625 Korean War after 70 years

The Korean War was a war between North Korea and South Korea. The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea.

At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union and the United States liberated Korea from imperial Japanese colonial control on 15 August 1945. But peace did not last five years, and countless people killed each other.

It is incomprehensible to think that both South and North Koreans suffered a great deal from Japanese colonialism. However, it is understandable to see that strong countries around the world have been playing politics over the Korean Peninsula.

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Whose advantage is this? The people only die every time. What does it mean to them? A vain ideology? Who can repay the life?

  • Dates: Jun 25, 1950 – Jul 27, 1953
  • Total civilians killed: 2–3 million
  • South Korea: 990,968 killed/wounded
  • North Korea: 1,550,000 killed/wounded

Also, there were not a few cases of torture, atrocities, massacres and sexual assaults common in wars. There are many movies and books. Was there any happiness in it?

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Dr. Victor Frankl says that even in that situation, one finds meaning in life. But war is all a tragedy. It’s just pain. Countless Korean War veterans testify. Who can compensate for the tragedy of war?

Mr. Man Hee Lee, a Korean War veteran, said the bullets and shells rained down, and they don’t know if their colleague was dead or alive. He couldn’t take off bloody military uniform. It was a tragedy of fratricidal conflict.

Why do we repeat tragedy? Someone might be trying to get a benefit. Is it a virtue that I live better than others? I won’t raise my child like this. I want to raise a child who can be ashamed of having a lot.

I wish I could become such a wonderful adult.

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

UNHCR l 2020 World Refugee Day “Every Action Counts”

In Wikipedia, World Refugee Day, international observance observed June 20 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. This is today!

From my point of view, the activities against refugees seem to be the most noticeable among the activities of the United Nations. This is just my idea.

My dream is actually to work for an international organization like the United Nations. I want to build a career that can help more people, and do something really cool. I think it’s really wonderful for people to get closer to peace. I wish there was something I did during the process. 🙂

2020 Theme: Every Action Counts

The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent anti-racism protests have shown us how desperately we need to fight for a more inclusive and equal world: a world where no one is left behind. It has never been clearer that all of us have a role to play in order to bring about change. Everyone can make a difference.

This is at the heart of UNHCR’s World Refugee Day campaign. This year, we aim to remind the world that everyone, including refugees, can contribute to society and Every Action Counts in the effort to create a more just, inclusive, and equal world. (Source: UN page)

The refugee issue is really a global issue. Because 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from home by conflict and persecution at the end of 2018. Among them are nearly 30 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18… If I were one of them, I would have felt terrible remorse for life.

Unless I jump directly into their lives, it seems that I inevitably have to be a hypocrisy. I want to try not to feel ashamed. Still, there is little I can do, but they seem to comfort us all.

Everyone can make a difference

Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said “UNHCR is no stranger to challenges. For over 70 years we have been on the frontlines of countless emergencies.

Yet this global pandemic is of an entirely new magnitude. Our priority has been and will be, to stay and deliver for the refugees, internally displaced and stateless people we are mandated to protect. But we can’t do it alone.

Whoever you are. No matter where you come from. Every one of us can make a difference. Every action truly counts.

This campaign seems to be a great project to urge everyone to join. HWPL, a peace organization that shouted, “Let’s all be one, We Are One” also came to mind. After all, what I felt was that peace was feasible when we all joined in and accomplished things, and otherwise it was not possible. 🙁

Ref: https://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2020/6/5eeb289c4/2020-world-refugee-day-statement-un-high-commissioner-refugees-filippo.html

UNHCR “Live blog” Worldwide

Countless people are celebrating this day. This year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is asking people from all walks of life to join #WithRefugees. I’ll just take a look at one thing.

Ref: https://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2020/6/5ee8cefa4/live-blog-world-refugee-day-difference.html

Miami, Florida, USA

Venezuelan superstar and UNHCR High Profile Supporter Danny Ocean regales fans worldwide with a Couch Concert on the eve of World Refugee Day.

I’m doing a live broadcast on YouTube right now. It was better than expected. It’s like watching a concert! I hope this article will be of any help to you. 🙂

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How Pope Francis reacts to COVID-19

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On April 17, Pope Francis shares his vision for Covid-19 aftermath in an exclusive meditation for Vida Nueva, the Spanish religious weekly, titled “Un plan para resucitar” which translates as “A plan to resurrect.”

What he said about the current situation is, “If there’s one thing we’ve been able to learn in all this time, it’s that no one is saved alone. Borders are falling, walls are crumbling and all fundamentalist discourses are dissolving before an almost imperceptible presence that shows the fragility of which we are made.”

The situation is worse than we thought. “The Great Lockdown is the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, and far worse than the Global Financial Crisis [of 2008],” International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Economist Gita Gopinath said on the 14th of April.

Is there any way to overcome this situation? In such a crisis situation, the ability of the state or company to deal with the crisis is revealed.
In fact, we usually only think this way, but there’s actually one more.
It’s each one of us.

Francis wrote that the only way to conquer the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is through “the antibodies of solidarity.” This antibody “will break all the fanaticism in which we had immersed ourselves and will allow us to feel ourselves to be the creators and protagonists of a common history and, thus, to respond jointly to so many ills that afflict millions of brothers around the world.”

Also he wrote, “If we act as one people, even in the face of the other epidemics that lie waiting for us, we can have a real impact.” I thought it was very similar to Man-hee Lee, the chairman of HWPL, who always shouted “We Are One!” His influence is powerful.

I think people who change the world think the same. All that remains now seems to be for us to practice those words. We can be cool enough. 🙂

Reference: https://cruxnow.com/covid-19/2020/04/pope-francis-hopes-after-pandemic-humanity-has-antibodies-of-justice-charity/

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15 Minutes Playlist for Peace

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These days, many people are self-isolating because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to do things that I haven’t been able to do during this period, and also I’m worried about people suffering from illness.

I want to recommend some songs that make you think.
It’s simple and short. 🙂

I just want you to be comfortable for 15 minutes.

“I’ve found peace far beyond all understanding” and “Peace is a promise You keep” are so impressive. While the phrase “peace is a promise” has never been thought of, it feels good.

I want to live a life that keeps that promise.

I’m not gonna be afraid
I’m not gonna be afraid
I’m not gonna fear the storm

I’m not gonna fear at all

The power of music is great. It creates power in unexpected places. have a communicative power. It is another education. Powerful.

I wish it were 15 minutes to make you feel good. Some of my friends got novel coronavirus (COVID-19). I pray that they are all healthy.

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The Reason Why We Think Peace Is Not Important

I was going to talk about the importance of peace, but I felt I didn’t have to mention it any more. Because we already know it too well.

In fact, this is out of the question of knowing. What is the problem?
First, say it clearly. This is neither your fault nor mine. It’s all our fault.

It is none of your business

Most of us are busy making ends meet. I am also busy living my life. We don’t have time to pay attention.

We have learned the word peace from textbooks and lectures. Also, we even donate to UNICEF or Doctors Without Borders. Get a job, have a family, and raise children. Get old with my spouse.

Our lives were not always happy, but moderately unhappy, sometimes happy. Ten years after my death, at least one person will remember me.

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There is very little room for peace in this general life. If there is any overlap of misfortunes, there is no more room. This is the reality.

No one can blame us for this reality

We don’t blame anyone else. We don’t call each other hypocrites.

Because we make up the majority of mankind. Compared to mankind as a whole, the people facing war are a minority.

We don’t have to worry every night that the bomb will blow up our house. We don’t have to worry about how to live after mom and dad die in the war.

So, we don’t think peace is important. No, we maybe think it’s important and we talk about importance of peace, but we usually live off the top of our head.

I’m sorry. This is real.
I don’t want to let a little girl in Syria know this reality.

Change actually takes a long time. But I know that the most substantial and short-lived peace organization has achieved great achievements. So, I’m also thinking about pinning my hopes on it this time.

This posting is just my opinion. I want to say that I really respect everyone who works hard and risking their lives for peace.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Ming Taylor

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What is the Influence of the Coronavirus? in Afghanistan

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The influence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is global.

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said today in a press briefing as the number of deaths from covid-19 passed 15,000.

The number of confirmed cases is more than 360,000, according to the map and dashboard from Johns Hopkins University, though the true number of cases will be much higher. (Source)

Today, we are going to look at the impact on Afghanistan among them.

Influence of the Coronavirus on Afghan

“Most worrying is that Iran has disregarded the Afghan government’s plea to restrict border crossings, with as many as 15,000 people still crossing into Afghanistan daily.

All of the 21 confirmed coronavirus cases in Afghanistan involved travelers who had returned from Iran, according to Wahidullah Mayar, a spokesman for the Afghan health ministry.” – NY times

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/world/asia/afghanistan-coronavirus.html

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Wiki commons / Afghan family

Even at the Shaidahe Hospital in Herat, 38 patients attacked staff members, then fled the hospital as police stood by. (One of them is positive)

According to the New York Times article, there are many shocking things happening. They don’t know who has the coronavirus. To be honest, they may be nervous.

But the problem is that the virus is not the only problem. They are fighting another virus. Major Gulzar Kohi, who leads the Afghan Army unit in a restive district of northern Baghlan Province, said “Coronavirus be damned.” He hadn’t slept in two days.

“I am busy fighting another virus — the Taliban.”

The Taliban is a guerrilla force. They’re going to have a meeting in closed spaces across the country, and this seems very dangerous. And the troops to stop them will be in danger of COVID-19.

One might think of this as an opportunity, but I hope you will refrain from doing so for everyone’s happiness and health. There is a way to get what we want without fighting. The method is for us to support the international law called DPCW.

Not long after, DPCW will erase the war itself from human history. 🙂

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South Sudanese Women are sowing Seeds of Peace with Ox Ploughs

What is the current situation in South Sudan?

Over seven million people — about two thirds of the population — are in need of aid, including around 6.9 million people experiencing hunger. Food security is expected to deteriorate more, with 7.7 million people estimated to face crisis levels of hunger. The ongoing conflict and insecurity have pushed millions to the brink of starvation for years. (MERCY CORPS statistics as of June 2019)

Due to persistent intercommunal violence, including cattle raids, revenge attacks and armed ambushes, many people in the region have been reduced to relying on relief aid.

Is there really no hope?

The more desperate man is, the stronger he becomes.

The first thing to do is to blame the system for creating this world imbalance, and then we’ll have to do what we do.

The Women is Strong

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A woman awaits her return flight home at the UNMISS terminal of the Juba airport.

This time, women gathered strength. With support from the UN mission in the country, UNMISS, ox ploughs were handed to women’s groups.

“The challenge they reported was a lack of implements to increase their food production. That’s how the ox plough idea was born,” said Samuel Owoko, a representative of Sans Frontieres Germany, the organization implementing the project.

They did really great things. In the book of ‘Doing Good Better’, companies spend a lot of money to help, but in reality they are not helpful and often get in the way.

Ms. Agor, the women’s group leader, said “We have been using hand hoes, and with that you can only do so much. With these ox ploughs coming in, we shall cultivate bigger areas which will help us sustain our families throughout the long dry spell.”

She also had a message for the national authorities: “We want our Government to make sure that there is enough security so that we can bring in our bulls and cultivate. Without peace, that will not be possible. Right now, the roads are full of armed youth. They should go away so that our men can safely return with their cattle”.

Source: https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1059712

I wish they were happier.
As she said, the best way is to stop the conflicts. I would like to tell her country to support the DPCW, the international law of peace. This is the perfect answer to peace.

I want to tell the women’s group again. The power of women is enormous! If the voices of 3.7 billion women around the world come together, no one will be able to stop them. IWPG will help you. 🙂

I sincerely hope that there will be peace in South Sudan.

Peace is up to you 🙂 Good luck!

How can Cameroon achieve peace?

First, we need a basic understanding of the country of Cameroon.

On December 2018, the United States assistant secretary of state for African affairs, Tibor Nagy, raised the issue of Cameroon as among the world’s most dire conflicts, stating: “I fear that [the crisis] could get much, much worse.”

The United Nations conservatively estimates that the ongoing conflict has killed more than 3 000 people and displaced nearly 700 000 more in the Anglophone regions, a staggering number that comprises about 20% of our country’s population. Most recently, on February 14, about two dozen villagers, including 14 children and a pregnant woman, were massacred in the village in the northwest region.

Reference:
https://mg.co.za/article/2020-03-17-cameroon-can-achieve-peace-but-first-it-needs-a-ceasefire/

In fact, this is a really difficult problem. How many people died, and why did they die? The difference between ideology and thought… The resentment and anger of it do not go away. 🙁

We don’t need Violence and Weapons

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So what the hell should we do? Should we just stay still? Should we turn away because we don’t know anything? What should never be done is the attitude of maintaining the status quo.

If you look at the reference article, I agree with Maurice Kamto, the president of the opposition Cameroon Renaissance Movement and a former political prisoner in Cameroon, in part.

His second plan is that the violence on both sides must end today. I totally agree with this. Talks cannot begin without the elimination of violence and weapons. Other than that, his arguments include building infrastructure like hospital schools, setting the stage for dialogue and reforming the election system.

It is a proposal that seems to be effective. But I thought this was not enough. I think “civil society” is the key. The bottom-up approach is more effective than the top-down one. And that power is incredibly powerful.

It was a international peace NGO called HWPL that showed me this powerful force. I thought it was impossible to achieve peace.

Imagine if you were a little girl in a town in Cameroon. Can we expect peace to be achieved? No, we live in anxiety every day. Then, we find a little happiness, and we will feel satisfied. We thought this was life. This is so tragic. But peace was not difficult, and furthermore it was not impossible.

HWPL brings people from all over the world together as ‘ONE.’ They shout from time to time, “WE ARE ONE! WE ARE ONE!” As if a powerful hurricane had passed, they establish a strong peace in the place that had passed. Voice of one is not enough to achieve peace, but voice as one is enough to do so.

Their plans are concrete and feasible. You can feel that it is the answer to peace. I recommend you to check for yourself.

I sincerely hope that peace will come to Cameroon.

HWPL FAQ : http://www.hwpl.kr/en/whoweare/faq

your friends,
Ming Talyor

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Top 5 Videos about HWPL

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HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light) is an international peace NGO, registered with the United Nations and is now Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

In 2017, about 1,000,000 People are walking for peace in 106 Cities in 41 Countries. Unlike most peace organizations, the results of each year are considered great. They are trying to bring a new international law to the United Nations soon.

I brought up to top five videos that I have seen so far. 🙂

1. Media Facade 2019

It’s an art…

2. IPYG Card Section Performance 2019

3. Card Section of 12,126 People 2018

They are all volunteers. Is it possible?

4. 2018 HWPL World Peace Summit

Parades are also tremendously attractive, and the speeches of former presidents are touching. I definitely recommend seeing it.

5. Media Facade 2017

I think HWPL has the answer to peace. The power of HWPL is best represented by the slogan “We are one!” There is nothing we can’t do if we’re one mind to solve everything.

But the world is now so confused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). There is no one at street, everyone stays at home. Even WHO declared novel coronavirus disease a pandemic. (more than 121,000 cases in 118 countries)

At times like this, if we try for quarantine in one mind without blaming anyone without discrimination, we will all survive. 🙂

P.S my heartfelt condolences to all the families who lost loved ones…

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March 1st Independence Movement Day in South Korea, “Sam Il Jeol”

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Red Cross pamphlet on March 1st Movement / Wikimedia Commons

Hi, today is March 1st. Today is the anniversary of “March 1st Movement” in my country. It is also called “Independence Movement Day in South Korea,” and “삼일절(Sam Il Jeol)”

The March 1 Movement started on March 1, 1919. Why this day? In the wake of rumors that King Gojong of the Korean Empire was poisoned, it rose up on March 1, 1919, the funeral day of King Gojong’s death.

There was another reason. After the World War I, “The Fourteen Points” of US President Woodrow Wilson became the basis at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. The President Wilson listed “self-determination” as an important objective for the postwar world. It set off a spark of hope.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE March 1st Independence Movement Day in South Korea, "Sam Il Jeol" 탑골공원 상해임시정부 삼일절 만세 US President Woodrow Wilson The Fourteen Points Tapgol Park South Korea Shanghai self-determination Sam Il Jeol Red Cross Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea March 1st movement March 1st Independence Movement Day in South Korea Manse Demonstrations Korean Empire Gojong Declaration of Independence COVID-19 33 korean religious leaders 33 ethnic representatives 1919 Paris Peace Conference
Red Cross pamphlet on March 1st Movement / Wikimedia Commons

The most famous performance at this time is the “Manse Demonstrations.” In Korean, 만세(Manse) means raising both hands high. Generally, do it three times with the Korean flag.

On this day, 500,000 people gathered at 탑골공원(Tapgol Park, formerly Pagoda Park) and shouted “Manse.” From this point on, March 1st Movements were held across the country for about three months. There were 1,214 manse demonstrations during the 60 days from March 1 to April 30. The total number of participants is estimated at 1.06 million.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE March 1st Independence Movement Day in South Korea, "Sam Il Jeol" 탑골공원 상해임시정부 삼일절 만세 US President Woodrow Wilson The Fourteen Points Tapgol Park South Korea Shanghai self-determination Sam Il Jeol Red Cross Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea March 1st movement March 1st Independence Movement Day in South Korea Manse Demonstrations Korean Empire Gojong Declaration of Independence COVID-19 33 korean religious leaders 33 ethnic representatives 1919 Paris Peace Conference
Red Cross pamphlet on March 1st Movement / Wikimedia Commons

Japan did not sit still, but violently suppressed it. Of them, 7,509 were killed and 47,000 were arrested. However, because it was a fairly successful independence movement, the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea was established in Shanghai in April 11, 1919.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE March 1st Independence Movement Day in South Korea, "Sam Il Jeol" 탑골공원 상해임시정부 삼일절 만세 US President Woodrow Wilson The Fourteen Points Tapgol Park South Korea Shanghai self-determination Sam Il Jeol Red Cross Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea March 1st movement March 1st Independence Movement Day in South Korea Manse Demonstrations Korean Empire Gojong Declaration of Independence COVID-19 33 korean religious leaders 33 ethnic representatives 1919 Paris Peace Conference
Red Cross pamphlet on March 1st Movement

But I don’t think it happened easily. There were 33 ethnic representatives who took the initiative. They consisted of 15 Catholics, 16 Christians and two Buddhists. (if you more info about them: my blog, wiki(ko), other)
They read “The Declaration of Independence” at Taehwagwan, Insa-dong, Jongno District, Seoul. Soon after, some of them died, and they were imprisoned for about a year and a half or three years.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE March 1st Independence Movement Day in South Korea, "Sam Il Jeol" 탑골공원 상해임시정부 삼일절 만세 US President Woodrow Wilson The Fourteen Points Tapgol Park South Korea Shanghai self-determination Sam Il Jeol Red Cross Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea March 1st movement March 1st Independence Movement Day in South Korea Manse Demonstrations Korean Empire Gojong Declaration of Independence COVID-19 33 korean religious leaders 33 ethnic representatives 1919 Paris Peace Conference
Red Cross pamphlet on March 1st Movement / Wikimedia Commons

To celebrate this day, the national flag is hung at home. Flags are also hung on every street. But now South Korea is in an emergency because of COVID-19. There are over 3,000 confirmed cases. I hope the patients will recover quickly, and I want to send a message of support to the medical staff who are really struggling.

Since we are all the same people, I hope we don’t blame each other or split up over this incident. Because we were one in the independence movement.

P.S. a year ago, I wrote the its 100th Anniversary post. 🙂

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