Ever Victorious Iron Willed Commander (6402-6412)

I hope this doesn’t ruin things for you, kind of like when you are hot for a guy and then someone tells you that he kind of looks like your creepy uncle and all of the sudden he isn’t hot anymore …

But this morning I threw on this outfit to walk the dog and I caught my reflection in the mirror. I did a double take.

Is it just me, or do I look a lot like a deceased dictator?


I look like Kim Jong Il, right? Okay, so I am using the wrong hand but when I’m dictator, I’ll use my left hand because I’m a lefty.

I wanted to get his nickname right so I Googled Kim Jong Il and found this goldmine on Wikipedia. Holy shit!

Korean English Comment
당중앙 Party Center The first of Kim Jong-il’s titles. Has been in use since 1973 after Kim was secretly appointed as his father’s successor and until it was officially announced in order to mention Kim Jong-il in press without calling him by name.[3]
웃분 Superior Person The title has been in use since the middle of the 1970s.[3]
친애하는 지도자 Dear Leader This title was the most common one during Kim Il-sung’s rule.[3]
존경하는 지도자 Respected Leader The title has been in use since the middle of the 1970s.[3]
현명한 지도자 Wise Leader
영명하신 지도자 Brilliant Leader
유일한 지도자 Unique Leader The title has been in use since June 1975.[3]
령도자가 갖추어야 할 풍모를 완벽하게 지닌 친애하는 지도자 Dear Leader, who is a perfect incarnation of the appearance that a leader should have In use since the mid-1980s on special occasions.[3]
최고사령관 Commander-in-Chief First mentioned in the middle of the 1980s before Kim was officially appointed as Korean People’s Army Commander-in-Chief.[3]
위대한 령도자 Great Leader The most common of current Kim Jong-il’s titles.[3]
인민의 어버이 Father of the People In use since February 1986.[3]
공산주의 미래의 태양 Sun of the Communist Future In use since the middle of the 1980s.[3]
백두광명성 Shining Star of Paektu Mountain
향도의 해발 Guiding Sun Ray
혁명무력의 수위 Leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces In use since December 21, 1991, when Kim Jong-il became Commander-in-Chief of the Korean People’s Army.[3]
조국통일의 구성 Guarantee of the Fatherland’s Unification
조국 통일의 상징 Symbol of the Fatherland’s Unification
민족의 운명 Fate of the Nation
자애로운 아버지 Beloved Father
당과 국가와 군대의 수위 Leader of the Party, the country, and the Army
수령 Leader Became common after Kim Il-sung’s death.[3]
장군 General One of the most common titles. In use since 1994.[3]
우리당과 우리 인민의 위대한 령도자 Great Leader of our Party and of our Nation In use since 1994.[3]
위대한 장군님 Great General
경애하는 장군님 Beloved and Respected General
위대한 수령 Great Leader When Kim Il-sung was alive, this title was used only to refer to him.[3]
경애하는 수령 Beloved and Respected Leader
백전백승의 강철의 령장 Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander In use since 1997 after the 3-year mourning for Kim Il-sung ended.[3]
사회주의 태양 Sun of Socialism
민족의 태양 Sun of the Nation
삶의 태양 The Great Sun of Life
민족의 위대한 태양 Great Sun of The Nation In use since 1999 after the new DPRK constitution was accepted in 1998.[3]
민족의 어버이 Father of the Nation
21세기의 세계 수령 World Leader of The 21st Century In use since 2000.[3]
불세출의 령도자 Peerless Leader
21세기 차란한 태양 Bright Sun of the 21st Century
21세기 위대한 태양 Great Sun of the 21st Century
21세기 향도자 Leader of the 21st Century
희세의 정치가 Amazing politician
천출위인 Great Man, Who Descended From Heaven
천출명장 Glorious General, Who Descended From Heaven
민족의 최고영수 Supreme Leader of the Nation
주체의 찬란한 태양 Bright Sun of Juche
당과 인민의 수령 Leader of the Party and the People
위대한 원수님 Great Marshal
무적필승의 장군 Invincible and Ever-triumphant General
경애하는 아버지 Dear Father
21세기의 향도성 Guiding Star of the 21st Century
실천가형의 위인 Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds
위대한 수호자 Great Defender
구원자 Savior
혁명의 수뇌부 Mastermind of the Revolution
혁명적 동지애의 최고화신 Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradely Love
각하 His Excellency
영원한 당 총비서 Eternal General Secretary of the Party Since April 2012.[4]  

My personal faves, and you should feel free to address me by any of these titles are: Dear Leader Who Is The Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance That A Leader Should Have, Great (Wo)man Who Descended From Heaven, Bright Sun of the 21st Century, Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradely Love, and my favorite: Ever Victorious Iron Willed Commander.

God! I love it when blogs write themselves. Now I need to change clothes and never, ever wear this outfit again. Ever.

Time to cut the crap.

Hey everyone, if you like this post, I have a really good idea …


When you hit the Like button, WP gets all excited and sends me little congratulatory emails. Whatever it takes, right?


11 thoughts on “Ever Victorious Iron Willed Commander (6402-6412)

  1. Your post made me laugh. The resemblance is … uncanny. Having recently gotten a haircut that is very short, I’m feeling the same way! By the way, I don’t comment much nowadays because I’m getting your blog posts by email. I don’t know whether it shows that I’m reading it or not, but I still am. Keep up the blog–I’m enjoying it!

    • I think it is my dictator attitude that really shone through. Thanks for reading Mitzi! I don’t know how WP counts email reads but I appreciate knowing that you do.

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