2017/01/04

The impeachment of the president, and Korea in 2017


Park Geun-hye.
That's the name of the South Korean president
who is impeached.
As of now, South Korea has no president.
The government is run by the acting president,
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn.






On April 16th of 2014, a ferry carrying
about 300 passengers,
mostly high school teenagers, sank deep in the sea.
This vessel is Sewol.
I ask all of you around the world 
who are reading this blog to remember the name of this ship. 

The captain told the passengers to stay still in
their cabins and then fled the ship alone.

While the entire country was engulfed by panic,
South Korean president of the time,
Park Geun-hye, was busy getting her hair done.
Even after she was told that a ferry was sinking
and claiming the lives of hundreds of people,
she spent two hours bringing her hairdresser
and getting her hair done.
There are also speculations that she was getting
beauty treatments at the time.
Park arrived at the emergency management center
7 hours after she was first notified of the ship sinking.
And then she asked why it was difficult to find
passengers in life jackets, clearly showing that
she was unaware of how the crisis was unfolding.
An official had to inform her that the passengers
were trapped inside the ship and were below the water.

And Park's civilian friend, Choi Soon-sil,
extorted money from conglomerates like Samsung.
She told them it was the order from the president
and attained money here and there.

The reason that such outrageous things
happened all this time is because
many of the media corporations have connections
with the government.
It was a small broadcasting company that
shed light on the government's
corruption and negligence, and this led to
parliament to pass the motion
for the president's impeachment.

This is sadly the reality of South Korea.
Everything is rotten.

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