중앙데일리

[CARD NEWS] We still have a lot to find out

우리는 아직 알고 싶은게 많습니다

Oct 27,2016
We still have a lot to find out

How we feel about our president.

1) “I felt it has been useless to learn what we call ‘common sense’ while watching how even the minimum governmental functions did not work. I assume that people in the core part of the Blue House must have known about the case to some extent, which makes me feel betrayed that they were just busy with taking care of their own interests and succumbed to authority.” - K, a political scientist

2) “What had been controversial in political corruption used to be certain people who were backed by the president. However, this time, the corruption is shocking in that the scandal is about a person who controlled the president.” - L, a university student

3) “This scandal showed exactly how a person in power can wield authority as much as she wants. It is unbelievable that such case happened at the Blue House. Even if the case happened around us, it still would have been incomprehensible. This scandal indicates how our nation is corrupted and lacks basic principles. This nation lacks a future, and I want to leave, indeed.” - K, a university student

4) “Rumors about them are likely to be closer to the truth than what they say.”
“I feel like I am watching a drama full of absurdities. Unexpected things keep happening, like peeling an onion.”
“It is disgraceful and beyond deplorable.”
“I’m not sure whether the subject of impeachment should be the president or Choi Sun-sil.”
Those are reactions from young people regarding the recent scandal.

5) However, President Park Geun-hye did not mention the name “Choi Sun-sil” at all during a speech given on Oct. 24th. Instead, she proposed a constitutional amendment. She brought up an issue that she has repeatedly called the “black hole” of politics in this state of confusion.

6) Documents discovered on a computer in Choi’s office
On the same day, however, drafts of presidential speeches were revealed to have been found on a computer in Choi’s office. It turned out that Choi received drafts of presidential speeches and sometimes even edited them.

7) On the following day, Oct. 25th, President Park issued a 90-second apology which consisted of eight sentences.
Nothing has been resolved. We are still curious. From the establishment and administration of the K and Mi-R foundations, the illicit admission of Choi’s daughter to Ewha Woman’s University, to Choi’s alleged inappropriate involvement in the government, there still is an immense amount of suspicion against Choi and President Park.

8) “A similar situation appeared in an American drama, ’24.’ In the drama, the president is controlled by people behind the scenes who manipulated things to get him elected. They influence the government administration in various ways to take care of their own interests. People who try to reveal the corruptions of these secret leaders are fired or harmed. The situation at this moment reminds me of the drama.” - B, a university student

9) “The president exists for the people, and the prosecution is an institution for people, not for the people in authority. It is too late to excuse these continuous preposterous corruption scandals that they are stemmed from conspiracies. The president must clarify the relevant issues and the corruption must be swiftly and thoroughly examined. - L, a job seeker/university graduate

10) “Just the fact that the suspicion of a behind-the-scenes actor has been proposed in a constitutional nation does not make sense at all. What makes the situation worse is that the actual evidence suggesting the influence of this actor is being revealed. I am now doubtful about whether our country is a constitutional nation. Only people who were elected and rightfully entitled to be representatives of the nation are eligible for governing. But the fact that someone who was never involved in elections participated in politics is enough to be a violation of the constitution and is reason for impeachment.” - C, a university student

11) Can’t you still hear it?
Those are the feelings of youth living in Korea.
It is not just about being surprised and hurt. We are enraged.
An apology from Park is not the end, but just the beginning, as she must acknowledge the scandal.
An apology from Park means that she perceived the scandal. This is not the end, but just the beginning.
We still need to know a lot more.

12) “It is nothing different from ignoring the people. The authorities are not able to reassure the people, in this state of confusion, while the whole nation buzzes with political corruption. The real risk is not being able to perceive risk in a dangerous situation. President Park Geun-hye must thoroughly clarify this irregularity and take responsibility.” - An editorial from the JoongAng Ilbo


기사원문링크: https://goo.gl/c8L8dC


dictionary dictionary | 프린트 메일로보내기 내블로그에 저장