Former Saenuri Party Chair Gets Verbal Equivalent of Rotten Tomatoes from College Students
Before seeing recent rises in student activism, I often wondered why Korea's most exploited young generation seemed to be the most obedient, compliant and docile.
Well not any more. Kim Moo-sung, the former leader of the conservative Saenuri Party and presumed presidential candidate, got a very hostile welcome to the campus of Kyungpook National University. He entered the campus to attend a seminar on the fourth industrial revolution.
Right from the start, he was met by a very vocal student. The quieter ones posted signs denouncing his leadership and relationship with the embattled Park administration. Other students chimed in and questioned whether the invitation of prominent Saenuri leaders was a political statement by the university in support of a potential presidential candidate.
But the main point of the verbal tirade: Have you created any jobs? Is our school just a playground for the Saenuri Party? Check it out.
Kim may want to adjust the smug expressions on himself and his staff. It's that sort of display of unchecked power that these young students will fight to dismantle.
Or he can keep trying to find his happy place.