Azalea and My star


Today marks the 59th anniversary of April 19 Popular Uprising.


《Azalea》

This song always sounds like a requiem to my ears. Why? An old article in the portal Uriminzokkiri may explain the reason. It reads as follows:
It is the desire of the south Korean people to live in a democratic society free from outside forces and fascist dictatorship.

The south Korean people waged a strenuous struggle against the U.S. military occupation and colonial rule and traitor Syngman Rhee's dictatorial rule. Their anti-U.S., anti-dictatorship struggle for independence and democracy reached the climax with the popular uprising in April, 1960 as a momentum.

The Syngman Rhee dictatorial regime was overthrown by the ardent desire of the south Koreans for independence, democracy and national reunification and their persevering resistance.

The U.S., however, instigated Park Chung-Hee, another lackey of the U.S. and military fascist gangster, to stage a military coup in a bid to bring the crisis of its colonial rule in south Korea under control and thoroughly fascistize its society.

Park's bloody military dictatorial rule that kicked off through the May 16 military coup was a horrible tragedy of history as it turned south Korea into a theater of fascist rowdyism and a tundra of human rights and democracy.


《My Star》

The second song is based on the theme song 《My Star》 of the black and white film 《On the Road of Growth》 that relates to events such as April Popular Uprising of 1960, May Reunification Movement of 1961 (see the leading photo above), and May Military Coup of 1961. The movie reproduced the south Korean history along the Korean line of socialist realism and its theme song is a lyrical resurrection from abyss of sadness.

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