North Korea

China’s Secret Plan To Replace Kim Jong-Un – what does China really want from North Korea?

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Oct 18, 2021

Excellent insight, as always from Yeonmi.

This remarkable woman is an inspiration. I enjoy listening to her using her knowledge to teach folks what it’s really all about and what not paying attention will result in here. She’s good.

 

Watch the moment a North Korean soldier defected to the South

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Oh, cool! Going right through to the South is not so common! Diggin’ it.

 

Weird. Saw this on reddit this morning. I am surprised by this. Apparently the fat boy was there, but he’s not in this vid. Couldn’t find much online, but it’s apparently real. Although it is old… from 2018.

There is seemingly, besides the reddit post, just this piece out there, from the BBC:

Kim Jong-un watches K-pop stars perform in Pyongyang

1 April 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife have watched South Korean K-pop stars perform in a rare event in Pyongyang.

Mr Kim clapped along and then met performers backstage where he conversed and took pictures, said reports.

It is the first musical delegation to visit in more than a decade as the leaders of the two countries on the divided peninsula prepare to meet.

More than 11 acts are in Pyongyang for two shows.

The North sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea earlier this year.

The exchanges come amid thawing relations between the Koreas after months of tension.

The concert, titled Spring is Coming, took place on Sunday evening local time at the 1,500-seat East Pyongyang Grand Theatre, said South Korean media.

The delegation, which combines K-pop, rock and other genres, is set to perform again on Tuesday.

It didn’t work, though.

Although the North and South have recently reopened the hotline between the two countries and some efforts at cooperation in a couple of projects are now in place, the North is currently having major crackdowns on citizens who view any sort of foreign material. Immediate punishments include public executions, being shipped off to the political prison camps and sending the families of offenders into exile. They are even building new political prison camps to house all the offenders, as the old ones fill up. They’re up to Camp #27 now. You don’t want to be in one.

 

The notorious Aoji Coal Mine is renowned as the worst place to be in North Korea. This guy, amazingly, made it out of there alive and well.

Story of Geum Hee, A Bud of Hope in Aoji Coal Mine

By Daily NK
2007.09.13 12:54am

[imText1]There have been over 10,000 North Korean defectors arriving to South Korea since the beginning of 2007. Although they came to South Korea in hope of a better life, they realize that the reality is quite different. They claim that, “The only thing that has gotten better since we’ve been here is that we are no longer starving.”

Familiar to the bloody violation of human rights in North Korea, we often mistaken that North Korean defectors arriving to South Korea would only have horrendous memories from their home. We also believe that now that they are in the South, they will be happy enough that they are no longer starving and that they are away from that bloody reality of North Korea.

However, in the hearts of these North Korean defectors lie the deep, unquenched nostalgia for their home. A book written by Choi Geum Hee, who defected from North korea when she was 15 years old and studies Chinese Literature in Hankuk University of Foreign Studies was recently published. Her book is titled, “Geum Hee’s Journey”

Geum Hee was born in a coal mining village, Aoji which means “A village of burning stones” in the language of Jurchens (Tungus people). Although, Aoji is known as a place of exile, for Geum Hee, it is a home where she had spent days running around and playing care freely with her friends.

Before there was a severe food shortage, Aoji was a good small village. The book reveals that North Korean children are not always in the state of starvation, poverty and indoctrination, but rather that they have their own ways of living seeking for their own naive happiness.

We can read about the sweet bitter love stories of her parents. Geum Hee’s father has confessed his love to Geum Hee’s mother through the romantic love letters, which led to an eventual marriage between them. The marriage that transcends all social class barrier, as shown from the marriage of Geum Hee’s parents.

The story about television in North Korea sends nostalgic remembrance of the situation that South Korea was in during 1970s. When Geum Hee’s family got a television, every kid in the neighborhood gathered around her house at exactly 5:30 pm to watch the child movies, singing along to the theme song.

Geum Hee’s favorite show, “Animal Kingdom” was a show- a sole method- that allowed them to know more about animals even without going to the zoo.

However, the reality of North Korea was not as colorful and beautiful as Geum Hee’s childhood depiction. In her young years, Geum Hee had to witness a brutal, cruel execution. It was a instruction of Kim Jong Il that all students must witness the public execution. After seeing the scene of the execution covered with blood and scattered brain, the young Geum Hee had nightmares for a long time.

Afterwards, the “March of Tribulation (Mass starvation period in the 1990s)” came which led to stark starvation and poverty for Geum Hee and her family. Her family lived each day through eating porridge. Geum Hee would go hungry every day waiting for her mother. There were times when she resented her mother for not being able to come home late at night without any food for them.

Their situation worsened and her older siblings would go up to the mountain to hunt for food. When her neighbors begin to die one by one, her family decides to flee to China.

After going through a hell arriving to China, Geum Hee’s family obtains a small boat and jumps into the ocean. When their small boat was on the verge of sinking, Geum Hee prayed for survival. “Please, God, save us. I don’t want to die. I am still young. I want to live. I don’t have to go to South Korea. Please save us.” After a long time, a Chinese ship nearby came to rescue her family.

Her family was able to enter South Korea by journeying through Myanmar. However, the South Korea that they had long anticipated was not the South Korea that they had imagined.

“It was so scary for me to mention that I was from the North. I was so scared so I couldn’t say anything – and I lied that I was from Kangwong province. By denying my root, my entire identity was discolored with lies and my identity was lost.”

Geum Hee reveals that the differential treatment by the South Koreans to North Koreans was extremely painful and difficult for her.

However, Geum Hee learned about love in South Korea. She said that the friends in her school and her teachers had changed her. The people who taught her passionately, allowed her to talk about herself and her story without disguise had brought Geum Hee to be where she is now.

“Just when all the prejudice on South Korea was forming, I was able to meet all my gracious friends and teachers. Through their support and love I was able to find myself and love myself. Because of the people who accepted me, believed in me and loved me for who I am- I am able to gain peace.”

Geum Hee shouts, “I am a North Korean” confidently. Although she went through a difficult time back home, her love for her country still remains the same. Before crossing the Tumen River, she bowed towards her homeland, making a promise that she will come back again. Keeping that promise deep within, Geum Hee aspires to see her promise and wish come true soon.

Wild. The DPRK has fascinated me ever since the reports started coming out a few years ago about the incredibly cruel prison camps along with the bizarre conditions underway for 70 years in the country. I remember the times the Vice people went there, showing weird scenes; and that was all just in the parts they let people see. It is still exactly the same. The entire country, technically speaking, is a prison, as you cannot leave and you need permission to even go across town.

Search North Korea here for a lot of posts over the years. I regret that my super duper categories list was destroyed in the past along with the who;e database and it lost all that, but if you search specific terms it will find stuff. Sigh.

 

Breaking: Appearance of A Fake Kim Jong-Un and Wide-spread Rumors in Pyongyang

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Sep 27, 2021

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It would appear that things are happening over there. Things that may not be so good. Deeply knowledgeable insight within. Dig it.

In addition to the remarkable Yeonmi, it’s good to keep an eye on the Daily NK and NK News sites for real news.

 

The Most Oppressed Place in North Korea: Aoji

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Sep 10, 2021

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Aoji
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North Hamgyong Province, North Korea
Aoji weather
Mostly cloudy · 63°F 4:29 AM

This place is definitely on par with the horrors of the 30s and 40s, in my estimation. Why we aren’t in there saving them is a good question. I suggest taking her insight for us seriously, as well.

In the middle of nowhere, as they say.

In my long time research into this prison country, I have found that many, maybe even most, of the towns you see as you fly over NK’s northern half and on google earth, especially up on or near the border, are in fact prison camps, either labor camps or political prisons. Folks don’t leave the political ones.

Story of Geum Hee, A Bud of Hope in Aoji Coal Mine

By Daily NK
– 2007.09.13 12:54am
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There have been over 10,000 North Korean defectors arriving to South Korea since the beginning of 2007. Although they came to South Korea in hope of a better life, they realize that the reality is quite different. They claim that, “The only thing that has gotten better since we’ve been here is that we are no longer starving.”

Familiar to the bloody violation of human rights in North Korea, we often mistaken that North Korean defectors arriving to South Korea would only have horrendous memories from their home. We also believe that now that they are in the South, they will be happy enough that they are no longer starving and that they are away from that bloody reality of North Korea.

However, in the hearts of these North Korean defectors lie the deep, unquenched nostalgia for their home. A book written by Choi Geum Hee, who defected from North korea when she was 15 years old and studies Chinese Literature in Hankuk University of Foreign Studies was recently published. Her book is titled, “Geum Hee’s Journey”

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Great article on her escape and life. Daily NK rocks.

 

Well, this one is different. Yeonmi’s guest is a defector who was a member of the Pyongyang government elite, one who was personally endorsed by Kim Jong Un to do business in China. He opened a restaurant in China with 11 daughters of privileged families in tow, who were his staff. From there, he and the ladies escaped as a group to the South and here in the US. Ha! Bravo, folks.

Sadly, though, he suffers because his entire family was executed as a result of him saving lives. The executions will continue through eight generations of his family. Men, women and children. Insanity. By the way, punishment is normally three generations wiped out, but, this embarrassed not only the Party, but KJU himself, so, extra effort was applied in doling out the pain and suffering. Note that, like Yeonmi I am unsure how exactly they would even do eight generations…maybe it is a symbolic ruling?

North Korean Explains Real North Korea

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Streamed live on Feb 3, 2021

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It would appear that life in Pyongyang is not all that much different than life outside, despite having less of a chance to drop dead of starvation and having a few amenities. Apparently there are even more public executions there than out in the country at large! It is nearly beyond belief, but, there it is.

 

Daily Life of North Korean Women

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Sep 3, 2021

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Live Q&A with Two North Korean Female Defectors

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Streamed live on Aug 30, 2021

Ask Anything: Live Q&A Conversations with North Korean Ladies

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Streamed live on Apr 22, 2021

Conversation with North Korean Mother & Daughter

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Streamed live on Jan 15, 2021

Thank you for helping me to shine a light on the darkest place in the world! So grateful for your subscription to my channel.

North Korean Mother and Daughter Live Q&A

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Streamed live on Sep 29, 2020

Q&A with North Korean Girls Living in the US

Streamed live on Sep 8, 2020

Shining a light on the darkest place in the world.

Powerful stuff.

 

Emerging Revolution in North Korea

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Aug 27, 2021

Breaking: Shocking Resurgence of Cannibalism in North Korea

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Aug 25, 2021

Shocking resurgence of cannibalism in North Korea and the ensuing massive uprising

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Streamed live on Aug 23, 2021

This news of imminent revolution is fantastic!

They need it so badly.

 

How Bad Is Life In North Korea? – North Korea: Desperate Or Deceptive – Politics Documentary

I Love Docs
Oct 1, 2020

Himel takes an unprecedented tour of hospitals and schools that lack the fundamental basics to provide health care and education and meets a man who escaped from the Gulag to South Korea. The documentary features candid interviews with doctors, teachers, principals and students who talk openly about the terrible problems. The documentary also takes a rare look into the arts and discovers a much more human side of North Korean life. But is North Korea changing out of desperation or deception? While burdened economically, its Gulag prison camps still flourish. It is also arming with nuclear weapons.

Wow, I am impressed that this level of access was afforded the crew. Jolly good show.

 

North Korea’s Unbelievable Quarantine Rule That We All Must Be Aware Of

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Aug 18, 2021

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Exceptionally harsh and cruel punishment looms over everyone’s head. It’s much more intense than anything that they’ve ever foisted on the people before. Pray for the North Koreans, they need it bad.

If we don’t watch out, a version of this could come here. It’s in the CDC and FEMA plans, that much is known.

I am so glad to see that Yeonmi has found the wonderful DailyNK. It’s the real deal for real news. As opposed to the MSM, who are far from real.

 

Breaking: Kim Jong-Un might be dying from brain tumor

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Aug 16, 2021

The dude is shot and that is a good thing.

 

This is beautiful. This is why I love ATS so much… it is the only place you can find such a level of information. There are so many fabulous contributors. Just delicious.

North Korean Taepo-dong 2 Missile Launch in 2006 – Glimpse behind the curtain

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A long time ago I used to work at USSTRATCOM as an action officer for missile defense. I was stationed there from 1996-1998 as an active duty lieutenant, then I worked as a GS-13 from 2004-2014. It was quite a job, as I was a part of our nuclear deterrent, missile defense and early warning detection.

In 2006 I was put in charge of writing the Ballistic Missile Defense Military Utility Assessment (MUA) for the command. What idiot put me in charge, I’ll never know, but suffice to say it was a learning experience. Lots of trips to DC (to visit JTAMDO) and Colorado Springs (JFCC-Missile Defense) meant that I got to rub elbows with some pretty important people. Obviously that didn’t help me in the long term – heh.

Anyways, in late May 2006 I was summoned to DC to speak to a portion of the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) that focused on missile defense. They wanted my opinion of how our BMDS would perform if/when North Korea launched the Taepo-dong 2 missile they were stacking. We hadn’t seen it launch before, so there was keen interest in both tracking its flight path and intercepting the warhead as a “test” of our fledgling system.

I finally got through all the security and entered into the conference room, ready to go through my super-duper power point slide show that I had to vet all the way up to the 4-star at STRATCOM. I was ready. At the table there were about 10 big-wigs. I was in the peanut gallery along with roughly 20 other folks. At the table:

1) VADM David Frost (retired)
2) RADM Kathleen Paige
3) Former CIA Director James Woolsey

Sadly, I forget all the other names, as well as peanut gallery attendees, but to my defense it WAS 15 years ago. Anyways…

Someone from MDA did a presentation (I knew this person as we worked closely in the development of the MUA). It was good but boring AF. Then it was my turn. I went through my slides to an emotionless table. I thought I was falling on my sword! Finally, VADM Frost asked me point-blank:

Q: Do you think we can intercept the TD-2?
A: I think if we shot a salvo of ground-based interceptors we’d have a 75% chance of success.

I was done and sat down. What happened next was the glimpse behind the curtain. The discussion centered around the potential embarrassment if we missed, the potential for an actual re-entry vehicle having a payload (nuke, chem, bio), potential targets in Hawaii and Seattle; It was fascinating. But then Mr. Woolsey said the following:

“What if we sent a SOF (special forces) team in, shot a couple rounds between the 1st and 2nd stages of the stacked missile? I figure it’d have a separation failure around 45 seconds into launch.”

There was much mumbling at the table, some spirited arguing and then the meeting ended. I was ushered out to catch my flight back home.

Fast-forward about 6 weeks. The 4th of July weekend was upon us, and I was at my dad’s cabin. On July 5th the missile launched! …and failed 42 seconds into flight, stage separation failure!

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How cool is that?

Superb. Seriously.

 

Shocking Photos That Reveal the Truth about North Korea

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Dec 15, 2020

This one is a rather well done episode and is most enlightening, to say the least.

Yeonmi rocks… she is one of my favorite people.

 

James Dresnok: The US Soldier Who Defected to North Korea

Biographics
Jul 22, 2019

During the Cold War, an American soldier named James Joseph Dresnok was stationed on the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. One day, he decided to simply walk over the line to the North. He was “defecting”; betraying his country and choosing to start a new life in an enemy land that he knew nothing about.

Credits: Host – Simon Whistler Author – Shannon Quinn
Producer – Jennifer Da Silva Executive Producer – Shell Harris

It’s a funny old world.

 

North Korean Defector Exposes Kim Jong Un & China

Valuetainment
Aug 21, 2020

North Korea defector and human rights activist Yeonmi Park has a virtual sit down with Patrick Bet-David. Order her book amzn.to/3kXt9ux (In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom) See her YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3dz8F8a Connect with her on social media: bit.ly/3280U3y

About the guest: Park Yeon-mi is a North Korean defector and human rights activist who escaped from North Korea to China in 2007 and settled in South Korea in 2009. She came from an educated, politically connected family that turned to black market trading during North Korea’s economic collapse in the 1990s

About Patrick Bet-David: CEO, author and Founder of Valuetainment Media. Patrick has interviewed athletes, notorious individuals, politicians, authors and entrepreneurs from all walks of life.

This should be viewed by all young people. She tells it like it is and warns about what could happen here.

HIGHLY recommended.

 

10 Secret Photos Smuggled Out Of North Korea

Top 10s
Jan 4, 2017

5 Darkest Secrets From Inside North Korea

Dark5
Jun 11, 2021

In September 2016, a 5.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Punggye-ri area of North Korea. Intelligence satellites picked up evidence of a 10-kiloton underground nuclear test explosion, and experts believed North Korea could have been deliberately stressing seismic fault lines in the region. The suspicions only grew after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck South Korea only three days later…

Mount Paektu, a sacred volcano in North Korea, is responsible for one of the largest eruptions in modern history. Roughly a millennium afterward, world officials are still worried that North Korea’s nuclear testing in underground facilities might set it off with catastrophic consequences.

The explosion that happened on par with the 5.3-magnitude earthquake took place merely 75 miles from the volcano. Over 1.6 million people live within those 62 miles.

The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in South Korea three days later was the strongest one the nation had suffered since the 1970s. Even though experts claim North Korea could have been stressing seismic fault lines, it is unclear whether the detonation and the seismic activities in both nations were related.

Mount Paektu has been exposed to at least 10 earthquakes between 2016 and 2018. As the Chinese share the volcano with North Korea, they have worried for years that Kim Jong Un’s actions might cause an eruption.

It would probably take more than 50 kilotons to induce a volcanic eruption, five times the magnitude of the 2016 explosion. But each nuclear test has been constantly escalating, adding to the tensions between the socialist state and the United States.

In an unprecedented move, North Korea later invited Western scientists to study volcano activity after suspicious bulges were noticed, but the threat still remains…

You Won’t Believe What Kim Jong Un Did To His Ex

World Revealed
May 21, 2021

From Kim Jong-Un’s personal toilet to North Korean basketball rules, here are 10 weird things that only happen in this country!

A dimension of time. A dimension of space. NK IS the Twilight Zone.

 

Brutal Execution of North Korea’s Top General by Kim Jong-Un for Going To A Public Bath

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Jul 10, 2021

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Can you imagine what it must be like there? That’s like 10 a day!

This dramatic upsurge in local brutality seems to be due to Lil Kim’s frustration over the seeming inability to deal with the plandemic. So he’s taking it out on people who violate quarantine rules by having his troops shoot them on sight.

 

I learned of the ghost ships in a yt comment for the Lex interview of Yeonmi Park.

It’s pretty weird, and pretty sad.

I feel so sorry for them.

Japan: See inside the mysterious ‘North Korean ghost ships’

Ruptly
Dec 8, 2015

In the last two months at least 12 mysterious wooden ships have been found drifting along the coast of Japan. Ruptly sent a cameraman to investigate two of the 12 boats located at a harbour in Wajima, Tuesday.

 

The mystery of North Korean “ghost ships” | Undercover Asia | Full Episode

CNA
Sep 23, 2019

Uncover hard truths in the underbelly of Asia. Fishing ships from North Korea, discovered with dead bodies onboard, have been washing up on Japan’s shores. We investigate why there has been a spike in the number of these “ghost ships”. ================= ABOUT THE SHOW: CNA’s flagship investigative series Undercover Asia shines a light on some of the darkest corners of our society, and digs deep into the most pressing social-economic and political issues of our time. =================

 

North Korea’s Ghost Ships | 101 East

Al Jazeera English
Dec 12, 2019

A growing number of North Korean fishing boats are washing up on the shores of Japan. Sometimes there are survivors but often they carry a tragic cargo of corpses from the so-called “Hermit Kingdom”. Shizuo Sato recalls the day he made a grim discovery on Japan’s west coast. “We’ve known of many ghost ships found in this area,” he says. “We all thought that if it’s a dead body, it must be a North Korean.” These mysterious “ghost ships” are a diplomatic, logistical and financial nightmare for Japan, costing millions of dollars in police investigations, clean-up operations and repatriation of survivors and human remains. In December 2017, eight North Korean fishermen washed up dead on Japan’s Oga peninsula. The remains of the fishermen are still in limbo. For now, they are being kept at a temple by a local monk, Ryosen Kojima. “The eight bodies were cremated and the ashes are temporarily kept here,” says Ryosen. “I imagine the crews died with unimaginable fear.” While analysts debate what the ghost ships may reveal about the secretive nation, in Japan, the shipwrecks remind some of a dark past when North Korean spies abducted Japanese citizens. “We’ve been warned not to get too close to North Korean ships, as they might do something bad to us,” says Ken Honma, a fisherman who spends nine months of each year in a fishing zone about 500 kilometres (311 miles) from the North Korean port city of Chongjin. 101 East investigates North Korea’s ghost ships.

This is weird, but in NK, weird is SOP.

Tons of vids on these sad sacks.

 

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

Lex Fridman
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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OUTLINE:
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…

[00:00] Intro
[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?

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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?

Thank you.

North Korea resources:

DailyNK
38north
nkdb.org
nknews.org/
Voice of North Korea

 

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Posted by
u/WhenMachinesCry
4 hours ago

Kim Jong-un’s limo security

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Hope no one trips!

That lovely conveyance is a Maybach, by the way. He has several of them.

 

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Posted by
u/richiethestick
4 hours ago

In 2017, a North Korea man decided he’d had enough & attempted to escape. After driving at speed into the border, he ran for his life. He was shot 5 times but reached South Korean soil & collapsed on the ground. Despite his injuries, he made a full recovery & lives happily in South Korea.

Bravo, dude!

The prison country has been a major interest of mine for a long time. This guy rocks!

I realized I did not have a NK category. Used to have extensive categories and tags. It was all lost, including the users (me, too) back a while ago. Be specific in your searches.