Choi Soon-sil is the weed, but its roots go far deeper, all the way to Cheong Wa Dae. You turn north and pilot your excavator through the city streets, which are clogged with traffic going one way but completely empty on the left side. Whatever, driving on the wrong side of the road to get around obstacles is exactly how you roll in Jeolla. Ahead, you see a protest rally blocking the road past Sungnyemun up toward Gwanghwamun. They wave Korean flags, but not American flags because Donald Trump hasn't been inaugurated yet. As you approach, you can see their banners calling out the lugenpresse and calling for martial law. What are you going to do?

I'll plough right through them.

They're not the enemy.