27-year-old Yeonmi Park crossed the Gobi desert to escape sex slavery in North Korea.
She fled to the U.S. and enrolled at Columbia University. She was shocked at what professors taught there and decided to share her fears of what she sees as the beginnings of an ideology here that's similar to the dictatorship she fled.
As a guest on Sean Hannity's Fox News show, Yeonmi told the conservative host she had grown up hearing how awful Americans were. When she came to this country, she fell in love with the people and felt more accepted than she had in North Korea.
So she was alarmed at hearing from professors that white Americans had ruined the world.
Park fears that this great nation is headed down a similar path. Marxists and other far leftists are now threatening her over her ideas, giving further proof that the United States is pulling farther away from being a nation of free people.
“I fell in love with this country; this is such a wonderful country. I never been accepted more than this country was,” Park told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “And at Columbia University, literally every professor was saying that, you know, the problems that we have on today’s world is because of white men, how they colonize Africa… that’s how they mess up everything. And they are the one who needs to be blamed.”
“And I couldn’t believe that, am I sitting in North Korea’s classroom or in America?” she continued. “Actually, I couldn’t believe why people are hating their own people that much.”
“It’s just heartbreaking,” Park said. “I literally sold as a sexual slave and I literally crossed the Gobi Desert to be free. And now I thought I landed in a country where I can say what I believe and have my, you know, freedom to think. However, now I live in a country I have to constantly censor my speech because now in the name of safe place, Columbia told us what we cannot talk about. And I am so concerned like, if America is not free, I think there’s no place else is left that is free. And I think that’s why it’s really alarming to me.”
“The fact that I come from North Korea, and say, you know, North Korea started as a communist country, it began as, you know, let’s make it the most equal society in the world,” she said. “Now, the regime made 50 different classes, based on your status, based on what your great great grandfather did, and when I went to Columbia, that’s when I shocked they say, because your ancestors owned the slaves, that you must be guilty, you are privileged because you’re white. And this is injustice, because you can never choose your ancestors. You don’t choose your race and people in North Korea being punished for you know, certain class and in this America, the same thing happening right now.”
She's even received death threats for speaking out against the beginnings of authoritarianism right here in the U.S.