Hannah and Je together

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

America is NOT a Country of Free Speech

A few years ago, a presidential secretary in Korea said in the parliament, “Unlike Korea, America is a country of Free Speech.” Well, now I don’t know that I have to agree with it or not.

As the news said, we had NATO summit here in Chicago, and as usual, there were protesters. The city authority defined the protesters as criminals and they treated them with so much physical violence. What did the protesters do? Did they steal? Did they rape? Did they kill? They just showed their opinion by gathering which is totally legal.

Now it is like that the authority is saying to the people, “You have the right of free speech ONLY when you say PRO-government. If you say anything against us, you are criminals and WE WILL BEAT YOU severely.”

Now I think the United States of America is NOT a country of Free Speech.

몇년 전에 한국에서 한 장관이 국회에서 “미국은 언론의 자유가 있는 나라라서…”라고 말을 했는데 그 말이 맞다고 해야 하는지 모르겠다.

뉴스에서 나왔듯이 이곳 시카고에서 나토 정상회담이 있었고, 늘 그렇듯이 반대 시위가 있었다. 그런데 시경찰이 시위자들을 범죄자들로 규정을  하고는 무지하게 패버렸다. 아니 시위자들이 뭘 했는데? 훔치길 했어? 강간을 했나? 아니면 살인이라도 했나? 그냥 시위 집회를 해서 의견을 표출한 것 뿐인데, 그리고 집회는 완전 합법인데.

이건 마치 경찰이 사람들에게 이렇게 말하는 것 같다 – “정부에 대해 우호적인 의견을 말할 때만 언론의 자유가 있고, 반대 의견을 내면 죽도록 패버릴테다.”

미합중국은 언론의 자유가 있는 나라가 아닌거 같다.

1 Comment »

  1. 한국만 하겠습니까…

    Comment by min-u — Wednesday, 23 May 2012 @ 9:36 | Reply

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