Kim Jong Un, the North Korean dictator, forced hundreds of people to stand in freezing cold to hear a lecture praising his father, while he and his cronies sat in covert heaters.
Attendees suffered temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 degrees Celsius) to hear Kim Jong Un’s address, which lasted 30 minutes and commemorated the 80th anniversary of his father’s birth. Kim Jong Il died in 2011. During the address, the attendees stood to attention, many without gloves, scarves, or ear warmers, as seen by photos from the occasion.
Kim Jong Un’s family celebrates dictatorship
However, after discovering a massive cluster of cables running beneath the stage’s red carpet, NK News reporters speculated that officials were given preferential treatment. According to reporter Colin Zwirko, the wires undoubtedly led to the usage of heaters to keep the Communist state’s leadership warm throughout the lengthy talk.
On Tuesday, the first National Meeting since July 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic was held outside in the northern city of Samjiyon to commemorate the Kim family’s dictatorship.
North Korean official Ri Il Hwan lauded Kim Jong Il for standing up to US imperialists and combating “the pinnacle of anti-socialist madness in the 1980s,” according to state media.
According to Hwan, the late commander offered a stepping stone and left a revolutionary legacy for Kim Jong Un, the present North Korean strongman. As is typical in North Korea, the ceremony took place on February 15, the day before the anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s birth on February 16, 1942.
The long-standing and unproven North Korean claim that Kim Jong Il was born in a secret camp on Mount Paektu near Samjiyon in 1942 was repeated throughout the address. Jong Il, on the other hand, was born on February 16, 1942, near Khabarovsk in eastern Russia, according to Soviet authorities, according to Daily Mail.
Kim Jong Un sends gardeners to a labor camp after failing to bloom flowers
Moreover, Kim Jong Un sent a bunch of gardeners to work camps because certain flowers didn’t bloom in time for his father’s birthday. After learning that the Kimjongilia Begonias, a flower named after his late father Kim Jong-il, would not be available in time for the previous leader’s birthday, the North Korean dictator is alleged to have taken the choice.
The flowers were intended to be the focal point of a large celebration planned for tomorrow, which is known as the Day of the Shining Star. Han, a man in his 50s from Samsu County, was supposedly in charge of the greenhouse where the Kimilsungism and Kimjongilias were grown.
According to reports, he was sentenced to six months at a labor camp. Japanese botanist Kamo Mototeru designed Kimjongilias, popularly known as the “immortal flower,” in 1988 to commemorate the former leader’s birthday.
Since the death of the previous North Korean leader in 2011, the flower has gained in importance, Mirror reported. Han was apparently told to make sure the flowers were ready in time for both the Day of the Sun and the Day of the Shining Star, which commemorates North Korean founder Kim Il-sung’s birthday.