Thursday, July 23, 2009

a scandalous affair

If I told you that a bunch of grown men and women started physically brawling in Parliament, what country would you think of? Would you believe me if I told you it was one of the Korea's? North Korea fighting like five-year olds may seem more realistic, but North Korea doesn't have a Parliament. It's a dictatorship.

[Photo by Ahn Young-joon/The Associated Press]

Correct. Members of Parliament in South Korea have resorted to the playground principles of headlocks and noogies over passing bills that would reduce restrictions on the media. The party in power, the Grand National Party, tried to swiftly pass a bill that would allow ultra-conservative, corporate media big-wigs to regain a powerful presence in television and newspapers. The opposition felt that this could lead to the persuasive positive portrayal of the current party in power. As a result, things got heated.

Although this freedom loving cat does not agree with protectionism, I do believe in the state's ability at controlling and being controlled by major corporations. That is why I wanted to post this article: to show how the state and corporation are carnally linked in their lust for power.

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