Political protest is an act of personal expression. It says: this is me, this is who I am and what I stand for, and you can’t take it away from me.
Tag: south korea
Crash Landing on You is probably the first South Korean drama ever where:
1)North Korea isn’t the bogeyman
2)North Koreans feature prominently, the roles acted by top South Korean actors
3)North Koreans have rich emotional lives
Without you there is no us, without you there is no homeland
당신이 없으면 우리도 없고, 당신이 없으면 조국도 없다
Suki Kim’s book title jumped out at me from the library shelf. My time with the sons of North Korea’s elite, the sub-title said. What did “Without You, There is No Us” mean? Was it a subtle criticism of Orientalism, how we see North Korea as ‘the other’, ‘the great axis of evil’? Or was it a suggestion of North Korea’s interdependence: that as much as they rejected the rest of the world, they still needed it.