Anti-semitism in Korea, sadly, is alive and well. For proof of that, look no further than this best-selling Korean comic book (10 million copies sold and still selling strong).
But it gets worse than that. Today in my English class, I asked my Korean students to write about this Korean comic book, to tell me if they agreed or not with its preposterous claims. Here are some of their answers, reproduced here word-for-word (any grammatical mistakes below are the student's, and not mine).
All the claims made in this comic book are based on the American financial world being completely dominated by the Jews. In other words, America can never possibly be free from the Jews. I agree with the claims made in the comic book.
Like the books says, American finance is controlled by the Jews and naturally the American economy controls the world economy which eventually leads to the controlling the world of politics. This enabled the Jews to succeed in creating the Federal Reserve System that regulates the American currency supply.
And another student wrote this:
It is true that Jews control the most part of the United States. The reason why America helps Israel is that Jews are play an important role in U.S.
In addition, Jews have a large amount of money of the world, so it is true that we (Koreans) feel the Jews as a huge wall. It is just feeling of our citizen, and the author (of the comic book) wrote it truely.
And finally, this student penned these words of wisdom:
...there can't be doubt that Jews control America...For instance, America conquered Iraq although there is no clear reason to conquer Iraq. By the way, Jews have been opponent of Iraq because their land was lost by Iraq in history. So, it is clear that the Jews control America and they commanded America to conquer Iraq.
Yes, they really think do this way!
Keep in mind, these are 17-18 year-old, well-educated, English-speaking Koreans that come from well-to-do families. These are precisely the sort of people who should know better!
But, sadly, they don't. Their blind acceptance and belief in such nonsense is alarming. And who is going to stand up for the Jews in this country?