Liberty Korea Party
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Liberty Korea Party (자유한국당) is a right-wing to far-right[note 1][note 2] party that advocates pro-military dictatorship, non-northeast Asian race hate[note 3], homophobia, disability hate, other minority hatred, South Korean mainstream conservative, anti-communist and McCarthyist,
reactionary, pro-chaebol, anti-trade union, social consevative, authoritarianism and anti-democraticism in the Republic of Korea. It is now the main opposition party. the party is affiliated with the International Democrat Union.
There is a strong anti-minority tendency, but there is not much nationalist tendencies.[note 4] however, LPK is somewhat anti-immigrant and racist. The LKP, in particular, is negative toward foreign workers and is urging them to protect their own workers, but economically, it insists on Trickle down economics.
LPK is was somewhat influenced by the U.S. Republican Party and Japanese Liberal Democratic Party. But Donald Trump doesn't like it much because he thinks it's pro-North Korea. The LKP is basically very strongly opposed to the Sunshine Policy supported by mainstream liberals in the South Korea.
LPK is concerned are negative about the enactment of an 'Anti-discrimination law'. (There is no anti-discrimination law in South Korea because of
Extrem freedom of speech.)[note 5]
This party is negative about women's rights and social justice, including abortion and the Affirmative Action. Ironically, however, the 'Women's Violence Prevention Act'(여성폭력방지기본법. 2018), proposed by the Minjoo Party in Congress, was endorsed by many members of the Liberty Korea Party and passed into official law.[note 6]
The party is mainly supported by the middle-aged and elderly. Young peaple hate this party.[note 7] This party is basically a party of Angry Old Men.
The LPK is classified as a right-wing populist party. Ironically, however, South Korea's alt-right hates this party. Because while LPK is an oriental traditional conservative party, it is hard to support LPK because South Korean alt-rights worship Western culture in an extreme manner and think that other cultures are inferior. Because South Korean alt-rights treat LPKs like Islam. Rather, the Bareunmirae Party, which is usually considered a center-right(!?!?) party takes a similar stance to the Western world alt-lite. (But South Korean alt-rights think LKP is relatively better than DPK.) For your information, both alt-lite and alt-rights in Korea are young people in their 20s and 30s. (Of course, it does not mean that the majority of young Koreans belong to this group, but that older and older conservatives are traditionalists to the extent that they don't even know what alt-right is.)
of course, the LKP is more right-wing extreme it pursues a similar line to Japan's LDP, but it is considered far-right because South Korean politics is basically relatively liberal than Japan's. (LDP is not recognized by the majority of Japanese as far-right, and some as right-wing liberal parties.)[note 8]
The LKP is basically very hostile to the labor union movement. Despite the EU's threat to impose economic sanctions on South Korea over labor and human rights issues, the LKP claims the liberal government is stalling the economy with pro-union policies. (The Liberty Korea Party has so far defended acts that justify exploitation of workers, including the suppression of all trade unions in Korea and long-term labor and low wages, and also enforced anti-labor and highly authoritarian laws in protest when they were in power.)
The majority of LKP politicians are anti-communist, very pro-U.S. and pro-Japan. So there is a tendency to be liberal and collide with Japan's negative Minjoo Party. But a majority of LKP politicians label liberal civic activists who take a similar stance to the American average in political correctness, social justice and social minority issues as "communists."
- Hwang Kyo-ahn
- 5.18 Democratic Movement — Part of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party claims it is a riot.
- Gay rights — Liberty Korea Party abhors homosexuals.
- Park Chung-hee — He is a former president of South Korea and a military dictator, a figure revered by the main opposition Liberty Korea Party.
- Korean War
- Hwang Kyo-ahn
- Christian right (Supported by the 'Christian Council of Korea')
- Asian values
- Originally, the LKP, like the LDP(J), was officially considered a center-right party in the past
It's the extreme right in real terms., but has rapidly become ultra-conservative since the 2016 political scandal, making little difference from far-right populists in Europe and the United States now. (LDP is quite nationalistic and far-right in European standards, but it is less extreme and less reticent than the LKP.)
- but south korean alt-right do not support this party. generally, alt-right supports bareunmirae party. (But bareunmirae party is distant from alt-right.)
- This includes Southeast Asians and whites.
- Korean nationalism basically values unification of South and North Korea. As the main opposition party, Liberty Korea Party is an anti-communist(of course anti-North Korea), pro-USA, pro-Japan(Korean nationalists are angry at Japan's colonial rule of the past. That's why the Korean nationalist contradicts pro-Japan.) party. On the contrary, the center-left Minjoo Party of Korea is more nationalistic, but at the same time, they are relatively pro-minority.
- The U.N. is demanding that the South Korean government enact a law against discrimination.
- However, this is not based on feminism in the accident. Rather, it stems from patriarchal thinking that women are always weak and should be protected.
On the other hand, the center-right Bareunmirae Party denounced the law as sexism that excludes men.
- In the case of young people, men prefer the Bareunmirae Party and women prefer the Minjoo Party of Korea.
- But it means relatively so, and South Korea is also quite conservative. On some social issues, other than politics, there is a more conservative side than Japan. but except for women's rights issues In terms of sexual violence prevention, abortion, women's safety and women's human rights, South Korea is more progressive than Japan.