I am South Korean, and lived in a South Korean family in South Korea before I was adopted into a white Anglo-Irish family living in the USA.
I am a transracial adoptee, meaning that the race of my birth family is different from the race of my adoptive family. In my case, I am a South Korean living in a (previously, lol) all-white family.
So…it gets kinda weird because I don’t look a thing like any other person in my family, among other things.
Note: This is a long post. I do not claim to know the ins and outs of Korean politics.
So I just wanted to address some of the thoughtless and ignorant comments i’ve seen amongst kpop fans, in response to the sudden news of North Korea declaring war on South Korea.
It was only a few hours ago that I first heard news that North Korea is declaring war on South Korea. Now my first reaction to this was “Oh shit, this is really serious.” But it seems like some had other concerns.
The first thing I see on Tumblr in a kpop related tag is a text post of someone saying “I hope my oppas and unnies will be safe and healthy!!” Now there is so much wrong with that whole sentence. Do you hear yourself? One of the worlds most dangerous dictators is deciding to go to war on another country, and you’re only thought is about IDOLS? For real? Did you forget about the other 50 Million people who live alongside your biases or did you think the whole of South Korea was populated by celebrities?
Let me paint a picture for you. A little under 30% of the South Korean population live in rural areas. In a worst case scenario, those who live in such areas might not be in the financial state to buy a plane ticket and evacuate to a safer environment. On the other hand, “GD oppa”, “CL unnie” and the rest of the yg squad can use their money, hop on a private fucking jet and buss out real quick. Not everyone is as lucky.
And to add, when you were thinking all about your precious idols, did you think about their families? Many of them are normal people same as you and me. Most probably live far away from their children. Just think about a war starting in your country and you are not able to check up on your family because you live too far away. We all care about the idols, but lets give some thought to all the others out there.
So to all you thoughtless and ignorant assholes who don’t give a fuck about what’s going on, go read a book and get your IQ up a bit. And to those who think they know the ins and outs of Korean politics, keep their politics out of your ugly koreaboo ass mouth. Thanks ^_^
p.s: South Korea and North Korea have been at war for years and years and still are. Technically, North and South Korea are still in a “war-state”. So don’t freak too much.
Edit: There have been numerous articles about the situation. Some state that the North has declared war and some say that no such thing has occurred. Since I don’t personally know what is true I advise that you only go to trusted news sources and just keep yourself educated. ;)
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good grief can people not fucking mention North Korea criticising what is happening in Ferguson?
North Korea talking about human rights is like Nazi Germany talking about racism. That regime is an ultimate inhumanity, it’s such a cesspool of human rights abuses I’m not even sure any other government comes close to it in terms of being a totalitarian state. It violates so many human rights of ALL ITS CITIZENS. Millions DIED in a famine while the parasitic Kim family lives in luxury and rejected food supplies from overseas. People get sent to the gulag (along with three generations of their family) for insulting the Kim dynasty. People got EXECUTED for stealing even copper wire to sell after the state run economy collapsed. They have kidnapped South Korean and Japanese girls- allegedly to use them to train infiltrators into South Korea and Japan. North Korea is basically like the worst of China during the Cultural Revolution continued till today.
That regime is completely inhumane and don’t FUCKING use it to say “even North Korea is criticising us” because I can tell you for sure if I had to choose between living in the US and North Korea, I would fucking choose to live in the US EVERY SINGLE TIME.
What is going on in Ferguson is terrible, but if you’re going to say “even North Korea” you are trivialising what North Koreans suffer, what South Koreans suffer living next to a regime that has committed terrorist activity against their people numerous times. This regime had its terrorists blow up a civilian airliner- Korean Air 858- and killed more than 100 people because it wanted to destabilise the South Korean government and embarrass the country right before it hosted the 1988 Olympics.
Don’t put it next to Ferguson, because this fucked up regime exemplifies the worst of humanity and Ferguson protesters are surely demanding more than the hideously low standards of North Korea.