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North Korean defector says 'even North Korea was not this nuts' after attending Ivy League school
Yeonmi Park escaped the oppressive regime in 2007 at the age of 13
Teny Sahakian

'America's future is as bleak as North Korea' says defector after attending Columbia
Yeonmi Park was shocked by the oppressive culture within the university, reminding her of the country she fled.

As American educational institutions continue to be called into question, a North Korean defector fears the United States' future "is as bleak as North Korea" after she attended one of the country's most prestigious universities.

Yeonmi Park has experienced plenty of struggle and hardship, but she does not call herself a victim.

One of several hundred North Korean defectors settled in the United States, Park, 27, transferred to Columbia University from a South Korean university in 2016 and was deeply disturbed by what she found.

"I expected that I was paying this fortune, all this time and energy, to learn how to think. But they are forcing you to think the way they want you to think," Park said in an interview with Fox News. "I realized, wow, this is insane. I thought America was different but I saw so many similarities to what I saw in North Korea that I started worrying."

Those similarities include anti-Western sentiment, collective guilt and suffocating political correctness.

Yeonmi saw red flags immediately upon arriving at the school.

During orientation, she was scolded by a university staff member for admitting she enjoyed classic literature such as Jane Austen.

"I said 'I love those books.' I thought it was a good thing," recalled Park.

"Then she said, 'Did you know those writers had a colonial mindset? They were racists and bigots and are subconsciously brainwashing you.'"

It only got worse from there as Yeonmi realized that every one of her classes at the Ivy League school was infected with what she saw as anti-American propaganda, reminiscent to the sort she had grown up with.

"'American Bastard' was one word for North Koreans" Park was taught growing up.

"The math problems would say 'there are four American bastards, you kill two of them, how many American bastards are left to kill?'"

She was also shocked and confused by issues surrounding gender and language, with every class asking students to announce their preferred pronouns.

"English is my third language. I learned it as an adult. I sometimes still say 'he' or 'she' by mistake and now they are going to ask me to call them 'they'? How the heck do I incorporate that into my sentences?"

"It was chaos," said Yeonmi. "It felt like the regression in civilization."

"Even North Korea is not this nuts," she admitted. "North Korea was pretty crazy, but not this crazy."

After getting into a number of arguments with professors and students, eventually Yeonmi "learned how to just shut up" in order to maintain a good GPA and graduate.

In North Korea, Yeonmi Park did not know of concepts like love or liberty.

"Because I have seen oppression, I know what it looks like," said Yeonmi, who by the age of 13 had witnessed people drop dead of starvation right before her eyes.

"These kids keep saying how they're oppressed, how much injustice they've experienced. They don't know how hard it is to be free," she admonished.

"I literally crossed through the middle of the Gobi Desert to be free. But what I did was nothing, so many people fought harder than me and didn't make it."

Park and her mother first fled the oppressive North Korean regime in 2007, when Yeonmi was 13 years old.

After crossing into China over the frozen Yalu River, they fell into the hands of human traffickers who sold them into slavery: Yeonmi for less than $300 and her mother for roughly $100.

With the help of Christian missionaries, the pair managed to flee to Mongolia, walking across the Gobi Desert to eventually find refuge in South Korea.

In 2015 she published her memoir "In Order to Live," where she described what it took to survive in one of the world's most brutal dictatorships and the harrowing journey to freedom.

"The people here are just dying to give their rights and power to the government. That is what scares me the most," the human right activist said.

She accused American higher education institutions of stripping people's ability to think critically.

"In North Korea I literally believed that my Dear Leader [Kim Jong-un] was starving," she recalled. "He's the fattest guy - how can anyone believe that? And then somebody showed me a photo and said 'Look at him, he's the fattest guy. Other people are all thin.' And I was like, 'Oh my God, why did I not notice that he was fat?' Because I never learned how to think critically."

"That is what is happening in America," she continued. "People see things but they've just completely lost the ability to think critically."

Witnessing the depth of American's ignorance up close has made Yeonmi question everything about humanity.

"North Koreans, we don't have Internet, we don't have access to any of these great thinkers, we don't know anything. But here, while having everything, people choose to be brainwashed. And they deny it."

Having come to America with high hopes and expectations, Yeonmi expressed her disappointment.

"You guys have lost common sense to degree that I as a North Korean cannot even comprehend," she said.

"Where are we going from here?" she wondered. "There's no rule of law, no morality, nothing is good or bad anymore, it's complete chaos."

"I guess that's what they want, to destroy every single thing and rebuild into a Communist paradise."

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 06/14/2021 07:27 PM
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Listen Fishballs, she's speaking to you!

"North Koreans, we don't have Internet, we don't have access to any of these great thinkers, we don't know anything. But here, while having everything, people choose to be brainwashed.


You and the rest of the Conservitards and Qbombs (Boebert barely got a GED) ignore education, the Public Library and listen almost every night, Pavlovian, to a Swanson Frozen Dinner heir who went to a private boarding school where one year's tuition would cover your whole trailer park's annual rent. He then graduated from Trinity College (RI), where the annual tuition is $78,000.

C'mon, man, Faux Entertainment isn't fooling anyone by putting up this Korean Konservo. The Washington Times is owned by wacko Korean Konservos and this chick's testimony is bought & paid for to brainwash you and the other Q's.







 06/14/2021 07:51 PM
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Cole

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It's fake.

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 06/14/2021 08:02 PM
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follydude

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Originally posted by: Cole

It's fake.


It's, unfortunately, real. Or as real a propaganda gets. She and other NK defectors are husbanded, housed and reintroduced by Kristian Konservatives from Korea and they're evangelical by nature.

So, their songs are that of warning. Their songs are that of threat. Their songs are that the great Democracy is failing.

The only way to save our failing Democracy is fealty to religion and government.

Who is brainwashed?


 06/14/2021 08:10 PM
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Cole

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If FK posted it, it's bullshit.

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 06/15/2021 12:13 PM
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Originally posted by: Cole

If FK posted it, it's bullshit.


Liar!

If Coleslaw posted it...IT'S A FUCKING LIE!@

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 06/15/2021 01:46 PM
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I have often said that American progs are the worst bunch of people on earth. And, according to someone who would know, even the NK government is a better group. You progs should be proud of yourselves.

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 06/15/2021 07:20 PM
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Originally posted by: tpapablo

I have often said that American progs are the worst bunch of people on earth. And, according to someone who would know, even the NK government is a better group. You progs should be proud of yourselves.


Of course a Cult member of T'rump 45 is envious of Kim's special sauce.

 06/16/2021 05:13 AM
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tom

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Sounds like she had a hard time keeping up. Well, it's competitive here. Welcome to America.

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