Spain Catalan crisis : The power of culture


What’s up, Catalonia?

  Catalonia is a part of the Spanish state for centuries. But amazing thing is that they have own distinct language and culture. It is not easy. I will talk about it again, but it is really amazing. Here I will more talk about the international situation. It can say ‘Spain Catalan crisis‘ Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is under intense pressure to drop plans to break from Spain. How EU react? The European Union has made it clear that if Catalonia split from Spain, Catalonia would cease to be part of the EU. What it means? They can’t travel freely between member states and kick  out of the Eurozone.

A sink-or-swim vote was held on 1 October

“Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic?”

90% of voters are backing independence. Turnout was put at 43%.

Spain Catalan crisis : What’s problem?

The vote was deemed illegal by Madrid and Spain’s Constitutional Court. So there is ‘Armed intervention‘ of National police. Spain think it is a rebellion against the rule of law. And the rule of law is the foundation of coexistence, not only in Spain but in Europe.”

A mind cannot be independent of culture. – Lev Vygotsky

My view : The power of culture

  There are thousands of perspectives. Political, economic and etc. But I want to say cultural view point. I talk about it excluding political, economic perspectives. I only say ‘Culture‘. Why do Catalonia want to become independent? Why do some want it and some don’t want?(I’m not saying that independent culture is better) They have own distinct language and culture. It has its own language, a recorded history of more than 1,000 years as a distinct region, and a population nearly as big as Switzerland’s (7.5 million). I want to say ‘Culture make people one-mind’. Don’t miss your culture. 🙂 It is nice to live in culture.

A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. – Mahatma Gandhi

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!


Candlelight rally 1.7 million people in Seoul. Nationwide total is 2,320,000 people. “How far that little candle throws his beams!”


“How far that little candle throws his beams!”


No one ever expected that so many people came together. Everyone think “citizens are tired in candlelight rally that lasted for a long time.”  This is the sixth Candlelight vigils. But huge crowds pour into nationwide. Candlelight vigils is being held in 70 places of the country. 200,000 in Busan. 100,000 in Gwanju. 50,000 in Daejeon.

1,700,000 people in Seoul. Nationwide total is 2,320,000 people.



Even though so many people came together, Non-violent culture is still. Any one is not taken to the police. They march in 100 m front of Cheong Wa Dae. It is the shortest distance until now. This peaceful protest is unprecedented in world history.

Many amazing things happened. When one citizen suddenly collapsed,  police officers hand over hot packs. Wow.

Second, one citizen threw flowers for peace performance. Then, people say “Don’t hit by flowers” I was impressed.

And there were citizens to put flower stickers on police car.


Also foreign interests is hot. They expressed surprise in particular about orderly and peaceful assembly culture.


“How far that little candle throws his beams!”

-William Shakespeare


Nobel peace prize : Colombia peace agreement “It is passed. Now remaining task is ‘implementation’


Nobel peace prize : Colombia peace agreement “It is passed. Now remaining task is ‘implementation’


Do you remember ‘2016 Nobel peace prize’? Santos president win the Nobel peace prize. Why? The Nobel committee support ‘Colombia peace agreement’. I introduce the reason why It is rejected. They failed to consider the victims’ anger. The problem is that they are too generous to FARC(Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia).

I expect They all discussed everything and ironed out the details. So They All will agree.

But How about now?

Santos government only passed Colombia peace agreement by parliamentary vote instead of The referendum. The agreement was carried by a unanimous vote. The opponents are not appearing to protest. They say “Colombia people refuse it. How can the Congress approve it?”(according to AFP)

Such reasons, Some pointed out that there are limitations to this agreement.


Now ‘implementation’ is important. Success or failure depends on how much disarming FARC are protected. There are many such an opinion.

I think They more need conversations for their anger than protection of their enemy. Citizens will be further anger if they do things in this way. They should not think that people are a fool.  Who win hearts and minds will achieve peace. 

Culture sure will lead world to peace. Let’s give peace to our mind. I think It is better to make new culture for Colombia. I get this idea from HWPL(Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light). Isn’t this word itself amazing? From what I know Asian culture, American culture and popular culture is all.


It is Heavenly Culture.

HWPL(Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light) are very good at peace work. Their execution skills are amazing.

I want to soothe Colombia victim’s anger. 🙂

I will show you!!!

New Culture sure will achieve peace!!!