I live in South Korea, and a far-right candidate was selected as the president of our country in an election a month ago. He said the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family should be dissolved, the inclusive wage system should be expanded to allow people to work 120 hours a week(Doing this for a week or two out of a month is not unrealistic in Korean corporate culture.)
I am a young man, and a majority of the young male people supported this candidate. They are hostile to women, children, people with disabilities, sexual minorities, and immigrants. The middle-aged were more progressive than the younger generation.
I'm afraid to talk to people my age. They say that helping the poor by stealing money from the rich will harm fairness and disrupt social order, so even if I am poor, I should change this wrong socialist system. I asked, "In a society where only you can be happy and everyone is unhappy, can you be happy?" but they reply that we should try to build a mentality where we can be happy in such a society. They also think that it is their ability to take advantage of corruption and connections. Perhaps the patriarchal values that have been implicitly encountered since childhood, disgust for minorities, and competition created by high enthusiasm for education have affected it.
It can be compared to U.S. President Trump, but the situation in South Korea is worse than that. Except for a few, the media here are pro-far-right. They spread anti-vaxxers' claims during the outbreak of COVID-19, and they claim that government policies have failed unlike the world sees. And the newly elected candidate is a former prosecutor general. Prosecutors in South Korea do not indict pro-candidate figures for criminal acts, but pressure them into investigating anti-candidate figures.
You may find it hard to believe, but this is not a lie. If this situation persists, South Korea will inevitably collapse "at the choice of the people." Of course, South Korea is not economically fragile enough to literally collapse. I know that these concerns are deceptive compared to the plight of people in many other countries. But these problems are not unique to South Korea. I was depressed to see stocks and cryptocurrencies making huge profits in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. I felt that the world was rewarding more selfish people. This atmosphere may be leading young people to the far right.
So, how can I convince them? They do not understand the need for cooperation and empathy with people who are not close to them. Just as South Korea impeached the previous government in 2017, there is a possibility that this may change itself over time. But I want to persuade them not to make choices that make them unhappy. In this case, is there any tips I can use?