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Merry Christmas, America-Haters?

Michael160 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 2:31 PM
Instead of bashing this one guy, Americans should understand from these remarks of a South Korean, which is to say, a member of an American client state dominated and in fact garrisoned by Americans, how the world's population feels about America and its actions. Living in the American media bubble it's easy to close your eyes to what the world's reaction is to the latest American military adventure. Well, this is how the Iraq war made people feel all over the world. Take note.
Ron-CA Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 3:38 PM
I am just a tad reluctant to accept the generalization that this one individual's comments reflect the view of South Koreans in general, and certainly do not accept the suggestion that this is how the rest of the world views the US.

Arley2 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 4:19 PM
The idiot's views most likely ARE NOT the view's held by most Koreans. For me the issue is Obama and wife supporting the one Korean idiot.

Obama is a loser, and we're stuck with him no matter how incompetent he is.
Ann Anon Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 5:22 PM
Ever travel abroad? Be careful where you go. Stay on the official tourist path. If you learn the language, even a little you will hear things that shock and hurt you. And also save you a lot of money not supporting their economy. I go where I am treated, not like royalty, but like people. That would be all over the USA. And it is certainly big enough and diverse enough to show me anything I want to see.
Michael160 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 5:30 PM
He's a pop star, not some hardcore radical. If he said these things during a concert, that means there was a huge audience cheering him on. In fact at the time there were huge demonstrations all over Korea against the US.
Ken6565 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 3:38 PM
How would the people of South Korea be living now if America hadn't gone there, and hadn't stayed there for years? And most of the other people who hate America owe quite as much to the Americans--the French, who'd be speaking German now but for not one but two American interventions; the Egyptians, who have the Sinai back because America intervened not once but twice to get it back for them; the Iranians, who would have been overrun by Stalin in the late 1940's or early 1950's; the Greeks, who were, to be sure, liberated by the Brits, not by the Americans, but the Brits were in a position to do that for them because the Americans had intervened on their side in western Europe. In Latin America, compare Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Ann Anon Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 5:23 PM
Amen Ken. Sounds like you might have been there. Thanks for your service if you were.
Michael160 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 5:29 PM
Korea became a Cold War battlefield. If the US and the USSR hand't turned the country into a testing ground for their ideologies and weapons for a decade following WWII, the Koreans would be unified and at peace now.
McGovern Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 5:47 PM
Yeah.

They'd be at peace. Starving, shivering, and working like slaves, but! They'd be at peace!
Ron-CA Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 5:50 PM
They might have been unified but at peace? Who can know? If the whole country was run like north Korea would you want that for your family?
Cepat2 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 3:58 PM
Pure dreck. Read a book sometime. Your notion of a " Peaceful pastoral" Korea is only the stuff of Disney-movies. Lord save us from such ignoramuses.

When TNT was preparing its annual special "Christmas in Washington" with the president of the United States, you'd think the last star musician they would consider to join the official caroling would be Psy, the South Korean rapper. What on Earth is Christmasy about this man's invisible-horse-riding dance to his dorky disco-rap hit "Gangnam Style"? It's not exactly the natural flip-side to "O Holy Night." But TNT couldn't resist this year's YouTube sensation.

This inane publicity stunt backfired when the website Mediaite reported on Dec. 7 that Psy (real name: Park Jae-sang) had participated in a 2002 protest in which...