Six high school students who survived the sinking of the Sewol testified Monday in the trial of the ferry’s captain Lee Joon-seok and 14 other crew members. Their testimony provided a heartrending reminder that the students aboard the ferry demonstrated more courage and valor than any of the craven defendants on trial. Yonhap and the Associated Press have more on the students’ court appearance.
I know my (few) followers and (possibly many) rebloggers may not speak fluent Korean, but please read the links as they do go to English-language news sites. I know the North is all sorts of ‘effed up, mostly because of a crazy militant dictator and more recently his son and his advisors, but to hear that the South, whom the ignorant American masses were taught to believe as “the good guys who possibly share American-ish values” (seriously, American schooling are dumb, and we get the revisionists’ history), we hear that South Korea has public safety and civilian rescue problems more ‘effed over than FEMA to a hurricane!
And on top of that, because of an ongoing, age-old racial feud with Japan (which, granted, Japan wasn’t very nice to Korea all those decades ago, and that’s putting it very mildly), when Japan openly offered assistance with this whole capsized ferry debacle, South Korea was all like “no, we hate you, we don’t want your help” and Japan was like “really? are you sure? because it sounds like you’ve got over 375 students and other civilians on board that would really need help” and South Korea was like “no! icky! we hate you and you suck because of some really terrible things that happened in a war and after said war! And despite a couple generational gaps since those incidents we still don’t like you because our parents told us about those things that you people do!” and Japan’s all like “Ok, well, for the record, we offered to help, and since it’s technically not our problem, you can go deal with this debacle yourself” and South Korea’s all like “Fine!” and then a few months later the billionaire owner of the ferry company is found dead with no official explanation nor are any results from any investigation as to why he died.
Yeah, nobody’s government is perfect, but there are some things that we as the ignorant American public-school-educated masses had expected from South Korea, like descent and competent social workers and rescue operation specialists. We were all taught North Korea = Bad, South Korea = Good, and only because of our involvement in the Korean War and who we allied with. Like I said, no government is perfect, but to be this easily suspicious of funny business regarding an incident like this, and it doesn’t get the same kind of coverage on American news as a downed plane in Western Europe/Former USSR territory…why do I feel that there’s something worse going on?
TL;DR: South Korea is losing my support for “Yeah, It’s ok I guess but it’s not ‘Merica” and moving toward to “Wow, these guys suck worse than FEMA responding to a hurricane.” More surprised that this incident has gotten almost zero coverage on American news networks, and is superseded by what’s going on over in Former USSR, aka “‘Merica’s former mortal enemies”.
So….I totally never thought about this. I’m sure very few of you have. I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit disturbed…
Wow. Food for thought. I’m sure there’s an answer though.
Their names were translated/Anglicized after going from Greek to English.
The names of the Apostles are of Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew origins. The Hebrew, Aramaic and “Greek” named Apostles were:
Shim’on = Simon (Hebrew origin).
Y’hochanan = John (Hebrew origin).
Mattithyahu = Matthew (Hebrew origin).
Ya’aqov = James (Hebrew origin meaning Jacob).
Bar-Tôlmay = Bartholomew (Aramaic, which is related to Hebrew).
Judah = Jude / Saint Jude (not to be confused with Judas Iscariot, Hebrew origin).
Yehuda = Judas Iscariot (Hebrew origin, Betrayed Yeshua/Yehosua the Messiah).
Cephas / Kephas = Peter (Hebrew / Aramaic origin meaning “Rock”).
Tau’ma = Thomas (Aramaic origin).
Andrew = Andrew (Greek origin. Is the brother of Cephas / Kephas).
Phillip = Phillip (Greek origin).
You will note that there are only 11 names, that is because there were 2 Apostles named Ya’aqov (James), which brings the total to 12 apostles.
learning more from tumblr than college
Another fun little tidbid: look at the name we get Jesus from: Yeshua. Moving from Hebrew to Latin and Greek, the Y became an I, then a J when the “ya” sound shifted to “ja”. Look familiar? That’s right; Jesus’s proper Latinized name isn’t even Jesus, it’s Joshua :)
So why did the back change? Greek and Latin don’t have male names that end in vowel sounds; those are typically reserved for women particularly among the Romans where women were long named after their fathers (i.e. Julia is the feminine version of Julius, so it would be read by a Roman literally as “Julius’s daughter” or “Julius’s girl”. By-and-Large Not a fun time being a lady in Republic and Imperial Roman society). As such, a vowel-ending hardly seemed appropriate for their new man-god and they gave it a male ending, -us. Yeshua becomes Yeshuas, and because end-of-name dipthongs like that are also uncommon in Latin and Greek(this is one reason why ancient scholars assumed the Perseus stories and cult originally came from “The East” btw; the ancient Greeks blamed anything odd about the practices and stories of the common folk as coming from “The East”[mostly because they believed everyone to their North and West to be uncivilized savages with nothing to contribute to Civilization, even though most of the precious metals they used likely came from their North and West] so never let anyone tell you Orientalism is a new thing :p In modern times, classics scholars typically think it means Perseus predates the Indo-European Greek culture), it got taken out too, making Yeshus Iesus, then Jesus when J was invented :)
So, if I’m supposed to take this seriously, does that mean yelling an expletive like “Jesus Christ” is actually not saying the Lord’s name in vain? But rather shouting “Y’shua” is actually taking His name in vain? Because this could change a lot of things for people who take that commandment seriously…
(Source: stfueverything, via suburbansenshi)
Do people come up to you at Comic Con and want to feel your head, you know, to make sure everything is a-okay? Yeah, well, they actually don’t want to feel my head and make sure it’s okay. They actually want to squish it. Everyone’s like, “Can I gouge your eyes out for this selfie?” (laughs) And I’m like, “Sure.” - Pedro Pascal
(Source: rubyredwisp, via gameofthronesdaily)
thats a really good gamecube cosplay
Here we see the GameCube in it’s natural habitat. This GameCube has yet to find a mate, but the coming months may see it toting a group of restless controllers around.