In this era, colonialism is understood as a historical paradigm, almost non-existent today. Or is it? By definition, colonialism is the the increase, imposition and support of one country (predominantly Western - in history) that influences culture and language. Globalisation, however, is defined as having the spread and assimilation of combined cultures and languages. By these definitions, colonialism may not be... Continue Reading →
We tell ourselves a lie and ignore every truth contradicting it. ~Lloyd Lowry~ * side note: This is a continuation of my previous blog - Becoming Human and Society The whole idea and habit (culture) of not asking for help on the premise that everyone around is too busy to make time, handle or even... Continue Reading →
What is the Umbrella Revolution? The Umbrella Revolution is a revolutionary protest organized by students, educators and civilians around Hong Kong to fight for democracy. The name was coined during the final weekend of September in response to the publically deemed “excessive force” exercised by the police when they launched tear gas at unarmed civilians.... Continue Reading →
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In light of the Umbrella Revolution which started on Friday night, September 26th, 2014, an anthem has been spreading around the networks of Hong Kong. The lyrics are really powerful, and I've taken the liberty to translate them to the best of my understanding. If there are any errors, feel free to comment. I will... Continue Reading →
The Umbrella Revolution: How Hong Kong defends itself against itself against its own government. No looting, no burglaries, no fires, no stepping on grass, and no unfinished homework. And how do we plan to win? With love, peace and good morals. Hong Kong's passionate and unrelenting fight for democracy has begun to set an example... Continue Reading →
Even towards every allusion I've been in love with'cause the heart that portrays itself willinglyIs like a nation that trades freedom for stabilityIts so seductive to be cold and corrupted and isolated and try to be an independent republicBut liberty to be loved on the surface is worthlessThe sacrifice of revolution with no purpose ~Immortal... Continue Reading →