The North Korean media has add a new bizarre claim to the already bizarre demonstrations following the death of the “Dear One,” Kim Jong-il — a petty dictator who starved his people and destabilized a region. Now the state-run media in “the second happiest place on Earth” is proclaiming that Nature is mourning the passing of the dictator.
The media is citing ice cracks in the volcanic Chon lake near his reported birthplace at Mount Paektu and a mysterious glow on a mountain top as evidence that Nature is weeping. They cannot say God is mourning since the state is atheist.
In the meantime, Western experts are finding evidence of less divine signs over the death. South Korean intelligence is saying that satellite photos show the train that the “Dear One” supposedly died on never left the station on the claimed trip.
In the meantime, the “Nature mourns” crowd is continuing to find signs including a major snowstorm that hit when Kim died. Then again, there is that other notable event during the same period called winter.
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