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Old 2012-06-11, 19:52   Link #21893
wontaek
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Originally Posted by Sumeragi View Post
Here's the inconvenient truth: Unlike most countries, the "liberals" of Korea are the greater of two evils. The reason why Saenuri had been able to rebound from their loss in support was how the "liberals" conducted themselves, being far more oppressive and ideological than the Saenuri. Frankly, Korea is in a pretty strange situation where the conservatives in power would mean a freer society than if the "liberals" came to power.
Interesting take. In another post, you mentioned similarity between Saenuri and what I guess to be Tea Party in USA, yet you also say "Frankly, Korea is in a pretty strange situation where the conservatives in power would mean a freer society than if the "liberals" came to power." I believe the IDEAL situation in Korea is when at least one branch of government is held by different party from another branch, so the two evil can cancel each other out.

I do agree that the opposition party has serious problem, starting with UNDEMOCRATIC way they run the party ( I know some inside stories that isn't in the news ). Having said that, Korea seriously lacks serious parties that upholds democratic ideals of 'compromising with those that disagree with you' while also upholding ideals of either Social Liberalism ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_liberalism ) or Progressivism ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressivism ) , as the most laws that pushed Korea towards being more Conservative Neoliberalism ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoliberalism ) was proposed by the current opposition party when they were the ruling party.
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