Kim Jong-un’s Catchphrase?

June 8th, 2011
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How Kim Jong-un will rise to power is the subject of supposition. ‘How’, in the sense that he still has a few hurdles to clear before being secure in his position,- a testy military and/or pitchfork-wielding peasants, and ‘how’, in terms of which ‘catchphrase’ might accompany his rise to power.

Some observers are wondering how

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  • Anonymous

    At the moment, Kim Jong-un does not need a catchphrase. No reform is planned, no change in circumstances is envisaged.
    For the time being, he can simply “refine” the theory of Seongun, like
    his father did with Juche. Later, when the general situation changes
    (i.e. the Korean War ended/resumed, the Sunshine Policy revitalised,
    NK’s domestic economy improved/collapsed, etc.) Kim Jong-un will have an
    incentive to profess something completely new and different. The best
    policy, and the catchword, would be Seonmin [先民] or “People First”…

  • Leonid_Petrov

    At the moment, Kim Jong-un does not need a catchphrase. No reform is planned, no change in circumstances is envisaged.
    For the time being, he can simply “refine” the theory of Seongun, like
    his father did with Juche. Later, when the general situation changes
    (i.e. the Korean War ended/resumed, the Sunshine Policy revitalised,
    NK’s domestic economy improved/collapsed, etc.) Kim Jong-un will have an
    incentive to profess something completely new and different. The best
    policy, and the catchword, would be Seonmin [先民] or “People First”…