No Food but New Hairstyle for North Korea


NewsBBC reports: Male university students in North Korea are now required to get the same haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un! The state-sanctioned guideline was introduced in the capital Pyongyang about two weeks ago. It is now being rolled out across the country  although some people have expressed reservations about getting the look. “Our leader’s haircut is very particular, if you will,” one source tells Radio Free Asia. “It doesn’t always go with everyone since everyone has different face and head shapes.”

Hairstyle for North Korea

Hairstyle for North Korea

Meanwhile, a North Korean now living in China says the look is actually unpopular at home because people think it resembles Chinese smugglers. “Until the mid-2000s, we called it the ‘Chinese smuggler haircut’. It seems that haircuts have been state-approved in North Korea for some time – until now people were reportedly only allowed to choose from 18 styles for women and 10 for men.

Earlier, North Korea’s state TV launched a campaign against long hair, called “Let us trim our hair in accordance with the Socialist lifestyle”.

Opinion: Kim Jong-Un known to dispose of people, including his close relatives, is now determined to lead his starving country into the phase of sporting hairstyles that look exactly like his. He is not content to have his face plastered everywhere. Every person in the country must also look like him.
It is the usual penchant of communist and socialist regimes to have everyone look the same, feel the same, behave the same. In short, as long as everybody is miserable, nobody is really miserable.

Our own President started this country on the trend of big-government-will-take-care-of you or you will die! It’s eerily similar to dictating patterns of behavior much in the likeness of socialist agendas. Some did try the Kim Jong-Un move here with songs and poems being sung in schools clearly adulating Obama by school children but this quickly lost its charm as soon as Obama’s popularity numbers started to plunge and the sensitive ones beginning to show signs of being horrified at the direction of things.

Some in the media protested that Obama-worship was very un-American and must stop. Nonetheless, it all seemed on the level of worship as done for the likes of  Saddam Hussain or Stalin or Mao, those dear despicable communists and dictators. Maybe if Obama succeeded with his ObamaCare, his next move would be to force male Americans to have hairstyles like his and female Americans to choose from the different ones of Michelle!

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