The portly young dictator’s problems are mounting; two articles published today are lamenting North Korea’s scarcities, although not regarding food or infrastructure. No, today’s news is the DPRK’s startling lack of virgins and world-class ski resorts.
The first piece, published in Business Insider, notes the country’s lack of supple, innocent, brainwashed virgins for national entertainment:
Sexual promiscuity is generally on the rise.
A physical exam for the military draft of 16-year-olds years in Chongjin showed that more than 60 percent of the girls had had sexual experiences …
Virginity is a prerequisite for the song-and-dance troupes who entertain the North Korean dictator, and the defector said officials had a hard time finding any virgins.
Apparently they’re getting more action than Shanghai teens. As if a lack of virgins weren’t enough, the National Journal reports that Kim Jong Un’s planned ‘world class ski resort’ in Kangwon, DPRK, has been struggling to gain traction:
Aside from landslides, heavy rain, and the incredible cost of constructing a skiing area that spans dozens of miles in an impoverished nation, North Korea will have to battle trade sanctions. On Monday, the government of Switzerland announced that it has blocked the sale of more than $7 million worth of ski lifts and cable cars to North Korea. Kim’s government had contacted several Swiss companies, who then needed Switzerland’s sign-off to proceed. That didn’t go over too well with the Swiss.
Switzerland’s state secretariat for economic affairs called the ski resort a “prestigious propaganda project for the regime” and a spokesperson said that it would not be “appropriate” to export infrastructure to North Korean sports facilities with a “luxury character.” And it’s not just ski equipment that Switzerland has now added to its list of sanctions for the Democratic People’s Republic. Swiss companies will now not be able to sell golf, horseback-riding, or billiards equipment to the country. Also, perfume.