Мари Мангошвили и Тимо Шмитц: Сила любви (21 июля 2017 года)
Каждую ночь я вижу одну звезду,
Как зеркало в моих глазах, огромню,
Как огонь на небе озарающий мой путь,
Но в моем сердце навсегда только ты,
невидимая сила, возвращаясь в мой мысли,
Такая большая как море –
Уничтожающая мое горе,
я всегда буду с тобой,
Храня огонь любви навечно,
Ты моя душа, моя страна,
Моя любовь, моя земля,
Моя единственная радость
и смысл жизни ты моей –
Сила против наших врагов и плохие людей,
Твоя незимная красота сравнима
с Ангельским ликом царицы Тамары,
Освишающим дорогу в рай!
The Power of Love
By Mari Mangoshvili and Timo Schmitz – 21 July 2017
Everry night I look at a star,
Like a mirror in my eyes, it is so fascinating,
Like a fire in the sky, shining light on my way,
But in my heart there is only you,
An invisible force returning to my mind,
As big as an ocean –
Destroying all my grief,
I will laways be with you,
Keeping the fire of love forever,
You are mysoul, my country,
My love, my territory,
My joy is united in you,
As you are te meaning of my life,
The force against all our enemies and bad people,
Your eternal beauty is comparable
To the angelic face of Queen Tamar,
Enlightening the road to heaven!
Cognitivists claim a normative ethics which can be recognised by human-beings. However, cognitivism cannot work due to the subjective moral construction of each individual and there is no reasonable explanation why people should be able to draw the same moral conclusions objectively in themselves. As a result, cognitivist normative ethics can never work properly!
DOWNLOAD HERE: “Cognitivism failed!” (2017)
15 common myths about North Korea that are complete nonsense!
DOWNLOAD HERE: 15 common myths about North Korea
Though the religious motivation of the Red Banner movements is never mentioned formally in DPRK media, the religious symbolism is often brought up however. The reason why there is no explicit mentioning is the fact that the higher classes are rather atheist or agnostic, while lower educated classes are more susceptible for religious beliefs and to ensure that people do not develop beliefs against the government, myths are spreaded and pilgrimage sites opened where people can venerate the Kims as heavenly leader. The article below shows how these reeligious symbols however appear in DPRK media and how they are presented. In addition, also pre-red banner lyrics that play a large role in red banner movements are analysed like the songs “Bright Star” (1966) and “The Star of Korea” (1928/ 1980).
DOWNLOAD HERE: “The religious symbolism of the Red Banner movements in DPRK media”
My girlfriend and favorite author Mari Mangoshvili has written a new short story and I am proud to have the honor to present it to you on my blog. She is really the best writer I have ever read and she inspires me everyday.
In her short story “Roller Coaster” (Download below), she talks about life and critically reflects how we waste our time going on a hurry and striving for new things everyday, insead of treasuring the people we love; and once something is achieved we go on striving for other things, leaving the people behind. I think it is a wonderful lesson to rememeber ourselves to cherish the people around us, their positive characteristics, but also their flaws. In addition, it teaches us, not to give up the person we really love!
DOWNLOAD HERE: “The Roller Coaster” (2017) [PDF]
North Korean literature and movies are very renowned for its strong emotional heart-catching stories, some of them such as “The Flower Girl” (1972) or “The Schoolgirl’s Diary” (2007) had international success and gained a lot of attention. What is the secret ingredient which makes North Korean writings so special, and why should we adopt it in the West, too?
DOWNLOAD HERE: “Using the North Korean Writing Technique to compose Good Literature” (2017)
In this paper, I summarized and quoted the research on indigenious religions which I published till July 2017 as a kind of lexicon to make it easier and save time to look up the published material.
(Including religions from Circassia, Ossetia, Georgia, Russia, Vietnam, Korea, China, Mongolia, Laos, and the USA)
DOWNLOAD HERE: “Lexicon of self-studied indigenious beliefs till July 2017– Citations from my works”
In the beginning of 2015, I published an article in which I covered the modern economic history and presented major issues that appeared till the end of 2014. This paper tries to cover up the further development in between 2015 and 2017, as well as re-checking the facts of 2014. It especially tries to point out the severe failures and narrowness of North Korean reforms that just privileged a few, while the majority of the North Korean population seems to resign from any hope, and despite malnutrition which is already documented, new starvings are feared. Thus, although Kim Jong-un could benefit from the push-forwards of his father who strengthened the country and made a quite strong nation out of North Korea, his son quickly torn down everything to pieces, and the first time since 10 years, massive waves of homeless people and temporary workers are wandering around begging for food and searching for work.
DOWNLOAD HERE: The economic situation of North Korea – 2017
The Red Banner philosophy was publicly introduced in 1996, but soon perished out of public media as the Songun philosophy was introduced in 1998 as state reason of the DPRK, replacing Juche philosophy. However, a religious movement arised out of the Red Banner Philosophy combining Korean shamanism and Confucianism with honor and loyalty towards the DPRK, and people gathered in political places of worship, such as obelisks, statues, community spots. After the death of Kim Jong-il, the situation in North Korea worsened very much and a strong dissatisfaction towards the so-called “Great Marshall” appears which also struggles the religious movement whose basis in fact is political efficiency, which is defunct now.
DOWNLOAD HERE: “The Red Banner philosophy as religious legitimation of the DPRK political apparatus in the civil life”
In this paper, I introduce the preliminary considerations that have to be done before doing the scientific main research on an issue to write a paper. It shall serve as a guideline and is orientated on the author’s own experience on writing articles.
DOWNLOAD NOW: Preliminary considerations for scientific works