....and he is so loved by his people.
Here's a leader who kept his people ignorant for decades, make them live in utter poverty and deprive them of every single freedom. He lived in luxury while his people suffered, yet he is so loved by his people. If you have any doubt propaganda works, and can be use to completely deceive millions, you should see what is happening in N. Korea right now.
Today N. Korea's GDP is 3% that of S. Korea's. In the 70s, N. Korea's GNP was actually comparable to that of the south.....actually S. Korea's GNP only surpassed the N. Korea's in 1975. Since the 70s, North Korea has economy has deteriorated. While some parts his country suffered famine, Kim Jongcono Il had a institute with 200 cooks creating new cuisines for him. He was known to be a drinker and womaniser. The Chinese tried to persuade him to open up N. Korea's economy but he refused because he knew that once people have access to information his propaganda machine cannot work and he would lose power fast.
North Korea is officially known as Democratic People's Republic of Korea. This is a joke. It is clearly not a democracy but a dictatorial dynastic rule. It is more like a dictator's paradise than a "people's republic". Millions suffer to preserve the luxury lifestyle of a handful of elites that use nuclear weapons to threaten the world. Unfortunately, N. Koreans are too brainwashed to liberate themselves. They have no Facebook, no Twitter and no blogs because the govt has physically isolated the Internet so that only N. Korean sites can be accessed. This is known as the N, Korean intra-net. All it takes to topple this regime is to connect a cable from this intra-net to the Internet and deliver the truth to the N. Korean people. When a power structure built on propaganda, myths and lies, the system can be toppled easily when people have access to the truth.