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This one is no gem of commentary but an interesting piece nevertheless, throwing in social categories, political parties, Park Chung-hee, and small businesses. These sentiments are not entirely unfamiliar from my own time among the neighborhood shopkeepers, among whom GNP was clearly most favored (but there were even DLP voters).
Name: Self-employed (2006-04-29 18:48:04, Hit : 43, 추천 : 5)
Topic: Fools who support DLP despite of not having secure jobs
The reason why ordinary people (seomin) vote Grand National Party - because GNP still is still their party.
Think about it. Did Park Chung-hee improve the life of the common people? Did Roh Moo-hyun or Kwon Yeong-gil improve the life of the common people?
Our Open Party is for political idlers (kôndal), and Democratic Labor Party is for the labor aristocracy with guaranteed jobs
Those who are not political idlers but support OOP, and those who aren't labor aristocracy but support DLP are pitiful beings
Try selling odeng on the street for two months. You'll see which party is good for the common people. They say you naturally end up voting GNP. [Punctuation original, translation AL]
Categories at del.icio.us/hunjang: seomin • stratification • Koreanpolitics