Psychological impact of camouflage and social stereotypes. Camo is a “man” thing, implying hunter or warrior ready to secure a kill. I once received a camo ball cap, the type worn by southern good ole boys, from a trucking company I worked for. My initial response was to trash it, and then on reflection I thought I’d wear it as a disguise as…[Read more]
soryang replied to the topic Black Agenda Report: My Trip to China Exposed the Shameful Lies Peddled by the American Empire in the forum Foreign Affairs 2 days ago
It is presumptuous to think that one could visit a complex civilization like China for two weeks and during that short period gain genuine insight into its inner workings. I feel the same way about UK and US coverage of Xinjiang and the “persecution” of the Uyghur minority there. The US and UK are simply following an opportunistic anti-China…[Read more]
soryang started the topic Biden: No Meeting With Kim Jong Un Absent Preconditions in the forum Foreign Affairs 2 days ago
Biden: No Meeting With Kim Jong Un Absent Preconditions
By William Gallo
January 15, 2020 04:16 AM
SEOUL – Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden says he would not meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without preconditions. It is the latest evidence Biden would overturn parts of U.S. President Donald Trump’s outreach to P…
Appreciate your comments @mrdmk.
I have been doing a lot of study on northeast Asian politics and history for the last few years, with a focus on Korea. It is the cold war San Francisco system which elevated Japan’s status soon after its defeat in WWII. It’s hard to find impartial analysis in the English language because the US and UK fav…[Read more]
Kim Dae Jung’s presidency was not a clean break with the authoritarian past. His rise to power was only the result of an accommodation with elites who had both the legacy of supporting prior dictatorships and accommodating themselves to pro-Japanese elements who profited from Park Chung-hee’s corrupt relationship with Japan. These issues ob…[Read more]
Posted on : Jan.12,2020 14:46 KST
Hankyoreh By Jung Yu-gyung
The “conservative unity” debate that has unfolded for nearly three years since the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye not only failed to make progress, but is showing signs of backsliding. With just 100 days or so left before the general election on Apr. 15, conservatives see…
soryang replied to the topic Now we know what it's like when they threw a war and nobody came. in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
This isn’t over. The sanctions and the US position on the JCPOA make it almost certain the hybrid war will go and on. Iranian oil and gas production needs to be constricted to protect the fracking industry in the US, and their collapsing debt structure. This places that sector in league with the other traditional elements of war making, wall…[Read more]
soryang replied to the topic 'Cowardice': Olympics Committee Slammed for New Guidelines Barring Athletes From Kneeling, Raising in the forum Latest Breaking News 1 week ago
soryang started the topic South Korea- Prosecutors charge 28 National Assembly members with offenses in the forum Foreign Affairs 2 weeks ago
Today the Southern District of the Seoul Prosecutors Office charged a total of 37 persons with offenses against the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. 28 of the persons charged are elected members of National Assembly. Five members of the Democratic Party are charged with violence inflicting injury (battery). Twenty three members of the…[Read more]
soryang started the topic Korea Times fails to rehabilitate US Ambassador's poor image in the forum Foreign Affairs 2 weeks ago
The effort by the Korea Times content editor Oh Young-jin to rehabilitate US Ambassador Harris’ image in South Korea is a failure. Harris’ claim that he never stated that it looked like Moon Jae-in was surrounded by leftist supporters of communist North Korea is simply labored prevarication. The content of his statement last September came from…[Read more]
soryang replied to the topic All eyes on 'new way' in Kim Jong-un's New Year speech in the forum Foreign Affairs 2 weeks ago
Maximum pressure may lead to maximum failure.
Pompeo- US government policy is abundantly clear, economic sanctions and UN security council sanctions, will not be eased until the goal of full final denuclearization is achieved. (VOA Korea News broadcast, 4.6.2018)
According to US observers in the mainstream media, the trust issue only works one…[Read more]
soryang replied to the topic Judiciary Lawyer Suggests That House May Have to Impeach Trump Again in the forum Latest Breaking News 2 weeks ago
This is a slender reed as an impeachment effort. Why didn’t they get his tax records? Probably because this would set a damaging precedent for the cult of immunity among the super wealthy oligarch class that run this corrupt empire. Audits of trump’s tax records and business accounts known to be patronized by foreign and other commercial…[Read more]
soryang replied to the topic Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Leaves Hospital After Losing Memory in Fall in the forum Latest Breaking News 2 weeks ago
Jesus and assault rifles. Typical authoritarian inconsistency. His mind was impaired before he fell.
soryang replied to the topic China attacks US Space Force as threat to outer space peace in the forum Latest Breaking News 2 weeks ago
Typical Texas mentality to begin the headline “China attacks…” following the principle of primacy in so called public policy communications aka propaganda. It is the US that conducts attacks on a daily basis with its armed forces. So the Orwellian psychological frame wrapped in anti-Chinese racism is the hook.
soryang started the topic Despite resistance and threats electoral reform passes in South Korea in the forum Foreign Affairs 3 weeks ago
(Image source- JTBC News 12.27) 300 seat National Assembly. 253 district members; 47 proportional members.
The number of seats determined by district elections to seats in the National Assembly is the same as the prior election 253 seats. The number of seats determined by proportional representation is also the same 47 seats. However, the o…[Read more]
soryang replied to the topic Congress Wants to Force Trump’s Hand on Human Rights in China and Beyond in the forum Latest Breaking News 3 weeks ago
NY Times official anti-Chinese propaganda piece of the day.
soryang started the topic Mike Pompeo says the Chinese people are rejecting ruling Communist Party in the forum General Discussion 4 weeks ago
EXCLUSIVE: Mike Pompeo says the Chinese people are rejecting ruling Communist Party
Secretary of state says he has no ‘intention’ to leave post for Kansas Senate run
By Bill Gertz – The Washington Times – Thursday, December 19, 2019
“We also made real progress this year in informing the world of the threat posed by the Chinese Communist P…
(Source- BK News Briefing 12.12.19 ) Clearly South Korea is one of the parties suffering greatest harm from the mutual distrust between the US and North Korea.
(Source- BK News Briefing 12.12.19 ) Strange, a clever way to protect the mutual promises of the US and North Korea from ever being broken never emerged.
soryang replied to the topic This Story on Cellphone Tracking 'Is the Most Important Article You Should Read Today. Period.' in the forum General Discussion 4 weeks ago
The level of surveillance in this “free society” is totalitarian in nature.
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