North Korea's Founder Wrote An Anti-American Children's Story -- Here Are The Highlights

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Brainwashing the next generation is a big deal in North Korea, where two former supreme leaders authored propaganda-filled children’s books, as uncovered by Sydney University researcher Christopher Richardson.

Kim Jong-il, father of current supreme leader Jong-un, is credited with writing “Boys Wipe Out Bandits,” a story about the “redemptive power of ultra-violence,” Richardson wrote in “Still Quite Fun To Read: An Introduction to North Korean Children’s Literature.”

Kim Il-sung, founder of the dynasty, is acknowledged as the author of the anti-American fable “The Butterfly and the Cock,” which depicts an angry rooster outwitted by a virtuous butterfly, in an “unsubtle analogy for North Korea’s existential struggle with the United States of America.”

As far as Richardson can tell, Jong-un has not yet written a children’s book but anticipates a title soon, The Guardian reports.

It’s funny until you remember that North Korea is committing human rights violations on par with Nazi Germany, according to a U.N. report that pressed for international action.

Below are screen shots of a recent state television animated adaptation of “The Butterfly and the Cock.”

A bunch of butterflies are working to pollinate the world, when all of a sudden …

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A bully arrives and begins to harass the butterflies. It is about to hurt one of them but stops …

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… because another butterfly starts hurling insults and pollen at him.

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The angry cock ruins the butterflies’ garden by stomping on all the plants.

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The heroic butterfly pesters the cock and leads him on a chase …

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… that ends when the cock stumbles off a cliff …

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… and falls into a pool of water and drowns.

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Everyone celebrates.

Below is the full video:

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