western motives

Nobody has to agree with me on this since I understand everyone has their own opinion and such, but assuming that all Western artists have ulterior motives when it comes to their interactions with BTS at/after the BBMAs is kind of … unnecessary? 

Sure, I get that is how the industry works and making connections is the way to gain a bigger audience worldwide. But literally claiming every snapchat or collaboration or mention of BTS by another Western artist as the artist being obsequious in order to weasel their way into Eastern culture and reach a wider following makes it come across that you only think BTS are worth the interactions for their money and status. Remember that these Western artists are musicians too, and so, of course, they are going to pay their respects and perhaps try to learn more about BTS, the first Korean pop group in history to make it as nominees, nonetheless win an award on the Billboard Music Awards. That does not mean that they are prying for an opportunity to take advantage of the boys’ fame for their own sake.

Let BTS have their moment. Let them be respected by the artists that we all know they respect without having to assume every little detail. They deserve this time to shine and make an even greater name for themselves in the Western world!

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Jamaican Maroons

Through the actions of Admiral William Penn in 1655, Cromwell succeeded in capturing the island of Jamaica from the Spanish as part of his religious and economically motivated ‘Western Design’. The Spanish settlers escaped to Cuba with their valuables, freeing many of their slaves, who took to the hills. These were the earliest Maroons, who were mostly African born, or of mixed African and Taino blood. The Maroons spent years fighting to maintain their freedom, forcing the British to acknowledge them as a formidable enemy. They communicated their defiance and celebrations through traditional African drumming and use of the abeng. The abeng is believed to be an Akan word meaning “horn”.

Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.