104 literary people claimed that "an independent counsel should be introduced to reveal truth of the scandal of the National Intelligence Service
104 literary people joined in the current democratic movement so that our nation can be free from ‘the politics of death’ and democracy can be restored"
The temporarily stagnant manifesto denouncing the illegal election of manipulation of public opinion about the presidential election of 2012 by the NIS was assumed.
104 literary men issued a manifesto demanding investigation through an independent counsel relating to the scandal of manipulation of public opinion about the presidential election of 2012 by the NIS on October 11, 2013.
Through a press conference opened in front of the headquarters of the Saenuri Party in Yeouido, Seoul on the morning of the Day, they argued that "the security organ for a nation was transformed to the security organ for power and intervened in the presidential election of the flower of democracy."
In addition, they added that "the truth of the scandal of the NIS must be revealed through an independent counsel and President Park Genu-hye must take responsibilities for the situation and resign from the presidency"
They also denounced the political situation of the public security which has been recently created as a result of the agreement by the intelligence agencies and the power organs so as to bury the scandal of the NIS.
A poet Lee Jeok who is celebrated as a whistle blower which divulged the case of human rights abuse of the Samchung Re-education Camp said that "such things as the transcript of the 2007 inter-Korean summit on the northern Limit Line (NLL), treason conspiracy, and a suspicion of Prosecutor General Chae Dong-wook in a scandal involving an alleged illegitimate son are the political manipulation in order to veil the scandal of manipulation of the presidential election by the NIS. Therefore, 104 literary men joined in the current democratic movement so that our nation can be free from ‘the politics of death’and democracy can be restored."
They called on the Democracy Party to organize a special committee for revealing truth of the rigged 2012 presidential election, while they urged Justice Minister Hwang Gyo-an to step down.
<A manifesto of 104 literary people,>
Democracy bloomed in our nation by shedding blood of our people during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s faces the phase of a serious crisis.
These are as follows: The security organ for a nation was transformed to the security organ for power and intervened in the presidential election of the flower of democracy and then committed the rigged and illegal election. Also, President who was illegally elected safeguards these power organs.
During the 18th presidential election, under the name of blocking ‘the pro-North Korean leftists’ Won Se-hun, the former director of the National Intelligence Service, directed the spy agents to conduct intervention in the election. In addition, the reality is that they have randomly surveiled households of both private progressive organizations and members of the progressive parties as well as domestic politics.
The Basic old-age pension that was a scheme to those who are in the bottom 70 percent income bracket and 65 years of age or over and was designed to grant the seniors a monthly fixed pension benefit and was part of election promises of President Park Geun-hye and was the desire of all senior citizens is also considered as one thing that has never been done before like turning the worn-out shoes over.
Key posts in Cheong Wa Dae (the Blue House) and the Ministry of National Defense were crowded with the soldiers from the Joint Chiefs of Staff and recently as Kim Ki-choon who was the bigwig of political maneuver of Yushin was appointed as Cheong Wa Dae Chief of Staff, the entire nation has been driven into the political situation of public security.
As the prosecution made official statements regarding the illegal intervention in the 2012 presidential election by the National Intelligence Service and public opinion has been aggravated and demands for a parliamentary investigation became more stronger than before, Cheong Wa Dae and the National Intelligence Service illegally disclosed 2007 inter-Korean summit transcript as a means of dodging their responsibilities for those situations. Furthermore, they blamed NLL remarks of the late former President Roh Moon-hyun for the speeches of the pro-North Korean leftists and distorted those as if he offered to surrender sovereignty of the Republic of Korea and the media that are adherent to the traditional doctrine and methods play a role as a trumpeter for the government.
Although the release of the NLL documents violated the Presidential Records Act (PRA), the power elites including Kim Mu-seong, the former head of the Election Committee of the Saenuri Party and Kwon Young-se, the former Chief of election operations in Park Geun-hye’s camp are only engrossed in protecting them.
The parliamentary hearing through which these illegal activities should have been digged up came to a fiasco because the Saenuri Party doggedly blocked it from carrying out and the live power shakes its head despite asking for the introduction of an independent counsel.
Add to this Park Geun-hye who was illegally elected impudently enumerated the remarks of avoiding her responsibilities such as regarding the scandal of the National Intelligence Service as the matter which belongs to the former regime. Furthermore, she showed stance that the reform of the National Intelligence Service has to be settled down by coming up with plans for the National Intelligence Service itself. What is mentioned above is an irresponsible speech that is not different from the order that a lunatic person forces himself to care his psychosis and she took an attitude of dereliction of her duty for dodging her responsibilities.
In addition, Park Geun-hye who was illegally elected and the Ministry of Justice drove the top brass in the prosecution who investigated the rigged election committed by the National Intelligence Service to be shameless criminals. We cannot but question what their real intention to disclose the private life of Prosecutor General Chae Dong-wook is at these sensitive times when the prosecution has investigated the situation of the National Intelligence Service and treason conspiracy.
Eventually, Prosecutor General Chae Dong-wook resigned because of the matter of his private life which received the suspicion of intervention in Cheong Wa Dae. With sad eyes we pay attention to the present reality so as to know if Cheong Wa Dae has the purpose of seizing absolute authority in the future for the function to investigate the current situation in nation.
Writers take notice of the prosecution’s announcement that the National Intelligence Service intervened in the illegal election. We also take a close look at the reality that the suspicions that the results of vote counting were manipulated in advance have been exhaustively revealed and regarding this the main opposition Democratic Party should escape from the party line under the slogan <President takes responsibilities> and justifiably raise an opinion of manipulation of the results of vote counting and then with accompanying a parliamentary investigation law proceedings should be taken in order to get rid of the doubts about it. Besides, it should reveal truth in person by organizing a special committee for revealing truth of vote counting and if there was a rigged election of voting and vote counting, it must be willing to call for reelection ay any costs.
Now the Democratic Party and the Civil Society Emergency Coalition have not budged even an inch all the time from the scandal of the National Intelligence Service <President takes responsibilities> and the candlelight rally.
Now is the time that you confidently shift their steps to Cheong Wa Dae, chanting revelation of the whole truth. Until when do you hold the only feast of the sit-in candlelight rally, saying various comments on where the responsibilities lie?
Now is the time that you must turn back to the spirit of the April Revolution which was the democratic movement. Although you may be shot and fall to the ground, you must eradicate the root of the rigged election. Until when do you show the only picture to be dragged by President who was illegally elected, entreating her to meet with?
The opposition party must fight against the enemies with determination to return golden badges to be given to lawmakers. When the late former President Kim Dae-jung was a member of the opposition party, he struggled for democracy even with returning his badge several times. Which is more precious, democracy or badges? Do you forget the fact that if the opposition party adheres to only badges, democracy of our homeland changes into a piece of tissue?
Writers also practice self-reflection calmly.
We pretended not to acknowledge the reality of the divided nation and were indifferent to the distorted political system.
Now we think the time has come for us to take actions not with the only pen as we reflect our stupid behavior such as ignoring the spirit of a writer.
The regime which neglects justice is not the regime of the people. Unless the regime is humble enough to accept the will of the people, we should restore democracy by blood.
As contemporary writers, for restoring democracy at any costs, by taking the lead of this age and with determination to issue the second and the third manifesto and tumble down even before bullets, we warn authority to fulfill the following:
It is not too late for you to restore democracy.
-Park Geun-hye who was illegally elected take responsibilities for the scandal of the National Intelligence Service with her conscious and step down the presidency!
-Introduce an independent counsel for investigation of the scandal of the National Intelligence Service!
-Justice Minister Hwang Gyo-an who forced Prosecutor General Chae Dong-wook to resign renounces!
-The Democratic Party organizes a special committee for investigation of the rigged election and probes it!
-The Democratic Party and the Civil Society Emergency Coalition discontinue the argument urging Park Genu-hye to take
responsibilities and the sit-in candlelight rally and call on the winner who was illegally elected to abdicate the presidency!
October 4, 2013
All 104 contemporary literary men who join in a manifesto