South korea asks for forgiveness for the past

The Government of south Korean president Moon Jae-in has not only succeeded in easing the tension almost prebélica that lived in the Peninsula in the past year

South korea asks for forgiveness for the past

The Government of south Korean president Moon Jae-in has not only succeeded in easing the tension almost prebélica that lived in the Peninsula in the past year towards a process of rapprochement with their neighbours in northern. He is also leading from your access to the power all a catharsis and collective questioning of the last taboos that had been set around the turbulent past of this nation.

The stereotypes we have allowed to know all of the brutalities that have been committed for decades, the leaders of North Korea, but are much less that you have proof of the ferocity with which he played the dictators in south korea allies of the US against its own people until the advent of democracy in 1988.

This Wednesday the minister of Defense of Moon asked forgiveness for the rape and the "sexual torture" -those were his words - that they used the soldiers to crush the revolt of the city of Gwangju in 1980, in a gesture of contrition that it is not unheard of in the political uses local.

Until the own Park Geun-hye, daughter of the feared autocrat Park Chung-hee, who came to be president and now is presidiaria, apologized in the campaign that brought him to power in 2012 by the excesses of his father.

The case is that South Korea has decades of experience investigating, making public and submitting in some cases a trial for the excesses of the military regimes to try to reconcile with his past.

In the asian nation are very few who seek to excuse their dictators to cling to the errors -real and invented - who committed the leftist forces in the past or those who try to equate blame. History has taught that democracies make mistakes, sometimes a lot, but dictatorships kill, and do not tend to spare no efforts to do so.

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Updated Date: 11 November 2018, 08:00

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