Preambles to Constitutions are preludes to the political ideologies that follow.
PREAMBLE to the U.S. Constitution: We the People…
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,.”
2/Preamble to DPRK’s Socialist Constitution:
“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is a socialist fatherland of Juche which embodies the idea of and guidance by the great leader Comrade Kim II Sung. ..“…
3/If the USSR & China had/have Constitutions laying out Marxist or Socialist political ideologies, why is it any different for the DPRK? Seoul doesn't acknowledge DPRK as a sovereign political entity just as Palestine doesn't acknowledge modern Israel as a Jewish state. DPRK is
4/a modern Socialist state and member off the UN w/ it's homegrown brand of Juche ("Self-Reliance) political ideology enshrined in its Constitution. No amount of slander/lying/false narrative/propaganda against the DPRK gives the US, South Korea & allies a right to trample upon
5/North Korea's sovereignty as a Socialist state and right to defend itself against perceived existential threats. What's good for the goose is good for the gander among UN members. While it is nigh impossible, then, to understand DPRK thru Western media,
6/Independent Study or reading DPRK's Socialist Constitution will give you insight into how North Koreans live. In light of DPRK’s passing an “anti-reactionary thought” law much ado has been made about North Korea's "official newspaper...telling young
7/"North Koreans to avoid using "dangerous" slang and honor traditional lifestyles as part of a ramped-up campaign to block cultural influences from South Korea." in Western media. The conclusions of their analyses is that DPRK is worried that if North Koreans "learn" how much
8/wealthier South Koreans are thru watching K-pop & S Korean dramas brought in via USB flash drives - "information of the outside world" of which David Maxwell says: "Frankly, outside information is an existential threat to the survival of the regime" - they'll embrace capitalism
9/and turn their backs on the Juche Socialism enshrined in DPRK's Socialist Constitution. Yet what Maxwell et al get wrong is that the WPK of DPRK isn't clamping down on "information" per se, but is curbing the desire to forsake the Socialist cause and
10/"dictatorship of the proletariat" for the baubles of Western capitalism that are the fruits of the "dictatorship of the bourgeoisie". Indeed, when a defector leaves North Korea for material benefits like amassing money or to get cosmetic surgery he/she becomes a "sell-out" to
11/Western capitalism, an ideological enemy of Socialism. The WPK of DPRK have a process of acculturation. If Kim Jong Un didn't want DPRK's elite to know about Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Disney Theme Songs, Rocky or Frank Sinatra he wouldn't
12/have allowed Moranbong Band to perform such American cultural and iconic songs among Disney characters on stage. DPRK seeks to understand the world "from the inside out", thru their prism of Juche following Kim Jong Il's maxim: To "plant feet in our land, and lift eyes to see
13/"the world." In school, K - U education, teachers teach their students about the world, the US, Western & other cultures, in a way appropriate to providing education within the ideological framework of their Socialist Constitution. Look at the long list of Western musical
14/pieces performed by Moranbong Band in their debut concert performance. In the US you'd have to have pursued Music/Band in high school, studied Classical/Modern Music in a Music College/University (e.g. Pyongyang U of Music & Dance) and outperform your peers to get onto
15/Moranbong Band who were the cream of the crop of DPRK's incredible musical talent. There are probably music classes like: "Western Classical Music", "Western Fusion Music", "Western Dance Music" taught in DPRK's music schools/colleges/universities. At the U level students
16/learn, study and train in the fine arts, in tech, in computer science, in all levels of academic instruction, and true to the stereotype, North Korean students are really smart. No it isn't fear of "information" seeping in from South Korea. DPRKers solid in Juche Socialism
17/won't be quick to "jump ship" and side w/ Western capitalism. Their entire education system is like a giant private school is the sense that capitalist education is eschewed for better, more quality education where teachers are more vested in the education of their students.
18/What the "anti-reactionary thought" law is meant to do is guide North Korean young people's & student's ambitions on track w/ Juche's ideology of: "One for all and all for one", keep the Socialist faith strong and aligned to the principles in the Socialist Constitution, and
19/allow young people & students to "compete" against K-pop &/or South Korean culture by, true to Juche, developing their own homegrown NK-pop style of music, dance, drama & fashion.

My (non-professional) analysis is that DPRK, while concerned about "outside information" (like a
20/parent would be concerned about a stranger giving his/her child candy), seeing the bourgeoise lifestyle encroaching upon its ideological shores is calling on its young people & students to "one up" K-pop & South Korean drama by learning, studying & practicing what appears to
21/North Korea's first "NK-pop music video"👇. One of DPRK's core values is the Three Musketeer's: "One for all and all for one." If you give your all to Juche, Juche will give its all to you. If you keep the Socialist faith

Blue Sky, Blue Sea, Blue Dream
22/you could become one of DPRK's preeminent fashion designers, a superstar like the members of Moranbong Band, a world-renowned modern dancer or acrobat. North Korea is engaging in "ideological competition". They must have set aside the boring "Marxism vs Capitalism" debate.
23/Actions speak louder than words. As a competitive sports-loving country I think we'll see DPRK beginning to brand its own style of pop culture, music video and dance to show the world that, far from envying Western culture, it can keep apace to it and perhaps even better it.

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