Far from seeing this video as a Korea-bashing exercise in exorcising its maker's own demons, I recognize this production as performing a public service: By distilling all bad stuff — real and imagined — from Korea during this decade and presenting it as a rock video, it becomes like a superdose of all that plagues the foreign malcontent in Korea.
I like the way the movie makes its final point, punctuated with an all-too-familiar shooter from Virginia Tech. Speaks in a direct way to the hypocrisy of vilifying “us,” since, on the cold-blooded murder front, Korea 32, USA 0. Not that I’d argue that the Koreans should be responsible for the shooter — in fact, I like the fact that the State Department turned down an official apology from the Korean government — but that doesn’t mean it’s still not an emotionally effective bomb to throw back in the other direction.Tit-for-tat will get you gat. What the fuck is wrong with Metropolitician? With this and his utterly unhelpful and completely biased "Korean Media Watch," he's lost all credibility in my book (and I probably in his): He's now officially all about stirring up shit for the sake of shit-stirring, not about anybody finding common ground and mutual understanding and even respect, reaching out to compromise and move ahead, etc.