[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Historical judgementsSo the so called “progressive” Uri Party is turning back the clock, determined to expose collaborators with the Japanese during Japan’s occupation of Korea (1910-1945).
Of course, most of the offenders are either dead or in the twilight of their lives, and many probably collaborated under duress at that time.
This happens while the country is struggling to cope with the year 2004 issues such as the dispatch of troops to Iraq, the relocation of the capital, deteriorating Korea-U.S. ties and a faltering economy. Talk about the need for letting bygones be bygones.
Predictably, the Uri Party is much less condemning of those in South Korea who support or even collaborate with the threatening, genocidal North Korean government, whose citizens are mired in misery and oppression far worse than that inflicted by the Japanese.
I’m sure history will look a lot less favorably on the second group than the first.
by Brendan Brown