Kim Jong-il’s hysterical funeral was a Princess Diana rerun
KIM Jong-il’s funeral was over the top, hysterical, mad and defied anyone to say a bad about it or the heaven-sent dead hero. It was like North Korea was burying its very own Princess Diana.
North Korean state media says of the Prince of Hearts:
“Snow fell over streets nonstop as if the sky had shared sadness with the Korean people who grieve over the loss of the sun of the nation.”
Gawker mocks the show:
As you can see in the video above, the completely authentic and not at all staged or impelled expression of hysterical grief was on full display…
Right enough. Just like when Diana died, the draconian top-down message to grieve made everyone weep. When a lip-quivering, arch cynic Tony Blair oozed about The People’s Princess added to the message that we all be upset to the core. A celebrity shopping Princess had died whilst on yet another holiday.That was sad. But thanks to Blair, the BBC and the elite commentators, it was tragic.
I feel like everyone else in this country today – utterly devastated…We are today a nation, in Britain, in a state of shock, in mourning, in grief that is so deeply painful for us.
She was a wonderful and warm human being. Though her own life was often sadly touched by tragedy, she touched the lives of so many others in Britain – throughout the world – with joy and with comfort.. they kept faith with Princess Diana, they liked her, they loved her, they regarded her as one of the people. She was the people’s princess and that’s how she will stay, how she will remain in our hearts and in our memories forever.
Blair would go on to call her a “manipulator“, like him.
Like Kim Jong-il, the disciples find it hard to believe their idol died in a mundane fashion. Kim Jong il did not die in bed; he died of “fatigue” while riding a train to a place of supreme toil. Princess Diana did not die in a car crash because the speeding driver was drunk and she failed to put on a seat belt; she died because she was murdered.
Like Kim Jong-il, Diana’s action were blessed with deeper meaning.
Bea Campbell, writing in the Guardian, said Diana was an anti-imperialist force who had “joined the constituency of the rejected – the survivors of harm and horror, from the Holocaust, from the world war and pogroms, from Vietnam and the civil wars of South America and South Africa, from torture and child abuse“.
The New Statesman said the weeping and wailing reaction to Diana “has shown, even celebrated, the end of the age of deference, the triumphant confirmation that Britain is not, and need not be, a conservative country, but a dynamic, liberal place“.
Francis Wheen wrote:
The psychotherapist Susie Orbach interpreted the ‘floral revolution’ outside Kensington Palace after Princess Diana’s death as proof that we were “growing up as a nation”. Will Hutton, radical social democrat and republican, said that the collective genuflection before a dead aristocrat showed that the British were “freeing ourselves from the reins of the past”. The assumption is that emotional populism represents a new kind of collective politics. In fact, it is nothing more than narcissism in disguise.
Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, was grieving. But his words chimed with the BBC’s coverage:
Diana was the very essence of compassion, of duty, of style, of beauty. All over the world she was a symbol of selfless humanity. All over the world, a standard bearer for the rights of the truly downtrodden, a very British girl who transcended nationality. Someone with a natural nobility who was classless and who proved in the last year that she needed no royal title to continue to generate her particular brand of magic.
Kim Jong il was also magic. He was not royalist.
Says the BBC on Diana:
Princess Diana blossomed from a shy, private member of the British aristocracy into the people’s princess. She was the most photographed member of the Royal Family, but the demand for pictures intruded on her private life even to her death…
There has been an extraordinary outpouring of collective grief from the British public. Bereavement counsellors say many are acting as if they have lost members of their own family…
In life she was a tireless campaigner for the dispossessed and disadvantaged.
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