Taiwanese children's propaganda Song: Fathers and Brothers You Are So Mighty.
( English translation)
Fathers and brothers you are so mighty,
the fame shines into my house.
You go to war for the country,
and you smile in the military service.
March, march, fathers and brothers,
You do not need to worry anything about the household.
I just want to grow up( like you); I just want grow up.
Please Papa Propaganda Me ( Temporary title)
It was only 2 years ago, I suddenly realized what I was actually singing as a kid- and I was startled by the cruelty behind the song, covered by a thick layer of crusty sugar. This song " Fathers and Brothers You Are So Mighty" is still one of the MOST popular children's songs today, sadly enough. I have also sang many patriotic songs as a student in Taiwan. I remember vividly how it was to believe in nationalism. I used to be one of the strong believers.
I am fascinated by the phenomenon of how nationalism unconscious creep in our culture-- and it is still encouraged in many countries.
The days of being a believer of nationalism seems like a dream to me. It is a blessing that I have been able to live in United States and Denmark to see the world a little more differently.
Since then, I have become interested in finding out more propaganda songs in other countries. And I decide to make a theatre out of it.
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