I suppose these douchebags will fal prey to the Hines Ward rule of Korean ethnicity: one of us when it suits us, subhuman scum when it doesn't.
There's an aweful lot of the word "외국" in the korean article. Here's an intere excerpt:"외국 국적 유학생이나 외국인들이 마약을 필요로 한다"It says, "International students with foreign nationalities and foreigners need drugs." lol. I suppose it's all the foreigners' fault. With that said, 50 grams of coke and weed is not much of a party.
Long time listener, first time caller:Love the blog by the way.Anyhoo, let's do some math, because the KT apparently can't.How can 40 grams of coke be worth 103 million won (103million/40= 2.575million a gram)when they're selling it for 100,000 won a gram (40*100,000=4 million)??? That's a pretty big loss. If they had enough to spend 2.575 million on a gram, they could just fly back home every weekend, do an eight ball or two and fly back and still have about one million left over. So, those numbers are wrong. Maybe the cops get a bonus by 'street value' as opposed to amount of narcotics confiscated.But I disagree with Biekimes: 40 grams of coke and 50 grams of weed would be a hell of a party. That's some Rick James style stupidity right there.
I also like how they're really reaching for the American connection: -18-year-old American (gyopo? can't be a teacher here until at least 21 or 22 years old)-17-year-old ethnic Korean from the United States-four students belonging to a university-affiliated language institute in Seoul(studying English no doubt)What about the other eleven? -Two students with Ralph Lauren clothing (the sweaters with an American flag)-Four students have heard about America or could locate it on a map-Three students have seen American television shows on Korean TV-Two additional students know people who have traveled to the US.Clearly, this is an American problem. ;) But there must be Canadians in the mix somehow, or how else could you account for the weed?
These Gyopos will transform into foreign whities in 5,4,3,2,1...
"-Two students with Ralph Lauren clothing (the sweaters with an American flag)-Four students have heard about America or could locate it on a map-Three students have seen American television shows on Korean TV-Two additional students know people who have traveled to the US."There's some good investigative journalism right there. Parents, be aware: if your children are aware that America exists, they are almost certainly on drugs.More scapegoating. All Korean social problems are imports. No need to change anything except the rest of the world.
Peter, I think that was a joke. But it wouldn't look out of place in a Korean newspaper. The Korea Times story immediately claimed that the first dealer arrested was an American, but I think we all know he's a kyopo. Yet 5th generation Korean-Americans that win spelling bees are celebrated in Korea as proof of their genetic superiority. Perhaps it was more honestly written in Korean and then sanitized for the English media to save face for Korea Inc.
And yeah, the math in Korean newspaper articles is hilarious. For people with "the highest IQs in the world" they sure can't do basic division. It just leads me to believe that Koreans believe everything they read from a Korean source. Not very generous of me, I know, but I am sick of seeing errors in math that a 9 year-old should catch being published in "national" newspapers.
And presto! Jeez, those are some pretty white looking Gyopos... Nice graphic Sang Min!
Thanks for the comments, everyone, including all these first-time callers. JSK, I'm going to post that picture in a little bit, thanks for sharing it. I will say, though, I was surprised the KT didn't trip over itself linking this to foreigners or E-2 visa holders. The headline was tamer than I imagined.
Were all twenty-one suspects kyopo? Kyopo, by the way, predate English teachers as scapegoats in the media for drugs and other evildoing. Fatherland-betraying, Korean-poorly-speaking, drug-using, Korean girl-defiling, King Sejong-not-knowing, military-service-not-fulfilling, easy-time-in-high-school-having, everywhere English-speaking-and-showing-off kyopo were a favorite target before English Spectrum came along. That's still the case, though maybe to a lesser extent. (A lot of media ire is against kyopo who are "anchor babies" or the like.)
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