Scout: Korean Movie Review & Politics

I came across this Korean movie entitled “Scout“.  It was about a guy who worked at a university as a baseball scout.  There was a up-and-coming talent from Kwang-ju.  So how can you go wrong with a sports movie, right?!  Wrong!!  🙁

Shoot… don’t wanna mess up your plot but let me point out that it does bring up and rotate around the infamous Korean massacre from 1980.  It was called “Kwangju Massacre“.  Since the Korean general Chun Doo-hwan took over the government via power and coup d’état, Koreans took it upon themselves to protest against the power.  This happened in the city of Kwangju.

I am more than furious about this … watching the movie reminded me of it… now, of late, I have been hearing how they miss both loser “presidents”… Park Chung-hee and Chun Doo-hwan did some nasty and terrible stuff and if I ever hear again how they miss some of these worst humans ever, I’m gonna explode!!  If you are willing to exchange food for people’s lives, you are …. erg.  Forget it.

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