Using K-Pop to fight Communism

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The idea of using Korean pop music to as South Korean propaganda against the North is so ridiculously Korean and wonderful. At least it’s not bombs. The Chosun Ilbo reported:

The idea of using Korean pop music to as South Korean propaganda against the North is so ridiculously Korean and wonderful. At least it’s not bombs. The Chosun Ilbo reported:

An official in charge of psy ops at the Joint Chiefs of Staff said no decision has been made so far. “It will take months to set up the big screens to use in psychological warfare operations and a wide range of contents will be shown,” the official said. “I don’t know whether songs by girl groups will be included, but there is that chance since pop songs were used in the past.”

Brian in Jeollanam-do wrote a bit about it in “Shitty K-pop Groups to be used to torment North Korea.”  And while I agree that k-pop is pretty bad quality wise, the entirety of South Korea seems to be smitten with it.   The Chosun Ilbo focused less on the music and more on the groups’ appearance: “the revealing outfits worn by the performers and their provocative dances could have a considerable impact on North Korean soldiers.” I think they are trying to tempt the soldiers but it has an enormous likelihood of backfiring. As much as the rest of the world scoffs at the propaganda mill in North Korea, it has a fairly strong grip on the society. It wouldn’t take any work to make videos of the k-pop groups into proof the general moral degeneracy of the South.

In other news:

My mother board on my old Dell died again. Since this is the 3rd or 4th motherboard it’s gone through I think there is something else wrong causing the repeated deaths. Instead of having Dell do another shit repair job on it I’ll probably take it to the computer repair shop on my street with a translated note from my co-teacher or something.  Then again, Korea is so tech savy I wonder if they’ll be able to get parts for my ancient beast.  Point being: picture posts will be even more sporadic than usual for the next few weeks. 

Tonight is the one year anniversary of Busan Haps! Korea has been going NUTS over the World Cup and even though I’ve never even been cognizant of the event going on I’ve been kind of getting into it. I even scored a shirt at E-mart with Korea spelled wrong so I’m going to wear that out tonight to the giant Busan Haps party.



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