[KS] candlelight demonstrations in Korea and the beef deal issue
Alice S. Kim
kim.alice.s at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 15:47:38 EDT 2008
Correction: The following is the correct url for the last url I
referenced in my previous email.
Alice S. Kim
On Jun 9, 2008, at 5:45 PM, J.Scott Burgeson wrote:
> 1. `While cows 30 months of age and older at the time of slaughter
> are in general not allowed to be sold for food consumption in the US
> and elsewhere, the agreement between the US and South Korean
> government included the import of beef from cattle over 30 months
> Q: Can you provide a reliable and up-to-date source for the first
> part of this statement? I have read elsewhere that beef over 30
> months old is widely used esp. for hamburger meat in the US.
> 2. `A video of a cow in the US that was unable to walk but was
> passed as acceptable to be slaughtered and its beef included in the
> human food supply was distributed on the Internet by netizens.`
> Vague attribution. What was the source of this video? MBC`s PD
> Such`op? And did that cow actually have BSE (I have heard
> otherwise)? Please provide a clear reference if possible.
> * * * * *
> Your article implies that there is insufficient democracy in South
> Korea but does not really explain why so few people chose to
> participate in the Presidential election of Dec. 2007 and thereby
> register their democratic will at the institutional level. Political
> apathy is distinct from lack of democracy. One might also note that
> the GNP won a majority of seats in Parliament in April, yet your
> article does not account for this phenomenon either (beyond perhaps
> objecting to it on ideological grounds). Up until recently the
> Korean electorate was seemingly conservative, which again is
> distinct from lack of democracy.
> ChoJoongDong have their biases but many of the left-leaning sources
> you site approvingly in your article have their biases as well,
> which renders the persuasiveness of your analysis somewhat less than
> it might otherwise be.
> --Scott Bug
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