--Choi Sung-jin, Korea Times editorial, March 30, 2016
This is the Korean original on the new banner and my translation:
잠자는 국회에서 일하는 국회로
Get Moving, National Assembly!
Turn our Sleeping National Assembly into a Working One!
"The Saenuri Party is even turning the upcoming election into a 'judgment of the opposition,' saying that the MPK [더불어민주당] [the left-wing main opposition party, usually called the Democratic Party] did not cooperate in railroading President Park's controversial bills into laws. In what sort of democratic country does the chief executive regard the legislative branch as little more than a rubberstamp of the administration, and the governing party calls for voters to punish the political opposition for what it is supposed to do — opposing (a one-sided operation of state affairs by the government and governing party)?"
"The MPK may think its shift to a middle-of-the-road platform will help gather votes, but they could end up 'losing rabbits at home while running after hares in the mountains'."
This is a translation of the following Korean proverb: "산토끼를 잡으려다가 집토끼를 놓친다." I'd never heard it before but I like it.
Finally, Choi also criticizes the attempt by opposition figure Dr. Ahn Cheol-Soo [안철수] to form a new party called the People's Party [국민의당] after years of shaky relations with the Democratic Party. As I have looked on over the past few years, it has seemed to me that the Democratic Party tried to do something to Dr. Ahn that in Korean is called 왕따시키다, or a group closing ranks against a person, isolating that person with the goal of ruining him/her in the given social dynamic. I have observed this behavior on the job in Korea before, and have even been on the wrong side of it myself, and often hear tales of such from people working in Korean companies. It's powerful: It enforces group consensus and suppresses challengers while uniting those on the "group" side ("We are all better than this idiot").
Editorialist Choi predicts Ahn's new party will undermine the opposition vote. Ahn himself says his supporters would not support the Democratic Party, anyway, and that he represents a new force in politics.
Choi predicts the Saenuri Party will increase its majority and is troubled by this. He raises the specter of Korea as a defacto one-party state with a Saenuri supermajority of two-thirds of the seats.
Just like its predecessor banner ("The Liars are At It Again"), the banner translated and discussed in this post ("Get Moving, National Assembly!"), too, has disappeared at the busy intersection in front of Yeongdeungpo Station. A few other of the banners seen in post-338 are also gone -- Some replaced, some not.
I can only speculate about whether people are maliciously snatching down their opponents' banners. If so, it's not surprising, since some of the banners were politically incendiary, including the "Stop the U.S.-R.O.K. Joint Exercises" one, which made the same demand as the North Korean state media. Here is that banner, as it was, until it was removed: