Sunday, July 22, 2012
government media control: will taiwan become another south korea?
a recent report states that several prominant journalists in south korea are resigining, claiming government interference with the content of their reporting. one only has to look at korean pop music to know that the gov has it's hand in it: ditzy, cheap dance routines of 5 or more boys/girls with very shallow childish melody and instrumentation. one also only has to be in korea a short time to see that westerners aren't so welcome. the news routinely shows negative stories about foriegners, the type korean americans would scream out against if the tables were reversed. also the past decade has been one where korea has been nationalistcally claiming it invented everything that was once the domain of chinese culture. they have even claimed confucious as being korean. korea is an extreme nationalist state, wiht the government infiltrating every facet of korean life. it is beleived by some that sun yung moon( moonies cult) is actually a creation of the south korean CIA. will taiwan become like korea? it's already there, but less obvious. look at the total monopoly that bubblegum pop has in this country. look at the shallow reporting on TV.look at the near total infantilisation of the populace. look at the negative images of foreigners being thrown in our faces ad infinitum. look at the racial slurs being said on national TV and in advertising. ask the average taiwanese how "great" his country is. ask them who ran the japanese off, and they'll say chiang kai shek (the japanese had left WAY before he got here). this is what "truth about taiwan" has been warning of all along. it's what I saw pretty much the day i got here. taiwan people, you are in the matrix. wake up!
Posted by lin at 8:11 PM