Anarchist Yondae (Anarchist Solidarity)
Swines, too, Have Their Freedom of Grunting
— On the COVID-19 re-outbreak in Korea —
Get the test, Stay in hospital
Extreme-Right-wings of Korea, including Pastor Jun Kwang Hoon and his fanatic followers of Sarang Jeil Church(Church of Love First) have broken a social rule which Korean people implicitly agreed on, on the fatal day of August 15, 2020. People of Korea have participated in social distancing, or put masks on autonomously, not because forced to or regulated to, but to prevent COVID-19 destroying society. But the extreme rights have committed white terrorism on their public demonstration to denounce ‘liberal’ government, by not wearing any masks, and by spitting on passers-by wishing they get infected. It caused the numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Korea, which had been stabled for months, started to explode again.
They are so obsessed with conspiracy that they claim diagnostic testings are a plot by communists to isolate Sarang Jeil Church. Those who confirmed to be positive does not stay in hospital but escape from hospital. They are spreading not only virus, but also anxiety, insecurity, fear into community.
Direct Action Needed
So we hereby declare that those right-wings, or white terrorists, do not want to co-live with other people then the members of their own community. And we demand them to stop epidemic terrorism, and to concentrate on getting tested, to stay in hospital. If it’s not done, we will put all the efforts on, with other members of Korean social community, to stop the terrorism, by the means of communal direct action. If they dare to risk the communal security stabled by social agreement, our direct action will risk their security on fascist action.
On the Governmental Attempt to Resurrect Fascism
However, we denounce the Korean governments’ attempt to restrict people’s freedom in the name of disinfection. By that name, Korean Government is trying to restrict people’s right to assemble, saying they will “arrest without warrant” and will “demand legally maximum sentence” if people demonstrate or assemble. This makes it not only merely impossible to prevent epidemic effectively, but also, and most importantly, killing freedom, which is indispensible. And hierarchy had always took advantage of some kinds of fear to kill individual freedom and to establish totalitarian regime.
Are public demonstrations the main reasons of spreading virus? For last few months of outbreak, were there spreads where public demonstration been held? It is not. And the government, who have been proud of themselves and their so-called ‘K-quarantine’ with the principles of ‘Test, Trace, Treat’, should know best. Therefore, we, as anarchists, reject this full-of-governmentally-created-fear measures, considering it as a kind of martial law.
Main reason why Korea, and its ‘K-quarantine’ has been successful, was regard to Korean people’s individual, voluntary, autonomous effort to stay sanitary and not to hurt themselves and community. It was not any restriction, or governmental force that made people wash their hands and put masks on. This autonomous action by masses is the most effective, and moreover, the only effective weapon against COVID-19.
If the government, as they formally say, is aware of the lives and safety of the Korean people, they should just stay out of the scene. Governmental restriction of individual freedom is just making those extreme-right-wings ‘militants of freedom’. Or, maybe it is there liberal wish to smash extreme-rights first and then, smash all their oppositions, such as us radicals.
We Will Take Care of It, by Ourselves.
Therefore, we hereby calls for abolishing every governmental attempt that violate any individual freedom. We will put on masks, waive meetings unless it is urgent, get tested, get isolated, distance socially on by ourselves, voluntarily, not because the government gives us ‘orders’ to put on masks or ‘maximum sentence’, but for our own safety and collective safety,
Sarang Jeil Church, Pastor Jun, and his extreme-right followers might be fascist swines, but they still have their precious freedom to grunt. And it is the masses, true masters of the society, who are to muzzle and leash those filthy swines. Government should leave us alone.