On the 11th, Yoon Seok-yeol, the presidential candidate for the People’s Power, criticized the “must-have” controversy in the guestbook of the May 18th Democracy Cemetery, saying, “Don’t even misrepresent the Korean language.”
Kim Geun-sik, head of the camp’s vision strategy department, said on Facebook on the same day, “People who criticize and ridicule well-written articles in the guestbook are those who distort the spirit of May ‘curiously’.”
Kim said, “The meaning of inheriting the spirit of May and building it upright in the future does not seem to be well understood by them.” “The Korean government has already defined May 18 as a proud history of democracy, ·18 We are advocating for the succession and development of the spirit.”
He continued, “Nevertheless, those who are obsessed with ‘must keep the May spirit’ are only self-confessions that they will narrowly insist on May 18 as a monopoly only for a particular party, a particular party,” he said.
He continued, “They are the people who protest against Kim Jong-in’s knee apology, the first lady shakes hands even when the opposition leader attends the May 18 commemoration ceremony, and blocks the visit even when candidate Yoon Seok-yeol visits an apology. It is an anti-democratic behavior that distorts it as a political monopoly of a specific group rather than inheriting it as a straight history.”
Director Kim emphasized, “Are the March 1st Movement and the April 19 Revolution only for certain groups?” He emphasized, “The same is true of 5.18, a history that all Koreans are proud of.”
He said, “People who insist on ‘must keep the May spirit’ are only using and distorting the May spirit politically. Candidate Seok-Yeol Yoon’s guestbook, which said ‘I will definitely set up the May spirit,’ is so much more just and future-oriented.”
On the other hand, candidate Yoon visited the May 18th Democracy Cemetery in Gwangju the day before and wrote in his guestbook, “The spirit of May of democracy and human rights must be established.”
Here, the expression ‘I will build it upright’ became controversial. There are mixed interpretations as to whether the word ‘must have’ was written in the sense of straight or necessarily (must). It’s definitely spelling wrong.
Even if the meaning of ‘Must be upright’ is viewed as being upright, it was also pointed out that it is correct to say that the meaning of ‘Spirit of May’, which is the ideology for future generations to commemorate the May sacrifice, is correct.
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