North Korean escapee Yeonmi Park, who just lately detailed her household’s journey as defectors from the communist dictatorship to the US on Jordan Peterson’s podcast, spoke to Fox News about what she sees as the similarities between her experiences in each nations.
“Even NorthKorea is not this nuts,” Park mentioned about her expertise at New York’s Columbia University. “North Korea was pretty crazy, but not this crazy.”
Park attended the distinguished Columbia University after transferring from a college in South Korea in 2016.
“I expected that I was paying this fortune, all this time and energy, to learn how to think,” she mentioned of the Ivy League faculty. “But they are forcing you to think the way they want you to think. 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.”
She mentioned she was admonished by college employees for her love of studying Jane Austen. Faculty advised her that Jane Austen and authors of her period had “colonial mindsets” and have been “racists and bigots” who’re “subconsciously brainwashing” minds.
Park discovered it stunning that left-leaning Americans hated their very own nation a lot. As regards compelled speech, she mentioned that the required use of “preferred pronouns” is particularly daunting for a newcomer to the English language.
“In North Korea I literally believed that my Dear Leader [Kim Jong-un] was starving,” she mentioned. “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. People see things but they’ve just completely lost the ability to think critically.”
Another comparability of communism to the wokeism of the US was made by a mom who grew up in Mao’s China to the college board in Loudon County, Virginia.
“I’ve been very alarmed by what’s going on in our school,” the Virginia mom mentioned. “You are now teaching…. training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history. Growing up in Mao’s China all this seems very familiar. The Communist regime uses the same ‘critical theory’ to divide people, the only difference is that they use class instead of race. During the cultural revolution I witnessed students and teachers that can turn against each other. We change the school names to be politically correct, we were taught to denounce our heritage, the Red Guards destroy anything that is not Communist.”