Here, reader, is where I spring the trap and catch your moral leg. Please remember your feelings from part one and consider them in light of the following.
America is a nation of dangerous lunatics. Koreans, with the exceptions of the occasional rape/assault by US soldiers, the pollution of the Han River and that unfortunate business with tanks and school girls, haven’t seen the worst of it, but Korea’s relative peace is nothing but luck.
The US has killed nearly 300,000 people since 9-11 because America is a nation of cowards. They are so spoiled by fortune, so consumed by their insular, nationalistic base instincts that, even thirteen years after their minor tragedy, they still have not found the tiny bit of self awareness necessary to realize how much damage they’ve done. And make no mistake, 9-11 was a minor tragedy by any reasonable (by reasonable I mean “not American”) person’s standards.
Yes, 2,600 innocents died, and that’s sad, but how many people died in the Korean War – a war the ever clueless American public persists in calling “the forgotten war?” More than one hundred times as many innocent Koreans died in the “forgotten war” than Americans perished in the piddly terrorist attacks that have dominated the United States of Cowardice’s last decade. Hell, the closest tragedy Korea has compared to 9-11 is the 5.18 Gwangju Massacre, which the idiot American public has never even heard of.
Remember this the next time an American politician visits Korea. Remember this the next time you meet an American in your child’s language academy. These lunatics wouldn’t hesitate even a minute to kill a million Koreans if they thought it would stop even the smallest attack on their own land. Band together, people of Korea, unite and take care of yourselves because American outsiders would just as soon you burn.
I’m betting you feel conflicted right now. Please click here to read part four, where I explain the ways in which I manipulated your feelings in parts one and two.