Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thoughts on Mad Cow

A couple years after the mad cow protests, Korea is now the number 1 importer of U.S. beef. Surprisingly, after revelations that the U.S. military probably buried a shit load of Agent Orange somewhere in Gyeongsangbukdo, I'm rather surprised at how muted the response has been.

Mad cow threat = imaginary, yet it yielded some of the most melodramatic protests in modern history.

Fucking agent orange that was actually buried somewhere = real threat, yet people are rather blaze about the whole thing. They just seem to say, damn American bastards, and then go on their way.

Kind of strange.

1 comment:

Flint said...

Very strange. Give it time ... I am sure the special interest groups will get people whipped into a frenzy soon enough. Once they figure out how they can use it to promote their particular axe.