Friday, June 25, 2010

June 25 1950

The beginning of The Korean War. It is actually called The Forgotten War. No wonder, no one cares nowadays in the world. It's the same as in Japan. I was watching a documentary on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the reporters asked young people on the streets about the dates: August 6th and August 9th. No one knew.
It's sad, because the nation that forgets about its past, doesn't have a future.
Some horrendous conflicts or facts should never be forgotten. It all depends on us - to maintain the memory of the past and pass it.
This war should never be forgotten. As well as WW II, not only in Europe. I would like for us, Europeans to start thinking globally. Instead, Europeans are focused only on their own history, neglecting any other conflict, ignoring the scale of it, belittling it. As if the biggest battles were in Europe, as if the biggest losses were in Europe. The truth is - Europe is just a part of the world. Not its centre. The colonial thinking should be long over.
Documentaries on Korean War broadcasted by KBS can be found here:

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