As regulars know, North Korea is extremely important to me. This lady is exceptionally eloquent in providing a true picture of the weirdest place on Earth. Please watch.
Note that it is not just about the DPRK. She also provides wonderful, deep insight on many of the problems in the world today and I must say it is really quite refreshing.
Recent Lex Fridman interview with Yeonmi Park (Powerful interview and reality check).
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This was such a powerful interview and probably one of Lex’s best in terms of pure emotion, so I thought I would share and let Yeonmi speak for herself.
Just a brief on her, she escaped from North Korea, her escape led her into China as a sex slave, then she actually made it to the US.
To say I almost broke down in tears a few times is an understatement
Yeonmi Park: North Korea | Lex Fridman Podcast
Jun 30, 2021
Yeonmi Park is a North Korean defector, human rights activist, and author of the book In Order to Live.
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0:00 – Introduction
3:58 – Growing up in North Korea
9:22 – Animal Farm
15:37 – Search for meaning
20:25 – Love
22:42 – Language
27:06 – Yeonmi’s dad
29:07 – Escaping North Korea
34:24 – The world is ignoring the genocide in North Korea
46:26 – Evil
49:17 – Nuclear war
50:07 – Marxist origins of North Korea
55:20 – Famine
1:00:07 – Kim Jong-un is pure evil
1:06:43 – Freedom
1:09:55 – Michael Malice
1:13:35 – Diversity
1:20:55 – Political correctness
1:30:27 – Jordan Peterson
1:34:39 – Michael Malice book on North Korea
1:40:08 – Advice for young people
1:43:10 – Facing assassination
1:53:25 – Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
1:55:57 – Meaning of life
Lex has done a great job interviewing her to get the most info and insight on this important and neglected suubject.
Tyranny, Slavery and Columbia U | Yeonmi Park | The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast – S4: E26
Jordan B Peterson
May 31, 2021
On this episode of the Jordan Peterson Podcast, Jordan was joined by Yeonmi Park. Yeonmi Park is a North Korean defector and human rights activist trying to shine a light on the atrocities still being committed in North Korea by the current Kim regime. She wrote her experiences into a bestseller, ‘In Order to Live.’ She tells stories of her childhood and escaping to remind the world of how terrible things are for North Koreans. Jordan and Yeonmi discussed various topics: her escape from North Korea, her slavery in China, and the frustration and disappointment she experienced pursuing a humanities degree at Columbia. In Order To Live is available at (www.amazon.com/Books-Yeonmi-P…), Social media: @YeonmiParkNK Twitter and Facebook; Instagram @yeonmi_park; YouTube www.youtube.com/channel/UCpQu…
[02:00] Yeonmi’s story
[04:30] Information control
[06:00] Eating in North Korea
[08:00] Spring: the season of death when people can’t make it to the summer for lack of food
[10:30] Average wage in North Korea; living off grasshoppers
[13:00] Class distinction in North Korea
[15:00] Group guilt
[18:00] What Yeonmi’s parents did to survive
[21:00] When her father started to trade and how she links trade with freedom
[24:30] How Yeonmi’s mother was almost thrown in a prison camp because of her uncle
[29:00] Alone as a child in North Korea: a typical day and week (one of the best clips)
[33:00] What she was eating and where she was getting her food
[36:00] Constantly thinking about food
[41:30] The North Korean prison camp experience
[44:00] Her father’s release from the concentration camp
[45:00] What happened to her father when he came back from prison
[48:00] China lights from North Korea
[49:30] Trafficking into china
[50:30] Her time as a sex slave in China
[56:30] Eating enough food to get full for the first time
[58:00] Reuniting with her father and the slave owner
[01:01:30] Selling her mother for food
[01:03:30] Sex chat rooms
[01:05:00] Freedom in South Korea through Christianity
[01:06:30] Christian missionary
[01:11:30] Traveling to Mongolia
[01:14:30] The holding camp in Mongolia
[01:19:00] Being identified as refugees in South Korea
[01:20:00] When she realized what North Korea was
[01:21:00] The relevance of George Orwell’s book Animal Farm to her experience of North Korea
[01:23:30] When Yeon Mi started to speak out
[01:27:30] What drove her from the university
[01:34:00] Managing to get into a university in South Korea
[01:35:30] Becoming the North Korean Paris Hilton and studying criminal justice
[01:39:00] Discovering her sister
[01:40:00] Attending Columbia University
[01:44:00] Her time at Columbia University
[01:57:30] What’s next for Yeonmi?
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast can be found at https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/podcast/
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Jordan B. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist, and the author of the 2021 bestseller Beyond Order, the multi-million copy bestseller 12 Rules for Life, and Maps of Meaning (see https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/ #1 for nonfiction in 2018 in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Brazil and Norway, and slated for translation into 50 languages. Dr. Peterson has appeared on many popular podcasts and shows, including the Joe Rogan Experience 877, 958, 1006, The Rubin Report (12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, Free Speech, Psychology, Gender Pronouns), H3H3 #37, and many more.
I hope you watch these. This subject has meant so much to me for so many years. I have never heard testimony this deep before and it covers so much more than the Hermit Kingdom.
This stuff is good for the head, eh?
North Korea resources:
• Voice of North Korea