When Yeonmi Park fled North Korea, she came to what she believed was the freest country on earth.
However, one of the first questions she was asked upon becoming a citizen was whether or not she would ever use hate speech against another person. If she had said yes, she would not have been allowed to become a citizen.
This was jarring to her, as she knows better than anyone that if you are not allowed to engage in free speech, you are not in a free country.
Dave Rubin sat down with Park "The Rubin Report," where she tells him just how worried she is about the state of America. She says, “Most people would get really shocked that, you know, how dare you compare North Korea to America?”
She argues that she’s not “comparing the living standards,” but rather “the tactics that North Korea used to control people and brainwash us were the same tactics [she’s] seeing right now in current America.”
Park warns that she “sees this country getting destroyed.”
She goes on to explain that she was demonetized, censored, and shadow-banned on all the social media platforms for attempting to discuss how North Korean women are being raped and their organs harvested in China under the communist party. What happened to freedom of speech in America?
Not only that, but during the pandemic, her 2-year-old son was forced to wear a mask for up to eight hours a day while people were opening strip clubs and dog parks next door to the day care.
She says she remembers thinking that “somehow the dogs have more rights than my child in America right now.”
She continues, “I am scared every day for my son, because if America falls, I cannot imagine the world without America. Where would my son escape to for freedom? There’s no place left.”
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