Electioneering, for that ‘just so’ look

Elections and electioneering is on again in South Korea. Wednesday is in fact election day (for the Koreans) and, universally seen as an opportune holiday day for all. As to the electioneering, it’s been ajumma-fronted

cheer leading squads, grandstanding from the back of trucks and posters, extolling their promises. Someone taped a strip of election posters outside my apartment. Returning later in the afternoon, I found that someone had taken it off, neatly folded it  placed it folded under the apartment.

As an uneducated eye, the posters all look the same, and compare well to
those modeled by Kim, il-sung or Chairman Mao himself. All they lack are some over exposure in certain primary colours.

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2 Responses

  1. But that’s THE LOOK 🙂 From Chairman Mao to the staff photos at the entrance to a Jeolla school. The generic colour backdrops are interesting, swirls and a K-map…
    Mind you, put our passport photos on election posters you might get a similar result.

    • Really? My 1000 yard stare passport photo would be considered something progressive? ‘The look’ that goes off into the future?

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