Hannah and Je together

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Demonstration and police

Filed under: Lang:English,Subj:Canada,Subj:Corea,Subj:Culture — Jemyoung Leigh @ 14:37
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Probably last week or the week before, I saw many aboriginal people were demonstrating on Broadway. And I also found several police cars and officers.

But the police officers were not persecuting them. They were blocking the traffic on Broadway and kept the demonstrators safe. It was not familiar to me.

When I was a university student in South Korea before I met Jesus, I also demonstrated quite a lot. And the police officers were so busy to beat us.

The government had special force team to stop the demonstratings, called White Skull Corps – Baek-Gol-Dan. They were very scary and powerful. The police many times shot the powerful tear bombs.

But after the military government went away and President Daejoong Kim disassemble the corps.

Now, the new president MB Lee said that he would revive the White Skull Corps and he would also let the policemen use the taser to the citizens in demonstration!!!

I believe Korea is no more democracy but demoCrazy.

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3 Comments »

  1. “DemoCrazy” is a good term to describe the type of democracy that does not serve the people well. I like the term and will try to use it myself. Canadians are fortunate to live where demonstrations are allowed, and even protected, as you saw, though not really encouraged. 🙂

    Perhaps this helps explain why some countries end up as demoCrazy but claim to be a democracy:

    “In the case of a word like DEMOCRACY, not only is there no agreed definition, but the attempt to make one is resisted from all sides. It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it: consequently the defenders of every kind of régime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning. Words of this kind are often used in a consciously dishonest way. That is, the person who uses them has his own private definition, but allows his hearer to think he means something quite different.”–George Orwell

    Comment by Gingembre — Sunday, 30 March 2008 @ 16:47 | Reply

  2. Thank you Gingembre. It is helpful for my understanding. 🙂

    Comment by Jemyoung Leigh — Sunday, 30 March 2008 @ 18:56 | Reply

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