The news today are of Kim Jong Il’s death, which should not make any of us happy, maybe because it is almost clear that his death will not bring change to north Korea, which will now move as one whole gift wrapped country, with a nuclear weapon arsenal, to the hands of a twenty something kid who has been brought up thinking he is the son of god.
One things comes to mind when looking at the hysteria filled, almost mass orgy of screaming and weeping people who have been the victims of an almost prison state, and that one thing is that this is probably how people behaved thousands of years ago when they thought some god has unleashed his anger on them, this groveling and falling apart is almost clearly the way people thought god wanted us to be, at least most of the time.
Did these people forget freedom? did they lose track of the meaning of a free mind along the way? are the teenagers in this video too young to have even had a single free thought in them? are the older people crying for joy or sadness, or sheer panic as they understand that anything can happen now?
Some of these people are a fine example that you can get used to anything, even if it is living in full slavery mode, others, it is sure, are full of joy for the chance they might live a free life in the future, because freedom, as we know from our painful collective identity, is something that does not fade away.