I have just gotten through the first 70 pages of our assigned book and does anyone else think that Kim Il-song is a genius. I really can't get over the fact that he came up with the concept to essentially adopt all of the orphans from the Korean War in order to truly create his "family" cult. I mean its a million people essentially brain-washed to do the government's (his) bidding. Also, the idea of having day care centers take children in after 7 weeks with their mother. I mean other dictatorships have had political re-education, but I really haven't ever heard of it done to this scale dedicated to one man. Just wondering if anyone else felt the same way.
Just a side note, although I think he was a genius he still scares the living daylights out of me as a human being.