The North Korea propaganda website Uriminzokkiri recently published a video showing a dream sequence in which New York City burns, burns, burns.
The sequence is set to the charity single “We Are the World” — you know, the one by supergroup USA for Africa, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richey.
Check out the 45-second mark in the bottom video, which comes with subtitles (toggle on/off from the bottom-right corner). (The music there isn’t We Are the World because YouTube has taken down all versions of the video after Activision made copyright claims.) UPDATE, 2/6, 11:01 pm: Satire alert. For actual subtitles, check out NK News.
It’s only a question of time…
All around the world, there will be massive explosions. It will be The Revenge.
And then apparently Kim Jong-un takes control of the entire world. Hey, guys: are you still wondering why people would prefer you not build nuclear weapons?
Meanwhile, in a bit of splendid timing, South Korea’s UN ambassador says Pyongyang will be conducting a nuclear test soon:
Ambassador Kim Sook said there are “very busy activities” taking place at North Korea’s nuclear test site “and everybody’s watching”.
Kim told a news conference that in the event of a nuclear test, he expects the UN Security Council to respond with “firm and strong measures”.
Back to the vid. Exactly how creepy is it? Maybe not at all. New York City is vividly depicted being destroyed in Modern Warfare 3, so it’s not like we haven’t seen this before.
The sad part really only begins when the Korean in the video dreaming his splendid dream wakes up.