It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here but I had to find an outlet to say what’s on my mind.
I am deeply saddened and hurt and most undeniably angered by this tragedy. The Korean media, government, laws, procedures, and a country as a whole has really let me down. A ship holding 476 lives with 325 of them being high school students, went under and only 174 people have been rescued. As the Korean media continues to explain how the “rescue” teams are still in search for survivors, I can’t help but be honest with myself and think how many of them are really still alive. 5 days have passed and the sunken ship still remains submerged underwater.
Parent: “We pooled money the first day and rented a boat and there were barely any rescue operations happening.”…”You have to know that what broadcasts are showing isn’t close to the real picture”… “They said that divers spend 15 minutes under water but after subtracting the in/out time, they really only spend 5 minutes.” In regards to this last quote, the reasoning brought up for the divers spending so little time underwater is the necessary weight of their oxygen tanks, larger tanks have apparently been deemed too dangerous to dive in.
During a memorial service, a pastor who had witnessed the cleaning and shrouding of the bodies said, “how much have the children scrapped at the walls while trapped in the ship that their fingernails have all fallen off.” The chapel broke out in tears.
How can you be human and not do whatever it takes to save these innocent lives? I don’t fucking understand this shit. Judging from pictures of the site, There were just miles off from land. Why would you instruct these kids to stay put in their rooms as you prepare for escape? Do you not have a fucking soul? Wouldn’t it have been easier to instruct everyone to put on a life vest and to jump into the ocean before the boat goes under? Beyond being a coward, the captain of the Sewol is a stupid heartless selfish dishonorable man. When his day comes, hopefully, it’s much sooner than later, he will be judged. When that day comes, I hope to see him spend eternity in fire and agony. He should be forced to drink every tear of every single family member affected by this tragedy until his lungs are filled. I can go on and on about how this man should not live but my real hatred is towards the Korean government.
I don’t care about the conditions of the water or how much the current is making it difficult to see. Yes, I’m sure they all play a crucial factor in the process of saving these lives. But it still needs to be done. Do WHATEVER the fuck it takes. Ask for help, hire more divers, anything. The media has some fuckin balls saying “Even the president Park Geun-Hye has showed up to the tragedy site.” What The Fuck? Are you serious? Did she have an important tea party she had to reschedule to make this appearance? Isn’t it her fucking duty to be there? This is why Korea has put itself way back. Their government freeze up and tuck their little penises in between their thighs and sit back and watch the worst happen right before their eyes. Fucking cowards. Oh, and I can’t forget all you stupid fucks out there writing all that ignorant shit on your facebook status saying shit like “so… is anyone praying for the missing plane anymore? people are “fast praying” like Forever 21 does “fast fashion“” or “fucking annoying. blew up during lunch at work today… and everyone ate in silence. lol .If i have to hear one more Korean who is outraged and devestated by this whole thing when the only thing that links them to this is that they are Korean… I might just shoot myself.. They aren’t doing anything about it but bitching…. K TO THE RAGE…. Ly…. K TO THE RAGE”
You might just shoot yourself? Well I’d be a liar to say that I’m not pulling for you. Let’s get one thing straight. Going against the grain doesn’t always amount to likes, comments, or shares. Most times, it’ll attract stones and more intelligent people than yourself. If you want to cry about the missing Malaysian Airlines, that’s fine with me. Who are you to say who and what people should mourn for? As if one tragedy is greater than the other. Yes, I’m Korean and yes, that’s the only connection I may obviously have with the Sewol victims. Still, this has nothing to do with my “Korean pride” nor do I think any less of the Malaysian Airlines’ disappearance. There were kids who were reportedly still alive even after a full day of complete submergence. If you are only focused about the “connection” the “outraged” people might have with these missing people, you are clearly either heartless or have an intelligence level equivalent to a downtown pigeon or both. I really hope you posted that on your facebook for attention or just for the sake of being different. Not only did you lose my respect as a person, if I saw you getting purse snatched in a dark alleyway, I’d turn my head the other direction. You are worse than the stench of my piss after eating a bundle of asparagus. Just go and do what you said you’d do on your status. Shoot yourself.
Now that I got that off my chest, if any of you want to get live updates on the Sewol rescue mission, you can find the live feeds on this site: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TjOiQFij8WBukNPIWiNZGgMD5N-UmG_Fl9JpMRZ0I1M/pub