12/13 (Tue.) Who Should Take Responsibility for the Public Security Incident? (Host: Jerry)

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12/13 (Tue.) Who Should Take Responsibility for the Public Security Incident? (Host: Jerry)

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Last month, 29 October, a crowd crush occurred during Halloween festivities in the Itaewon neighborhood of Seoul, South Korea. At least 158 people were killed and 196 others were injured. The victims were mostly young people. It's a high-profile tragedy. The first moment I heard it on the news, what came to me was the color party dust explosion in 2015 in New Taipei city. One of my friends was there and got seriously injured. It took a long time and heavy pain to recover.

I think most people couldn't imagine why the disasters caused by human factors happened. Do we lack a sense of crisis? Do we neglect the potential dangers sometimes or just ignore them? After this kind of major public security incident, some people blame the government didn't do well. Some people ask the activity organizer to be in charge of it. And some people think that the victims should take the most responsibility by themselves. I think we could have a discussion about it in session one.

Here are the links about the Seoul crowd crush, you can read article or watch the video below:
https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/04/asia/ita ... tl-hnk-dst

Session-1 Question
1. Have you ever participated in super crowded activities? Was it for fun or for work? Do you ever think of any danger that might occur in that before going?
2. Who do you think should take responsibility for the Seoul crowd crush Halloween incident or any major accident? (Such as government, activity organizer, participants, or any others)
3. Why do we always make a change after a major accident happens instead of before it? Do we have a chance to prevent accidents before they happen?
4. Have you ever taken an emergency medical course, like learning how to CPR or using an AED? Can you share some experiences or any concept of accident prevention? Maybe one day we will be rescued by it.

To talk about responsibility, I would like to mention about the election a few weeks ago. There was a referendum about civil voting rights for 18-year-olds. The result is 5.65 million votes in favor and 5.02 million votes against. However it doesn't achieve the required threshold of over 9 millions votes in favor. So it was defeated. Within the echo chamber of social media, I found that many of my friends have different opinions about this topic. Let's talk about it in session two.

Session-2 Question
5. Do you support civil voting rights for 18-year-olds? Why or why not?
6. Do you think getting information earlier online helps people become mature earlier than the past?
7. If we don't take age as a criteria for civil voting or being an adult, what can we rely on to set the criteria?
8. According to the reference below, only 5 countries(including Taiwan) in the world set civil voting rights for 20-year-olds (or older). Even some countries lower the age to 16. Do you think we should follow the global trend?
[ref] https://www.thenewslens.com/article/176009


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Re: 12/13 (Tue.) Who Should Take Responsibility for the Public Security Incident? (Host: Jerry)

文章 miller »

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Re: 12/13 (Tue.) Who Should Take Responsibility for the Public Security Incident? (Host: Jerry)

文章 Sabrina Sung »

Maybe Korean are used to being overcrowded caused this tragedy
https://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english ... 65223.html