SDHF Newsletter No.235 Korean Mysticism and anti-Japanese 3
Korean Mysticism and Anti-Japanese (Seirindo Co. Ltd.)
By Tajima Osamu
Series No.3: Chapter 2 Love in Utter Agony
March 5, 2019
The author analyzes Korean han (hatred or regret) as follows.
The feeling of han Korea holds against Japan can be said to be a proof that Korea recognizes Japan as kin. To Korea, Japan is an unruly brother at one time and an adulterous wife at another, or a neighbor aiming to take “his wife” (Takeshima Island). Japan is close relation, remaining always within reach of Korea.
The Korean view of the world is embodied in the “Minor China” way of thinking. According to this line of thinking, Korea regards China as a cultural father, itself as an older brother and Japan as a younger brother. The myth that all Japanese culture was inherited from older brother Korea (Chosun) is the foundation of their national pride. It is reasonable that nothing is more dishonorable than the fact that Korea was ruled for 36 years by younger brother Japan. Even after liberation, Japan has always outpaced Korea. In international credibility, Korea is far behind Japan. To Korea, younger brother Japan is a pain in the neck.
The Discount Japan campaign (aimed to denigrate Japan’s international standing), a global policy conducted by the Korean government, is nothing less than the murder Abel by Cain—in the name of Korea. They think unless they “lower” Japan’s value, Korea’s international standing will not be able to “rise.” Anyhow, Korea regards Japan as its kin.
Korea can be compared to the evil stepmother in Snow White.
“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which country is the most developed in East Asia?”
“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which country is the most advanced in technology in East Asia?”
“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which country makes the most international contributions in East Asia?”
“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which country has produced the most Nobel Laureates in East Asia?”
Mirror, mirror, on the wall—the one speaking to the mirror is Korea. The answer from the mirror is, unflinchingly, “Japan is…”
In the fairy tale, the evil stepmother thinks that, “Without Snow White, I am the fairest one of all.” The stepmother, as a witch, sets out to kill Snow White, revealing her ugly nature. I can imagine a witch selling poisoned apples, or “abuse”, all over the world. I would name this Korean psychological pathology as “mirror, mirror” syndrome, meaning that Korea is always overly conscious of Japan and swings from joy to sorrow, according to results of making comparison between Korean and Japan.
Questions are welcome.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact