Fascist Rampage for Confrontation
Now, casting a chill over the growing expectation and interest in inter-Korean dialogues, a horrible repressive whirlwind is rising in south Korea.
Recently the south Korean puppet Intelligence Service and other conservative forces faked up an "Eastern Kyonggi Combined Underground Organization" incident. Now they are concocting all kinds of plots to accuse persons concerned with the United Progressive Party (UPP) of "plotting rebellion" and "violating the security law" and groundlessly connecting them with the DPRK.
Houses and offices of the UPP officials were searched by surprise and an assemblyman from the party and other members of it are handcuffed and taken into custody.
"The Saenuri Party" that is monopolizing the south Korean national assembly has so far hampered the state investigation into the IS interference in the presidential election.
Now, availing itself of the recent fabricated incident, it cooked up a bill on arresting an assemblyman from the opposition party.
The IS, prosecution and other repressive machineries and even the conservative media, setting afloat false rumors about "a north-related force to overthrow the regime" and "a camouflaged program of the Workers' Party of the North", call for placing the focus of investigation on revealing a liaison link of the UPP with the DPRK.
It is another intolerable confrontation farce running counter to the trend of the time aspiring after the democratization of south Korean society, dialogues between the north and south and the improved inter-Korean relations.
Now the south Korean public is giving vent to surging indignation at the illegal IS interference in the election. The United Progressive Party has taken the lead in opposing the revival of "Yusin" dictatorship and demanding the dissolution of the IS, a den of confrontation and plot.
That's why the conservative group is hell-bent on cracking down on persons concerned with the party.
They didn't follow someone's order, but acted with their own intention.
Their activities correspond to the demand of the public of south Korea calling for thoroughgoing investigation into the IS interference in the election.
But, the IS that should stand in the dock is making a great fuss about an incident of "rebellion plot" and "the Saenuri Party", the prosecution and even conservative media are setting afloat false rumors about "a north-related force to overthrow the regime", kicking up a row as if they uncovered a spy ring.
It is nothing but a clumsy farce to divert elsewhere the attention of the public and create an atmosphere of fear and confrontation with fellow countrymen in the DPRK in south Korean society.
The fascist repressive rackets cannot be construed otherwise than an intentional and premeditated maneuver of those who do not want détente and the improved inter-Korean relations.
But, the south Korean authorities should know that such plots and fascist repression can never work in the bright world today.
Never pardonable is the acts of laying a stumbling block in the way of development of inter-Korean relations, going against the current of the time.
Pak Chol Jun