The anthem, titled Onwards Toward the Final Victory, is part of a propaganda drive to build up the image of the "great successor". Radio and television are airing it several times a day and the score has been printed in the official newspaper Rodong Sinmun.Well, I guess the good news is he won't be so ronery:
"The song hardens the will of the Korean army and people to devote their all to the prosperity of the country with high national pride," said the state run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Unlike the songs associated with his father and grandfather, it does not specifically mention Kim. It takes its title from the closing words of his address marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of his grandfather, the country's founder, Kim II-sung.
"It's like remixing his speech. It's not really a paean to him," said John Delury, an expert on North Korea at Yonsei University in Seoul.
Hong Kwang Sun, vice-minister of culture, told KCNA: "The song is just a powerful trumpet call of the revolution encouraging the army and people in the drive to build a thriving nation as well as a stirring drumbeat of victory."
Friday, July 06, 2012
Song For Junior
Mini Me 2.0 now has his own theme song: