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Juche – it means shop local if you’re a North Korean Communist

The Juche Idea is a political thesis of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which says that the Korean masses are the masters of the country’s development.

From the 1950s to the 1970s, Kim elaborated the Juche Idea into a set of principles that the government uses to justify its policy decisions. Among these are independence from great powers, a strong military posture, and reliance on Korean national resources.

The name comes from juche, meaning “main body” or “mainstream,” and is sometimes translated in North Korean sources as “independent stand” or “spirit of self-reliance.” It has also been interpreted as “always putting Korean things first.”

According to Kim Il-sung, the Juche Idea is based on the belief that “man is the master of everything and decides everything.”

via Wikipedia

Juche – it means shop local if you're a North Korean Communist

The Juche Idea is a political thesis of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which says that the Korean masses are the masters of the country’s development.

From the 1950s to the 1970s, Kim elaborated the Juche Idea into a set of principles that the government uses to justify its policy decisions. Among these are independence from great powers, a strong military posture, and reliance on Korean national resources.

The name comes from juche, meaning “main body” or “mainstream,” and is sometimes translated in North Korean sources as “independent stand” or “spirit of self-reliance.” It has also been interpreted as “always putting Korean things first.”

According to Kim Il-sung, the Juche Idea is based on the belief that “man is the master of everything and decides everything.”

via Wikipedia

Favorite Podcasts: Hardcore History by Dan Carlin

A new episode of the best history podcast ever is out. This one is about the radical thoughts and ideology of the French Revolution and the American Communist Scares:

Using the two 20th Century “Red Scare” eras as case studies, Dan looks at the fear that can be generated by potentially dangerous ideas and examines the way such powerful mass emotions can cloud human judgment.

I highly recommend this show, Hardcore History by Dan Carlin. It is raw and in-your-face quite unlike many of the other stuffy, made-for-family history shows out there.

Episode 40 – Radical Thoughts