I am speechless personally i am not a fan of this North Korean leader but sometimes it astonishes me how much his people love him
You've got to figure that in their position it is probably a big honor to take a picture with the dictator for a joyous occasion. If their husbands are doing well, that means they have not angered the little man and they live another day. I would be crying with joy too.
I don't necessarily think that they are happy. It's like one of those good enough type things. You are so scared day to day that this is a good thing. A good thing is that you husband has done a good job so he won't be killed so you are crying tears of joy. You aren't happy with your life, you are happy you have enough for another day. I suppose it's the theory of you cannot know you are in the dark if you have never seen the light. So, maybe they are this delirioius.It's like the reaction Jesus got isn't it? Actually having the honor of being allowed to meet the lil' guy must be so overwhelming. Sometimes I think that, well if they're happy with their lives then why try and change things? Then, I start to get mad that they don't have the same freedom as we enjoy. One thing is for sure though, our little friend knows exactly what he's doing.
North Korea, from what I have read, treats its leader like a god. This is somewhat akin to the practice in ancient Egypt or ancient Japan where the king was thought to be descended from god or a demi-god. All this goes to show how effectively people can be brainwashed.