Just go listen to The Daily, which this article is based off of.
Nick's description of NK as "menacing" in a way they've never been is chilling. He sees war - and the potential consequences of that war - as a very real threat.
He says Pyongyang exists almost exclusively as a culture in opposition to the US. On his plane ride in, the TV shows missiles and tattered US flags. On billboards. In museums. In a literal dolphin show.
The singlemindedness is explained offhandedly by one of their senior foreign ministers - people who are typically more diplomatic than other NK officials.
"What do you expect us to do?" He says
"Trump is claiming he will destroy us."
Can we really say it's propaganda when we have a president telling them we're going to nuke them to smithereens?
"There was a menace in the air. There were these billboards showing the destruction of the US. There was much more rhetoric about the US as the enemy.” -Kristof
He also could say, "There was a menace in the air. There were these speeches and tweets about the destruction of NK. There was much more rhetoric about the NK as the enemy."
Heard this reporter interviewed, it was disturbing. Trump has these people completely behind their leader and ready for war.
"Propaganda" doesn't exactly mean "lies", it means it's pushing an agenda, which in this case is "The American People Hate You and You Should Hate Them Too. Ka-boom Time." or something along those lines
But you tell them enough times that it's the US's fault, they'll eventually believe it. That's how propaganda works.
Just let Trump be in power and you will see it much more.
And this is coming from someone who's likely seen trump's twitter feed over the past 9 years.
Yeah they seem to have a hangup with the USA...
Shooting target at funfair: https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1080/1354958052_e65bd89522_o.jpg
Well they're equal opportunity as they don't like the Japanese either: