History is written by the Winners

History is written by the winners

If Germany had won World War 2, no one would be accusing them of a Holocaust, except a minority of ‘crazy neo-communist Holocaust fantasists’.

If Germany had won, the Allies would have been the evil ones.

But since Germany lost, there was a Holocaust, and no one denies it, except a minority of ‘crazy neo-nazi Holocaust deniers’.

But since Germany lost, the Germans were the evil ones.

History is written by the winners.

History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?
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Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

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Remember Sisters, we ARE descendants of Queens.

So HOLD YOUR HEAD UP!!!

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The Man Booker Prize, awarded to the writer of the best original novel written in the  English Language and published in England has its first ever Jamaican winner (who also happens to be gay btw) in Marlon James, for his A Brief History of Seven Killings

On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions in Kingston, seven gunmen stormed the singer’s house, machine guns blazing. The attack wounded Marley, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Little was officially released about the gunmen, but much has been whispered, gossiped and sung about in the streets of West Kingston. Rumors abound regarding the assassins’ fates, and there are suspicions  that the attack was politically motivated.

A Brief History of Seven Killings delves deep into that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica’s history and beyond. James deftly chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable characters – gunmen, drug dealers, one-night stands, CIA agents,  even ghosts – over the course of thirty years as they roam the streets of 1970s Kingston, dominate the crack houses of 1980s New York, and ultimately reemerge into the radically altered Jamaica of the 1990s. Along the way, they learn that evil does indeed cast long shadows, that justice and retribution are inextricably linked, and that no one can truly escape his fate.

Gripping and inventive, shocking and irresistible, A Brief History of Seven Killings is a mesmerizing modern classic of power, mystery, and insight.

BBC still Photo via Lithhub

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‘Suffragette,’ Starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, to be Released by Focus Features

Director Sarah Gavron’s “Suffragette” will be distributed in North America by Focus Features this fall.

“The British film focuses on the early-twentieth-century battle to win the vote for UK women. Written by Emmy winner Abi Morgan, “Suffragette” stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, and Anne-Marie Duff. Mulligan will play Maud, a working wife and mother who decides to join a feminist group galvanized into taking greater and greater risks in the face of aggressive police reaction to the fight for women’s rights.

Peter Schlessel, CEO of Focus Features, said, “'Suffragette’ is a story that will resonate with men and women across the generations; it is about parents and children, courage and dedication, and making hard choices.”  

Read the full piece here

Hmm, Meryl Streep in a movie about feminists? I’m not sure how I feel about that. Oh wait, yes I do!!

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KEMARI - COLLECTION

by various unknown artists

“Kemari is a ball game that is said to have come from China to Japan during the Yamato period approximately 1,400 years ago. There are no winners or losers in this game, the objective of the game being simply to pass the ball to fellow players.

In Japan, depending on the era of history, Kemari was enthusiastically played within the Imperial Palace, and written records of Kemari games can be seen in ancient texts and documents dating back to the mid-Heian period.

During the Kamakura period, in addition to the Imperial court, the warrior classes also engaged in the sport of Kemari, and through the Muromachi period to the Edo period, the game’s profile gradually increased, and it was mentioned in various places such as Noh theatre performances, Kyogen theatre, and Edo period novellas.

However, after the Meiji Restoration, Kemari declined in popularity and in 1903, with a donation from Emperor Meiji, a society to preserve the ancient game was established, resulting in the survival of Kemari to this day.

The performance of Kemari is shown to the public. On the occasion of the Kyoto Imperial Palace Public Open Day.”

Korean MVs that came out in 2016

~I’m going to add more song, but feel free to tell me some that i haven’t written yet or if i have done a mistake.~

*The songs are not in order

- made the same post on https://korenterguide.wordpress.com/ -

January:

  • Zico (Block b) - I Am You, You Are Me
  • 4Minute - Hate
  • Imfact - Lollipop
  • The Legend - Crush on you
  • GFriend - Rough
  • Yezi - Cider
  • Crush - Don’t Forget (ft. Taeyeon)
  • Stellar - Sting
  • Dalshabet - Someone like U
  • Teen Top - Warning Sign
  • Joonil Jung - Plastic (ft. BewhY)

February:

  • Winner - Sentimental
  • Winner - Baby Baby
  • Winner - I’m Young
  • Mamamoo - You’re the Best
  • Mamamoo - Taller than you
  • Astro - Hide & Seek
  • AOA Cream - I’m Jelly Baby
  • Taeyeon (SNSD) - Rain
  • Taemin (SHINee) - Drip Drop
  • Taemin (SHINee) - Press your number
  • Ladie’s Code - Galaxy
  • Nu’est - Overcome
  • B.A.P - Feel So Good
  • Reddy - Think (ft. Jay Park)
  • Jae Joong - Love You More
  • Jung Joon Young - Amy
  • Jung Joon Young - Sympathy
  • Brave Girls - 변했어
  • Teen Top - Don’t drink
  • Voisper - In Your Voice
  • 4Ten - 지독하게

March:

  • Got7 - Fly
  • Block B - A Few Years Later
  • BTOB - Remember That
  • Day6 - Letting Go
  • KNK - Knock
  • Boys Republic - Get Down
  • DΞΔN x GAEKO - D (half moon)
  • DΞΔN - Bonnie & Clyde
  • Lee Hi - Breath
  • Lee Hi - Hold My Hand
  • Amber (f(x)) [STATION] - Borders
  • WJSN/COSMIC GIRLS - Catch Me
  • Fiestar - Mirror
  • Oh My Girl - Liar Liar
  • Jimin (AOA) - Call You Bae ( ft. Xiumin (exo))
  • Jun Hyo Seong - Find Me
  • Red Velvet - One of These Nights
  • Hyomin - Sketch
  • N-Sonic - Excalibur

April:

  • Babylon - 너 나 우리 (ft. Dok2 )
  • BTS - Young Forever
  • NCT-U - The 7th Sense
  • NCT-U - Without You
  • Block B - Toy
  • VIXX - Dynamite
  • Twice - Cheer up
  • History - Queen
  • Mamamoo - Woo Hoo
  • Seventeen - Pretty U
  • Up10tion - Attention
  • Mighty Mouth - NICE 2 MEET U (ft. Soya)
  • Lee Hi - My Star
  • Apink - The Wave
  • Eddy Kim & Lee Sung Kyung - My lips Like Warm Coffee
  • Laboum - Journey to Atlantis
  • Sleepy - Body Lotion (ft. Yongguk from B.A.P)

May:

  • Luna (f(x)) - Free Somebody
  • Jonghyun (SHINee) - She is
  • BTS - Fire
  • BTS - Save Me
  • Beenzino - Life In Color
  • Crush - Woo Ah
  • Crush - 9 to 5 ( ft. Gaeko )
  • Monsta X - All In
  • Park Kyung - Inferiority Complex (ft. Eunha (gfriend) )
  • B.I.G - Aphrodite
  • CLC - No Oh Oh
  • Jessica - Fly (ft. Fabolous)
  • Tiffany (SNSD) - I Just Wanna Dance
  • VAV - Brotherhood
  • XIA - Rock The World
  • IKON - #WYD
  • AOA - Good Luck
  • I.O.I - Dream Girls
  • AKMU - How People Move
  • AKMU - Re-Bye
  • Map6 - Swagger Time
  • Afos - Turn it up
  • Afos - How’re you doing
  • Oh My Girl - Windy Day
  • Baek A Yeon - So-so
  • Nam Woo Hyun (Infinite) - 끄덕끄덕
  • Boyfriend - To My Bestfriend
  • Skull - Get Rich
  • R3hab X f(AMBER+LUNA) [STATION] - Wave
  • Amber (f(x) - On my Own (ft. Gen Neo)
  • Amber (f(x) -  Need to Feel Needed
  • Giriboy - I’m In Trouble (ft. Loco)
  • Fiestar - Apple Pie
  • Samuel Seo - BLUE
  • Kisum - 2 Beer

June:

  • Hoody - Like You
  • EXID - L.I.E
  • Heize - Shut Up & Groove (Ft. Dean)
  • KNK - Back Again
  • Geegooin - HID (He Is Daddy)
  • Seo In Young - Hugged By You
  • Gain, Minseo - 임이 오는 소리
  • U-Kiss - Stalker
  • Drug Restaurant - Mistake
  • Boys24 - Rising Star
  • EXO - Lucky One
  • EXO - Monster
  • Double S 301 - Ah-Ha
  • Younha - Get it?
  • DIA - On the Road
  • Seventeen - Love Letter
  • San E, Raina - Sugar and Me
  • Baek Ye Rin - Bye Bye My Blue
  • Madtown - Emptiness
  • Sistar - I Like That
  • O21 - Show Me
  • G.Street - I Fix You
  • Vibe, Kim Heung Guk - Bottoms Up
  • Kisum - No Jam
  • Kisum - Ocktabbang
  • B2ST - Butterfly
  • B2ST - Ribbon
  • As One - The Pain I Caused
  • Romeo - Miro
  • A.DE - Strawberry
  • Taeyeon - Starlight ft. DEAN
  • Taeyeon - Why
  • Sonamoo - I Like U Too Much
  • Brave Girls - High Heels
  • Pledis Girlz - We
  • Seenroot - He and Me
  • Lee Dong Woo, Orphee Noah [STATION] - Definition of Love
  • gugudan - Wonderland
  • Wanna.B - Why?
  • Yoon Jong Shin - 의미 없다 (ft. 한해, 키디비)
  • Hobby - Dollar (ft. Gain)
  • Hobby - Let’s Play House (ft. Crush)
  • Astro - Breathless
  • Iron - System
  • PPL - Watch Me
  • MelodyDay - Color

July:

  • P-Type - Lazyyy (ft. Gummy)
  • Seventeen - Very Nice
  • Oohyo - Youth (Day) & (Night)
  • Wonder Girls - Why So Lonely
  • Switch - Fiestaloca
  • Juniel - Pisces
  • Matilda - Summer again
  • NCT 127 - Fire Truck
  • Unnies - Shut up
  • Infinite - That Summer [coming soon]
  • Se7en - I’m Good
  • Gfriend - Navillera
  • Witches - Young Heart
  • Don Mils - Meerae
  • Vromance - She
  • Eric Nam - Can’t Help Myself
  • Ftisland - Take Me Now
  • Heize - And July ft. Dean, Dj Friz
  • Solar [mamamoo] - In My Dreams
  • Stellar - Crying
  • Zhoomi - What’s Your Number?
  • John Park - Thought Of You
  • Mercury - Let’s Party
  • D.Action - Millionaire
  • Gavy NJ - Shubirubirub
  • Sik-K - Rendezvous
  • Solbi - Get Back
  • HuhGak, Eunji - Bada (Ocean.wav)
  • Fei - Fantasy
  • F(x) [STATION] - All Mine
  • Gun - Beep
  • Unicorn - Blink Blink
  • Microdot - Hella trill
  • Microdot - Auckland city
  • NCT 127 [STATION] - Taste the Feeling
  • Laysha - Chocolate Cream
  • D.Holic - Color Me Rad
  • HyunA - How’s This
  • Luizy, Flowsik - Recipe

August:

  • Oh My Girl - A-ing
  • INX - Alright
  • B.A.P - That’s My Jam
  • Monsta X - Stuck
  • Black Pink - Whistle
  • Black Pink - Boombayah
  • Y Teen - Do better *
  • 24K - Still 24K
  • Vixx - Fantasy
  • Agust D - Agust D
  • Agust D - Give It To Me
  • Exo - Lotto
  • I.O.I - Whatta Man
  • CL - Lifted
  • I.B.I - Molae Molae
  • Cosmic Girls - Secret
  • Jun.K - Think About you
  • Jun.K - Young Forever
  • Jimin Park - Try
  • Bambino - Moonlight Shower
  • I-Ren - Butt
  • Sanchez - Claustrophobia
  • Twox - Over
  • HyunA - Morning Glory
  • Sleepy - So What
  • Masc - Strange
  • Hanhae - Eyescream (ft. Jeong Eun Ji)
  • Luizy - Baby Ride (ft. Hyunsik from Btob)
  • NCT Dream - Chewing Gum
  • Urban Zakapa - Thursday Night (ft. Beenzino)
  • Ailee - If You
  • Horan - Alice
  • Spica - Secret Time
  • Jay Park, Kirin - City Breeze
  • Nu’est - Love Paint
  • SM  X JYP [STATION] - Born to be Wild
  • Homme - Dilemma
  • Urban Zakapa - Thursday Night

September:

  • Halo - Mariya
  • Red Velvet - Russian Roulette
  • Bobby - Holup!
  • Mino - Body
  • Mobb (Bobby&Mino) - Full House
  • Mobb (Bobby&Mino) - Hit Me
  • Gain - Carnival
  • Banhana - Be With Me
  • Iron - Rock Bottom
  • Jukebox - Hate U
  • 2PM - Promise (i’ll Be)
  • Dia - Mr.Potter
  • Dia - The Love
  • Infinite - The Eye
  • Mamamoo - New York
  • Crayon Pop - Doo Doom Chit
  • Apink - Only One
  • Hyungdon & Daejune - Choice (ft. IU)

October:

November:

December:

The year is 2016 and Henry the English schoolboy is squirming in his seat as his teacher tells the class how the poor misguided English fought and lost against the brave heroic Germans. It hurts his pride to be from the losing side. A large photo of Hitler “the saviour of Europe” hangs on the classroom wall. Henry glances over at it sheepishly. “History is written by the winner” he mumbles under his breath. In a different world Hitler would be the villain he thinks.