Skip to comments.Inside The Mind Of A Mad Man (The Unauthorized Autobiography Of Kim Jong-il)
Posted on 03/04/2014 6:47:34 AM PST by OddLane
One of the most common critiques of contemporary American society, and Western culture more broadly, is its purported enthrallment to the opiate of celebrity. The notion that ordinary Americans are so dumbfounded by popular entertainment that they cant understand linear, logical thought, let alone come up with workable solutions to complex problems which require such understanding, is not new. The late Neil Postman wrote an entire book exploring the damage wrought by modern communication techniques-namely, television and advertising-to the process of information-gathering, and by extension, rational argument and inquiry.
However, even Henry David Thoreau-who lived before radio had attenuated the attention spans of humans weaned on the printed word-lamented the prospect of instantaneous communication.
Even so, you cant properly understand the term celebrity until youve looked at a totalitarian state which is dominated not so much by an ideological impulse or dogma as by a cult of personality. Thats why the book written by celebrity ghostwriter Michael Malice-seen above in his dashing North Korean suit-about the late despot Kim Jong-il serves as an invaluable resource.
Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il-gives a western audience the rare opportunity to peer into the mind of someone who stood at the apex of a regime in which there was only one family and one person who was to be celebrated-upon pain of imprisonment, torture, and death.
(Excerpt) Read more at american-rattlesnake.org ...
It’s pretty easy to figure out a despot. He has the power over people and he uses it as his toy. Thus he lives in a pampered world of power and never grows up.
From article to Kindle to download to start reading all in about 30 seconds.
He was a very ronery man.
Not too shabby.
The one complaint I have about this book is that Team America didn’t make Kim’s enemies list.
I really like your add on to the title ... unauthorized autobiography.
So Lil Kim did not authorize himself to write his own autobiography?
He does have issues.
He gave a speech at Porcfest which explains what his motivation was, in part.
A shorter version from The Independents.
It’s not the title of the article you posted. No big deal. I laughed.
Ordered it. Thanks for the post. BTTT.
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