The Right Coast

March 11, 2004
A Sick World
By Mike Rappaport

According to the New York Times, "South Korea's opposition-dominated Parliament on Friday passed an unprecedented bill to impeach President Roh Moo Hyun, accusing him of illegal campaigning and suspending his powers." So far so good, democracy, messy and all, at work.

Now consider this: "Demonstrating the level of emotion gripping the country, a supporter of the South Korean president doused himself with a flammable liquid and set himself on fire late Thursday night to protest the impeachment effort."

I suppose we can thankful that this person did not try to kill anyone else.