And He Is Divine


Fifth Estate # 273, June 1976

Good Communists are not supposed to indulge in the cult of personality. Josef Stalin practiced it for years, and so, too, has Mao Tse-tung.

Compared to Kim Il Sung, 63, dictator of North Korea, however, Stalin and Mao were only kidding.

On the outskirts of Pyongyang, capital of North Korea, Sung had a 15-foot bronze statue of himself erected.

In addition, objects which Sung touches in public appearances are covered with a white veil or labeled and encased in glass.

Moreover, he had ordered that the two seats behind the driver in every city bus be kept vacant. These seats are covered with white cloth adorned with flowers–a symbol that the great one, Kim Il Sung, is riding along with his people.

Intelligence agents say Sung is suffering from cancer and plans to make his son his successor.