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
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.