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Korean Teachers’ Union Gets Some Competition

You may recall how the KTU recently made itself  famous in the Korea blogosphere: its “What a Wonderful World” video for the APEC Summit.  This led, in part,  to an acrimonious controversy over education reform and a silly GNP boycott  of the National Assembly.  On a somwhat more productive front, tt also led to the formation of an upstart rival:

The Korean Liberal Teachers Union, established last month by teachers opposed to the educational direction of the left-leaning workers union, attempted to have a meeting yesterday with its counterpart, but the workers union refused to take part.

The workers union had earlier alleged that the new union was being secretly controlled by the Grand National Party.

The new union yesterday filed a defamation charge against the workers union.

A few paragraphs down, we see what  fine role models the KTU  members are for  the nation’s youth:

One report claims that at a high school in Gyeonggi province, students were encouraged by workers union members to damage vehicles belonging to teachers who opposed the union.

Cho Jing-hyeong, parent of a student, is expected to give examples of remarks by teachers of the union gathered over the years, which he thinks are inappropriate.

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Korean Teachers’ Union Update

The Trotskyites in the Korean Teachers’ Union have cut out a few f-words and gone ahead with their agenda of poisoning little minds to hate America:

The leftist union yesterday posted on its Web site a class plan and the video clip it will use in those classes. The video was a “cleaned-up” version of one shown in Busan last month and did not contain any foul language; the previous clip included curses directed at President Bush and President Roh Moo-hyun.

The new clip slightly alluded to the government’s positive stance on the APEC forum, although it still contained strongly negative statements on globalization.

In a press release, the union said it revised the contents in a wish for more people to have a peaceful and happy life by knowing the “truth” about APEC through “peaceful” classes.

It said the goal of the special classes was not to show that international organizations represented the interests of strong countries but to promote the fact they could contribute to global peace.

The government, however, said although the class plans were better than those presented in Busan last month, there were still some “vulgar expressions” in the video.

I wonder if they cut out the “What a Wonderful World” 9/11 sequence.

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KTU on 9/11: “What a Wonderful World”

Usinkorea just forwarded me links to the two APEC propaganda videos in question. These are produced by South Korea’s Korean Teachers Union, which has links to North Korea and some of its more obvious stooges in the South (home, then scroll down). You can see the one that’s caused all of the fracas here; more here.

And what are the kids learning in South Korea?

  • Repeated use of the “f” word is highly appropriate for children.
  • Corporations are evil, greedy, and starve children. And Donald Duck (you thought Trump, perhaps?) is taking control of them all!
  • Osama bin Laden–now that’s hilarious! Ditto Katrina.

Must see to believe. Given the way U.S. troops are being treated in South Korea today, one is entitled to question what kind of future a U.S.-Korean alliance still has, and what values and interests these countries share. I admit that I had to see this thing to actually recognize the sheer depravity of it.

Go watch it, now. And while you are, ask yourself these questions:

  • “Why is this part of a public school curriculum?”
  • “Why are U.S. taxpayers subsiding a government that’s teaching its people to love the North Korean regime and hate America?”

South Korea must return to sanity or pursue this terror-yukking and coddling of dictators without the help of U.S.

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Sometimes, a missile is just a missile

Every time North Korea tests a rocket, Hans Blix sheds a little tear and Ban Ki Moon’s fluffy white tail stops wagging, because North Korean rocket tests violate three U.N. Security Council Resolutions — 1695 (which bans “all activities related to its ballistic missile programme”), UNSCR 1718 (ditto, and requires N. Korea to “re-establish its pre-existing commitments to a moratorium on missile launching”), and 1874 (which bans “any launch using ballistic missile technology”).  North Korea’s official response is that it is launching peaceful satellites, not testing ICBMs.  You may be wondering if anyone on the Outer Earth is still fool enough to believe this.

There’s little reason to doubt North Korea’s claim that it simply wants to put a satellite into space.  [John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus]

Maybe John Feffer just needs more reason, so he can reason his way to what’s obvious to the rest of us.

North Korea exhibited the fuselage of what is presumed to be the long-range rocket it launched in December, and explicitly called it a ballistic missile, despite its claims to the outside world that the Unha-3 was part of its peaceful space development program, a report said Monday.

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The Death of an Alliance, Part 29: ‘Kick Them Out!’

A hat tip to an influential official in the U.S. government, who saw this post at usinkorea and e-mailed me this morning to say, “Josh: These continuing developments in South Korea worry people in Washington.” Thanks also to Antti, whom I presume is the Finnish blogger who helped with the translation:

Japanese bastards were expelled, and American bastards came in.

We thought it was liberation, but they were all same bastards.

Kick them out! Kick them out! USFK! Kick them out!

This is our land! USFK! Kick them out!

All those unspeakable atrocities of the Yankee army

In the name of the Korean race, now they are coming to an end.

Kick them out! Kick them out! USFK!

Kick them out! This is our land! USFK! Kick them out!

Getting rid of you bastards! And moving toward unification!

Making our own destiny with our own strength.

Kick them out! Kick them out! USFK!

Kick them out! This is our land! USFK! Kick them out!

The question Americans should be asking is, “Why wait around for that?” It bears repeating that South Korea’s prosperity and democracy would almost certainly not exist without the United States military and 33,629 soldiers who died to preserve a distant nation from an indescribably bleak alternative.

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