What could North Koreans be so upset about? Apart from having no food, no individual freedoms and being tortured in labour camps, everything’s fine. Don’t ask any more questions.
Displaying emotion towards the party is of vital importance in the Communist state. In fact when Kim Jong Il died in 2011 the government punished those who didn’t attend the mourning events or didn’t cry enough at them, sentencing them to up to 6 months in labour camps!
North Koreans are regularly overcome with emotion when they come into contact with their great leader. His good lucks and charm have turned him into a super-celebrity. Or is it the fear, the crippling fear of being considered even the slightest bit anti-government? Nah, probably not. I mean, just look at that smile….