North Korean propaganda accuses young people of falling asleep in weird tirade

North Korea's official newspaper has launched a weird propaganda campaign criticising the country's youth.

Rodung Sinmun, which acts as a mouthpiece for Kim Jong-Un's ruling party, said that young generations are the main target of cultural "infiltration and imperialists" from abroad.

The equally bemusing and scary tirade warns of the threat of foreign ideologies to North Korean socialism, and accuses the youth of "dozing off in front of the enemy's guns".

Rodung Sinmun, which translates as "Workers' Newspaper", was set up in 1945 initially under a different name that changed a year later. An English language version of the paper was launched in 2012 and is available online, giving the world an eerie insight into the North Korean propaganda machine.

Monday's rant focused on the need to put socialist ideology above all else and described ideological education as the basis for progressing society, science, technology and the economy.

It also warned that neglecting this fact could lead to the collapse of socialism.

North Korean dictator Kim Jon-un also doesn't appear to have too much faith in his subjects' ideological drive at the moment.

"We must maintain the ideology-first policy to boldly break through the difficulties and to open up a new era of upheaval in socialism," the paper said.

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The publication went on to note how North Korea's "unprecedented challenges" were not an excuse for Kim's high standards of socialism slipping. Then it took aim at the younger generations.

"Regarding the emergence of non-socialist practices as something inevitable and keeping a blind eye on the weakening socialist lifestyles and values is similar to dozing off in front of the enemy's gun and ruining the path to socialist construction," it said regarding young people.

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Although the ruling party seem petrified of letting standards slip and outside influence in, they themselves have been less fierce in their hatred of foreigners as of late.

2021 was the forth consecutive year where state authorities have ignored the Day of Struggle Against US Imperialism, a national holiday on 25 June that celebrates hatred of the US.

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