Korean and Korean American History Under Attack by South Korean Government
Here is an example of South Korean Government revisionism below. This excerpt from an Korean news article regarding Park Gun Hye's August 15 2016 Liberation Day speech. Looking at the current situation the question is - did Choi Sun Sil write Park's address tot he nation. Her speech disrespected the March First Movement and the Independence Movement Patriots who wrote the Constitution. She also neglected the Comfort Women. If Korea really wants the truth about their corrupt Presidents the purge has to start with Syngman Rhee and the Dongjihoe - Comrades' Society.
The president also supported the distorted perception of history held by the right wing, which sees 1948 as the year of the founding of our nation. This is derogatory of those who sacrificed their lives for national independence. We express our regrets that the president, who should be committed to seeking national unity, is sending cracks through the nation by taking sides in a heated debate on the legitimacy of the government. What is more surprising is her attitude towards her critics and her perception of South Korea's socio-economic situation. Park said, "From some time ago, there has spread a sour trend amongst us that describes the Republic of Korea in a negative light. People deny our great contemporary history and coin new words belittling the Republic of Korea, which the world envies, as a difficult place to live." She mentioned that a culture following the “law of the masses” was prevalent along with personal attacks on the opponent and said that those people were fueling social confusion. We find ourselves speechless at how the president could think that even the expression "Hell Joseon," an expression used by young people, frustrated due to unemployment amidst social inequality, to criticize their reality fuels social chaos. The president accused those justly criticizing her shortcomings of intentionally finding fault with her policies and fueling division. Her lack of creativity, simply repeating policies similar to the economic development of the past dictatorship is pathetic.