All you keep saying merlin, again and again and again and again is the whole "It's their country. If you don't like it leave".
I can't help but think you don't understand the main issue here.
As a guest of the country, I would follow their rules or leave.
I can't help but think you are missing the implications of what I am saying. But I'm guessing that that is because you haven't grasped the whole concept of "Rule by Law". I thought I had explained that in my first (or second?) post.
Also, by the logic displayed in the above quote, I am now in a position where I can only stay in my school and teach English. I can't go home and make sweet love to my wife, play with my dog...I can't EAT FOOD or go shopping. I can ONLY teach...I can't even talk to my coworkers (unless it's talking about teaching). Basically, if I were to be following their rules I'd be killing myself by starvation.
And you say, "if you don't like it leave"...but according to the law...I CAN'T!
Is this sinking in?
The issue is not that I don't like Korea....Korea is a fine fine country. I think Korea has the potential to be an amazing place but staying in this antiquated, prejudiced and foreigner hating mindset ain't gonna make it look like an advanced nation. I don't WANT Korea to look like a bunch of hypocritical idiots. I don't want it's people to be represented by it's classless politicians.
I'm not speaking from a reference point of a US citizen spoiled by the luxury of US law.
In truth, I think it's pretty cowardly to take the position that you have. Makes a fella think that you could NEVER be an American because Americans respect freedom and common sense more than that.
You are speaking from a PERFECTLY ignorant position though don't you think? You have NO idea what the law reads: You are basically giving a government carte blanche regardless of the inanity of it all.
If Jorge Bush suddenly decide, "Hey, all you American citizens, y'all have to tell me when you are going to macdonald's before you go or you'll be breaking hte law, am I supposed to believe that you'll say, "Yess sir!" Or am I supposed to believe that you'd be SUCH a coward as to tuck tail and run: You wouldn't FIGHT an unjust law, you'd hunch over, sigh, look sad and walk away?
If you don't like it, move to a country with more freedom.
It's been my experience that people who have never had freedom taken away have NO IDEA what it really is.
*I should also point out that, with the exception of this whole issue, I am a very law abiding resident. I don't make any money illegally, I don't break any criminal law. I never get into fights. Between these three, I would consider myself in better legal stead than at LEAST half of the other foreigners in korea.
That really says something about your character merlin.