KTU Update

mindfuck.bmpAre you ready for your second story in just four days about Korean Teachers’ Union members being caught in possession  of pro-North Korean propaganda, with intent to distribute? 

On closer examination, these appear to be the same suspects I blogged here.   Hat tip to The Nomad, who points out that there’s no evidence that the stuff was actually used in class, although we’ve advanced a step in that direction.  Unlike the case of the previous report, which was about mere online postings, these people have now been caught with materials designed for classroom use.

The 16-page A4 booklet is in the form of a Q&A. Targeting middle school second graders, the publication supports North Korea’s demand for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from South Korea and hails the North’s Songun or military-first ideology. It denies the South Korean government’s claim to be the only legitimate government on the Korean Peninsula, saying it is merely the legal government of South Korea. It portrays the Songun ideology as a “new socialism” whereby revolutionary leaders remake society with the military in the vanguard.

Also featured:   a justification  for North Korea’s nuke program, but zero mention of how many people died of hunger, cold, or disease to make that program possible.  What I wonder, as the father of two kids who pretty much talk endlessly all day,  is  how these people thought that their little secret would be  safe with the kiddies.  Maybe they threatened to  publicly execute  Mister Nibbles, the  fluffy white classroom bunny, if they told their parents.  By the way, did I mention that one suspect is an ethics teacher?

For the record, I’d have no objection to this crap if someone gave equal time to a factual discussion of life and death in  the totalitarian  mind-suck  of present-day  North Korea. 


  1. Michael Sheehan says:

    You might want to check with ‘The Marmot’, he may have copies of handouts that were being distributed to students several years ago by union teachers with ‘information’ that seemed to have been plagiarized from the Rodong Shinmun.

  2. Mark says:

    That photo is killing me.

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