The 'Eighteenth Brumaire' of Kim Jong-un . . .
"Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice.
He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy . . . "
"the second time as farce . . . "
". . . Caussidière for Danton, Louis Blanc for Robespierre, the Montagne of 1848 to 1851 for the Montagne of 1793 to 1795, the nephew for the uncle. And the same caricature occurs in the circumstances of . . ."
. . . Kim Jong-un for Kim Il-sung.
Karl Marx himself couldn't have said it any better . . . for he already did say it best in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (1852). Unfortunately, the farce of this dead suryong tradition up North will play out like a nightmare on the brains of those living there.
For copyright purposes, I should note that the first photo is borrowed from Life Magazine and the second from DPRK State Television.