Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Seoul Podcast with Michael White's mother


Seoul Podcast with Michael White's mother.

If you haven't heard it yet, go and listen to Seoul Podcast's hour-long interview with Stephanie White, the mother of Michael White, the 14-year-old boy who died last week in a Gyeongsan sauna. Forget everything you've ever heard about the incompetence, laziness, callousness, and stupidity endemic among Korean police and medical workers, because this will throw all that out the window. I would summarize things a little bit and include some excerpts, but I think our computers would explode. Or, you'd put your fist through the monitor.

I don't want to editorialize too much here because it's such a recent and sensitive issue, but this is absolutely ridiculous, and Jesus Fucking Christ, can we get the word spread to as many as possible and reach a Korean audience as well? I know that too many of the expats in Korea with influence and Korean-language skills are too indifferent, too jaded, too lazy, too aloof, or too self-absorbed to do much beyond shake their head and mutter something about being a shame, but how about paying attention, for a change, to what is truly important in our "community."

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