 12:04:00 PM

What nationality/background is Ms. Grendal?    



Blogger Grendel said ... 7/07/2005 01:19:00 PM

Mrs. Grendel is from Daejon, South Korea.    



Blogger Younghusband said ... 7/07/2005 07:20:00 PM

Nice find on that Dictator of the Month site.    



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