Creating Anti-Korean Feeling in America

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and am now a writer who has
published three books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini.
                     From trying to sabotage a commemoration concert for the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division to
holding anti-THAAD protests to publicizing “incidents” between Korean protesters and U.S. military 
personnel and U.S. citizens living and working in South Korea, the Korean liberals and political left are
trying to do what they can to not only break the U.S.-South Korea military alliance but also to create
anti-Korean feeling in the United States. One reinforces the other. It is a dirty and despicable strategy
to help North Korea, and so far it has produced some anti-American hate chiefly among many young
people in South Korea. So far, however, I have not seen any anti-Korean feeling in the United States. 
And that is a good thing. There are 1.7 million Koreans living in the United States, with the largest number
of Koreans living in Los Angeles (300,000). Korean immigrants have thousands of small businesses, own 
countless homes and properties, and are very much a part of the fabric of American society. In many ways
the story of the Korean immigrant to America is a success story. But intentionally creating anti-Korean
feeling is an attempt at undermining all that Korean immigrants have accomplished in this country and
in fact destroying their lives in the United States by creating ill-feeling. I can only hope that the U.S.
news media does not blindly start reporting about anti-American protests and incidents against Americans
in South Korea. The danger is that such stories will not put into context those South Koreans who may
to help Americans and westerners and will not explain that the acts against Americans and westerners
is the work of those political leftists and only leftists in power and not the people as a whole. This has
been known to happen before, and there is much left out of how stirring up such intentional
anti-American hatred has been used in the past to stir up anti-Korean hatred in the United States. This
type of thing has been used and will continue to be used to divide two peoples—Americans and
South Koreans—who have been dealing with each other for almost 70 years. As in the past, I hope this 
strategy by the Korean political left fails.