A few news items I read these few days about South Korea and the U.S. are showing a startling resemblance even if the positions are reversed. Have both nations become fascist states already? 1984 is happening earlier than I thought…
Lax oversight at the Internal Revenue Service allowed for the singling out of some conservative groups, resulting in lengthy delays in the processing of their applications for federal tax-exempt status, according to a report by the agency’s inspector general released Tuesday.
The NIS’s internal report, dated November 24, 2011, is titled “Status of and Responses to Seoul Mayor’s Leftist Governance of the City.” The report opens with a statement of purpose: “Since Seoul mayor Park Won-soon took office, he has been engaged in such leftist and self-righteous governance of the city such as expanding the tax-funded school lunches and significantly reducing the tuition of the City University. Through these measures, he is undermining political stability and providing a foundation for the opposition to expand its ranks. Therefore, a sophisticated method of control is absolutely necessary.”