posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 02:42 AM
I was looking on wiki at a banned book list and I found it quite curious to notice that the South Korean Military had banned so many books. What with
all its capitalism, democracy and freedom, I assumed that South Korea was a place where people were free to learn and think as they chose. This does
not seem to be the case at all.
The South Korean Military has banned 23 books. Many of these books seem to have titles like 'What Uncle Sam Really Wants'. It seems that the South
Korean military does not allow anything that is anti-American or anti-capitalist.
With all the propaganda about North Korea it seems that South Korea is hardly the land of freedom.
Army lawyers argued that the prohibition was a fair interpretation of the military's disciplinary code, because the literature in question
sympathizes with communist North Korea and criticizes the economic systems of South Korea and the U.S.
If anyone has the complete list of books banned by the South Korean Military could you post a link? I am having trouble finding the complete list.
Western Media always claim that South Koreans fully support America and the msm creates a narrative that makes one think that all South Koreans need
American protection and are forever in debt to America for saving them from communism but the more you read, the more you understand that this is not
the case. There are clips on youtube of anti-American protests in South Korea and there are even clips of a riot at the gates of a US Military Base in
South Korea. Now I read that the South Korean Military bans literature that questions Americanism. It is obvious that there is alot of anti-American
sentiment in South Korea.
The thing that stands out is that it is not the South Korean Government that is banning these books but the South Korean Military.
I know that Gangnam says he likes America now that Americans are buying up his song but in 2004 he said that he wanted the "daughters, mothers,
daughters-in-law, and fathers" of "f***ing Yankees" and U.S. troops associated with torturing Iraqis to be killed "slowly and painfully."
It seems clear that not all South Koreans like America. The news makes it seem like they do.
edit on 27-1-2013 by stuntmanbob because: (no
edit- I thought communism and dictatorship were supposed to be associated with oppression. Not capitalism and democracy.
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stuntmanbob because: (no reason given)