Imagined Gangnam Style Actual Gangnam Style
So this story about a bunch of hired goons paid by local government to flip over street vendor carts because the owners wouldn’t (or couldn’t) pay the extortionate “taxes” demanded of them has been making the expat rounds as “The Real Gangnam Style”. Chatting about it with other expats, the suggestion was raised: “We should spread the word! We should send these videos around the world, especially ahead of the [what will be disastrous] 2018 Olympics! We could embarrass the Klowns!” to which one like-minded expat replied: “no one gives a fuck.”
Only Korea thinks Korea has any relevance in the global social order. It doesn’t.
Before coming here I knew only what one might read in the Statesman’s Yearbook, that the food was “flavorful” and that the women could be pretty hot and willing. Never once did I ever consider Korea’s culture, politics or social habits to be in any way impactful on the first world. This is why Klowns keep shouting and screaming to anyone who is bored enough to listen about Klown. Nobody fucking cares. And, really, nobody should.
Korea will very soon be a footnote in modern economic history. And the best they can bring to the global cultural fabric is a fat man in a tux dancing like he’s riding a horse, coupled with some pre-pubescent looking whores rubbing their crotches while dancing with all the talent of a sciatica-suffering giraffe. Everything else is copied. Their exports are carbon copies of other people’s work. Their architecture is ripped off from the Chinese if it’s old, and Soviet Russia for the more modern apartment blocks form the 80s. Their food is either copied or fucking disgusting.
Koreans are like lottery winners from the hillbilly trailer parks behaving badly. If it gets caught on video, you feel embarrassed for them, but you don’t give a fuck. You sit back and know that someday soon, the money will run out and those trailer trash fucks will be back to grilling gopher over a shopping cart BBQ. So when the politicians here are throwing chairs at each other, or hiring unemployed, alcoholic “patriots” to flip over the carts these people slave over to make a living while Samsung execs live like emperors off money that was supposed to go to the people, or when some ajosshi fuck drags a dog to death or when they are banned from SE Asian businesses… nobody could possibly give less of a fuck. Trailer trash doing trashy stuff. The lowest common social denominator. Given everything and yet utterly unenlightened by it even generations later.
Yeah. You could spread the video around, but it won’t go viral. Things that go viral are interesting, funny, insightful, emotionally powerful or, at least, relevant.
Korea is just sad. Just a sad, pathetic group of social retards spending their dying moments in the sun of relative wealth acting like baboons carrying $5,000 purses.
Nobody cares. Why the fuck should they?