한국의 미풍양속이라고, 이 나라의 평화와 자유를 지키기 위해 피 흘린 참전용사들께 “내년에 가서 또 절하겠다”며 올린 큰절. 하지만 미국인들은 과연 절무성의 큰절을 보며 무슨 느낌을 받았을까.
Koreans find it oddㅡ How could the U.S-Korea alliance, a comradery bonded by blood they shed together in the Korean War, possibly be secondary to the U.S-Japan alliance, which is between sworn ex-enemies?
The Japanese are not afraid of China. They do not share the historical memories of the Koreans, whose kings named themselves after the letter ‘loyalty’ and knelt before the Mongols.
This is a bigger fight, against those who downplay our democratic endeavors and ideals in place of supposedly more solid and real economic priorities.