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Yeonmi Park and the Causes of Defecting from North Korea

Yeonmi Park has been through a ton of trials in her journey to freedom. However, it is important to know what started her journey in the first place. Yeonmi has grown up during the poverty and the tyranny in effect in North Korea. The Kim Dynasty has ran the country with an iron fist. The ruler is so intent on controlling every one in the country to the point that if they even thought something against the ruler, he would be punished by way of death. The country is also in less than ideal conditions.
For one thing, there is very little electricity. Another thing that Yeonmi Park has revealed on her Amazon released book about North Korea to sources like Reason.com is that there is often a public execution that everyone is forced to watch. Even though North Korea is horrific to go through, Yeonmi has experienced trials in her escape that were every bit as horrifying as her life in North Korea. For one thing, she has said that if people had food in North Korea, she wouldn’t have escaped. Not only did she and her sister go without food, but she has also spent a lot of time on the streets because her parents were locked away.

North Korea does not allow people to watch anything other than North Korean propaganda. However, this did not stop Yeonmi Park from seeing movies produced from foreign territories. One movie that stood out in her mind was Titanic. Titanic showed her that there was a happier life. This is what got her hoping. Yeonmi and her mother has made their escape from North Korea through being smuggled. However, they were both caught by traffickers. Yeonmi would spend years being trafficked until she worked up the courage to fight. Her family has finally broken free and she has worked towards fighting for human rights and overthrowing the North Korean government.

Founder Of Human Rights Foundation Calls Out Clinton For Taking Millions From Abusive Dictators

Things just seem to be getting worse for Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders, her closest rival in the Democratic nomination process, has rattled off several state victories in a row. Not only that, the Vermont Senator is now polling nationwide better than Mrs Clinton. And all this news comes while the FBI continues to investigate her use of a private email server as Secretary of State which could lead to a federal indictment. But you know you’re on a really tough streak when the Fox News network ends up exposing your corruption unintentionally in a segment aimed at taking down Bernie Sanders.

The conservative news network did this by inviting Thor Halvorssen into the studio for a three-minute interview. Thor Halvorssen’s area of expertise is the abuse of unilateral power and the violation of human rights worldwide, that’s why he founded the Human Rights Foundation. But things got a little strange when Fox News tried to steer the conversation toward why socialism, and by proxy Bernie Sanders, is a violation of basic human rights.

Film producer Thor Halvorssen is quick to rectify the slanted question, “Why does socialism violate basic human rights?” He swiftly tries to “categorize” exactly what they’re talking about, separating socialism from human rights violations. He gives plenty of examples of exemplary socialist governments, such as Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Instead, he frames socialism as a vehicle for good or a weapon for bad in the wrong people’s hands, such as authoritarian dictators. But Fox News does not want to “get bogged down in the details” and tries to continue to attack Sen. Sanders. Venezuelan Thor Halvorssen then announces his support of the Vermont Senator, saying he is the only candidate that does not support dictatorships around the globe. That’s when the interview goes off the rails for Fox News and Hillary Clinton.

The founder of the Human Rights Foundation claims Hillary Clinton has taken millions of dollars from human rights violating dictators around the world, presumably through the Clinton Foundation. Perhaps the reason Hillary Clinton deleted over 30,000 emails on her private server was to prevent this information from going public.