„What holds South Korean nationalists together is b)“

2010s, League Confederation Goes Outer-Track (September 2018)
Contexto: [O]bservers regard the word nationalism (now a pejorative in the West) as inappropriate for what they see as a natural, healthy yearning to make the peninsula whole again. But a distinction must be made between: a) feelings of ethnic community, pride in a shared cultural tradition, and a sense of special humanitarian duty to one’s own people, all of which West Germans felt in 1989-90 despite being generally anti-nationalist, and b) an ideological commitment to raising the stature of one’s race on the world stage. What holds South Korean nationalists together is b) and not a). This can be seen by their inordinate horror of the financial and social disruptions of unification, which in the past has actuated deliberate exaggeration of the likely costs, and which still induces many Moon-supporters to propose maintaining a one-nation, two-state system indefinitely. We see it also in the general indifference to human rights abuses in the North, and in the great pleasure and pride the ROK's envoys showed last week at being in the dictator’s presence.

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—  Brian Reynolds Myers, livro The Cleanest Race

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„What you have here in South Korea really is extreme nationalists.“

—  Brian Reynolds Myers American professor of international studies 1963

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„The South Korean flag continues to function at least in South Korea, not as a symbol of the state but as a symbol of the race.“

—  Brian Reynolds Myers American professor of international studies 1963

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„South Koreans do not consider the integrity of their state important enough to go to war for.“

—  Brian Reynolds Myers American professor of international studies 1963

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„[South] Koreans are more comfortable with Americans who behave like Americans.“

—  Brian Reynolds Myers American professor of international studies 1963

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„To hold together what he was and is.“

—  Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861

Bk. I, l. 1-8.
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Contexto: Of writing many books there is no end;
And I who have written much in prose and verse
For others' uses, will write now for mine,—
Will write my story for my better self,
As when you paint your portrait for a friend,
Who keeps it in a drawer and looks at it
Long after he has ceased to love you, just
To hold together what he was and is.

„The KGB is by far the world's largest, the Israeli probably the best, and the Iranian and the South Korean the deadliest.“

—  John Stockwell American activist 1937

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„The oppressive measures on pornography by the South Korean government are totally insane… It is actually seen that it oppresses masculinity and that it distorts the essentials. It is all done by the Ministry of Gender Equality and women’s organizations led by Korean feminists.“

—  Sung Jae-gi South Korean masculism activist 1967 - 2013

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„Usually the South Korean left is blamed for the public's lack of patriotism, but it is the right who made blood nationalism a state religion.“

—  Brian Reynolds Myers American professor of international studies 1963

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