Il est clair que le train de vie du 'Dear Leader' était sans comparaison possible avec celui de ces sujets, ces derniers vivant dans une abjecte pauvreté sous un état policier très répressif.
Par The Atlantic (ceci n'est qu'un petit extrait):
From 1989 through 1991 I was invited often to Kim Jong Il's official residence. There he kept a very large liquor cellar. Famous liquor brands from around the world were lined up, maybe about 10,000 bottles in all.
At the time, Kim Jong Il drank Johnnie Walker Swing for whiskey and Hennessy XO for cognac.
The liquor cellar also had a karaoke set, a piano, and a round table that could seat fifteen or sixteen people. There, I remember, we often sang together the Japanese song "The Bride in Seto."