The Gross Parody of the Sacrament of Confession
Yoo Gwan Hee reports that it's being updated — Modern North Korea Phones In Self-Criticisms. The article quotes an example of self-criticism:
- In Article 3, Paragraph 3 of the Party rules it says that 'all portraits, plaster casts, statues of comrade Kim Il Sung, publications holding a portrait of the Great Leader, works of art depicting the Great Leader, message boards displaying sayings of the Great Leader and the basic principles of the Party must be enshrined and strictly protected.'
Fault: My life in the past week had an element that was in opposition to the Ten Principles for the Establishment of the One-Ideology System. Although I must take care of the portraits in my house every single day, I have not been able to. I have displayed insufficient loyalty by making excuses and not taking care of the portraits for several days.
Reason: The reason why such a flaw manifested itself was because I merely chanted the words of loyalty, and did not live by them or make a habit of them.
Measures to be taken: Starting now, I will not only chant the words of loyalty, but actually live by them and make a habit of them by waking up early every morning and taking good care of the portrait.