Incident # 1
Park from North Hankyung province on April 14th, 2012 a day after the missile launch:
"Gwangmyeongsung 3 was launched to honour the inauguration of First Secretary ,but the rocket went down due to lack of preparation."
Incident # 2.
A North Korean higher official on April 16th, 2012 a day after the fireworks of Kim Il Sung's 100th birthday:
"The grand fireworks must be to celebrate the missile crash, not the birth of Kim Il Sung. Isn't Kim Jong Un embarrassed at all? If he has even a bit of sanity, he should've distributed more rations with that money."
Incident # 3.
Kim from North Hamkyung province on January 1st, 2012:
Instead of citing the new year's speech, Mr. Kim composed and circulated a denunciation of Kim Jong Il. Calling Kim Jong Il as a son of a bitch and Kim Jong Un as a damned and illegitimate son, Mr. Kim burned the dear leader's picture, the most grievous of crimes in North Korea.
People's loyalty and thoughts are slowly changing in North Korea.
North Korea's idealization of Kim family was the core of its iron-fisted rule.
The authority did not face a direct threat to its system despite widespread famine that ravaged the country during mid-1990s. This was due to the fact that North Koreans were ideologically indoctrinated. The outside information void and years of idolization education formed people's intellect and critical thoughts.
But the situation is not as simple as it used to be. North Koreans are continuously exposed to a barrage of outside information and the campaign to construct the 'strong and prosperous nation' has miserably failed; the dream of a North Korean Shangri-La has shattered to pieces.
Entrepreneurs crossing the Chinese border circulate news updates and sell foreign product. Outside information is injected into North Korean society through informational and entertainment media such as DVDs, CDs, radio programs, propaganda papers as well. This influx of information has fundamentally altered the thoughts of a great many North Koreans. Also, defectors who have settled in South Korea - numbering as much as twenty-seven thousand - are another factor that further deteriorates the regimes grasp on the North.
Through Songun (military first) policies, North Korean authorities rely heavily on the military to secure its power base. Yet, observing the current situations, even a coup d'etat from the military seems possible.
Lower officers and soldiers suffer from chronic malnutrition and only consume a few grains of corn and salt flakes for sustenance. Furthermore, recent updates report clashes between soldiers and civilians, as soldiers have begun to raid civilian households since the collapse of state ration system.
In the past, getting out of an NSA investigation through bribery was unthinkable, but today even defectors can get out of a gam with some extra cash. Nor is the NSA is not ignorant to the individuals who are receiving support from their relatives who have defected to South Korea. However they take no action to stop this influx of cash. These North Koreans with family members in the south are the proverbial golden geese, and a crack down on that influx of money would help no one.
What about those born in the 1990’s and after? The South Korean state media company Korean Broadcasting Station (KBS) has reported that ‘The younger generation had difficulty surviving ‘the March of Tribulation’ and their loyalty and devoutness to the regime is weaker than in any previous generation.’
It is unlikely that ordinary people, the military, the NSA and the newer generations will continue to be ideological slaves for the 3rd generation of dictatorship. Even if they follow the authority, the intense loyalty of the past is likely dead.
North Koreans are clearly changing.