I watched President Obama’s inaugural address a second time with my Japanese husband. When he saw the huge crowd in the mall, he said, “It’s just like North Korea.” Yeah, maybe it looked that way to him, but it wasn’t the same at all. In North Korea, people have to pretend to love Kim Jong Il, even if they hate him. They’re probably required by law to assemble when he makes an appearance. If they love him, my guess is they are basically brainwashed. In Washington D.C., however, all of those people were there because they wanted to be there. Some of them traveled cross country to stand out in the freezing cold for an historic event.