The Far East Sept 13, 2017 5:52:55 GMT -5
Post by ahinton on Sept 13, 2017 5:52:55 GMT -5
I have not yet visited the northern part of Korea, but the uncooth southern I have. I went to the cinema, and at some point all the audience rose up for the national song or anthem (as in a church service - this was also done in England and her colonies until the nineteen-fifties). Well I did not feel like remaining seated since it would draw unwelcome attention, but on the other hand I did not feel like rising because I had no idea of in honour of what or whom I would be doing it. So I performed a kind of halfway stand, my arms remaining on the arm-rests.
Sept 12, 2017 18:30:30 GMT -5 @kleinesc said:The Far East is ready, Uncle Henry! Are you?
By the way, with what vicious intensity do the Great Britons of the present day hate hearing the word "colony"!!!
By "Great Britons" I presume you to mean UK citizens (as I doubt that you would exclude residents of Northern Ireland from this, although please correct me if I'm wrong about that); yes, you are right about that in the majority of cases and they do so with very good reason, although whether such attitudes towards the colonial past are more vociferously negative than in other habitual European colonist nations such as France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands I do not know for sure.
I do understand, however, the problem that you faced in South Korea for if an audience stands for something and you don't know what that is it's very difficult to know what to do for the best.