Wednesday, January 30, 2013

AES: Grandfather Dangun is wailing in his grave!

The 2005 English Spectrum Incident

Part 1: English Spectrum and 'Ask The Playboy'
Part 2: The Kimchiland where it’s easy to sleep with women and make money
Part 3: English Spectrum shuts down as Anti-English Spectrum is created
Part 4: How to hunt foreign women

Part 5: Did the foreigners who denigrated Korean women throw a secret party?
Part 6: The 'Ask The Playboy' sexy costume party
Part 7: Stir over ‘lewd party’ involving foreigners and Korean women
Part 8: The 2003 post that tarred foreign English teachers as child molesters
Part 9: Netizens shocked by foreign instructor site introducing how to harass Korean children        

Part 10: 'Recruit a Yankee strike force!'  
Part 11: The Daum signature campaign: 'Let's kick out low quality foreign instructors!'
Part 12: Movement to expel foreign teachers who denigrated Korean women
Part 13: "Middle school girls will do anything"
Part 14: Netizens propose 'Yankee counter strike force'
Part 15: Segye Ilbo interview with the women from the party, part 1

Part 16: Segye Ilbo interview with the women from the party, part 2
Part 17: Web messages draw Koreans’ wrath
Part 18: Thai female laborers and white English instructors
Part 19: KBS Morning Newstime: 'I can also suffer from the two faces of the internet'
Part 20: AES: Grandfather Dangun is wailing in his grave! 
Part 21: 'Regret' over the scandal caused by confessions of foreign instructors
Part 22: "Korean men have no excuse"
Part 23: "Unfit foreign instructo
rs should be a 'social issue'"
Part 24: Growing dispute over foreign English instructor qualifications
Part 25: 'Clamor'at foreigner English education site
Part 26: Foreign instructor: "I want to apologize"
Part 27: No putting brakes on 'Internet human rights violations'
Part 28: "They branded us as whores, yanggongju and pimps," part 1
Part 29: "They branded us as whores, yanggongju and pimps," part 2
Part 30: Don't Imagine

Part 31: AES founder's statement
Part 32: 'Foreign instructor' takes third place
 
Part 33: Art From Outsider's Point of View
Part 34: U.S. Embassy warns Americans of threats near colleges
Part 35: Internet real name system debated
Part 36: Dirty Korean women who have brought shame to the country?
Part 37: Invasion of Privacy Degrades Korean Women Twice Over
Part 38: 60 unqualified native speaking instructors hired for English instruction
Part 39: The rising tide of unqualified foreign instructors
Part 40: Warrant for Canadian English instructor who molested hagwon owner
 
Part 41: MBC Sisa Magazine 2580: "Korea is a paradise" 
Part 42: Foreign instructor: "In two years I slept with 20 Korean women."
Part 43: Viewers shocked by shameless acts of unqualified foreign instructors.
Part 44: Warrant for the arrest of a man in his 30s for breaking into home of foreign instructors
Part 45: Unqualified English instructors seen as major problem here



As a result of the KBS morning news broadcast on January 17, 2005, which portrayed the women in the party photos as victims of netizens, the members of AES were outraged, as can be seen by the posts here. The second result at that link is rather revealing of the beliefs and motivations of some of Anti-English Spectrum's members.
Jabbing at/Criticizing the brainless acts of KBS and its distorted reports

Date: 2005.01.17 11:07
Posted by: 목자(unionasone)
http://cafe.naver.com/englishspectrum/1348

Can you even recognize netizens [by how they were portrayed by KBS]?

Why do foreign men go insane but Korean men have to bow their heads like little bastards? They don't say anything about foreign instructors who confess to sex crimes and their treacherous intentions regarding Korean women and only side with the business owner and women?
Even if that's so, why don't we create at atmosphere where we can point out the low aspects of foreign instructors, who are the essence of the problem?

[We have to] arouse people's attention [or 'propagandize'].......

Are only the human rights of women and foreigners important?
Are the human rights of Korea and Korean men worth only a dog's bowl?
Hey!! Women don't defend the country.
Men defend the dignity of the country.
If the men are defeated and die, the women will be nothing but sex toys.
With all things that insult men and violate the diginity/sanctity of the country, the harm eventually falls upon the women and our descendents!!!!!!

Don't think of a bunch of foreign bastards. Thinking of the minjok's soul, about American troops and foreign instructors in Hongdae and Itaewon where there is so much western decadent party culture, we should not remain still.

I want to curse and swear but.... I'm... holding it... back......

Have netizens been made into outlaws while puzzling over raising awareness and criticizing foreign instructor's sex crimes and empty-headed bitches' free style?

The foreign bastards put up the photos first. Why is there no talk of that?

There is no talk of decadent party culture. [Nothing] about citizens being absorbed in 'English first-ism' regarding the qualifications of foreign instructors.

Why isn't there a word about businessmen who sell away the minjok's soul and self respect bit by bit for commercial purposes?

Why is there no criticism of this culture and atmosphere?

Do you think this is criticism of foreigners and Korean women dating naturally?

Why are we posting foreign men's sex crime posts and disparaging them? Hey, listen to what's being said.

Aren't you a Korean broadcaster, a public broadcaster too?

Didn't you support the crackdown on prostitution? Realistically, if you are a public broadcaster standing for the stability of the family, society, and the country, it's proper that you should criticize free sex.

This is not good, don't spend money extravagantly, and we should start a movement to expel those unconstrained people so they can't do business in Korea and shine a spotlight on twisted western and Japanese porn which rots the minds of the youth and Korean adult sites which send daily emails.

Work for the good of the country. Don't you want that you should be a state run broadcaster which broadcasts for the happiness, peace and stability of one family?

Even if they had committed no crime, why broadcast such a one-sided report?

The essence of the problem is right here. Don't make a crazy show with the citizens' money....
Grandfather Dangun is wailing in his grave!!!!!
I could line up a number of articles on Korean nationalism and patriarchy that I've read and post quotations from them, but there's really no need since the writer of this post makes it very clear from what point of view he's coming from.

While he rightfully asks if KBS believes the anti cafe's criticism is limited only to "foreigners and Korean women dating naturally," and if they don't have other legitimate concerns, it might be easier to believe that 'dating naturally' wasn't a concern if he didn't refer to the women as "empty-headed bitches."

This is a rather remarkable passage, however, especially with the final sentence added to it:
Are only the human rights of women and foreigners important?*
Are the human rights of Korea and Korean men worth only a dog's bowl?
Hey!! Women don't defend the country.
Men defend the dignity of the country.
If the men are defeated and die, the women will be nothing but sex toys.
With all things that insult men and violate the diginity/sanctity of the country, the harm eventually falls upon the women and our descendents!!!!!!
[....]
Grandfather Dangun is wailing in his grave!!!!!
This passage lays out his view of Korea as a nation of male subjects and female wombs linked by blood as one family in a chain reaching from the original ancestor, Dangun, to their descendents. "Men defend the dignity of the country" and foreign males, with their "treacherous intentions regarding Korean women," insult the male defenders of the country and violate their (and therefore the nation's) sanctity, despoiling their women and descendents by 'splashing ink into the Han River' and threatening the "stability of the family, society, and the country" [which are all the same thing]. 'Free sex' by 'empty-headed bitches' with their 'free style' threatens to hurt the dignity of the men and eventually reduce all women to mere 'sex toys,' so, as always, they need to be shamed into their proper place. And what is the source of this 'free style'?
Thinking of the minjok's soul, about American troops and foreign instructors in Hongdae and Itaewon where there is so much western decadent party culture, we should not remain still.
While minjung narratives often portray the underclass as being victimized by government and corporate power, the only credible threats to the minjok as a whole (and its soul) must come from outsiders with "treacherous intentions."

He then asks, "[W]hy don't we create at atmosphere where we can point out the low aspects of foreign instructors, who are the essence of the problem? [We have to] arouse people's attention." And arouse the people's attention Anti English Spectrum would, starting with news programs by MBC and SBS which would focus on the"low aspects of foreign instructors."



* The question "Are only the human rights of women and foreigners important?" would be raised again by AES in an article linking foreign teachers to AIDS.

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