A few years ago, I might have said...yes...almost all KMA'rs would fall into this category. But may of them have not educated themselves. Still there are many who still hold on to what is being spoon fed to them. You will see a lot of them pop up on here.
Actually, I just wanted to make sure that by "these people" you weren't tarring all KMAers with the same brush. Thanks for the clarification. The whole 2000 year myth history is a result of the virulent anti-Japanese sentiment that is in part a natural reaction against Japanese colonialism, but was greatly exacerbated by Korean politicians in the '40s and '50s in order to either murky up the waters around their own ties to the Japanese or to claim to be "th3 r34l" anti-Japanese nationalist. This trend has pretty much continued amongst Korean politicians, with Japan bashing and promotion of Korean culture as #1 being an easy way to boost one's popularity amonst the masses. Since the Kukkiwon has been tightly under the control of the government since its inception, it is not surprising that they have been a moughpiece and vehicle for this propaganda.
It's all good. The written article that you mentioned earlier has been a huge tool for me. It has helped clarify some of the things I have been privy too through my old TKD instructor as well as my wife's samchun. Though it still leaves out a few parts that I feel are relevant. Like the fact that Jidokwan was very hesitant to join the association in the beginning.
Thanks for the clarification. I wasn't suggesting that you're a noob and I hope you didn't take it that way. I was just trying to make sure that this thread stayed on track with regards to providing bibliographical information and didn't degenerate into a bash revisionist KMA history thread. My apologies for any offense.