Party song revival effort considered anachronistic

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Party song revival effort considered anachronistic US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) By Choi Song Min – 2016.05.11 1:46pm News AvatarChoi Song Min News center_img The North Korean regime has invested freshefforts into promoting a song written in the 1960s praising the Workers’ Partyand Kim Il Sung. As such, the song was recently awarded a “Kim Il Sung/Kim JongIl” award during the 7th Party Congress last week. The promotion of the songentitled “Nothing in this World to Envy” is a conspicuous attempt to furtherrally loyalty through nostalgia, but is eliciting scorn and ridicule from atleast some of the population, report Daily NK sources. “By dressing just like his grandfather KimIl Sung and elevating himself to president of the Party, Kim Jong Un is tryingto rekindle people’s nostalgia for the Party. The 60s song, despite the Party’spush to promote it once again, has already become a target of mockery,” asource from South Pyongan Province told Daily NK on May 10, adding that thesong has prompted people to look back on the 60s when the song was written. Sources in North Pyongan Provincecorroborated this news.This invariably brings realization that thecurrent situation is hardly comparable because back then people had less toworry about, with food and state distribution centers ensuring uninterruptedrations. Others have criticized the leadership for being “far behind thetimes,” as stiff competition in the jangmadang (market economy, official orotherwise) is now the primary focus of North Korean society. The key lyrics “Our father is Marshal KimIl Sung” have been mockingly reworded as “Our father is money,” and “Our homeis in the arms of the Party” has now become “Our home is the market,” thesource explained. Songs like this have long been used as keypropaganda tools by the state, but with the changing times, they havetransformed into targets for public satire, poking at the injustices in thesystem and poor governance. More recently, with the introduction of SouthKorean pop culture in the North, people are also rewording K-pop and children’ssongs from the South as another means to express their sentiments about theregime.  There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest NewsEconomy SHARE News Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

NZ Rugby boss can’t see Boks leaving

first_imgNZ Rugby boss can’t see Boks leaving AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on February 10, 2020 ‘ New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson says it is highly improbable that the Boks would leave the Rugby Championship to join the Six Nations.This past weekend, the Daily Mail reported that negotiations have been going on for some time for South Africa to join their northern-hemisphere counterparts after the 2023 World Cup in France.Meanwhile, speaking to Sunday newspaper Rapport, SA Rugby president Mark Alexander suggested the article was pure speculation, but did admit the reports are also ‘not too far from the truth because there is a lot of disruption in rugby right now’.READ: Boks’ possible move north not ‘far off’It would appear that moving into northern-hemisphere competition is a possibility that may be explored in the long-term future, but it’s not something that’s likely to happen any time soon.As Robinson highlighted in a radio interview, SA Rugby is said to be tied into a deal with broadcasters to remain involved in Sanzaar competitions through to 2025.‘I think this is the third team now in the past month that there’s been reports out of the northern hemisphere that are going to join the Six Nations,’ Robinson told Radio Sport on Sunday.‘By my count, they are up to nine nations at some time in the next few years which we all know is simply not feasible.‘We’re very comfortable in our relationship and South Africa’s relationship with Sanzaar,’ he added.‘Like us, they’ve signed agreements with their broadcasters through 2025 to be involved with Sanzaar. And as recently as this week we were on calls talking about the future of our competitions at [Vodacom] Super level and international level.‘So, Sanzaar and certainly South Africa were very engaged in those conversations. They are people that we trust, they are very honest and they’ve been great partners over the last 25 years.’A Rugby Australia spokesperson has also said the body was unaware of any plans for South Africa to leave the Rugby Championship.Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images ‘ Posted in Rugby Championship, Springboks, Teams, Top headlines, Tournaments World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDatemyage.comOver 40 And Single?Datemyage.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDental Care For Seniors On Medicare | Sponsored ListingsSee what full mouth dental implants may cost youDental Care For Seniors On Medicare | Sponsored Listings|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzSuperDetails About Meghan Markle’s Wedding Will Leave You SpeechlessBuzzSuper|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Loans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndocenter_img ‘  1221  55 Post by SA Rugby magazine BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ The Springboks face the haka ‘ Datemyage.comThe Best Place To Meet Guys Your Own Age in Tsuen WanDatemyage.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoFrom the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more