South Korean Millionaire to Become a Slave

Sangmoon Bae, a professional golfer from South Korea, is one of the best young golfers in the world.  As I write this, he is tied for the lead in the Barclay’s Invitational golf tournament on the PGA tour.  He has already made millions in his young professional golf career.  He is also about to change his lifestyle, from a professional athlete to a slave who eats “nice gruel,” as Walter Block might say; who works long, hard hours of mindless labor; who sings songs with other slaves while being forced to run for miles and miles; and be paid the generous sum of $130/month.  He must either become a slave to the South Korean government for the next two years, or go to prison for a much longer period of time.

The military-worshipping PGA which, like the NFL, is paid to promote militarism with tributes to legless veterans during its tournaments, having Marines hold flags on the eighteenth hole, etc.,  euphemistically refers to Sangmoon Bae’s fate as “military service” instead of the more precise phrase of “military servitude.”


2:06 pm on August 30, 2015