N. Korean kids taught to hate 'American b*******' from kindergarten
Pyongyang, June 24 (ANI): Children in North Korea are taught from kindergarten to view and access Americans suspiciously.
According to The Daily Mail, the sentiment of the U.S., known as American b*******, is reflected in a framed wall poster inside a North Korean kindergarten classroom.
During playtime, children run around beating up mock American soldiers and planes with the worst schoolyard taunt is to call someone 'miguk nom,' or 'American b*******'
North Korean students learn that their country has had two main enemies: the Japanese, who colonized Korea from 1910 to 1945, and the U.S., which fought against North Korea during the 1950-1953 Korean War.
Yun Song Sil, a school principal, pulled out a dummy of an American soldier with a beaked nose and straw-colored hair and explained that the students beat him with batons or pelt him with stones. It's a favorite schoolyard game, the principal said.
"Our children learn from an early age about the American b*******," she said, tossing off the anti-U.S. phrase.
They are told that North Korea's defense against outside forces, particularly the U.S., which has more than 28,000 soldiers stationed in South Korea, remains the backbone of the country's foreign policy.
In recent years, state propaganda has shifted away from the virulent anti-American slogans of the past and has instead emphasized building up the economy.
The Americans are also portrayed with nuclear symbols on their helmets and uniforms, a reference to the North Korean insistence that the U.S. poses an atomic threat to the region.
The games culminate every year on International Children's Day on June 1.
Across the nation, students convene en masse, dressed in military uniforms and armed with toy rifles and bayonets. (ANI)
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