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Irreconcilable neighbor – The Korea Times
Posted : 2017-02-28 17:58
By Choi Sung-jin
Koreans cannot help but think about Japan at least twice a year ― on March 1 and August 15. And which of the two national holidays a person believes, more importantly, tells much about his or her historical and ideological inclinations.
Ninety-eight years ago today, 2 million Koreans (HAHAHA. Is it a official police estimates? or protesters self-claim? Because Koreans TODAY.. “Every Saturday night since Oct. 29, thousands of Koreans have poured onto a main artery in central Seoul to demand an end to the presidency of Park Geun-hye. Their numbers peaked at 1.6 million on Dec. 3, 2016. Even after Park was impeached in December, the rallies continued on. ” Protesters always exaggerate the numbers even TODAY. I remember more Koreans protested against the US beef based on RUMORS just 10 years ago. Against beef, man..) rose against the Japanese colonial rulers declaring and demanding the country’s independence. Imperial Japan ruthlessly suppressed the peaceful(Really? Didn’t they killed Policemen?), nonviolent popular revolt(Really? ), which, however, led to the spread of independence fights(independence fights? Really? It was VIOLENT right? no?which is it.), here and abroad(For example? proof ? any historical document?), under the leadership of the government-in-exile in China.(And doing what?exactly?)
The Constitution makes it clear the Republic of Korea inherits the spirit of the March 1 Independence Movement and the provisional government determines the origin of this modern republic in the two historic events.
(HAHAHA! OK, this is very important, people! Just like the author, many many Koreans believe Korea fought AGAINST Japan for independence and gained it, but, in realty, Koreans at the time, voluntarily fought WITH Japanese AS Japanese. This clearly shows that Koreans can’t face the reality. And also, They created false history in order to self-legitimate against North Korea over the sovereignty in the peninsula. )
Therefore the so-called New Rightists who allege the ROK was born on Aug. 15, 1948, are denying the heroic struggles and self-sacrifices of many independence fighters while whitewashing the shameful acts of treachery committed by pro-Japanese collaborators, including former President Park Chung-hee. The late Park, the father of President Park Geun-hye whose power was suspended by the National Assembly, ruled South Korea for 18 years with an iron fist.
(HAHAHA! It is common knowledge in the world that South Korea is granted the independence by UN from the US rule(USAMGIK) and the South Korea was founded under UNTCOK. I call you the revisionist! I’m sure you would deny Korean independence from China(Sino) was GIVEN by Japan in 1895 . Korean’s claims Japanese Textbook is distorted but, fact is that it is Korean’s that is distorted. Did Korean textbook cover the Jeju masacre or Bodo League massacre in detail? No.)
Korea has yet to clear away all the remnants of Japanese colonialism, as seen by the resurgence of historical revisionists.(I’m sure you can’t. If you did that, you can’t even READ anything)
But the purge of pro-Japanese(HAHAHA, if you wanna do that, you have to purge every single Koreans from the peninsula. even samsung) conservatives should not necessarily be the first task facing Korea today. Revisiting the past will tear the nation to pieces beyond repair(No, be brave! Face the truth! – sarcasm), and Koreans have far more urgent things to tackle (Yeah, no time to scream “apologize!!!” and indulge in something that never happened more than 80 years ago! right?) – ensuring national security amid the increasingly uncertain global political climate and stabilizing people’s livelihood in this era of breakneck technological progress and resurgent trade protectionism. Now is the time to move forward, not backward.(Oh good. good)
The spirit of “reconciliation and healing” can hardly be applied to perpetrators of historical crimes,(then WHY the hell you want apologies in the first plaice) however, mainly because they remain unrepentant. (in your dream, man. Insecurity and inferiority complex. that’s what prevent Koreans to admit.)
Nothing shows this better than the ongoing diplomatic rows between Korea and Japan over Tokyo’s brazen demand to remove what it dubs as “comfort women statues,” which commemorate Korean girls and women forced to work as sexual slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II.(Dude! you are moving backward! )
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his government cite the December 2015 agreement between the two governments. It called for Tokyo to issue an apology in the name of its premier, acknowledge the state’s involvement in recruiting the sex slaves(No, you idiot! Tokyo acknowledged the involvement like “knowing the existence” and “usage” but NOT “recruiting” or cohesively doing so, never. Don’t spread lies, asshole.) and then pay 10 billion yen ($8.3 million) from the government’s budget as compensation. Under these conditions, Park’s diplomatic team agreed to bury the issue “finally and irreversibly.”
Even before the ink was dry, however, Tokyo reiterated no historical records backed up Imperial Japan’s involvement in the forced recruitment (Yeah, Japan has been saying so all along. I told you so in the above! You are contradicting yourself.) and the money was intended for humanitarian purposes, not compensation.(Yeah, because there is no legal responsibility for Japan for two reasons. 1: It is resolved in the treaty in 1965 “Agreement Between Japan and the Republic of Korea Concerning the Settlement of Problems in Regard to Property and Claims and Economic Cooperation” which was hidden from Korean public until 2005. Japanese knew it, but Koreans did not know which was not Japan’s fault. 2:Japan as a country did not recruit Comfort Women like I explained in this blog, therefore Japan cannot take accountable.Morally, yes. That’s why Japan has been apologizing. You get it?) Abe, who had his foreign minister read the apology on behalf of him, made it clear he had “not an iota of intention” to make a personal apology (because writing a personal letter is NOT IN THE AGREEMENT you IDIOT. When does the demand stop? forever? not enough? more? more?). Just a day after the agreement, Abe’s defense minister paid tribute to the Yasukuni Shrine where Japan’s fallen soldiers (What’s wrong with paying respect for the dead), including 14 Class-A war criminals (Japanese respect the dead, asshole. Not like Koreans), are memorialized, as if to demonstrate his government’s resolve not to care a chip for the momentary and expedient diplomatic concession.(in your dream, men. wake up)
You know, I’m sick and tired of reading these crap from Korea every day.
Ordinary Koreans are still wondering what drove Seoul to such an idiotic accord, which seemed to include a hidden consent for removing the statue from its current site facing the Japanese embassy (NO. It is called “Treaty of Vienna”, you moron. It’s because violation of Vienna Convention. Stop spreading baseless rumors and conspiracy theory.). Two things seem all but certain, though: Park, who bet all on resolving the issue, was trapped by a self-set deadline. And the United States, bent on forming a trilateral front with its two Northeast Asian allies against a resurgent China, could have twisted Seoul’s arms to swallow Tokyo’s solution.(because South Korea is behaving like 2-year-old child)
Now Japan has disappeared from the stage of the comfort women controversy, leaving Korea mired in conflicts between the pros and cons of the accord (Not Japan’s fault, asshole. South Korea wanted it. But YOU wanted to accuse Japan forever and feel morally superior over Japan, right?). Yun Byung-se, Korea’s top diplomat, is parroting Japanese officials’ claim that the statue hinders the “well-being and dignity” of foreign diplomatic missions, earning the nickname of the “Japanese foreign minister.(Why distort. Why not just say “Pro-Japanese traitor”. That’s what’s Koreans are saying after all.)” But the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations restricts such cases to radical demonstrations in front of foreign diplomatic missions(Oh, so you knew about the treaty then. The 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations They actually states “any disturbance of the peace of [the diplomatic mission/consular post] or impairment of its dignity.”). If Japanese officials feel similar threats from a small, silent girl’s statue, it must be because their conscience was stung by it.(Huh? Do you really think there are no radical demonstrations? Many Koreans are gathering and harassing by chanting, putting all kinds of papers around, and camping near the statues and so on. Their ugliness of the behaviors qualifies as “radical”.)
One can see how Japan is not fit to hold a candle to Germany, which has set up a Holocaust Memorial along with a $6-billion fund for its victims.(Japan did not try to exterminate Koreans in gas chambers. In contrast, Korean population went up like a crazy after Japan annexed and modernize Korea. And Korea became healthier, cleaner, well educated. Japan even liberated traditional Korean slaves(노비) etc. Taiwanese were doing GREAT too after Japan annexed Taiwan. Now there are many statues of Japanese in honor of Japanese who contributed to Taiwan. – Thank you Taiwan!)
Korea’s next president should repeal ― or at least supplement ― the agreement. As Donald Trump has shown, international accords are for revision. In international relations, only countries that can put forth their positions fairly and squarely deserve due respect from others.(Whatever. You are, in fact, saying treaties can be broken. Who wants to deal with a country who constantly change rule of a game? Koreans are famous among Japanese as people who moves “Goal post” all the time.)
North Korea, of course, poses a common threat but the world must solve the problem peacefully, not militarily.(Take that to Kim Jong-Un who, reportedly, just assassinated his own brother with VX. What a fuck you talking about? Japan poses more thread than North Korea? Can’t solve problem with Japan without militarily?)
Koreans and Japanese may be much alike in appearance, but the old adversaries are too different in racial characteristics to reconcile with each other. Koreans are simple, emotional and straightforward while Japanese are more subtle, cool-headed and secretive.(Korean racial thing again. GROW UP. Korean irrational attitude is one of racial characteristics too ? ‘come on.)
Nor should Koreans expect the U.S. to raise their hand in their rivalry with Japan. Washington has always stood on the side of Tokyo since as early as the late 19th century when it effectively permitted Japan’s colonization of Korea.(It’s not America’s fault, you idiot. Face the realty.)
In the not so distant future, Koreans might have to think of the French intellectual Jacques Attali’s imaginary scenario, which supposes all non-Anglo-Saxon forces in the world unite to face an alliance led by America, Britain — and Japan.
(OK, now, I only despair of Korean people.)
Choi Sung-jin is a contributing writer to The Korea Times.
“Revisiting the past will tear the nation(South Korea) to pieces beyond repair (so let’s not talk about it)” but apologies from Japan is not acceptable because “(it) can hardly be applied to perpetrators of historical crimes“, so let’s forget about Korean history and beat the crap of Japan together! because NK has missiles China is Big Daddy but Japan would do no harm to us. “an easy target” huh?
STOP complaining and THINK and SHOW how to MAKE your fucking country (both government and people) BETTER by yourself without indulging in pathetic victimization! for once in your history.
Japan’s patience is wearing thin.
Korea has been like this for hundreds of years.
The Korea Times, as if they read this page, published a new article “Grow up, China”. What a joke.
Grow up, China