Lee Jae-Myung Proclaims “I Will Risk My Own Political Life To Dismantle The Chaebol System.”
Mayor of Seongnam declared war on Chaebol families and conservatives at the 15th Finger Revolution Party
Lee Jae-myeong, the mayor of the Seongnam city, said, “I will destroy the Chaebol based society and break down the current conservatives currently in charge of Korean society at the risk of my own political life.”
On January 15th 2018, a leftist members of “Finger Revolution Party” came together at Kim Dae-Jung convention center. At the socialist conference meeting, Lee Jae-myeong proclaimed to the members of the socialist party saying. “I will even risk my life to dismantle the Chaebol system for the construction of a fair and equal nation”.
Lee Jae-myeong, the leftist mayor of Seongnam City, gave a lecture before the opening ceremony of the Finger Revolutionary Party and explained that, “The Republic of Korea liberated from Japan was a “democratic” republic. and that the values of the Democratic Republic are gone and the corruption of pro-Japanese and dictators is dominating this country. “People are the owners of the nation however at the moment, they are merely subjects of domination and exploitation. This world which is filled with unfairness and inequality is taking away hope from our people. “
Lee Jae-myeong, the president of Seongnam City, said, “These unequal and unfair country with a wide gap between the rich and poor have no hope, and those who abuse power for the sake of private interests are in charge of national governance. At the sacrifice of many citizens, they, the rich have accumulated wealth, and this is blocking the development of our country. “
In addition, “When they (the rich) is using power to serve themselves in stead of using it to enrich the nation and its people, the state eventually becomes a tool for the privileged minority,” The mayor added “a state system should be a fair instrument but it is currently being used as a mere tool to serve the privileged”.
“It is not the political power that is holding the Republic of Korea now, but it is those with economic power that is even controlling the political power,” said the mayor. “In fact, it only appears that political power dominates, but in reality, those with economic power have taken control. “
The mayor claimed that, “The core of economic power is the Chaebol, and those who dominate the Chaebol are a few families.” “They are the roots supporting Park Geun-hye and her political support foundation. If necessary, they can even recreate Park Geun-Hye 2.0’s Liberty Korea Party 2.0 and Park Geun-Hye 3.0’s Liberty Korea Party 3.0.
In addition, the mayor said, “As long as the family oriented Chaebol system survives, I think it is impossible to have a fair competition, fair power, fair political and fair society.” “The dismantling of the tribal Chaebol system is not a dismantling of Chaebol enterprises. “We are going to dismantle the system by which it functions and make it a competitive company.”
The mayor appealed to audience saying”The spirit of the candlelight revolution is the spirit of equality, liberty, human rights, welfare, solidarity ,integration, justice, peace, and a struggle to fight back,” said Lee Jae-myeong. He subtly implied a political uprising suggesting a “Unfair and inequitable South Korea must be uprooted from its roots and recreate a fair, just and equitable South Korea that can succeed even if it fails.
“This is why the spirit of candlelight revolution is the spirit of March 1st Movement, the spirit of April 19th Revolution, and the spirit of 8.7 It is the people spirit of the year, and above all, it is the spirit of May 18 Democratic Uprising. “
Lee Jae-myeong, the mayor of Seongnam city, declared, “I, Lee Jae-myeong is going to take the political life of the demolition of the chaebol-jaebeol dictatorship today. Just as “Kim Koo has struggled with Japanese imperialismat the risk of his own life, just as Kim Dae-Jung risked his own life fighting military dictatorship, just as President Roh Moo-hyun took his life in a struggle with regionalism, he proclaimed once again, “I will put my (political) life into dismantling the Chaebeol system to build a fair nation.”
On the other hand, 7,000 supporters gathered from around the country filled the ceremony and reminded Lee Jae-myeong of Seongnam City’s presidential election ceremony.
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