i’m back at it again and this time it’s over my own culture this time: vietnam.
so many of you may not know about the yoongi issue this time around with the same song “what do you think”. this time, however, the issue isn’t as clear. some vietnamese listeners to the song thought they heard viet in the first release right after jim jones from 0:11-0:17. the clip is speculated to be from ngo dinh diem. the issue with diem is that it’s also an issue between the north and south vietnamese so if it’s true, there’s going to be a lot more discourse within the community than we saw with the black community and jim jones.
as a vietnamese person, i listened to it a few times over which is something i wish i didn’t have to do. for complete transparency, all i heard from it was “về chúng tôi” at the beginning and then it drops and comes back up with a distorted statement that was too difficult for me to hear or understand if it was even viet. mind you i’m also a quarter deaf so it’s hard for me to hear things in general sometimes. others have state that the second half of the vietnamese is “người dân nam bộ Việt Cộng”. this would be in regards to the viet cong during the vietnam war.
some vietnamese people may not find anything wrong with the sampling while others will because of the nature of who he’s sampling. some vietnamese people have claimed to hear all of it while others say they don’t hear anything. this is all at this point speculation and not as clear as jim jones.
so from there it is your opinion on what side you’ll choose to believe until or if the issue is ever cleared up.
however, all this to say, stop invalidating vietnamese people’s feelings and twisting history.
if you don’t know who ngo dinh diem is which is most likely most of the fanbase, he was the south vietnamese president during the vietnam war who won his presidency against the emporer through a rigged vote that the united states helped him win. he brought back the guillotine sentence and rolled them into town to instill fear. he targeted buddhists and started the buddhist crisis which resulted in buddhist lighting themselves on fire in the streets in protest. he imprisoned thousands, killed thousands, and stated that it was better to kill them all than miss one.
it came to the point that the country, the united states, that placed him in power even sanctioned his assassination in a military coup. he was an evil man not on the grounds that he was anti-communist and since vietnam is now a communist country, “obviously vietnamese people aren’t going to like him”. that is not why he is evil, he is evil because of the things he’s done and lives he’s destroyed.
i have seen many people attempt to state that ngo dinh diem wasn’t an evil man, these people being viet themselves which truly does disappoint me. they have said “he’s not that bad” as well as “according to my dad, he was a good and smart president who fought for freedom”.
the first statement coming from someone who went on to reply to someone who said diem was in fact not good because of what he’s done, paraphrasing the reply to “all vietnamese leaders have abused their power and position. should be bring up how many people ho chi minh killed”. the two are not mutually exclusive, just because ho chi minh killed more does not mean ngo dinh diem didn’t kill people. they are both evil in their own right, just because one killed less does not mean he didn’t kill millions.
to the second statement, after many people replied to them telling them they were wrong with proof, they admitted to the fact that they didn’t know much about vietnamese history and just accepted what their parents told them. though you are vietnamese, if you don’t know the country’s history, do not try to invalidate the feelings of those who do.
i’ve also seen people state that they didn’t care if he killed millions of vietnamese on the grounds that those vietnamese were communist. you’re okay with the murder of our people because they were communist? millions of innocent villagers and civilians died just on the grounds that they supported a different system. they weren’t even the soldiers.
my family on my mom’s side is from saigon. we supported the south during the war and are practicing devoted catholics. ngo dinh diem had my great uncle killed in front of my family as a warning. there were no grounds for it besides speculation and rumors that weren’t true. ngo dinh diem had my great uncle SHOT in front of my family AS A WARNING.
i will not have anyone try and rewrite this man’s history. he was not a good man. and if yoongi did sample him, it is not something i will accept.
i’m not stating whether yoongi did sample him or not, that’s not the purpose of this post. but do not invalidate the feelings of the vietnamese people who are upset at the prospect or idea of it. it is not an attack on yoongi himself, the war wasn’t that long ago. a lot of our family who lived through the war are still alive. these are still fresh wounds to some of us. the idea of ngo dinh diem or anything involving him is triggering, it hurts so much i haven’t stopped crying because the stories i’ve been told since i was a child are ringing through my mind on a constant loop.
and what really hurts are the black armys who just went through the same thing a week ago attacking us now. this isn’t an attack on the black armys either considering what they are going through inside and outside the kpop realm, but it hurts to know that people who had fought against being silenced are now silencing us.
i will not go through speeches of a man who killed my family to find the exact sample for you to prove something that may or may not be there. i’m going to keep an eye on the situation and see if i will ever get an answer. but i will not accept people attempting to invalidate my feelings of pain towards a man who directly killed my family.
do not rewrite my history in favor of downplaying and minimalizing ngo dinh diem for whatever purpose you think it’ll serve for the fandom and yoongi.
please don’t try to erase my pain.
“ 𝑌𝑜𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑖 ”
“ 𝑌𝑒𝑠 𝑚𝑜𝑡𝒉𝑒𝑟? ”
“ 𝐼 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑒 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑓𝑢𝑙𝑙𝑦. ”
Becoming a prince; Open Rp
𝑷𝒂𝒊𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈; Sugakookie - Yoonkook
Bttm!Yoongi x Top!Jungkook
In desperation to keep her only son by her side after her husband’s death Yoongis mother is forced to cover up her sons Identity to keep The king from finding out who he is. Short hair to long , pants to dresses Yoongi grows up In by his mothers side as her daughter since the young age of seven to avoid being forced to sever In the kings army like his late father did.
“ Ms. Mins daughter is most becoming is she not? ”
Now as Yoongis eighteen birthday approaches his mother is faced with another hard task, being a man has struggle In this time but so does being a women; especially if one such as Yoongi who seems to captivate everyone with his beauty. Suiters were looking to take Yoongis hand and with Yoongis mother being the only one to know his secret she refused everytime but one couldnt always protect someone from their fate.
By the riverbed Yoongi sat, the light illuminating the boys frame whilst he gathered water for him and his mother though little did the boy know, he was being watched by the curious eyes of the kings son Jeon Jungkook.
The prince of the kingdom was hardly seen as he was rarely permitted to leave the castle walls but on this day he decided to escape his prison and venture within the village and thats how he spotted Yoongi knelt within the river; not knowing the maiden was Infact a boy Jungkook swore he saw stars just gazing upon Yoongi and his only passing thought was surely this had to be his wife.
Yoongi only dresses like a girl, he wont stay that way. I’m looking for someone to be Jungkook, PM me If youre Interested.
What can I get for you ??
“Min Yoongi… all day, everyday. Thank You”
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# just a reminder for the universe
The anaesthetist walked into your suite with a wide smile on her face, you looked to Namjoon, rolling your eyes causing a light chuckle from him to escape, as he sat beside you holding onto your hand. It was facing the inevitable when you saw her walk in, looking briefly over your paperwork.
“I think you know what I’m here for,” she spoke, it was always the scariest part of surgery, but few people had as big a fear of needles as you did, you were terrified about what was to come next.
Luckily, you had Namjoon right beside you, he knew it was going to be hard for you, it had left you suffering from several sleepless nights in the build up to your surgery, but you had no choice but to see it through and be as strong as you could be.
“Is this your boyfriend?” She asked, pointing across to Namjoon to try and provide a distraction to you, “it’s good to have someone here to comfort you throughout all of this.”
“Yeah, he’s here to hold my hand, I’m really nervous about all of this.”
She understood how you felt, seeing tens of patients a day, it was rare for someone to ever look forward to surgery, you weren’t keen on the idea of having a needle in the back of your hand, but it had to be done, no matter how hard it was going to be on you.
“Why don’t you to have a chat about anything that comes to mind, whilst I sort everything out,” she encouraged, taking a hold of your spare hand, turning your face to look at Namjoon.
He smiled widely at you, keeping his eyes firmly on you, he knew what was going on, and didn’t want to distract you. “You’re going to be a nightmare to look after when all of this is over.”
“I promise you I will make you pay for everything you put me through, I won’t be able to move off the bed for a couple of weeks, so you’ll have to cook, clean, help me wash, do all the chores you usually hate to do,” you teased, watching eyes roll in despair at the thought.
Whilst the two of you talked, the anaesthetist prepared everything to place the canula in the back of your hand in order to put you to sleep, whenever anyone was nervous it was good for them to find a distraction, which was exactly why it was good for Namjoon to be by your side.
You could feel her hand on your arm, but Namjoon’s words were what you tried to focus on, you were desperate to remain calm, but your heart was pounding knowing what was to come, Namjoon could sense you were getting yourself worked up, squeezing your hand tightly.
“You don’t need to worry about anything, this is going to help you, relieve your pain, you’re in safe hands,” he assured you, standing up to press a kiss to the side of your face, “I’m right here with you.”
“What if I’m the wrong that things go wrong with? You heard the doctor when we were here last week, they said the surgery came with risks,” you reminded him, thinking back to the consultation you had when it was decided you’d be under anaesthesia.
Namjoon looked across to the anaesthetist, his eyes fell on the needle that she was preparing, looking between that and your hand. He didn’t want to make you look or make you aware that he’d seen it, but the sight of it sent a shiver down his spine.
She cleared her throat, resting her hand over your wrist, “I’ve been doing this for many years, so you don’t need to worry about anything wrong, and the surgeon is a great part of our team too.”
“Exactly, listen to the pros, you’re in the safest hands possible.”
Namjoon continued to talk to you, as the canula was placed into the back of your hand, you felt a small prick in your hand, snapping your head around to see that the needle was already in the back of your hand, your eyebrows furrowed, turning back to Namjoon who had a wide smirk on his face as he saw the confusion in your eyes.
“I don’t understand, they’re supposed to be big needles, isn’t it supposed to really hurt?” You asked the two of them, watching as they both shook their heads back at you.
“I told you that you didn’t have to worry about a thing.”
“But I saw it on those programmes, it looks horrendous,” you argued, struggling to understand why your hand wasn’t throbbing from all the pain of the injection.
You weren’t sure whether you were just running on adrenaline, or just too fearful to realise what was going on, but the worst of it was over, for now.
“We’re going to place the anaesthesia in through the canula, and then slowly you’ll feel yourself fall to sleep, it’s nothing to worry about at all,” she assured you.
“Just keeping talking to me again, and you’ll be absolutely fine.”
You looked across to Namjoon, smiling weakly, “you promise that you’ll be here waiting for me when I wake up, I don’t want to wake up and not have you here,” you whispered, watching him nod his head.
“I’ll be right here waiting for you,” he spoke, “I don’t plan on leaving this room until I’m leaving with you back by my side, when all of this is over and you’re better again.”
“I can already feel myself getting drowsy Joon,” you giggled.
In the middle of your conversation, you were given the anaesthesia, you were terrified about what was to come, but nothing could compare to the relief of having the needle inside of you, the one thing that had played on your mind the most, was nowhere near as bad as you imagined.
“Have a nice dream about all the fun things we can do when this is over,” Namjoon instructed, smiling as you struggled to keep your eyes open to look at him.
“We’ll wait until she’s completely out, and then she’ll be taken for her surgery,” Namjoon was told, “it should take the best part of a few hours, but it’s nothing to dangerous.”
He smiled across at her, it was no lie, it was hard for him to see your eyes shut, he knew you were in safe hands but it scared him too to see you go through all of this, he knew you were nervous and that there was a long road ahead of the two of you.
“She’s a lucky girl to have you holding her hand,” he was then told, “none of this is nice to face alone, especially the needles, everyone hates that bit.”
“It’s not been easy for her, she’s had a fear of needles since forever, this has played on her mind for so long it’s just a relief that that bit is over for her, she doesn’t have to worry anymore.”
“I deal with it every day; I’ve perfected how to distract people now.”
“You definitely have,” he laughed, “I’ve never seen her so calm before, even blood tests are worse, it’s the little needles that seem to be the most intimidating for her.”
“It’s the same for most people, I don’t know why.”
“I think she was running on adrenaline too, to be able to get rid of all the pain she’s been through is a massive relief for the both of us.”
“Trust me, we’ll take good care of her now.”
yoongi: today was a really stressful day i need a drink
yoongi: [pours whiskey]
taehyung: me too
taehyung: [opens juice box]
The power Prince Yoongi holds
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Listen, I’m not saying I’m an ARMY/Jungkook stan, I’m just saying that ever since I watched the DNA music video I’ve been spending more time than I’d care to admit looking up stuff about BTS and Jungkook and their music and I may or may not have been a little too excited when I saw “Still With You” dropped
Seokjin: “Here’s the shopping list bro”
Namjoon: “But it just has my name on it”
Seokjin: “That’s cause you’re all I need, bro”
still with u jk
boyfriend meterial jhope
holy fake love era