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75 Responses to North Korean Propaganda Film About Consumerism

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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    Link: North Korean Propaganda Film About Consumerism - A bit hyperbolic but somehow strangely true.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 9:57 am
    Yep, sure is obama in here.
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:04 am
    Saw the whole thing. Yes, it`s kinda fun one drated up government points out fault of another. But a lot of what they say is true.
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:05 am
    "trained monkeys collaborators of death" that`s just priceless
    Paris Hilton..."narcissistic parasite" - so true
    It may be propaganda but most of it is true...think about that
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:08 am
    Overblown and unrealistic, most Americans don`t live like that. Unfortunately a lot of it was the ugly truth.

    But at least we have street lights and our homeless eat better, out of dumpsters, then most people in North Korea.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Wow. This is all true. Am I North Korean, Mommy??
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:13 am
    A surprisingly accurate depiction of "Western" culture in first world nations. I would offer the criticism that the faults depicted here are the faults of those so willingly shepharded and the shephard himself - not the mechanism in which he rules.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:13 am
    Fairly accurate if you ask me.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:15 am
    I haven`t seen Hollywood celebrities demonized like that since the last time I watched Bill O`Really(?) on Fox "News".
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    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:18 am
    Its not propaganda if its extremely true.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:20 am
    The ciggie point is a bit out of date, but other than that it`s hard to argue.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:22 am
    Also, It`s not that Arnie isn`t president because he bonked the maid. He isn`t president because he doesn`t qualify. A minor point, however.
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:33 am
    most of this like many people said is correct, but when we start to really analyze the thick of it you will see that terrible people are all over the world not just america, it just seems more prominent here since america has cameras to watch people every 50 feet.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:36 am
    @jtrebowski: Ah yes - those Fox News demons. I suppose you are familiar with a more coddling approach to celebrities due to your Bill Maher and Chris Matthews.

    Perhaps it was your own role in The Ghost of Garganta: The Giantess Rises! that gives you such a sympathetic view.

    [quote">It`s possible I could make contact![/quote">
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:45 am
    @HalfPintRoo:

    Because Jamie was bitching about the site being anti Obama.
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:50 am
    Almost all valid, not fully factual
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:58 am
    @HumanAction: BWAAAHAAHAA!! How the hell did you find that? OMG..I hadn`t even seen that!!!!!
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    August 12, 2012 at 11:03 am
    And how did you know that was me??? LOL!
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 11:26 am
    If American women want to lose weight, all they have to do is move to North Korea!
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 11:33 am
    Hard to disagree with them, although I don`t think they provide much of a solution.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 11:37 am
    I don`t think I heard a single lie. Still, we have access to resources and aren`t forced to bow to the crap on TV, so I think I`ll stay here, tyvm.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 11:44 am
    Wow, this whole movie was without substance and had ass-backwards conclusions.

    For starters the video game-violence connection was roundly debunked by statistics. Yet not only did they perpetuate the myth they extend it to say that it`s why we`re the most belligerent country on the world. Oh the STUPID, someone get me some pot and save me from this migraine!

    As for the 12 minute mark, so it`s "brilliant" when your dear leader forces you to watch a show while at the same time denying you outside perspective. RRRiiggghhttt.
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    kja1995 Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 11:58 am
    Background music was annoying so I stopped watching... It may have been true, may not, but it was likely slanted nonetheless.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 11:58 am
    hahaha loved the "narcissistic parasite" remark.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    No contest. They have a point. I came to this conclusion long ago.

    I still prefer it to North Korea, because the price of black babies is exorbitant over there.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    I agree with them. Though North Korea is not the remedy.
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    Lucky2u Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    Most of their comments were true or exaggerated truth... but it beats living in North Korea, that place is a hole.
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    Hellsh Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    This is part 9/10 of a 95 minutes movie. Full Length
  29. Profile photo of ledzeppeloyd
    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    i mean yes its true in a sense, but is north korea really that much better?
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    timeghost Male 50-59
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    August 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    There is quite a bit of insightful truth in this video, especially considering where it came from. Not living in North Korea, however, we have the freedom to criticize our society. I`d like to see this film maker do a similar critique of his own country... and live to tell about it.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    You can accuse America, or the west in general, of "consumerism," but all that really means is that you have is a lot of choice on what to spend your money. A great many of us despise the fanaticism for movie stars and tasteless TV offerings, but we can tune in a nature show or a good mystery if we prefer.
    We could also say that westerners have "medicalism," "transportism," or "careerism" because we have far, far, more choice than North Koreans in those areas, too. Don`t be mislead by a silly label that really means "freedom of choice."
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    Ditto carmium, exactly.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    Why when someone point a finger at your country your first reaction is to point back the finger at him? Is a really childish behavior.Can`t be more intelligent to try to understand why other say something bad of you and what you can do to change that opinion?
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    A lot of good points in this video as to why the west is falling. It would be good to take notes, and make the changes necessary.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    August 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    One thing which was not true was... Arnold S (no, can`t spell his last name right now) is not the president because he was not born in the U.S., not because he had an affair and a love child...

    Some inaccuracies. They have several good points about several issues as well. But I have to agree with most people on this board, the life in North Korea is far from a solution.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    August 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    Out of the mouths of babes, small children and north Koreans...
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm
    Most wasn`t altogether untrue, but merely a matter of perception of the same facts.. (shopping for children lol). Yes they are anti consumerism but in a different perception of it... we see the freedom of choice, opinion, and apt reward for being the favourite.... they see a blatant waste of resources and funding thanks to some `fat stupid americans` that can be put towards medical research, military efforts, and other such `community` applications. Sort of a protest against letting people like Angelina and Brad exist in the first place. Also Tiger still wins lol.
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    nicodemus Male 40-49
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    August 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    The real question is: how did the West get so brutally lame? It wasn`t always like this... I`m not even that old, but I can remember a better time... It`s like the very worst of our culture that maybe accounted for 5% of saturation has now become 95% of what we call "us". How did we get here, and how do we get back? Now excuse me while I watch Tyra Banks and "whip my hair back and forth"...
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm
    couldn`t have said it better myself, nicodemus
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    They forgot to mention the interwebz.
  41. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    Is this legitimately from North Korea?
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    Yeah, the more I watch this the more obvious it seems like it`s a video made by someone either from the US or another western country, portrayed as being from North Korea to give them some mystique and credibility.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    The West started to get lame in the 60`s and 70`s and it`s been downhill ever since. So many reasons for this....I wish we could have a society more like the 30`s and 40`s, but still retain the progress we have made for women`s and gay rights.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    It condems shopping for 3rd world children?
    Korea`s just jealous `cause they can`t buy Chinese Girlfriends
    cheaply like we can at IAB.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    @Andrew155

    ...you realize the 30`s and 40`s were the Great Depression, right?
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    fatlenny Male 30-39
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    August 12, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    THATS FUNNY THAT ARNOLD WONT BE PRESIDEND BECAUSE OF STATED REASON... WHEN TRUTH IS HE WONT BE PRESIDENT BECAUSE THE WAS NOT A US BORN RESIDENT. DERP
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    CynicalGamer Male 40-49
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    August 12, 2012 at 11:22 pm
    There is a lot of truth in this video but people don`t want to admit we have sunk this low.
    I hate people.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2012 at 11:34 pm
    South Korea, you make some self-evident points - but let`s get together and compare statistics on starvation, enslavement, abject poverty and LEGITIMATE state-orchestrated propaganda, shall we?

    Oh, and don`t get me started on the pot calling the kettle black when it comes to militaristic/gun-centric culture..
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    New_Guy Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2012 at 12:14 am
    @cynicalGamer couldn`t agree more...
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2012 at 12:20 am
    I don`t think I`m alone in thinking that western culture needs a huge shift, this video does successfully highlight how dumb we are becoming, we are indeed facing a shallow sea of distraction from the important issues in life. I for one would welcome a socialist or communist regime.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2012 at 12:27 am
    Not far from the truth!
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    numnumnum Male 50-59
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    August 13, 2012 at 12:57 am
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    Ilikelogic Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2012 at 3:06 am
    Well, maybe, as noted by some commenters, North Korea has it`s weak points, but i don`t think this justifies the choices we made or we let others make for us...
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 3:19 am
    Its hilarious watching this movie and it having so much truth in it, meanwhile if the guy had said ANYTHING, i mean drating ANYTHING About Fatboy "Kim Jun Un` or said anything about the Censorship of N Korea he would have been Shot INSTANTLY, or put in that Torture Chamber known as the Gulag!
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    lsdmoe Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2012 at 6:07 am
    @numnumnum

    Were those polo shirts made in Best Korea? I`ll take five!
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2012 at 6:44 am
    wow its mostly true
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2012 at 6:50 am
    "paris hilton Narcissistic parasite" never a truer phrase
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2012 at 6:53 am
    The Koreans got it down right. They should nuke America, then invade, and afterwards, we should call it RED DAWN.Yeah, that`s the ticket!
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    Aillmyyesr Female 30-39
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 9:03 am
    The one thing I disagree on in this video is their general point of view: they apply their perspective of the "hive mind society" they got over there onto western society (which is focused on the individual)

    In real everyday life, there are a dratton of braindead mouthbreathers that watch reality tv and keep up on the lives of celebrities, but there are smart individuals too.(individual is a concept they don`t seem to have a firm grasp on)

    TL;DR Pot meet kettle

    P.S. Korea, I`m with you all the way for your proposal of turning Tyra Banks into a mangled, blood-spattered corpse.
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    nicodemus Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2012 at 10:13 am
    DrProfessor, I think you are correct. I`m sure this did not come from North Korea. I recently watched the VICE doc on YouTube about N. Korea, and this is a country so stuck in the middle ages its citizens would think this video was from another galaxy. I think it was a self-critique by someone in the West. No matter. It`s spot on!
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    nicodemus Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2012 at 10:20 am
    Andrew155, I couldn`t agree with you less. I think our culture peaked in the 1960s and 1970s. Our economic progress, too... Our REAL economic progress. I think we rode the post-war boom for about three decades, and then borrowed like crazy for the 1980s and 90s to try to keep up. Now there is nothing left. And there is very little left to foster a vibrant culture, either. Welcome to the new Dark Ages, boys & girls!
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 11:12 am
    Haha it`s funny because it`s true. It`s so stupid but I don`t bother with any of this shid like Smoking or watching Paris Hilton and reality TV. I can only agree.
    It sounds like I wrote this haha
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 11:14 am
    @nicodemus and DrProfessor: The actual documentary starts by saying: "These images will shock you, but dear leader wanted you to know about the depravity of the west"

    So yeah, it was most likely made as propaganda for their own country, ironically.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 11:33 am
    @jendrian--and it wouldn`t be super easy to just put that in a video to make it look more authentic?
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 11:48 am
    SPOT ON
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    @DrProfessor, Hellsh already did so, but for the sake of laziness, here it is again
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    oh wait, was that what you were asking? I got confused
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    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    The U.S culture in a nutshell... Sadly it`s spreading, I knew every one of these shows. 80% of stuff on New Zealand television at any one time is American reality TV or dramas, and the rest are NZ made shows which try to mimic them. My generation eat it up.. Everyones so dumbed down.
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    Psycmoe Female 18-29
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    August 14, 2012 at 12:32 am
    Fantastic. Absurd that it is a person from N. Korea pointing it out... which just goes to show how fantastically obvious it is. So what do YOU do today to change the world?
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    GreyYes Female 18-29
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    August 14, 2012 at 1:14 am
    im pretty this video is from a south korean supporter of north korea, his accent doesnt sound NK. funny thing is, south korea and the rest of asia has a lot of this crap too but wasnt mentioned.
    but my god, he speaks the truth.
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    ChainsawNbud Male 50-59
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    August 14, 2012 at 5:28 am
    99% of what was mentioned is just entertainment. They are correct in that anybody who thinks Jersey Shore and Tyra and Paris Hilton are role models is a sadly deluded individual, but the vast majority of adults know what is real and what isn`t.

    Just out of curiosity, what passes for entertainment in North Korea (or other communist countries)? Spending Saturday night sifting through the local garbage dump looking for food?
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    number1man Male 13-17
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    August 14, 2012 at 8:43 am
    "This narcissistic parasite is Paris Hilton."

    NAILED IT!!!
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    Kiaran123 Male 30-39
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    August 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    They should rename that clip to "25 reason why TV sucks".

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