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October 13, 2003 11:58 AM   Subscribe

Why does North Korea hate America? Warning: Quicktime video, and NSFW to boot. Anti-American propaganda video made by North Koreans, for North Koreans. Unintentionally funny, or sheer genius? You be the judge.
posted by moonbiter (51 comments total)

 
Great. Now I'm going to be walking around all day humming "Fucking USA". Thanks a lot, Metafilter.
posted by monosyllabic at 12:06 PM on October 13, 2003


yeah, regardless of the political content, that song is kind of catchy...
posted by stifford at 12:17 PM on October 13, 2003


Unintentionally funny, or sheer genius
Both?
posted by piskycritter at 12:45 PM on October 13, 2003


Yes, but is it as good as the North Korean Physical Education Dance?
posted by jengod at 12:58 PM on October 13, 2003


Wow, this is priceless. I especially like how they morph the chimp while "Bush Evil" is intoned in the background.
posted by alms at 1:00 PM on October 13, 2003


   Influence of insane dictator
   Lack of food
   Loss of oxygen to brain
+ Quicktime
----------------------------------
= Fucking USA
posted by dhoyt at 1:05 PM on October 13, 2003


What's this about stealing an Olympic medal?

(SUCH AN AUDACIOUS COUNTRY!)
posted by kevspace at 1:06 PM on October 13, 2003


Okay, when NoKo finally crumbles, the entire country is going to need some serious deprogramming.
posted by jengod at 1:08 PM on October 13, 2003


That is a stick-in-the-head tune. I'm wondering about the medal thing too...
posted by dabitch at 1:21 PM on October 13, 2003


If he keeps this up, Li'l Kim is never gonna get his trip to Disneyland.

The Clash's "I'm So Bored With the USA" segues nicely into this though.
posted by MrBaliHai at 1:25 PM on October 13, 2003


Though I can't vouch for the accuracy of this site's information, it says that the clip is actually of South Korean origin, made in protest of the 2002 Olympic speed skating controversy. Still catchy, nonetheless.
posted by snarkywench at 1:32 PM on October 13, 2003


I sincerely doubt that this is actually North Korean in origin.

And, yeah, it was the South Koreans that we "stole" the gold medal from.
posted by jpoulos at 1:43 PM on October 13, 2003


North Koreans (and to an extend South Koreans) kind of think of themselves as one country, kind of like china think s of Taiwan perhaps.

If this really was made by South Koreans though it's even funnier. You kind of expect this sort of wackiness from the North.
posted by Space Coyote at 1:52 PM on October 13, 2003


That's excellent. It reminded me a bit of The Dead Kennedys. They should release it across Europe. I imagine it'd go down a storm.
posted by squealy at 2:12 PM on October 13, 2003


Reportedly a south Korean pop composer Yoon Min-sok has recently composed one after another several anti-US pop songs such as "Laudable Cake", "Fucking U.S.A.", "Toari(tittle-tattler) Bush" in reflection of the daily rising anti-US sentiments of south Koreans.
Notice this is an age division; old cherish, young hate USA.
posted by thomcatspike at 2:28 PM on October 13, 2003


Hmm. The song indeed seems to be South Korean in origin (by Yoon Min-sok). I can't seem to find any additional info about the video, though.
posted by moonbiter at 2:32 PM on October 13, 2003


Oops. Must preview better.
posted by moonbiter at 2:34 PM on October 13, 2003


I am so naming my next band "Laudable Cake".
posted by monosyllabic at 2:45 PM on October 13, 2003


I like how all the propaghanda footage looks like it was gathered from the internet and pasted onto a video. Very professional.
posted by Keyser Soze at 2:47 PM on October 13, 2003


Wasn't it a NK boxer that refused to leave the ring after losing the match several summer olympics ago?

Maybe that's the medal in the song.

IIRC he sat there and sat there and sat there in the ring for hours.
Even after the lights had been turned off.

Not that I blame him.
I imagine that NK's motivational techniques for athletes is similar to Iraq's under saddams son.
So, he was probably looking forward to a nasty beating, and a big loss of privileges at the least and maybe having his family punished and humiliated as well.
If not killed.
posted by Trik at 2:51 PM on October 13, 2003


Golden Ohno: Korean protest dismissed by arbitration panel

A report in the archives of the Stasi -- the East German secret police -- dated March 29, 1989, lists the bribes paid in Seoul to steal gold medals from U.S. boxers.
posted by thomcatspike at 3:02 PM on October 13, 2003


Summary of the Salt Lake City short track speed skating controversy. Apparently, this was a very big deal in South Korea.
posted by mr_roboto at 3:02 PM on October 13, 2003


But...but... South Korea is our friend!
posted by spazzm at 3:03 PM on October 13, 2003


Here's an article about the Nogun-Ri massacre mentioned in the song.

And the US Army page dealing with the same issue.
posted by spazzm at 3:22 PM on October 13, 2003


badgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerbadgerMUSHROOMMUSHROOM
posted by quonsar at 3:31 PM on October 13, 2003


They're pissed about a speed-skating medal? Seriously?

Yeah, we Americans sure are nuts.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 4:38 PM on October 13, 2003


Yeah, the whole planet hates us. Yay.
posted by ZachsMind at 5:16 PM on October 13, 2003


"call in woolley"
posted by clavdivs at 6:02 PM on October 13, 2003


it says that the clip is actually of South Korean origin

I think it is, and is undoubtedly sponsored and fanned by North Korean activists who have been granted amnesty by the leftist N.K. sympathizer (and Nobel Peace Prize* recipient) Kim Dae-Jung, and his successor, Noh Moo-Hyun.

*further proof that the Nobel Peace Prize is a fraud for Marxists and communist-dictatorship sympathizers.
posted by hama7 at 6:06 PM on October 13, 2003


Show me a confirmed example of any fascist doing anything to promote a peaceful world and I might just believe you. Correlation is not causation.
posted by Jimbob at 6:21 PM on October 13, 2003


Wasn't it a NK boxer that refused to leave the ring after losing the match several summer olympics ago?
Nope, it was a South Korean (Byun Jong-Il - last item) and it was in Seoul. The boxing decisions in Seoul were a disgrace and were mostly for the home team.
There has been no incident associated with a North Korean athlete again AFAIK.
posted by talos at 6:21 PM on October 13, 2003


That was really, really cool.
Fucking USA!
(We're nothing if not inspirational.)
posted by Zulujines at 6:24 PM on October 13, 2003


further proof that the Nobel Peace Prize is a fraud for Marxists and communist-dictatorship sympathizers.

*cough*
posted by homunculus at 6:31 PM on October 13, 2003


Perhaps I'm the only one that remembers... when the US Mens' Soccer team played South Korea in the last world Cup, some of the Korean players protested the "medal controversy" after scoring a goal. The goal-scorer sprinted to the corner of the field and mimiced the motions of a speed skater. He was quickly joined by a handful of teammates. The crowd seemed to love it.
posted by Witty at 6:40 PM on October 13, 2003


Show me a confirmed example of any fascist doing anything to promote a peaceful world

intention is not correlative
posted by clavdivs at 6:42 PM on October 13, 2003


I wonder if "The Angry American," "Where Were You," and "This Ain't No Rag It's A Flag" sound as cheezy and ignorant to them (and me) as "Fuck'n USA" sounds to us.
posted by mcsweetie at 6:43 PM on October 13, 2003


Dunno about that homunculus...being involved in a "struggle" for womens "rights" sounds a bit too much like communism for my liking</sarcasm>
posted by Jimbob at 6:48 PM on October 13, 2003


funny? no. genius? sure, if you consider wiping your butt with toilet paper to be a higher form of intelligence.
posted by poopy at 6:58 PM on October 13, 2003


So, is that settled, then?
We'll add South Korea to the Axis Of Evil?
posted by spazzm at 7:01 PM on October 13, 2003


Washington (AP) -- In response to reports of anti-U.S. music videos airing on South Korean television, chairman of the Committee on House Administration Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) has directed the house cafeteria to refer to kimchee only as "spicy freedom cabbage".
posted by eddydamascene at 7:18 PM on October 13, 2003


mcsweetie, I could not agree more. They all drive me cazy.
posted by Dr_Octavius at 7:23 PM on October 13, 2003


Damn, I have that stuck in my head now.
posted by SisterHavana at 10:46 PM on October 13, 2003


I bet that ne'er-do-well, stavrosthewonderchicken is behind this!

Heh.
posted by bwg at 2:08 AM on October 14, 2003




Me? Nah.... I downright worship The Bush, honest.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:35 AM on October 14, 2003


"the Nobel Peace Prize is a fraud for Marxists and communist-dictatorship sympathizers"

Cough
posted by ciderwoman at 2:44 AM on October 14, 2003


*further proof that the Nobel Peace Prize is a fraud for Marxists and communist-dictatorship sympathizers.

that sounds like something you'd say if you were doing an impression of a crazy old right winger. the bi-lo bonus card is a fraud for Marxists and communist-dictatorship sympathizers! they messed up my order at the chinese restaurant, which only goes to prove that multiculturalism is a is a fraud for Marxists and communist-dictatorship sympathizers!
posted by mcsweetie at 7:17 AM on October 14, 2003


ciderwoman:
"Picture the killing fields of Cambodia and the endless heaps of skulls, imagine the screams of torture victims, add to that the still lingering horror of Vietnam, the mutilated corpses of Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and countless other Third World nations. Then combine two World Wars and the millions of innocents slaughtered...and there you have this man's life's work. Henry Kissinger, ..."

Yeah, I always thought highly of Indymedia.

On the other hand the NKorean girls marching is a classic. However I'm not sure how they were able to film it. I read many reviews of travels in NK and these seem to always be tightly regulated by government minders. Shooting these girls marching would not fly pass these I presume?
posted by bokononito at 10:55 AM on October 14, 2003


*wiping tears away*
posted by bwg at 11:30 AM on October 14, 2003


Damn. Catchy little number. Why aren't there more "Peace, love, freedom" American pop songs instead of the chest-thumping, flag-waving ones, a la Toby Keith? Less earnestness, more fun, please.
posted by RakDaddy at 11:37 AM on October 14, 2003


Bokononito, agreed it was a rather hysterical article, but I linked it because, hyperbole aside, I am still amazed that Kissinger got the prize, and thought it was worth linking to something that had a petition against it.

Call me old fashioned, but scuppering peace talks to win an election shouldn't put you in line for a Nobel Peace Prize.
posted by ciderwoman at 2:33 PM on October 14, 2003


For those without QuickTime, here's the transcript. Sincerely,
a dastardly thief.


We clearly remember the blood and tears we shed.
And you were the cause of our country's division.
FUCKING USA!
And we won't forget all of the horrible massacres.
You are a country of murderers.
FUCKING USA!
But if America is such a righteous country,
then why can't we say what we want to say?
Have you made us into slaves of our own precious land?
So now we are yelling
WE ARE AGAINST AMERICA.
You stole the Olympic Gold medal from us.
You are a dastardly thief.
FUCKING USA!
You have the ability to steal everything and go on a rampage.
You are a monstrous thief.
FUCKING USA!
Did you hear Bush's violent threats?
Such an audacious country!
FUCKING USA!
You threaten war in North Korea and intrude in our internal affairs.
You are a country of gangs.
FUCKING USA!
But if America is such a beautiful country,
then why can't we say what we want to say?
And we're worried about what kind of damage we could get from America.
So now we are yelling
YANKEE GO HOME!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 1:50 AM on October 15, 2003


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