Prevent Revenge Inflicted on Society
I'm writing in response to an Oct. 22 Korea Times editorial, ``Hidden Bombs.'' A mindless murderer committed an absolutely horrendous crime.
Koreans have recently been suffering from fear of these hideous criminals who want to take revenge on society by making innocent and ordinary people their victims. I think Korean society must analyze the cause of this psychopathic criminal behavior and find a solution.
Korea has achieved fast economic development over the last five decades and focusing only on how to improve the gross domestic product (GDP) has been considered the most important issue.
That is why the gap between the rich and the poor has widened. Due to this unbalanced economic status, people have been struggling to survive and the degree of relative poverty has deepened. It forces helpless people to take drastic measures.
I believe that the government should first revise the welfare system. It's time to find a way of supporting people and giving them the right to happiness. When helpless people go bankrupt, the state financial support system must play an important role.
In addition, the government must create more jobs. As the writer mentioned, criminals are largely men in their 20s to 40s with little job security. One of the reasons that cause these revolting criminals to act is that they have no jobs and they feel inferior. By educating these people, the government can reduce the number of ruthless criminals.
Korea has to take action immediately to remove this vengeful attitude toward society. Constructing a welfare system and creating more jobs are essential. I hope Korean society can handle these essential tasks as soon as possible.