So, after 10 days of mourning, today was Kim Jong-Il’s funeral With the comically giant picture mounted on top of a car, hundreds of thousands of people stood in formation to cry as the face of the late dictator passed by. The question the rest of the world’s been asking is : What is going to happen now? Well, I’m going to go ahead and just quote a Bloomberg article.
Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s new leader, stood on a balcony above Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square named for his grandfather, where tens of thousands of people gathered to hear eulogies that ended a period of national mourning for his father.State television today broadcast Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, praising the achievements of Kim Jong Il, and images of a smiling portrait of the dictator erected in the square. Red banners adorned buildings with the words: “Let’s serve the idea and leadership of respected Kim Jong Un with steadfast loyalty!” (Source)
Well folks, I still hope for better changes in North Korea with the new leadership, but it seems to be starting out with the same ol’ story. We’re just gonna have to be careful and watch.